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Posted by Brendan (Adelaide, South Australia) on 12/12/2010

Hi Guys, I started taking 1/8 teaspoon of borax in one litre of water to try to cure my skin problem which someone suggested might be caused by demodex mites. I had red, flaky, and sometimes stinging, and itchy skin on my forehead, cheeks below my eyes, and around my ears. When I started taking the borax it seemed that the redness of my skin calmed down on about the second day and so I continued even though it felt to be a bit dry.

Its now day 5 and I have stopped taking it. Yesterday it had become so dry and felt really raw so that I couldn't stand it. It stung like I had sunburn. Im wondering if anyone has any idea what could be going on. Also how can I direct a question directly to ted, he seems to have helped a lot of people. I was hoping I could send him a photo and some background info and see if he can shed some light on whats going on. I cant say how much it would mean to me to get this problem under control. Thanks everyone and I wish you all good luck in treating your conditions.

Replied by Self

Until Ted can get back to you personally:

Borax can dry the skin out, that's part of what may kill the mites. Ted did also recommend this on the rosacea thread (which also deals with mites) that if the skin gets too dry, apply jojoba oil or aloe vera or lavender oil.

Perhaps you need to lessen the borax to 1/16 a teaspoon or less and take it less frequently as well. Some people are more sensitive than others. If it is still too much, stop. This website will tell of some of borax side effects. Most people who take the borax in the small doses listed in E.C. Seem to tolerate them well. But some sensitive people may experience the side effects listed here. Sometimes doses on E.C. have to be tinkered with as we all react differently to different things.

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

Shouldn't lavendar oil be put in a carrier oil, like say, sesame oil because the lavendar oil burns, doesn't it?

Posted by Kate (Dublin, Ireland) on 12/11/2010

I bought borax in the chemist to see if it would help me to kill the demodex mite. I haven't taken it yet because on the container it states that its only for external use. Is it okay to use, say small amounts-a quarter teaspoon to a litre of water or do I need to get a special type of borax powder? Also would it work on its own or do I need to mix hydrogen peroxide with it? I could only get 6% hydrogen peroxide. Unfortunately I couldn't source the food grade type. Please help as I'm going insane with skin and eye problems. Tea tree has made a small difference with my skin but not my eyes :( Any advice on eliminating this horrible condition would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Kate

Replied by Self

Yes, the container does say that but in small amounts, it is ok. As long as it is borax and not boric acid. Well with 6% H2O2, you can dilute it down to 3% by mixing equal parts of each H2O2 and water (half each). Yes, you can mix the borax with H2O2 to make it even more effective (men can take 1/4 teaspoon and women can take 1/8 teaspoon of borax and one cap (use the H2O2 bottle cap) of 3% H2O2 in one liter of drinking water and drink a cup every hour. When it runs out, drink regular water. Also take 1, 000 mg of vitamin C (sodium ascorbate) a day to counteract H2O2 oxidation (e.g. Helps prevent detox headaches)

You can also wet some borax in 1% H2O2 and apply the paste to the area and leave it on, don't rinse. If the skin gets dry, use aloe vera or some natural oil to moisturize it. To dilute H2O2 down to 1.5%, just mix one part 6% H2O2 and 4 parts water (e.g. 1 oz H2O2 and 4 oz water).

Replied by Brenda
(Fayetteville, North Carolina)

Would this be ok to give to my Jack Russell dog? She has these things too.

Replied by Maddog/chemist
(Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.s.a.)

For skin itching, I had a Texas M.D. who rec. a self made solution of Sulfur flowers and petroleum jelly.

It has the acid mileu to kill mites, and the smothering effect of the jelly. Has anyone else used this? Must be left on the body for more than say 20 minutes.

Posted by Fran (Atlanta, Ga, Usa) on 07/15/2010

I recently stumbled across this site, and I know it was a blessing from above. A few months back I started an internal parasite cleanse with wormwood, black walnut hull tincture and cloves also using cascara sagrada and probiotics because of anemia and fatigue. Think something went wrong. Seems at the end of the cleanse, I ended up with these bites from the "inside" of my skin. May have stirred up something. They were really itchy at first. They started on my left arm and center of my chest and seemed to come two marks at a time. My left upper arm was/is covered with bite marks (now slowly disappearing). The bites slowly made it to other parts of my body, but they are random, not everywhere. The bites have gotten to my legs pretty well, though. The itching, for the most part, had stopped. The bites have turned to sores with a black ring around them. When I pick the "strange looking" scab, it leaves a "crater" in my skin. I do see what appears to be "tracks". I thought at first it was scabies, but the doctor assured me it wasn't. I did notice however, two "raised" bumps on my back. Being naturally prone to pick, I picked one of them and it was dry and squeaky. No blood or fluid. I was able to pick out some little black dots. Seems as though something may have been "nesting" in my skin! I am beginning day three of the borax in water. I do feel better, and it appears as though the scarring and sores are improving. Does anyone have any idea what this might be? Any other advice?

Replied by Diane
(Berkeley, Ca)

Fran: Those sound very much like bed bug bites. They typically come in groups of 2's to 4's, and when irritated can have a "ring" around them like you mention. You may have an infestation. I don't have advice as to a cure, but it's worth looking into this as a possible cause, because if so you will need to treat the home to remove them, and any internal treatments, while soothing may not be sufficient.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)

Hi Fran. . . I live in the tropics and I had the same problem as you, bites and sores all over mainly my back and lower body. I had a favourite couch that I used to sleep and doze on regularly which had mites in it. This is what I had to do.

* I used a simple combination of 1%-3% hydrogen peroxide and a tablespoon of borax (20 Mule Team is fine) in an ordinary 8 oz flower garden sprayer. Also add one tablespoon of Milk of Magnesia. All I did was to spray my body (particularly the bitten areas) after my shower and before bed with this mix and then wash it off the next morning. I found that, next day, I hadn't been bitten anymore and my bites had actually gone down and didn't itch so much. I still use this mix if some critter bites me, it's very effective. Only use this mix topically and avoid use near the eyes.

* Take your couch/bed mattress and put it outside in the sun and heat for the day. The mites and bugs will hate the sun, they will run away and leave the couch/bed mattress.

* Also make sure you clothes are not infested by washing your clothes with generous amounts of borax.

The borax will kill the mites directly as will the hydrogen peroxide which will also kill any other associative bacteria and viruses as well.

The Milk of Magnesia (MoM) will kill the bugs and anything else in 2 other ways. First the MoM is so alkaline -- pH 10 -- that it will kill any bacteria, virus, fungus or bug easily. As well, MoM contains mainly Magnesium Hydroxide, which is highly hydrohobic (drives water out). So using MoM will also dehydrate the bugs or mites and kill them that way too.

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Hi Bill: One of the millions who suffers from mites and worms. My question on your solution that killed your mites, how much HP 3% did you add to your 8 oz container? I have been using undiluted HP3% for 3 yrs and it seems to help some but I have a little 13lb dog so have to be careful what I use on her. Your solution sounds so simple because I seem to have come very close to getting rid of them and yet, they are very much alive. I'm 89 female and back is a mess so I can't vacuum as often as needed and I know that is very important. I also used Kleen Green and it helped some but caused my dog fur to fall out from their direction. Thank you so much for your time. Eve

Replied by Jana
(Alexandria, Va)

Baking soda might also work for the PH.

Replied by Chelle
(Hartbeespoort, Nw South Africa)


..."Diane from Berkeley, Ca replies: "Fran: Those sound very much like bed bug bites. They typically come in groups of 2's to 4's, and when irritated can have a "ring" around them like you mention. You may have an infestation. I don't have advice as to a cure..."

I just wanted to add that the cure to bed bugs is diatomaceous earth sprinkled everywhere...

For Demodex mites the cure for me is Tea Tree Oil rubbed into skin ... Patiently day after day for 60-90 days... And Mustard added to conditioner for my scalp. Mustard is 1 tsp mixed with 1 tsp water and added to 18 teaspoons [or 6 tablespoons] of conditioner or lotion or whatever you want to use depending on where you want to apply. Can also add to shampoo. I leave the conditioner on 20 minutes simply because that is how I like to condition my hair.

Also Diatomaceous Earth on mattress, pillow etc... It works when dry not wet. I think this can be used on pets too. It is edible. Only use Food Grade quality.

Sorry that this doesn't fit under Borax properly but I really want to give the answer to bed bug infestation.. And add my own experience with Demodex mites. Please feel free to replicate anywhere you prefer.

Replied by Tired Of Being Itchy!
(Silver Spring, Md, Usa)

Really appreciative of the advice here. I had the same issue... Picked up mites from infected furniture. Have sealed the couch-can't put it outside.

Been using all the suggestions here and wanted to share something that has helped me turn the corner to stop the crawly/itchy sensation: sulfur8. It's for dandruff; readily available at the drugstore. I read on a medical website that sulfur kills mites, and it seems to be true. A word of caution, the menthol in this stuff is a bit powerful for a while after you put it on. Once the menthol wears off, you'll smell like the tip of a match and feel pretty greasy. And, be prepared to be disgusted. I had not actually seen the mites until they came off the surface of my skin, suffocated by the petrolatum and sulfur in this ointment. Quite gross. And effective! I will continue to do this each night until the itching is totally gone. Night #2, and so far, so good. Almost no itchies today during the day.

Now, how to deal with the couch... It's leather, still tightly sealed in plastic... Any ideas short of tossing it out?


Spray it with a mixture of tea tree oil and peppermint oil and rubbing alcohol. These 3 mixtures they hate and kills them. Your house might smell like a peppermint factory for a few days.

20 drops of each oil to 1 oz of rubbing alcohol.. it worked for me . GOOD LUCK!


Were you dealing with demodex mites? or some other type of mite?

Replied by Lacyj
(Austin, Texas)

To Fran in Atlanta GA: Your symptoms sound much like patients who have a condition referred to as "Morgellons. " You can google it but basically most people with this are experiencing some type of mite or insect infestation of the skin. (Whether Springtails, mange or Dermodex mites, etc.). Most people come into contact with these insects and naturally repel them but many others who have immune issues cannot.

If you get on Face Book, you can look up a site called "Morgellons Is No Laughing Matter, " and read postings of others with your symptoms.

Also, Borax, Bleach, Windex, etc. Are toxic - especially in regular doses. Remember, if you put it ON your skin - it goes IN your body. While it may be a temp fix - it is not something people should do longterm as that just adds further burden to the immune system which causes the body to have even less ability to fight the infestation off.

Here are some healthier and I believe, more effective options:

> Sulfur powder (you can get this by ordering "MSM Powder" on a wholesale site like vitacost dot com) & take internally with glucosamine & chondroitin).

Sulfur mixed in pure lotion (no additives, perfumes, or chemicals) and rub onto all affected areas.

You can buy a product by "Trimedic" that is 15% sulfur/MSM and rub it into areas.

> Pure Organic Cold Pressed NEEM Oil - this can be mixed with sulfur product and rubbed into affected areas - it is also great for scalp and you can use it in shampoos, liquid soaps and conditioners.

> Pure organic tea tree, cedar, Lavendar, mixed with a small amount of Virgin/organic Coconut Oil is very healing to bites and lesions. DO spend the extra money for the organic though...

> Gold Bond Menthol Powder (great for mixing into hair/scalp) and Gold Bond Menthol Lotion

> 3% peroxide can be rubbed into areas after showers or baths but be sure to wash your finger tips as it can burn them a little - but will flush out the bites/organisms

3% Peroxide is a great substitute for Windex - not toxic to your system so you can use it on surfaces (plastic, glass, metal). Alcohol with few drops of essential oils is also great for cleaning and clearing areas.

