Thanks for Earth Clinic I was totally free from mites pick up from handling fire wood. My doctor had prescribed medication that I had read on Earth Clinic was very toxic and didn't work that well. I didn't want any part of this if I could avoid it. I also read someone on Earth Clinic recommended Diatomaceous Earth which I have used for years for internal parsites with great success. I decided to try the diatomaceous earth first. Wasn't real sure it would work because the mites are in my skin not inside of me. Since diatomaceous earth is non toxic I wanted to try it first. Have to interject I did try other topical remedies - different essential oils and others things with no relieve. I am amazed in 3 days of diatomaceous earth no mites. I took 1 heaping teaspoon in a half of glass of water a day. I did have trouble with the mites remaining in my hands. I read in the Young Living desk reference book that equal amounts of peppermint oil and oregano oil would kill chiggers or ticks. I mix these two together and experienced lots of itching for about 30 seconds and then they died. Thanks Earth Clinic and all of those who post here.
Better But With Side Effects
Toledo, Ohio, Usa
Bed Bugs: I used disinfectant spray, then dried it with a hair dryer, replaced my mattresses and they disappeared.
I have had fantastic results treating mites and sores that won't heal with dry mustard. What I do is mix 1 teaspoon cold water to 1 teaspoon dry ground mustard. Stir well. Let stand for 10 minutes. Then add about 2 teaspoons coconut oil and mix well. Next add 2-3 ounces of a good lotion, mix well. Then I add about a teaspoon of glycerin and mix well. The dry mustard will burn your skin if too much is used. I also mix the mustard mix with a antifungal shampoo (head and shoulder). Wash my entire body and hair with shampoo mix and let stay on skin a few minutes. Rinse well. After drying off I put the lotion mix on my entire body. I have used lotion several times a day at the beginning. I put it on my face at night, putting thick on eyebrows. Right before bed, I lightly put on eyelashes. But be careful if you use by eyes. Mustard will burn the heck out of your eyes if it gets in or very close to them. Store bought Prepared mustard will not work. And I will repeat: MUSTARD CAN AND WILL BURN YOUR SKIN IF USED TOO STRONG.
I'm going to sum up 1.5 years of hell very briefly:
Stayed at a cheap hostel in Thailand when I ran out of money temporarily. Started getting big welts, "bites" that were incredbly itchy, on my legs. Became extremely depressed for months because I thought I had bed bugs. Finally realized that I had never seen a bed bug, even when I'd scoured the apartment looking for them. Became sure that I must have bird mites, remained depressed while trying to figure out resolution to the problem. Eventually I realized that bird mites are also visible, and I saw nothing. What I'd had the whole time was dust mites. You may not have bed bugs or bird mites or whatever kind of mite you think you have. Controlling humidity, cleaning, etc., is necessary to control dust mites if you're allergic. You will read that dust mites don't bite. They don't, but if you are allergic, you will get big itchy welts that look exactly like a bug bite. You have to treat for the problem that you have, and extermination is not required to get rid of dust mites. Anyway I'm free from these welts that made me feel like a leper and ruined a year and a half of my life; I hope if you have dust mites you figure it out sooner rather than later and can move on from it. :)
Also, I think it would be helpful to have different categories on here for different mites. I also suffer from demodex and the cure for demodex is going to be something totally different than the cure for dust mites. These are different mites.
This is an alert for everyone. I am looking for help from regular posters and anyone who knows something.
I have a long sleeved blue cotton t-shirt from a real big super store. When I wore it at night, there was severe stinging in patches. I was in denial and washed it with Borax. Wore it one more time and then threw it into the garbage after the same type of intense needle like stinging in patches at night. That was on my torso.
However, the deed was done. Wore a night dress I hadn't worn for a year as it is for winter. I had already passed on to this garment. Again, into the garbage. I discovered raised bites in the shape of a horseshoe to my horror. Because of a previous poster's mite success story, I had purchased online an enzyme cleaner that just came in handy. These things I have now are different! Second night they attacked my torso and I reached for the spray bottle. All quiet but in the morning more bites to see in the mirror, bigger and better. I searched this section for Ted's morgellons treatment. They were two chemicals. Does anyone know? He said to use these as soap on the body.
The company who sells this enzyme cleaner told of many desperate calls from all over the world from people hit by this plague, partly caught from newly bought clothes.
A chicken keeper who posted here recently said that enzyme cleaner was the only thing that helped and cured the mite problem. And I remember that years ago, I saw another post on EC by a lady that claimed success with enzyme cleaner for mites.
I tried to find it in the stores without success till I found info. online. I have to study that now. So now know that brand new clothes can be like a Trojan horse. It is difficult to know if such a garment came from China or elsewhere.
Any suggestions, please.
EC: Om, Ted's most recent post:
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 10/12/2014
The easiest treatment for Morgellons is to obtain tetrasodium EDTA and take a bath with it and use that like a soap. Ted
Hope Bc Canada
I just consulted with a naturopath here in Seattle who said, emphatically, please do NOT ingest essential oils, especially these listed here (clove, cinnamon, etc. ) They are very caustic and can cause kidney and liver damage.
Los Angeles, Ca
A good way to effectively kill all the bugs on your body is simply to bathe each night. The bugs cannot breath underwater. I also recommend using some eucalyptus, tea tree, or pennyroyal oil (toxic use with