Use the Neem oil on Wood Surfaces.

Use the Borax to wash your clothes in hot water with about 10-12 drops of one of above essential oils. Rinse with Hot water & Dry on Hot.

If your microwave is large enough and a newer model with large rotating glass table; you can put smaller pieces of clothing loosely onto table and zap for 30 to 90 seconds - making sure that the table and item is turning and doesn't stick to the right side where all the heat accumulates. Don't put anything aluminum or metal in though!

Small blankets & sheets can be sanitized this way as well just watch the time and the process - keep things moving and away from the hotter side of the metal wall.

Plastic zippered mattress protectors are essential and should be wiped down each morning or before bed time with alcohol spray or peroxide spray with half dozen drops of essential oils (in spray).

Sheets & blankets can be spritzed and placed in HOT dryer for at least 60 to 70 minutes.

It's okay to clean skin with peroxide or enzymes but ultimately you don't want it to dry out because it becomes more vulnerable to organisms & irritants. So use the NEEM oil mixed with a little of the Coconut Oil & few drops of essential oils (and, you can add the sulfur to this too) on your skin and if necessary, your scalp.

> Colloidal Silver & Organic Aloe Juice (50 to 50 ratio) can be applied to scalp with dropper and rubbed in gently with fingers for soothing irritated skin & bites. Same for skin after or before shower.

This mixture can be taken internally - just make sure the silver has low PPMs (10 to 30 PPMs max). One TBSP every few hours can be effective.

Three other products to help skin:

> Florasone Itches & Rash Cream

> PRID salve (mix this with sulfur and coconut/Neem oils & will help to draw out matter)

> SeaBuckthorn Oil and/or soap

It's so important to address the internal health as that is a direct manifestation of the external conditions.

1) Sleep - get as much as you can whenever you can.

2) Moderate (non traumatic or impacting) exercise - the circulation of blood & oxygen boosts your immune system and helps fight off the infestation.

3) Reduce Stress - exercise, quiet room w/low lights and relaxing music. 4) Deep breathing (good for relaxing & helps promote better oxygen flow), ETC.,

5) De-tox your diet. Don't eat any 'white' (bleached) or processed foods. Avoid white sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Eat more green vegetables in salads and, slightly steamed. Lean, free-range (antibiotic & hormone free) meat & dairy in small portions.

6) HYDRATE - 80 to 100 oz of purified or Spring water daily. (Non-caffeinated teas & organic juices count).

7) Avoid all GMOs, hydrogenated oils (trans fats such as margarine), artificial ANYTHING and fast food - horrible for these conditions.

8) Watch your pH levels; most of us with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems have higher acidic levels. Eat higher alkaline foods such as organic watermelon, lemons, fresh spinach, blueberries, etc... You can search sites that have pH food charts & put on your fridge.

Hope this helps.

12 year 'Survivor.'

Replied by Joe

To Itchy in Silver Spring, do yourself a huge favor and chuck the couch before it spreads, which it will do rapidly if you don"t.

Replied by Linda

Don't get rid of your couch. Mites cannot live more than two days outside of a human or animal host, so cover it temporarily and let the mites die and then your couch will be fine.


There are thousands of different mites and they can definitely live longer than two days without a host....some can live 10 months or probably longer d. gallinae.


Unfortunately you are quoting 70 year old research. The latest research shows that bird mites can live exclusively on human hosts, and that they can live in your couch for 9 months without a blood meal. It means they are very, very hard to eliminate.

Replied by Rebecca

Also diffusing Organic essential oils of Lemon and Pine through out the rooms will kill off pathogens within 30 minutes to 1 hour. I also agree with the Diatomaceous Earth. I took it internally for about 40 days and it does kill off parasites. I heaping teaspoon morning and night in a small amount of water, followed by another 4-6 oz. of water. This stuff does dehydrate you so keep your water levels going.

Replied by Beverly

It takes more than 2 days. Spray it thoroughly (with Borax water or a mixture of it with ammonia and tea tree oil...peppermint oil to make it smell better, including in the crevices.

Replied by Gwen

will MOM work internally the same way on mites? Dry them out internally?

Replied by Brian
(Augusta, Ga)

NO offense but terrible advice. I fought parting with my bed n my hair...lovely chair lol. seriously it became far from a laughing matter and EVERYTHING WENT (upstairs). my life will never be the same. DO NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY. TRRUUSSTTT MMEEE!!!! U DO NOT WANT TO HAVE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO YOUR PSYCHE!!! I DO. THOUGHT IT WAS BED BUGS THE FOR MONTHS OF "SLEEPLESS NIGHTS OF INSANITY"... FAMILY THINKS IM ON METH OR SOMETHIN SO I WROTE THEM OFF TOO. YES THAT BAD. STOP IT ASAP


Omg! im going thru the same thing, my daughters thinks im on meth, nd seeing this. Ive cried so many night, suicidal thought, im at the end of my ropes here, its controlling my whole life. Im scared to go anywhere thinking I might infect someone else, i cant even hug or hold my new granddaughter. This is killing me. Tea tree oil has not works, ive spent thousands on lice products purchased online, mite creams now dermadex ointments. Nothing has worked. Ive had some minor changes bathing with a bar of sulfur soap purchased at walmart. The best results, sea salt and goats milk off of Very pleasant. Im a 51 yr old woman, and even went as far as buzzing my hair off.. Please help. I have heart and high blood pressure issues, and possible breast cancer, but that dont even touch what im going thru with these mites, .

Replied by Mike

I'm currently going through the same issues that you're experiencing too! My question to you is, how much hydrogen peroxide was used in your spray bottle?

This technique seems like it's worth a try!

Replied by Jen

Your doctor is ill informed. It may not be traditional scabies but it's likely some odd skin mite. Docs don't ackowledge that random mites are infesting humans but they surely are! See urge cdc petition and you will realize there is in fact a silent epidemic of various skin mites.

Taffy Valley
(Santa Cruz)

Sorry to introduce...ta da - collembola. Haven't read through all posts in case they are mentioned elsewhere but I'm dealing with these tiny crawling itch causing critters and searching for extermination methods (without having to throw out all my furniture and clothes, rugs, curtains, etc. Info on the internet is conflicting or purely discounting. “They don't bother humans.” to which one commenter on Houzz suggested the “expert” should be invited over for a home visit.

I have captured a number of the bugs (I read they're not actually bugs) on clear tape, I took a few video clips of individuals crawling in my bathtub -tiny, ~1mm long. The way I'm speculating on ID is that the first time I moved in with tape, the little guy jumped about 10 inches! That's the only place I can see them...when I shake out yesterday's bathmat into the tub.
I'm changing sheets, towels, clothes and flip flops every day, doing lots of laundry with borax, squirting diatomaceous earth lightly all over the house, using essential oil diffuser and trying various potions on myself, laundry and surfaces. Just peeked into EC today to see if I could use borax in a body scrub

Replied by Need Help
(San Antonio, Tx)

I just tried Neem oil on my feet and it does seem ver soothing--taking away a hot redness. Do you think it's okay to put Neem oil directly on my wood floors? All my skin problems began with a deep itchiness on just a few spots on feet and fingers, which spreads by touch. The doctors are amazingly uninterested. I thought it was a fungus, or bacteria, but I'm beginning to think it's almost more like a Herpes thing, except the blisters never show up on the skin. Has anyone ever heard of this? Also, some of the swelling in my feet has subsided so that I now see little round swellings undery toes, and what feels like hot leather glued onto the large area under my big toe.Any advice?I don't think the doctors have their brains working too hard here in San Antonio.

Replied by J
(San Antonio, Tx)

I just wanted to say that I get how stressful having to blow family off is, when they just refuse to get what you're going through. That was so tough for me, to just realize that my daughter was never going to get anything about me, or want to hear about anything. Oddly, I don't totally think that she doesn't care, but that she works hard not to care.But to get well, sometimes we just have to avoid all that stress. I can't believe I essentially have to abandon much of a hope of a relationship with her, to take care of me, but I've worked hard to make things right there, and maybe at some point you just have to recognize it for being the very real health drain that it is. One comfort, though. My sister seemed to think that we must really be close, that she was actually less close to her children. It made me realize that I suppose it's all relative. My sister thinks it's perfectly normal to have almost no relationship with her children, the way our mother was with us.

Replied by Charmin

My experience with mites has been so similar especially with family however do not give up. You're not crazy you are dealing with a parasite that can accompany other parasitic infestation get some pinworm medicine take it spray the 3%peroxide on yourself yor hose your car wash in hot water with tee tea oil use tea tree oil in youir shampoo lotion hand soap buy eye cleaning wipes add tee tree oil in a week you will feel better in a few months you will have it nder control also probiotic will help fight faster I'm in. The home stretch now face is cleared and scalp scars remain but mental scar was the real pain. Walmart sells $6 microscope for cell phones show youur family it shut mine up and now they all believe and support me . God bless you 😘

Replied by Jenny

Hello. Two years ago I was diagnosed with follicle demodex mites I had never heard of these things, worse part and most embarssing is doctor diagnosed them on my privates find it hard to talk about. I was given antibiotics which didn't work. Find this so hard to talk about I blanked it out hoping would go away. Iv had a few course of antibiotics in the two years for different problems but I think related to demodex still have them I'm so depressed these mites have taken over my life it all started with my hair scalp after seeing another doctor who referred me waited a year to see dermatologist that done nothing but give me cream?I'm now loosing my eyebrows eye lashes started falling out long time ago. Help me

(New York)

Get Ivermectin paste from Amazon. Sold for horses and cattle but it's the exact same thing as the human version! Take it internally and externally.

Also use tea tree oil, zinc, and sulfur cream. Diatomaceous earth, borax, HP and enzyme cleaners for the house! I also used my dog's flea/tick shampoo! Grab them with a pointy tweezer after dark when they come up from the follicle to mate! Use a magnifying mirror.

Also, scrape your skin from debris/biofilm using a credit card or similar.

Good luck

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If you have purchased Ivermectin from Amazon, what brand did you choose and how much and how often did you take it. Is it according to age, weight? Thanks so much and good luck to you

Replied by Eve
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Sad Story and to think there are millions suffering from the same things! Mine started when I had the final cataract surgery done in NV, first one was done in another State and no problems. The surgeon didn't know what they were so to to make a long story story short, he thought Tea Tree Oil was a new oil, I laughed him almost out of the room, I had used it for 40 years for colds, back pain, and on and on.

Get a good grade of Tea Tree Oil and a Good carrier oil, such as cold pressed Coconut oil, These 2 will be need to be diluted 50/50, shake each time you use it. VERY CAREFULLY, take a Q tip and put the oil on it and pull your eye lids up and down so you can reach each one . Gently touch your lids with oil, and it will sting a bit, that's why you need to pull your lid up or down. After you have put the oil on the lids and you will feel these fools things trying to die, they will make your eye twitch. Then, close your eyes and use the q tip and massage across your upper lids with the oil. It is recommended that you do this every 5 minutes each time your doctor your eyes and do this 3 times each session. I also use saline solution to rinse my eyes out and if you have a fairly strong magnifying glass you will see little specks in eye bowl, switch that round in your eyes several times a day.

These instructions are from a Dr in a medical school in Fl and it was the only thing that killed them and gave me any relief. Since there are so many types of mites, you probably need to work on your home and your car because you carry them everywhere. My relief was straight 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, I sprayed my entire home, walls, floors, bed, clothes and when I get out of a shower I spray my body and if the mites are any place on your body you will feel a sting which will last about 3-5 minutes from the HP killing them. Don't spray your head with the HP as it will break your hair off.Use several drops of Tea Tree Oil in your shampoo every time you shower or bathe. Vac and sweep your floors and carpet frequently and change your bed linens weekly. No easy quick solution to the problem. I just recently found a Pesticide that will kill mites and it is called Onslaught. It's bit expensive, about 39.00 a qt and you need a sprayer for it, not a ottlle sprayer, you don' want to get the stuff on your skin or eyes or children nor pets nor plants, it's safe after it dries. BE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTION CAREFULLY BUT IT WoRKS and will take about 2-3 application and what a relief!

Just remember you got'em, keep calm but be diligent in doing your work about killing them, GOOD LUCK!

Replied by Gert

You can get ivermectin at Tractor Supply co, too, and it's not too pricey. It's the same stuff they use for dogs between the shoulder blades. I use it for my chickens when they get mites. You can also get syringes without the needle to draw it up into so you get the correct dose if you get the liquid. You'd be amazed at what you can get at farm supply places that you pay an awful lot for at the pharmacy or can't even get anymore.

Posted by Lakota (Paha Sapa, South Dakota, Usa) on 05/16/2010
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borax/dermodex mites

Hello, im new to all this but im so glad i found this site. I found it through searchs at i knew i was dealin with nanoinsects and iv been using the exact measurements of borax and alittle Hydrogen Peroxide with a liter of water that Ted says to do. Iv been on it for about 5 days now and many many of the dermodex mites came to the surface of my skin. Its really gross, its all over my arms, shoulders and back. All over my stomach and legs. I dont know how i got it but i know i had it for many years since iv suffered from eczema all my life, im 27 yrs old now.

I really hope this stuff works quickly because as of right now i dont even want to go to the store. I got long sleeves but its really bad. I took a few baths with borax and i know its working. I always wanted to get to the source of the problem and attack it but i never found out how till now. No matter how long it takes i hope to be cleansed of all these nasty bugs. I also wanted to write and thank you for leading people to the truth and what most doctors wont tell us. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.


EC: More info on borax can be found here:

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Samantha (Vernon, Connecticut) on 03/08/2014

Hi, I am desperate and need your help! I found your website, by the grace of GOD!! I am infested with mites and have been bed ridden with them for 4 long YEARS!!! They move under my skin and across my back. They are in all my organs. I have read about the borax and hydrogen peroxide and have sprayed it on my body with great success, but I need to take a BATH in it!! I need help with a formula for the amount of each to put in a bath, for a human to do a soak in it!!!! If you could please, please, please, help me with some sort of amounts to put in a bath for a woman who weighs 100 lbs, this would be a true GIFT from GOD!

Hugs & Blessings for all you do for us that are suffering! Samantha

Replied by Cali Girl
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I had mites for almost two years. At first I had no idea why I was itchy tickley. I found this website and it was clear what was wrong.

I tried the borax under water with a snorkel etc., the mustard scrub in my soaps and swabbing with alcohol and tea tree oil, all gave some relief but did not get rid of the mites.

In June of last year at the coersion of my family I stopped taking HRT (mainly for hourly hot flashes) and started a couple of other things. I started taking Boron pills once in the morning and once before bed. I also took a sauna at the gym for 20 minutes 4 times a week. After about a month the tickles were gone, not in my nose, eyes, eyebrows or scalp.

I occasionally get itches on my head but nowhere else. I am not sure which one of these things got rid of them because it happened all at once.

I hope this helps, don't give up hope.

Replied by Mary
(Saskatchewan, Canada)

Cali Girl from Sacramento Hi: may I know how much boron your pills contained? I am so happy for you that you got rid of this horrible problem!! I am going through it now myself and am killing them with the MMS protocol 1000 and 3000. I added turpentine in the am for another issue I think I have. Thank you

Replied by Cali Girl

I don't remember, it's been awhile. I got them at Sprouts and there was only one kind. I recycled the empties. I'll check the next time I'm there.

Replied by Mertle

I read 2 cups of borax and 1 cup HP. Also powdered sulfur from ebay and a natural lotion base (about $13. 95 /gallon).., mix and add tea tree etc. Apply all over 2-3x's per day; spray bedding with 20 drops activated MMS with 16 oz each vinegar/water in a 32oz spray bottle... Cover floors with DE.. Diatomaceous earth.. Tractor Supply has 20lbs for $13. How do make your spray? Plz email or txt. 715-548-1124 k? Thnx.. Ran out of sulfur lol. Relieves itching and kills mites

Replied by Mertle

I read that vaseline and sulfur is better than lotion and sulfur.. But amyway add camphor. Escabicin lotion is for scabies and Joint Sulfur Liposome Lotion also is good for mites.

Replied by Mertle
(In Usa)

Also an herbalist told me that WW by Pure Herbs Ltd. Plus putting lobelia by Natures Sunshine, on the bites will end the problem... About $65 every 2 wks for those.

Replied by Bruce

Did you get rid of the mites Samantha?

Replied by Stacie
(Deweyville, Tx)

I have read other testaments that to put 1 cup borax 2 cups peroxide to a tub of bath. My husband is doing this now. Hope this helps! God bless!

Replied by Lana
(Blackpool, England)

Please help me. I'm suffering along with my five year old daughter of these mites and have been for a year now. I've tried all sorts and can't be rid of them. It's causing my daughter to cough so bad at night listening to her suffering is tormenting. As they're falling off our hair, face, eyebrows everywhere and she's actually breathing them in. I need help in telling me exactly where to buy this product and how much to put on our body and how you basically use and do it all. Asap thank you.

(Yorkshire Uk)

Hi there - I am going through this too - in the last week I have read about baby oil and I am putting it in my hair to sleep in and before washing it out in the morning taking a fine toothed nit comb and combing out loads of little black specks and tiny clear bugs/eggs (not head lice) I have noticed a serious reduction in crawling/itching/biting and am washing all bedding/vacuuming mattress each day still - I think they've been using my head as a nursery/dating area!! Hope this helps :0)

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc, Canada)

Lana (Blackpool, England) ---

Sorry to hear of your and little one's predicament. I have some experience with this and all I know comes from EC. There is a large section on mite infestation here on EC. Look under ailments.

I rotate certain remedies but urine therapy for me is working well, too. Look also under 'alkalizing' . You may have to spend some time in reading but that is how you get ideas and hope for successful treatment methods.

If there is more you need to know, please get back to this section. Best wishes, Namaste, Om

Replied by Cyndy

To lana in blackpool, england I"ll tell you something I did when I was in a very desperate situation that sounds strikingly similar to yours. I was at a motel that had them. All I had with me was windex&shampoo, niether of which was strong enough to kill them. I desparately searched my car & found some ammonia that I had been using for laundry purposes, have a towel ready to keep it out of your eyes, I covered my scalp w/it for as long as I could stand the smell(about 10 minutes)then rinsed w/warm, not hot, water.I know it"s sounds crazy but it worked! My scalp felt kind of dry, but how clean it feels is indiscribable! I have been steadily recovering since then after 3.5 years of suffering. I think I disinfected my scalp.

Replied by A.

I have heard sulphur and lard mixed. You can order sulphur in powder form from any pharmacy, lard is just from the grocer. It is worth a try.

Replied by Dave
(Mullinville, Ks)

What is better at killing these demised mites borax or baking soda both with peroxide?

Replied by Karen
(North Dakota)

I'm ready to try the borax solution for cleaning my apartment. Right now I have found relief for my body with witch hazel astringent to stop itch n stinging. I believe the wormwood combination I have started is doing wonders, my body is now bug free my breathing is helped, my body is healthier, and whatever mites that were attacking sure don't seem to like me much anymore. As for my long hair, well I found out a good remedy with hair dye applied will do wonders when you actually feel them dying and the itching is gone! The scabs in my scalp are also healing. I plan to continue to poison everything from the inside out to get control back into my life as naturally as I can, except I used some hair dye. A good strong lather sitting up there drove them right out of their folical hideouts. And boy the joy I felt while they twisted and died! Salt pills my butt, get nature to go after what mother earth sent, and hope it helps.

Replied by Nancy
(New Jersey)

I had mite infestation 6 months and finally got rid of them , what you need to do is good to your family doctor, get Malathion 0.5lotion and Permethrin 5%cream do both at the same time , you need to turn your heat off, it has to be at least 32 % degree get a room some were, put the cream and lotion on sleep over nite , the cold weather will kill them in your house the cream s will kill them on your body, you will get your life back, 1/20/2016 I have mine back, thank you God!!!!

Replied by Nancy
(New Jersey)

It's been 7 months, I finally found something that helps, lemon juice rub it all over your body let it dry, if it burns cut it with water I used a blow dry, leaving it on over nite, by morning they are gone! Do this until you get the mites under control, I am using southwest cedar oil already measured for the fogging my house and car! Steam clean rugs and furniture, bought a Swiffer steam $29 mop Steam for hardwood floors!! Getting my life back!!!

Replied by Lyn.
(New Jersey)

Hi. I feel for you and your daughter. The mites are indeed very tormenting. We have been experiencing the mites for about 4 years. I have not discovered how to get rid of them yet. However, l have discovered how to keep them at bay so that I can get a good night rest. First wash everything, clothes, sheets, pillow and pillow cases. Vacuum and mop the floor with hot water. Just plain hot water. If needed for cleaning purpose throw some ammonia in the water before mopping. We believe the type of mites we have are bird mites. I noticed they love anything that has coco butter or Shea Butter in it and sweat smelling cleaning detergents. This is why you mop the floor with just pure hot water. Bath with lethery soap. Take a shower every night before going to bed. Have a clean area that you cleaned with water and toss that clothe that was used to clean the area in hot water or just put in the washing machine to be washed. Any clothing that falls from that clean area don't put on. It's no longer clean but now contaminated with the mites and should be put in a plastic bag to be washed with any other contaminated clothing. Every night put on a clean night clothes on you and your daughter. Don't put on the same one that you slept with the night before. The mites are similar to dust. So when you get out of bed, shake off the sheets and pillow cases. Change your bedding weekly or when you or your daughter begin to feel that crawly, itching sensation on your body. I hope this help. God bless you and your daughter.

Replied by Rebel
(Some Where, Usa)

They also hate 91% alcohol and hand sanitizer. This seems to slow them down on the skin. Eucalyptus oil in a body wash helps too.

Replied by Desertnomad75
(Lansing, Mi.)

I'm sorry to hear about your suffering. I myself have been dealing with it for at least 4 months. The most popular amounts that people are using include: 2 cups of borax, and 1 cup of the peroxide. And make sure that the water is quite warm, and deep. I would also recommend using a cup to pour warm borax water over the head and face (if you have facial mites) at least 50 times. Make sure to keep your eyes and mouth closed. And wipe them off with a towel, or bath tissue after your done pouring. Then, you should lay back in the liquid solution for at least 20 minutes. Try to keep as much of the body underwater as you possibly can (keeping the face exposed). I keep track of the time by using a kitchen timer. After that, you should dry your eyes and body, but don't rinse it off until morning. Then, you are free to use lotions during the daytime hours if you feel so inclined? when the night falls, repeat.

Replied by Kelly
(Newtown, Ct)

I know you posted in Jan 2016 you got rid of them. Are they still gone. Are u still taking meds/creams. Also can I ask how you first noticed what you had.and do you have any children who affected. What shampoos you used. Sorry it's just I had heart surgery and a year later I'm dealing with this stuff. It's scary cause it's real. I've actually picked tiny lil things off me which it's hard to see or find but I need anyone to help me.

Replied by Elizabeth
(New York)

Hi, try Colloidal Silver orally or with organic coco for da skin & hair. You can find it in

Also you can try doing a homemade remedy (olive oil, powder oregano, powder clove, powder cinnamon) mixed all in blender then drain in a jar then add a small amount of Australian tea tree can find it in use in skin.

Hope it helps!

Replied by Judy H

Your head occassionally itching is proof they're still on you, as they primarily nest on the head & additionally on eyebrows and eye lashes. Use 10% tetrasodium EDTA and 10% ammonium chloride mixed with (perferably) distilled water to spray yourselves with AND spray your bathroom and kitchen ceilings with it too. Search this site for Ted's cure (for people & pets) and on HOW TO SEE THEM AND KILL THEM in your home, once and for all. You can find it listed within A"Ted's Q&A. Page 3". Everybody should read it. It is Ted's most important discovery. God speed your recovery, Ted. I thank my Father Above for your caring insight and compassion.

Replied by Vikki

After two years and trying everything I have found or read about I think I have found a combo that is working. I too am spraying lemon juice all over my body!
I cut up two lemons and add to a pot of boiling water..let it boil about 5 mins and then let it sit overnight must be kept in the working wonders.

I also am taking baths with 2 cups of Epsom salt, half cup of bleach and about 15-20 drops of eucalyptus oil..this combo I just came up with and is totally working.

Also doing the Gold Bond Menthol Powder in hair and on body before bed after lemon juice has dried.

The only thing I am having a problem with is nose and eyebrows...any ideas?

Replied by Teresa

You took turpentine in the am? Internally or externally?

Replied by Olivia

I've had luck (using advice I found somewhere on the internet) using petroleum jelly on my eyelashes. I just took a very tiny amount an put it on, carefully. That worked.

For the nose: I keep a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol nearby when things are bad, and when I feel my nose being invaded I put a bit of alcohol on my pinky and put it into my nostril where I felt the movement - making sure I get the alcohol all around the circumference.

Hope this helps!

Replied by Paula

Could you please explain what kind of pills your taking for mites etc. Also how much and how often? I'm also curious as to a lead on getting the internal medicine or anything at this point that will help me with my problem which coincides with pretty much every one of the past few story's before this one! If any one can give me any advice it would be so appreciated! My problem is mainly on my scalp now for quite sometime!! I know there's something's living under my skin! I itch every single night, especially in the dark and now have to sleep with lights on just to get any sleep at all! I've been to ER, 3 of them and to my primary doctor and have gotten NO WHERE! They don't know about this subject, they weren't educated about it, so it basically doesn't exist! Therefore you must be delusional..At any rate I'm going to have to fight for my own life and I'm sorry but happy to know that I have found all of you to turn to.. it's comforting not to feel so completely alone in this, I think you should know what I mean by that.. Please know if I can find out anything in my journey I will pass it on as well.

Replied by Tracy
(Central Valley, Ca)

Cedar oil dilute solution on skin for mites.

Replied by L.f

I have been going through this for many many years and have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars on lotions supplements vitamins anything I could get my hands on to try to rid myself of this plague. I recently started taking a couple different supplements that have really improved my condition folks have got understand that this thing which I think lives in the stomach whatever it is whatever you eat such as processed food sugar white flour will make these things procreate a hundredfold the first thing you have to do is sterilize sanitize your environment get rid of all your clothes if need be and buy new ones if you have a carpet rip it up get rid of your furniture your bedding get everything new because when you start your treatment you do not want to get reinfected. So as I was saying the treatment that I started has been in the morning I take activated charcoal supplements pills it binds the mites or toxins and flushes them out your body next supplement I take is together high doses of vitamin C A supplement called Sarsaparrilla it's truly a god-sent also take cat's claw for immune system and apple cider vinegar all of these in a combination have did more in 3 weeks then in ten years that this thing is been around my suggestion is to buy the supplements get rid of it internally sanitize clean your environment so you don't get reinfected. Also if a person has these horrible creatures more than likely you have some sort of co-infections such as a fungus or bacterial infection as well that's why I take the apple cider vinegar in combination with the vitamin C. If anyone needs any help going through these supplements or questions regarding please feel free to post and I will respond back I truly believe that these things come from hell. Thank the Lord that I'm finally on the road to recovery.


Borax and Peroxide Baths

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Vicki (Missouri) on 10/03/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I am thinking there might be some confusion to what everyone is dealing with here because I learned these were called scabies, but everyone here is calling them mites. I found the cheapest and fastest method of killing them after many trials and errors. First of all, if you have never had anything like this you will think bedbugs. You only get bitten at night, and the itching is so intense you get very little sleep. You can tell no one, bedbugs can be extremely hard to find, and you will feel really hopeless when you read online that even repeated visits by a professional exterminator, costing thousands of dollars most likely will not get rid of them. I looked along seams in mattress constantly but nothing. Finally I built 3 Co2 traps (youtube) and got nothing.

Then read finally that it could be scabies and one did not have to sleep with someone to get them, couldn't be seen without a microscope, doctors never believe you have them unless you have bites in webs of fingers and toes, the prescription costs $100, you have to go back in 7 days and get another one for the eggs that have hatched under your skin, and sometimes the doctor will prescribe a pill of Ivermectin to be taken at the same time which poisons them and makes them head for the surface.

So first you should determine what you have and the best way to do that is a hot bath with 3 Cups of Borax and 2 Cups of Hydrogen Peroxide. After I put my hand in to swish Borax crystals and dissolve them, my arm was covered in tiny black dots the size of a pinhead - Scabies.

You take this bath every day, for 1/2 hour, and make sure to scoot down 2 or 3 times so all of you gets soaked. This is supposed to kill them. You can also put this mixture in a spray bottle diluted with water and spray everything. Launder bedding every day along with clothes making sure to dry at high heat 30 minutes. Before you begin trying to eradicate them, you absolutely have to control the itching.

I tried Cortisone cream, Gold Bond Cream, Alcohol, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel, ACV, and Benadryl which did nothing.

What did finally work was Chlortabs 4mg by Equate and Calaclear Lotion from Walmart. The Calaclear is the same as Caladryl or Calamine and works because it forms a skin on top of the bites. Every time you scratch you will spread them, but you will scratch I promise so putting Tea Tree Oil under your fingernails will minimize spreading and help to stop infection. I have cats and couldn't find for sure on the net if they could get them or give them to you so I used diluted Hartz Cat Flea Shampoo on them.

After 5 days of the Borax baths I still had them and had never seen the amount of that first bath where there were 15 on just one arm. I had read the flea shampoo would get rid of them on me, along with all of the aforementioned things I tried for the itching too. I realized those things might kill the ones crawling on top of my skin but they were not going to kill all of the ones embedded under my skin. After that first bath, I saw only 2 or 3 black dots and I had bites all over except for my face and my hoohah area. Back to the drawing board.

I bought Permetherin 10% Livestock and Premise Pesticide by Gordans from Tractor Supply. It comes in a large size that's around $18 and a small size for $8. I believe the small sufficient for one person with repeated uses, including diluted spray for the house. I also bought Ivermectin Paste 1.87% by durvet, apple flavored for horses which was $3. You mix the Permethrin with same amount of any thick body lotion so then it's 5% which makes it the same as the $100 prescription from a doctor. The Ivermectin is the same thing as the pill except you get multiple doses and drool, drool, your's is apple flavored! Take a bath in the Borax and Peroxide, cover yourself in the lotion, (I used a 30ml bottle filled halfway with pesticide, topped with any body lotion and shaken) - size of a travel shampoo, and eat the correct amount of Ivermectin. It is in a plunger device with 50lb demarcations on it up to 2500lbs. I weigh near 160 so I set it between 150 and 200 then squeezed it onto a spoon. It's okay if it's not exact and there is a youtube video on the plunger if you need it. Try to use the thickest body lotion you have because the pesticide is runny like water, but will work fine anyway because it does rub in. Do not forget between fingers and toes along with soles of feet and hair.


Leave on for 12 to 14 hours. I have very sensitive skin and bites were so bad some places were like a rash but this did not burn or sting or smell bad. I have dyed red hair and did not affect it. It does dry on you fairly quickly and I firmly believe you must use the oral paste also to work from the inside out. I had read not to wait 7 days before the second dose because the initial dose does not kill the eggs they have laid inside you. You have to catch them after they have hatched and grown up but before they do the hookie pokie and make more eggs. I read everywhere that this occurred in 3 days so I did the whole business again in 3 days. But this was wrong as they managed to mature earlier (probably thanks to Monsanto) than 3 days so I had to do routine again in 2 days. After the very first dousing you will finally get some real relief. These only live for 3 days without a meal (you), which is so incredibly much better than bedbugs which live for over a year with no meal and crawl into outlets and cracks you cannot even see.

You can spray your bedding with alcohol repeatedly while to make sure there are none before sleeping. You can spray furniture and floors with the Permethrin in a 1:10 ratio with water BUT it is poisonous to pets when wet and supposedly fine after it dries. I did not spray floors because of my cats and because I read you can spray this diluted onto your camping or hiking clothes, let them dry, and no insects period will bite you, not even after clothes have been through washer and dryer 3 times. I also read you do not want to take the Ivermectin paste less than 2 days apart.

Keep taking the Borax with Peroxide baths because I found that they greatly sped up the healing process of my skin. It didn't dry my skin out either which is pretty outstanding. It supposedly takes up to 6 months for the red bumps, bites, rashes, and itching to stop because there are dead eggs, mites, and poop which your body has to expel.

A very important thing I learned which I read nowhere, is that red bumps will appear in new spots and of different sizes just like the bites except there won't be that little hole where they burrowed under your skin. I freaked because I thought they were back until I looked really close and figured out your body doesn't seem to expel the morgue contents in the same spots the morgue did business. And they will itch but it won't be nearly as bad. I read mites and bedbugs are now super bugs and immune to many things that used to work, and they are in epidemic numbers.

One last thing I just realized before I decided to write this after reading other's horror stories, is that I could not figure out how I got these. I went nowhere except grocery shopping and my cats are indoors only, but there's a bird nest outside at the corner of house close to my bedroom. Robins come every year and use the same nest. I'm afraid they will have to rebuild elsewhere. I tried a lot remedies and tried holistic, but a couple of posts said this was the only way to kill them and quickly too. I believe they were right.

Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide

3 User Reviews
5 star (3) 

Posted by Jacks (Bradenton) on 08/14/2015

Peroxide and borax mix WORKS!!!!! Follow up with Selsun blue and Apple Cider Vinegar plus baking soda... Black hole crusts will fall off... This is heaven after three years of hell.

Replied by Kris
(Madison, Wi)

Works.........for what?

Anyone have experience using borax after removing bat infestation from attic, and all the insulation?

Replied by Ed
(Chico, CA)

Can you me what mites looks or feels like? Thanks

Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Piper (Toronto, On) on 09/13/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I made Ted's recipe for demodex treatment. 1/3 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 2/3 cup of water, 2tbsp borax. I apply with a cotton ball and rinse. It is the best face wash I have ever tried. My face feels soft and smooth after using.

Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Teresa (Sumner, WA) on 12/30/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Re: dermodetic mites on face. BORAX and PEROXIDE. Thank you Ted for your wonderful postings. You are truly the answer to peoples' prayers. I have been to many doctors and was told that what I had was acne and folliculitus. I read your cures and decided to try it since nothing the doctors gave me (antibiotics, steroid creams and even Accutane) have helped. I thought it couldn't be that simple but it was. So to all the skeptics give it a try (borax and peroxide) You are truly an honest man and compassionate. Thank you

EC: Rosacea Remedies (with Ted's Formula)

Replied by Johm
(Mi., US)

I took home a used mattress that was infested with mites. I did not know and kept it for a few months. Well, almost 5 months later, I am using the sauna every day for 20 mins to kill the ones on my body. I use the solution in the thread to keep them out of my eyes and ears. But it seems like an uphill battle. Wish I never took that mattress. Also cut out all sweets from my diet as I noticed they do not bother some people.

Replied by Mariam
(Brooklyn, New York)
5 out of 5 stars

To Johm, so sorry to hear about your infestation. I have been plagued since August 2014 with microscopic mites. See my previous post. I am almost totally cured, yes cured by simple fresh garlic and ACV. I am posting because if what I'm sharing can spare even one person of the incredible anguish I will keep coming back to EC. I tried most of the things others have but garlic ingestion was immediate and clearing. I had good results with essential oils (though costly), aloe vera smeared to stop the biting, running, tea tree oil, (caused reactive biting), diatomaceous earth, wormwood tea, all "eased" or "helped" symptoms.

Swallow garlic in pill size pieces, rub garlic on affected soles of feet or "itchy" spots. Cut the garlic face on a clove, keep slicing to expose the oil. Sweet, instant relief! Do repeat every few hours or as needed. Fresh garlic is antimicrobial and I sincerely hope you get healed by it. Peace :-)

Replied by Kim
(Tx Panhandle)

I bought a very expensive German female Rottweiler puppy and noticeD she was scratching. I checked her thoroughly and no fleas or ticks and was told it was allergies. I bought a $130 gallon of miconizole shampoo and bathed her wkly. It seemed to help and her coat was shiny and beautiful.Then about 5 mths ago she began shedding in handfuls.I thought with her thick coat, this would b normal and she never had bald spots.T

hen I developed two very painful ulcersted sores on my back and I reached back there to c what was causing pain and they were crusted over and a lot of blood and puss came running out. I went to dr and said yes there were two holes there and he did nothing. I had no idea what I was dealing with and my rottie I checked constanlty and never found anything!!

Then I developed 4 more sores on my legs that all became extremely painful, ulcetated and infected. When I realized it was a big problem is when I felt crawling in my hair and was able to get one, worm looking thing, researched it and found it was blood sucking mites and the four stages of them. I was absolutely horrified.

I am very clean person and my Sadie girl who is now over a yr old and is my best friend. l have been treating her with ivermectin every 10 days since I found what the problem was. I have had to go thru hell with drs, telling the samples Im' bringing are skin and these were at bottom of tub after a 30 min hot saltvwater bath. I use boroxo and salt now and always in the water at end of soaking.There are black ones of different sizes, white wormy of different sizes and a gritty like sand all over my skin.I

t burns or stings when they burrow and I rub them out with alcohol and almost always the wormy ones and once in awhile a black one. Almost always there is more then one and the sand granuall. things. I am now severely infested and the ivermectin I don't think is working as I found worms on her back by her tail. I saw a dermatologilst other day and told me I had skin condition and put me on inflamtion meds.I pleaded with him and told him I rub the worms out of my skin everyday and when I wake up there are several on outside of skin and o get right in shower to get them off. I went to er when I called my infectious specialist and told me to get to er and again was told they were testing my blood and it was skin.

My infectious specialist was very concerned about septic with a severe out break and the infected sores and them dying and leaving feces inside my skin. I have disinfected my entire house with bleach water, borox and Lysol. I've sprayed entire house with ortho and even used permethrin 10% for lawn on all my floors. I keep sadie downstairs in a crate or outside confined to one area. I have missed her terrible 4 mths later.

I wash my sheets daily and spray my entires mattress, box springs and every inch of bed and floor. I wash my hand many times a day with disinfectant. I bathe in as water as I cen stand morning and nite and use borox and 2 cups of salt.Many Come it and I feel relief for a day and it starts back up again. I change clothing 3 times a day and wash with my sheets, hot water and run it twice and dryer and run it hot two cycles.My blanket and comforter were washed same way and are in air tight bags and use only the sheets and two sheets to cover with, that are all washed daily in two cycles of wash and dry. I use 91% alcohol and drench my entire body including hair because life shampoo does not work.The first time I drenched my hands that were in horrible pain, it was horrifying to see my hands covers in these worms. I at that moment became very emotional. I am exhausted from cleaning, vacuuming disinfecting every I have been near or touched. My life is consumed with this and I'm soo angry drs don't believe I have mites.

I called my dr back yest and he said his nurse practioner saw me twice and that I refused treatment at er. I became unglued I told the, the rude obnoxious nurse said they weren't going to do bloodwork and they werent worms and if I wanted to b seen all priorities would come first and would 4 ht are more and there was one person in waiting room. I told hey I would tell my infectious specialist they were refusing to do bloodwork and told me I would b seen last and was treated so rudely and as if I was wasting there time and left their angry, frustrated to the max and in tears!! I've read same horror stories.These ulcers r extremely painful sores are scarring my body up for life. I have lupus and am extremely weak and just want to sleep. it's a very severe case that continues to multiply, while idiot drs think Im a Psycho path making this up and the emotional aspect is as traumatizing as the physical Trauma.Y do Drs not take this serious?????Do they not realize the suffering a person goes thru with this and then im told get rid of my beloved dog and best friend. Please any advice or suggestions would b greatly appreciated. I'm 56 with lupus and a very clean person and my oldest son calls me anal because of my cleanliness. I cry all the time now. I havent been able to c friends or family4 mths now and am wearing rubber gloves with anything concerning my sadie girl. I don't want to infect anyone and make a million excuses because it's soo extremely embarrassing. Also when I wake up there are lines all over me like drawing lines with a thick black pencil?!!! I seriously would rather die then to know I will never get the help I need irradiating this!!! Please help me, I'm seriously at my wits end 4 mths later and to b refused help, has made me feel like Im invisible to the medical community and I will sue everyone of them from all the immense suffering ivr endured, permanent scars all over me, the emotional and pychological daily trauma. Telling me to get rid of my beloved pet, instead of suggesting how I can continue to treat us both. I live on disability. Thank u so much for ur time?TM?I have learned that many people endure this and y is medical world so uneducated with this very disabling disease/ infection/ severe infestation? Ive been treated like a pychopath and am at the edge of the clift because of this.Do they really think people want this kind of attention, having to soo embarrasingly reveal U have a severe very cotagious blood sucking parasites that cause very painful large permanent scars, illness and csn cause death to some . I'm really enjoying this and just love the thought of going to another dr to b ridiculed and pretty much called a liar and hyperchondtiac.Any info would b greatly appreciated and will send pics when I clean my fone out today as it has no space and won't even let me take or send pics. I never knew what the icloud was telling me, when it would say, ur iCloud has not been backed up on 16 wks and continue to tell me.I called at&t and told me nothing to b concerned with and obviously there was and u have to do it by internet and don't have internet. PLEASE PLEASE JUST SUPPORT WOULD HELP, IF NO ONE HAS SUGGESTIONS.THANK U AGAIN SOO MUCH.!! Sincerely, Kim

Replied by 222
(Chehalis, Wa)

My heart is broken for Kim. She has been much on my mind the last several days after reading her post. I am dealing with chicken mites that have morphed into what I am not sure. I don't have precise answers for her because I haven't solved my own problems, but perhaps I could offer emotional support, and maybe a few pointers. I would want to submit all that I would say to her to you for your review as to helpfulness. I hope that someone with knowledge and compassion has already responded to her. The description of her issues sound like morgellons. Hasn't "Ted" written regarding a protocol for morgellons?

Thanks for your response, 222

Replied by Shanarose
(North Miami Beach)

for Kim .... my heart goes out to you and your beautiful Sadie .... I am also dealing with mites ... this time from a baby bird I rescued last month .... some things are working, as I have started using vicks vapor rub (generic drugstore types also work) on my itch ... thyme oil, which this has, is said to kill mites and lice .... so far, it seems better .... I also stumbled across this site regarding wood ash ... : it might sound like a stretch that something that works for hens could work for a dog or even for us ... but it looks promising .... I searched online for anyone selling wood ash but came up with nothing ... seems that people who have their own fireplaces and burn their own wood are the only ones that have this .... if you find somewhere it sells, please let me know at [email protected] ..... sounds like real potential .... hoping to get some for my baby bird and cats .... even for myself if I can .... in the meantime, I still use DE and feed my cats Brewer's yeast in their food daily .... works for them .... brewer's yeast and the b complex vitamins are said to repel insects on the skin .... my cats are doing well on the brewers yeast so far ..... much healing to you ..... for a quick and easy recovery .... shanarose .....

Replied by Shirley Simson
(Kelowna Bc)

You had mentioned your baby birds had mites. I just found mites or lice not sure which on my babies in the nest also watching the parent birds sratch .help I was reading to spray them down with Apple cider vinegar is there anything else I can do? I immediately took them out of their nest and put clean material in. I just have to treat them now.

Replied by Vicky Miller
(Dallas, North Carolina Usa)

I too, have been dealing with "mites". Tried all kinds of remedies including "steroi shots" from doctor. Best thing I've tried and works great is Apple Cider Vinegar, Dawn dish washing liquid & water.....1cup vinegar, 1/4 cup water & 1/8 cup Dawn.. put in spray bottl....spray skin liberaly... do not dry then apply vitamin E cream or coco butter mixed with Tea Tree Oil.

Replied by Porsha

Nu-stock kills the mites very fast... the die off is intense and your eyes also will burn for a few days as it soaks into the body and moves around forcing them under the skin to leave their oil nests they place around them when in the pores or derma. Boudreaux's Butt Paste 40% Zinc (also contains Peruvian Balsam that is known in veterinary medicine to kill stubborn skin mites since the 1950s)can be mixed with the nu-stock so that it spreads around on the skin easier. Find what ratio of mixture works best for you cause each person will have their own tolerance to strength. I've placed Nu-stock full strength on skin without any side effects outside of the initial die off. It might also be an extra kick to throw in a drop of Tea Tree Oil into your mixture. Use a washed glass jar of any size to mix and store your solution so you always have some. Also have a spray bottle of 91% alcohol on hand to spot spray any itchy spot so you can catch the buggers as they emerge and escape. Either way they are dying so its not essential to have it but it cuts down on the tickly feeling duration as they die. Take fresh garlic cloves internally with lots of water daily. One or two a day should work as a systematic flush of internal mites that will sap your immune system. Always drink plenty of water anyways. Garlic will also take care of any fungal issues that would hinder topical solutions from fully absorbing into the derma/pores. Getting sunlight when you can kills mites on the surface because they are highly reactive to solar radiation that it destroys their body. Tea tree oil caster oil cleanser/shampooing of your skin, scalp, and eye lids and then spraying 50/50 water and apple cider vinegar (add a drop of tea tree oil for extra killing power) solution over whole body.. let it sit for 2-3 mins and rinse off. This balances your pH level on the skin. Cut out gluten entirely from your diet. Once you have mites you have to change your lifestyle because you've damage to your immune system and have a higher chance of becoming reinfected over and over again. Cut down on dairy or eliminate. Cut back on sugar for the rest of your life too. Sugar and refined carbs aggravate the things that we do not want sticking around like fungus, yeast, parasites, mites, and cancer.

I could go on and on. Do not count on everything a Doctor will tell you. You know yourself best and can educate yourself endlessly because you have the power of information at your fingertips. I've been in doctor offices conversing with staff when I was on vacation in Florida and one Dr in particular had no idea what the function of progesterone was in the body or that both males and females contain it. To him it was just estrogen for the female, testosterone for the male, end of story I do not have to learn anything beyond those two things. He had been practicing for over 20 years. Doctors do not have all the answers. ^-^ You do not need your hand held in your life and I have faith that everyone will some day break free from this mindset of waiting for someone else to come along and fix them. Most people on this forum already are in the process of making this transition. This is the first forum on this subject I have ever responded to.

Thank you Kim for your brave story. Nu-stock WILL kill the mites from you and your friend. The endless reviews on amazon confirm this. Ivermectin internally can be effective. Get it from a livestock store and the kind for horses. Much cheaper than RX. If it seems like its hard to find garlic clove and ginger work exactly the same. Slice garlic and ginger, place in a cup, pour hot but not boiling water over it and drink like a tea twice a day. Also eat what floats into your mouth and chew it. Eat some raw garlic and fresh ginger daily as well. Mmm it's yummy in a very aggro way. You can feel it working instantly as it travels through your body from your mouth. =)

I could go on and on and on. These things work and I was suffering since I was a teenager before knowing late last year that I had mites externally and internally. Spent months and months researching and building up experience of what works and what doesn't through trial and error. I'm 30 now. Demodex also was in my eyes causing blurred vision that would fluctuate. That has improved now. =)

Alright I will stop typing.

Replied by Chris

Hi Kim

Sounds like you have Morgellons. There is a protocol that Johnny Blue Skies Posted several years ago. See below. Hope this helps


From: Sage Consulting and Apothecary: [Phone: 888-350-391

Japanese Knotweed tincture 150 lbs=2/3rd tsp 3x a day;100 lbs=1/2 tsp 3x day

CatTMs Claw tincture 150 lbs=2/3rd tsp 3x a day; 100 lbs=1/2 tsp 3x a day

Teasel tincture 10 drops 3x a day

Sarsaparilla tincture. 15 drops 3x a day

Houttuynia tincture 15 drops 3x a day

From: Institute of Traditional Medicine: [Phone: 503-233-4907]

You may need to get a Nutritionist to refer you but first just try using our name with Dr. Dharmanandra and see if he's willing to send you either of the following:

Anti-spirochete tablets


Anti-Spirochete Granules 3 tsp. in 8oz boiled water 2x a day

(we use the tea in the AM, and the tablets in the PM - we probably should have used them 3x a day to begin with but we didn't)

From: Swansons Vitamins: []

Olive Leaf Extract [Seagate brand] 450 mg. 1x a day

Kyolic Garlic #103 2 caps. 2 x a day

Cordyseps 2 caps 2x a day

Triphala Gold 1,000 mg. 2 caps 1x a day

Grapeseed 1 cap. 2x a day

Cloves 2 caps 3x a day

Soloray Cool Cayenne 40,000 mg (after a meal – if any - burning eat bread)

NAC - 600 mg. 1 cap. 1x a day

Pau DTMArco 500 mg. 2 caps 1x a day


Natto-Kinase, 2,000 FU, 1 capsule a day

From: Mountain Rose Herbal []

Menthol Crystals – sprinkle into packets made out of Swiffer squares and stapled –then placed in chairs, couches, car, drawers. I use cut out squares of Swiffer cloth.

From: Natural Ginesis: [phone: 1-800-807-9350]

8 oz Bottle of Kleen Green – diluted 1 oz to 7 oz water. For bathing dog(s) once a week. [donTMt rinse off! ], and spraying on self if any itching, or pimples appear.

Artemesia tea – 1 rounded tsp of artemesia dropped into 1 qt. of boiling water; steep, and cool, and drink in two or three cupsful a day.

Replied by White Willow

Oregano oil....internally and externally. Be sure and get instructions for dilution because it will burn like hell. I take 2 drops in 5 drops of olive oil and put it at the back of my tongue and wait for awhile. Then swallow. For cleaning up the household, the dog, clothing; bedding; etc etc...use kleen green enzymes by natural ginesis.

Replied by White Willow

Oregano oil....internally and externally. Be sure and get instructions for dilution because it will burn like hell. I take 2 drops in 5 drops of olive oil and put it at the back of my tongue and wait for awhile. Then swallow. For cleaning up the household, the dog, clothing; bedding; etc etc...use kleen green enzymes by natural ginesis.

Replied by Lp

Ozone generator.....but carefully follow the instructions. Buy a new one...not used. Research the size unit you need.

Replied by Catherine

I have read many of these posts and tried some but I feel confident if I follow your treatment it will work. Thank you so much for sharing you won't know how many people you have helped. I will let you know how it works.

Replied by Debra
(Fayetteville Nc)

What is the amount of peroxide and borax?

Replied by Deb

Salt. I went through alot of this for a year & finally used plain Epsom salt on me and my pets. It took a little while, but it got rid of it after a few weeks.

Replied by Jacqueline

I love your advice. Can you tell me what I can expect as they die off. It seems like it is getting worse. I feel them popping out of my face only at night and when I am at my computer. But they have never itched.

Borax, Tea Tree Oil, H2O2, Vitamin E

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Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn Usa) on 09/05/2010
4 out of 5 stars


ON A ROLL, this is my third input today. This is not my procedure as I got it off this site, but I have refined it. I now only put the borax, tee tree oil and hydrogen peroxide solution in my nose where the hair follicles are. Also I have added Vitamin E for the oil. This is more effective and I have been doing this for several years. I have concluded that you never get rid of these buggers, you just control them.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn Usa)
5 out of 5 stars

HI U GOD FEARING PEOPLE DOIN, , , , , , , , , , ,

Well, I'm free of my mites. It was an interesting chore. At first I had no clue. The bumps were just erupting all over my body. I am SJS so it took me a few weeks to figure out what was going on. I first went to my regular doctor and he gave me Premethrin, which is useless as tits on a bore shoat. The mites eat this as dessert.

I learned that mites die at 120 degrees so I began a FIR sauna that was between 150 and 170 degrees. Following that I took a bath using 16 oz of H202 , a cup of Borax and a cup of Epson Salt. Half-way through the bath, I coated my body down with the strongest Cayenne Pepper sauce I could find. What lots of folks don't know is that Cayenne pepper is a natural insecticide. Then I coated my body down with what is equivalent to grain alcohol. None of this is original with me. I got all this off the internet. Listen up good folks, people on the internet will tell you their woes and you need to listen. Some are out in left field but you can figure that out pretty quick. One thing that I did as a Ch E is to buy the 10% Permethrin from the Co-op which is used for animals. I put that on the spots that I knew there were mites and coated that with DMSO gel. DMSO is the strongest solvent there is and will take whatever stuff you got to the problem. I also coated my body with H2O2 and Borax as Ted suggests.

My wife washed my sheets, clothes, and towes, etc. Every day with hot, hot water and borax. I think the thing that killed my critters is heat. I have spent the money to take care of all our old age problems like a Fir sauna and a Ozone generator.

I finally got to see a dermotologist and he put me on a total body jel , Triamcinolone Acetonide. However, the game was over. I had killed the crtitters with natural products. I do think that the sauna heat is what got the little devils.

I took specimans to the Dermotologist but initially he had no clue , so I may not have had scabies. I will let you know in a week or so.

Is life interesting or what ? ======RH=======

Thank you Earth Clinic for spreading the word.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile , Tn Usa)

HI U GOOD FOLKS DOIN, , , , , , , , , , ,

What a saga. I am telling you that your M.D. has no clue as far as parasites are concerned. I had a mite of some description but my dermatologist had idea what it was and did not send it off to be identified. Using 5 % Permethrin is useless as tits on a bore shote. The bugs have been immune to this strength for many years, but the M.D.'s have no idea.

I have defeated the little bastards and here is what I did. First, I have a FIR Sauna and I heated it up to 160 to 170 degrees and stayed in this heat for 20 minutes. They cannot stand this heat. That got most , but on the others I put 10 % Permethrin from the Co-op that they use on animals. On top of that I used DMSO to take it to the source. I also got into a tub of hot water that I had added 16 oz of Hydrogen Peroxide, a cup of Borax , and a cup of epsom salt. Half way through the bath I covered my body with the hottest cayenne pepper sause that our Mexican illegals can imagine. Cayenne is a natural insecticide. On completion of this procedure I then did what Ted says and that is to cover my body with a solution of Hydrogen peroxide and borax.

I then went to a dermotologist and learned the he had no clue. I did what he said but the game was already over. He did not try to learn anything about this parasite. He called it a rash. Kiss my grits. That is the reason that I rely on you folks for my good health.

What I think killed the critters is heat. My wife and I have not slept together since all this came about. If you cannot do this and protect your loved one, then you deserve whatever you get.

That is what an old farse thinks. =====RH=====

Replied by Van
(Houston, Texas)


Got mites and really need help? just got bit! Jst wondering if you know how I can get permethrin cream 10 %. Went to doctor got one 5% cream but refuse to give more. Also want to get info on Fir Sauna. I am a substitute teacher and really need help. Went to 2 dermatologist spent over $800. and no relief. Sincerely, Van

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

HI U VAN, , , , , , spent lots of time in Houston in '77 -'79 working on a Paper Mill design project.

Now listen up good buddy because you are going to have to get very, very serious to successfully address your problem. Everyone does . I suggest that you read every post on mites, scabies, etc on this site.

First, you are pissin in the wind by going to an MD except to give you prescriptions that you get off this site. They have never experienced what you are going through. You will have to address the mites in your skin and those that are in your clothes, bed sheets , floors , everywhere. Turn your hot water heater to 180 degrees and use only hot water and borax to wash your clothes, bedding , etc. Everything goes into a large plastic garbage bag. Clothing and bedding are changed daily. You have to sleep alone and don't touch anyone. Cover your mattress with a plastic zippered bag. Take a clothes lint roller and go over your sheets daily to keep track of your progress. The mites will be caught on the adhesive. Estimate them daily. Use only one set of sheets and only two sets of clothes. KISS, keep it simple stupid.

You will be killing critters every day but their eggs are hatching on a cycle and in another week you got a new team to mess with. This goes on for a couple of months if you stay with a good program.

Now Van, let's kill some dang mites. The 10% you are looking for is found at a farm Co-op as it's used on animals.... has to work. The drug folks don't want it to work for you, they just don't want you to die. It's the cancer and heart thing.

1. Go buy that and use it once a week for 3 weeks.

2. Now here's where you have to see a doctor. Get a prescription for Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment USP, 0.025% and coat your body 2X a day for two weeks and then one a day for a week. Cover you entire body from neck to toe. This will smother mites that were not killed by the insecticide.

3. Go to Walmart's Mexican section and buy the hottest liquid pepper they have. Buy Several boxes of 20 Mule team Borax. Buy 10 big bottles of Hydrogen peroxide.

4. Every morning and night, fill a tub of the hottest water you can stand. Add a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide and 2 cups of borax and 1 cup of baking soda. Soak for 30 minutes and stand up and coat your body with the liquid pepper sauce. Sit down and wash this off. Stand up again and spray down your body with a saturated borax solution. Let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse that off with a shower.

5.Treat your body with the 10% Permerthin weekly followed by the daily ointment.

Van , I did all of the above and learned that mites are killed at a high temperature. I also did that 2X a day in our FIR sauna set at 160 degrees.

I also corresponded with a lad in Ireland who suffered for 2 years until he used a Rife Machine and killed his in two weeks. I now have a Rife Machine. I also have a Zapper, which you may want to buy and try. No U.S. doctor has a Rife Machine as they are outlawed for doctors ... too effective and too cheap. Mexico has them.

I think I got my mites from an upscale hotel in Atlanta. I have learned that folks that travel and have mites change hotels rooms daily. Mites know no educational nor economic barrier. They just get everybody, including substitute teachers.

Van, all on this site will vouch I tell stories, but they are all 96.4% true. I reserve 3.6% for embellishment.

I wish you the best but you got to out smart these little buggers and you do that with knowledge and persistence.

==YO NEW BUDDY ......ORH======

Replied by Van
(Houston, TX)

I appreciate all the information. These thing are worst thing morning after trying several remedies. If fact I think I may be poisoning my self by drinking borax water, I have found several blister on several of my fingers? At its end almost cannot function. I have scars like someone has scratched me up. I have a mite in my face driving me crazy because it is around my eye. Do you know if a rife machine can be ordered from Mexico? Where can I find a zapper? How can I find a farm coop? Need to purchase items suggested?

I'm sorry I have so many questions, but what is a farm coop and what is H202. I know what H20 is.


For the mites on my face I use a thick gob of Vaseline with some camphur and tea tree oil. Slather this on thick I think it suffocates them. I put a thick gob of plain Vaseline in the corner of my eye and within 20 minutes the nasty things backed out. Kleen green everything and lysol spray. Don't forget to treat ur pets I am using a lime sulfur dip for the cat. I keep a jar of Vaseline and a spray bottle of alcohol, Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and camphur oil with me all the time to slather or spray any spots if I feel them crawling. I am also trying to build up my immune system as a weak immune system can let mites get out of control. In the morning I eat two raw cloves of garlic. Afternoon I take probiotics and evening I drink emergen-c and add apple cider vinegar to it. I think I am winning but won't feel safe for a few more weeks.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

HI U VAN, , , , , , , , , , , first thing is not to hit the panic button. Keep a cool tool. Me and this site will get you through yo troubles. Forget the Rife Machine unless someone in Houston that has one will take you on. They cost almost $ 5000 and it takes awhile to learn how to use it.

It took me a minute to learn that there are three Tractor Supply Stores near Houston that have the 10% Permethin or go on line and order it.

With this, I have concluded that you are lazy and I'm not doing your work for you. I have told you what to do, so do it. Won't tell you what I really think because the bosses on this site have me on probation. Get off your dead ass and help your self. You have been told what to do, now do it. Once you gather your supplies and get started on what this site tells you, then we will help you. I have had enough of your pity party , especially as a substitute school teacher.


Replied by Elizabeth Tan

For eyes infected with mites, try Cliradex. Tea tree oil works for me - it stops the itch only and one has to reapply - better than drugs.

Replied by Carolyn
(Penzance Cornwall Uk)

Honestly I had a 3 year fight with this & strong bicarb baths & a good dusting of Flowers of Sulfur all over repeatedly dayly worked. Then Kleen Green mixed with Dr Bronners Sal Suds into a liquid soap allso has worked on me as soap & in water on my animals & house has stopped them dead!! You need to do this every day. All of it include dusting your bed & furniture with the sulfur & wash or spray the Kleen Green on everything. No chemicals so well pleased with this result & the sulfur has a antdepressant uplifting affect. Persistance is definately the key cos it takes a while for the crawlings to stop completly!!

Replied by Jimbo

I did it! After 4 yr.s I"m finally free of mites! OH how good it feels to be normal again. I used just about all the things suggested on this site, but what I did different was to stay on antibiotics for the last year. I could"nt tell the doctors what I needed them for because they"ll think ur parapsychotic. I followed the protocol (vanderbilt university) as closely as possible.Find a way to get antibiotics. At the end of it I wore a zapper& magnetic bracelets too. Also very low carb diet, lost 20 lb.s almost killed me, but relocated again and they"re gone. Clove, peppermint, lavender, camphor, tea tree, neem oils neem tablets. Teds Borax and hp blend for spot treatment. Used borax and lysol laundry treatment for clothes. Just don"t tell ur doc what you want the anti biotics for. If you do they"ll withhold them from you. I had a derm plus another doc, I figured it out by accident. The antibiotics are a also a colon cleanse.I paid attention to my immune system too. I did"nt find neem tabs until the final few months, I think that may have been the final blow for them. My trick was to treat it internally as well as externally. I don't care what anybody tells you it is a blood and internal malady as well as external/skin. Cleanse inside and it will die off. Don"t give up! You can beat this, I did, it destroyed my life as I knew it but I"m still alive. You are not crazy! Do yourself a favor, don"t tell doctors what ur doing, and if you want to keep your friends don"t tell them either if you do you"ll soon find yourself abandoned. I hate to say that but it"s true. Just keep it to yourself! Your better off, when you do get better, you"ll hopefully still have a normal life to go back to.

Replied by Nancy
(New Jersey)

There is no way you can live with them, I Hope you live in a state that gets cold, just turn off the heat 32 degrees for 24 hours that will kill them!! Go to your doctor, get Permethrin cream, and Malathion for your hair . You need to do this at the same time put cream on then do your hair, sleep on it, if you do this, you should be good

Replied by Cassandra
(New York)

Thank you for the overview on your situation. I am currently taking Doxycycline. I've been suffering with the issue for almost five years. Often feel close to ending my life. You hit the nail on the head when you said you feel normal, again. I honestly can't remember how it felt to be well. I swear, I will never take my health for granted, again.

I need to be well. I am young, smart, educated, etc. Except, I think I am going crazy. I am so emotionally isolated with this condition. I can't really let anyone close to me physically or otherwise. I don't have furniture. Wash the same clothes over and over. It like the parasites have sucked all of the joy from my life.

I will check out the website you suggested. In the meantime, please check out the petition targeted at the C.D.C. to recognize that this is a real issue. We can't all be nuts.

P.S. I have to literally beg and not go to the same doctor when I need antibiotics. Do you mind if I ask you how you were able to get your medication? Thank you.

Replied by Ben
(Bremerton Wa)

What you seem to be describing is not a mite infestation but another disease called morgellons.

Mites dont crawl under your skin quite like you describe, they dont take 5 years to kill off and doxycycline would not be given for mites anyway.

Now on the other hand the classic signature of morgellons is a feeling like mites are burrowing through your skin living in your body constantly itching you unrelenting misery.

These things that protrude from your skin in morgellons are not living creatures, they are nano materials that self assemble in your body.

Our atmosphere is full of contaminants like this. Hmmm what is that white stuff up in the sky?

If it is possible have a skin sample done checking for agrobacteria.

The process of transforming natural crops into genetically modified crops uses a specific type of bacteria farmers call agro bacteria. This bacteria has an ability to snip dna fragments from plant and animal species and link them together in ways nature never intended

This is a common occurance in those who develop morgellons to have wierd freakish things come out of their skin.

The "mites" that are moving around coming through the skin of morgellons patients are not living things.

The fibers we will call them are often different colors. Blue is a common color.

The fbi forensic laboratory has a database of over 100,000 fiber types and extremely sophisticated analytical equipment. When they were asked to identify the fibers from a morgellons patient they could not find a match for some of them

Others with morgellons have found some but not all of the fibers could be identified as cellulose a plant fiber growing from a human body. Scientists think this could only occur after agro bacteria splices plant genetic material into the human body

Kinda makes a statement about the "safety" of gmo foods huh?. Those who develop morgellons often try countless external medications trying to control an internal problem.

Those who use electro medical devices usually find the most relief in the quickest time.

You are not crazy, the world is crazy and doctors can not help you with this one. Turn to others who have been battling morgellons for advice. The most competent doctor would be a highly educated lyme literate alt.

Many of the protocols for dealing with lyme should be used for morgellons as well since most people who are suffering are multi infected with a wide variety of organisms requiring a wide range of treatments to deal with the peculiarities of each one.

Google morgellons/ pulsed magnetic energy.tHis seems to be what most people are getting best results with.

Another thing that helps immensely is eboo extra corporeal blood oxygenation and ozonation.. This technique is illegal in the usa. Look for it off shore or mexico

Your chances of recovery depend on study study and more study.

Wish I could be of more help, look up my posts on lyme disease.

See ya.

Replied by KT

I had two fiber-like protrusions coming out of the top of one thigh and at a later time, one on the back of my arm between my elbow and shoulder. I scratched/pinched them off and they bled profusely for such tiny "nicks". I don't know if they were morgellons or not but thought I would mention this. Because our food has changed, I have had to change the way I eat so I cannot give an accurate report of how I was eating or what I was eating at the time of those discoveries. I also found two small areas on my mid-section that appeared to resemble clogged pores but did not heal after squeezing several times, like a blemish would.

I started to eat more yellow onions and garlic. I take ACV everyday. I put ginger, turmeric, garlic and cayenne on just about everything I eat and/or make teas. I also take tincture of Black Walnut. I don't know if it is the combination of all or any one that must have killed those "things" or prevented anymore from erupting. I previously had four "raised" areas, two on my neck, one on my shoulder and one on my shin removed in my PCP's office. They were removed years ago before the protrusions appeared. When those "raised" areas erupted, we were drinking whole milk that was not homogenized from free range dairy cows. I experienced neck and facial clogged pores that appeared to be tiny cysts. I called the dairy to see if they were feeding the cows corn. I was told they did. We then tried the homogenized whole but there was no change in my complexion. That's when my trial of switching to 2% milk proved beneficial because the "cysts" went away.

I no longer eat raw fruits/vegetables. My personal opinion is, since everything has been genetically modified in one way or another, assimilation is difficult. On a video done in the early 90's it was reported that our food has been engineered to last longer. This film started out by reporting that our food had been changing for over fifty years. I am alleging GMO's cannot be avoided just due to wind and bird droppings.

My husband and I found the free range, grass-fed animals we eat or get milk and eggs from was causing us more indigestion, constipation, kidney/bladder pain and incontinence. My husband was in so much pain, he told me not to buy anymore of that meat. Organics caused problems with yeast. We only tried eating free range and organic for several months. It was fortunate we discovered what was happening to us because that food was so expensive I was borrowing money from our CU to pay for it.

I think it's been over three years since we tried eating free range and organic but returned to what is more affordable. This is what happened to us.

Replied by Ben
(Bremerton, Wa)

KT, What you have is probably not morgellons but skin tags. Non bleeding dark colored fibers come out by the hundreds if not thousands in morgellons patients. Often the bathtub becomes filled with tiny particles resembling sand in the bottom of bathtub plus many more work out after toweling off .

Skin tags which are due to virus such as HPV are slow growing but well vascularised they bleed like crazy when disturbed or cut off

Acv seems to work ok for them.

Replied by L.
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Hi there, what is the ration to your borax, tea tree oil, h20 and vitamin E? Thanks so much!, L.

Replied by Cathi

Did the zapper and rife machines work?

Replied by Xoxom
(Vta Ca)

How long do you sit in sauna?

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Posted by Izzy3 (Sebastian, Florida) on 10/15/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I am a sufferer for 1 year now of some invisible biting mite, or so I thought, now I feel it might be the Sticktight Flea which also can't be seen without magnification, I noticed the things coming off my body are things exactly like the 3 stages of this biting Burrowing blood sucking creature, it also loves to live in peoples ears ! Which has been my distress for 9 months now in the left ear, however by chance I stumbled upon a site staing that fleas do not like Brewers Yeast, it's used for fleas and other bugs on dogs cats and livstock, so I'm giving it a try, you can find the tablets in grocery stores usually in vitamin section, don't take more than reccomended doseage, especially if on other meds. If you walk in a room and suddenly feel them on your calves or upper body, think about it, fleas are able to jump, mites can't ! we might have some of them too but I am getting reaction from the yeast with the ones in my ears, they are not happy . I'm also on ph drops to build my alkaline and immune booster caps.Good Luck to all fellow sufferers.

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

I picked up a can of brewer's yeast and it said on the can that if you have an allergic reaction to penicillin, you should NOT use it. Be careful!

Replied by Eve
22 posts

Unfortunately your jumping flea is a mite called Cheylietella. I've fought these pests since 2010 and finally found a white speck in pc that moved so ran to the States Chief entomologist and he diagnosed it as the Cheylietella mite. To make things worse for you, you inject these things day and night, they get in your blood stream, THEN THEY CAN BECOME WORMS. so you need to start cleaning your gut as well as house, you, pets, hubby if you have one. The latest parasite discovered in 2013 is called Rope Worm, it is still so new that even the doctors who will treat you probably don't know about them but they are there. 2nd stage you will see clear bubbles in your stools, they expel the bubble to move about in your intestines. My best remedy so far is spraying day and nite with 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, using it full strength. in my town, Walmarts can't keep HP instock and then we go for almost a week before they can restock plus the same thing with 70% rubbing alcohol. That is the other thing I spray with a lot. A medical school has proven that in killing mites it takes 4 minutes for rubbing alcohol to kill them and 15 minutes for Tea Tree Oil to kill'em. I spray my body with HP before I get in the shower, let it set 5 or so minutes, shower, spray again and if these fool things are embedded in your skin the HP will sting a few minutes and when it drys up yu will feel these tiny things that have popped out of your skin and hanging on your skin. They also don't like Oregano Oil so I mix it with Peppermint oil and water and spray with that but my best results is still HP. I have even had a heart attack plus stent which the doctors told me that I should not have had a heart attack, they didn't come out and say mites are in your blood stream but said "something showed up we don't see very often" I use to be an RN so they knew what they were saying I would pick up on. I've contacted the Senators, Congress people and they all have told me to go to the Health Dept. The Health Dept hung up on me when I mentioned "mites". We have one certified Horticulturist in our town and he says this place is working alive with all kinds of mites and bed bugs. The pest people won't even come out if you mention mites. Hope my saga helps a few and wish you the very best. I'm 89 and I'll be damn if I let these things kill me, they're trying real hard but it ain't going to happen. Also, put your faith in God and let's all do a lot of praying. lol

Replied by Nancymastella

You need to call your doctor tell him you need selenium sulfide shampoo 2.25 percent prescription use it for 7 days all over your body hair two let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse it off. After the 7th Day, shampoo twice a week until they're gone. Do not drink any alcohol has something to do with dehydration of your body you can have a beer if if you drink it but no alcohol liquor. Meanwhile clean your house steam your floors spray with Permethirn.


2 User Reviews
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Posted by Philip (Toronto, Ontario) on 05/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Guys, I suffered from an internal mite infestation for a long time and have it under control now using Cayenne Pepper... It is the only thing that has worked for me. I make a tea with it, add honey and ACV. I have gotten my life back after a nightmare 9 months.

Please share this with others. Thank you!!

Replied by Suzi

Philip: How much cayenne do you use and how do you make the tea? How long have you been drinking this? What were your symptoms and have they been totally eliminated? I am on my 9th month now with them everywhere.

Replied by Sally
5 out of 5 stars

Cayenne really helps, I drink it every day in a soy/black tea mixture. I also add EmergenC and some tumeric. I drink it on ice, it tastes good. Also, I use a liquid band aid over the mite burrows which stops the hatched mites from escaping. It takes a few days of keeping the spots sealed but they will eventually die and heal up.

Replied by Darbs
(PA, US)

Hi, I am seeing your great recipe for the tea. If you please could answer a few questions... I am going on 14 months now. Did you need to do the vacuuming everyday? Seems when it's internal it sloughs off the skin. Also do you have a dog and and suggestions for the pup. Very desperate here. But the big question, did you finally rid yourself??

Replied by Kathy
(Cameron, Texas)

What are the measurement of each ingredients for the tea?

Replied by Mary
(Regina, Saskatchewan)

I think I may have them. So upset. So itchy!!! It started itching worse when I took the borax internally. Am scratching my chin and back raw. Bath in borax does not help. How did u know u had them? What did the cayenne do and how long did it take?

Cedar Oil

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5 star (1) 

Posted by Ann (Asheville, NC) on 03/28/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Dear sister and fellow sufferers: After trying EVERYTHING, I finally mixed full-strength Cedar Oil Vet's Choice (enough to spread on body)with a little glycerine, maybe a tablespoon or two. After soaking in the borax/peroxide bath and drying with towel, spread this mixture over your skin. I use one of those puffy long-handled back brushes. It will be sticky. Get into your long pajamas so it doesn't make a mess everywhere. Remember that glycerine attracts moisture from the air. I have to change my nightshirt twice within a couple of hours. I am retired and at home so I can leave the mixture on all night and the next day too. Now the good part, after your next borax/peroxide soak look at what's floating on the water...clumps and clumps of tiny white larva! I'm 81, and haven't noticed or felt any adverse effects from the full-strength Vet's Choice.

Now, for the itching: Noxzema does a marvelous job of cooling the skin and stopping the itches and it's el cheapo. So does Absorbine Veterinary Liniment. I get both the gel and the liquid. I put the liquid in a spray bottle to spray around my ankles and bottoms of jeans. There's plenty of alcohol in both, so be careful around open cuts and sores. There's also good stuff in it like wormwood, etc.

Best wishes to you all.

Choriopete Mite

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn. ) on 09/03/2014

HI U NEIGHBORS, , , , , , , , ,

I need some consultation. I just got my DNA test back from my MD turned Homeopathic doctor and my problems are too long to list, so I just want to address one. That is the Choriopete Mite. They are microscopic and feed on the skin of animals like horses, sheep, etc. They are supposed to itch. I read all I can on the internet and pulled out my Hulda Clark book. This is my second test for this critter to appear. The only place on my body that shows a rash is my ankles and this showed up when I crushed my t 12 vertrabre. My ankles swoll and I assumed that they were all related. Now I'm not so sure.

I'd especially like Bill and Timh to review what treatment I'm about to do. I can get 10 % Premetrin at the Farmer's Co-op , spread that on my ankles and cover that with 50% DMSO. That should kill the buggers and I will detox the insecticide later. As a Ch. E. I need the advice of folks smarter me.

When I really get a good case of the ass it is usually at my self. It has taken me 6 months to get to this spot. I should have seen this earlier.

On a lighter note, me and Ms Conn and daughter are headed to St George's Isl. for a week. They will sunbath and I'll study how to get my gimlet ass to age 92. That will take the help of my Earth Clinic friends.

One last comment, If you have cancer, get in touch with THE INDEPENDENT CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION. They will give you low cost natural treatment alternatives and all for free. What treatment is your decision.

Ya'll behave for a change. ==Ole RH==

Replied by Timh
2083 posts

O.R.H. I often muse on what exactly is missing in your treatment as you are doing advanced or extended protocols w/ limited effect. One of the greatest discoveries in Alternative Cancer treatment is the presence of protective fibrin coating of cancer cells. Conventional & Alternative treatments are often ineffective because the intelligent c cells are protected. In this case, take Serrapeptase or Nattokinase to remove the fibrin coating and "bam" your treatments work as they should.

Same kinda thing going on w/ the Mites except they proly have the "Chitin" coating same as fungal cells. In this case take the chitin inhibitor Lufenuron and then treatments can be effective.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

HI U Timh, , , , , , , , , , at first I thought you were pulling my leg, but the internet says otherwise. It appears, for parasites we would do better going to a veterinarian than to an MD.

Thanks for your counsel. ===OLE RH==

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Timh, would Serrapeptase or Nattokinase or Lufenuron work externally on a skin C, for example?

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

HI U MMSG AND TIMH, I struck while the poker was hot and coated my ankles with the 10 % Premethrin this morning and topped that with 70% DMSO gel. Yesterday I started with the Holistic protocol that my doctor recommended which is absorbed under the tongue. That is followed up with 3 oz of water that has the mite frequency embedded in it. This is the same principle at the Rife Machine except the frequency comes internally instead of externally.

I won't do the insecticide for another week but during that time I will use a sulfur gel compound daily. I have cured too many mange dogs in my life with sulfur and burnt motor oil and it worked every time. I have no clue where the mites are located but my ankles are the only place that my skin is not normal.

I also will use my parasite zapper while on vacation. If the mites go away, we will not know why. I used the same approach in strightening out stinking pulp mills . I shotgunned and the company made money but never knew exactly how the problem was solved. I just want to rid myself of mites and could care less how I did it. I'll leave that to the wormy college professors to study.

========OLE ROBERT HENRY======

Replied by Angie
(Rockfalls, Illinois)

i would like to know what the pill that dissolves under tongue with frequency is called. I need help desperately bad.

Citric Acid

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Posted by Jones (London, Uk) on 06/03/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Here's a tip for my fellow mite suffers:

I've tried almost everything recommended on the "Mite Infestation Cures" thread but I recently found that CITRIC ACID on my skin is the best treatment for me so far for what is most likely bird mites ("invisible" skin mites - see below for a description): as efficient as vinegar and salt but without the bad smell and much, much cheaper.

BACKGROUND. I've noticed that citric acid is the key ingredient in various natural mite products, for example:

1. from, where it says

"Both GC-Mite (cottonseed, clove, and garlic oil) and Bugzyme (citric acid) were most effective against the twospotted spider mite (≥90% mortality)."


2. An anti-mite product I bought for laundry treatment whose active Ingredients are simply Citric Acid 2.25%, Sodium Chloride (i.e. regular table salt) and 0.6%, Potassium Sorbate 0.06%. It also contains the inert (inactive) ingredients water, vinegar and salt. I tried this on my skin and it stopped the itching immediately (but temporarily - needs to be replied after a while). The product is called "Eradicator Laundry Treatment", but since I'm poor I had to resort to buying the ingredients separately (7 dollar's worth of Citric Acid makes more than 10 litres at 4% concentration).

I use a concentration of 3-4% citric acid in water, about 1% salt, and I also add a few drops of vinegar plus a few drops of a few essential oils. WARNING: Citric Acid is a skin irritant. I feel a burn from around 4% BUT my skin is not very sensitive (for example, I get no burns from mustard powder, which some people on this site had huge problems with). Yesterday, I used coconut oil instead of water (which is apparently one of the best oils for skin penetration), and found this to burn less. I will there for try higher concentrations too, and also try combining it with other oils, such as neem oil and tea tree oil.

To complete the list of what I've tried

- Almost every essential oil mentioned in the "Mite Infestation Cures" thread, including neem oil (limited success, but I will try higher concentrations)

- Kleen Green (almost zero impact on the itching)

- Mustard powder (some small success)

- MSM externally (reasonable success)

- diatomaceous earth externally (no success)

- MDM and diatomaceous earth internally (no improvement noticed after two weeks, but I think this may still be good long-term)

- vinegar and salt (as mentioned above): works as well as citric acid and salt, but impossible to use in public

NB: I measure success only in terms of immediate end to itching - I have no idea of impact on eggs.

Thanks everyone who has given mite advice earlier! Since different kind of mites may require different treatment, perhaps it would be helpful if all of you can explain your symptoms briefly. In my case, the mite symptoms are:

- they get into my ears and nose, are worst (most active) on eyebrows, eyelashes, lower legs and back.

- they are most active early morning and in the afternoon

- they become more active as soon as I lie still in the dark

- they sometimes bite but leave no marks

Finally, it's easy to lose all hope. But I get some comfort from the following thoughts:

Many posters seem to have found a solution. If this doesn't work for you, perhaps it's just a matter of trying for longer, and with higher concentrations. Also, this topic is still "new", with most posts just a few years old. As the problem becomes more known, more people will experiment with new solutions and eventually we'll hopefully hear about something revolutionary.


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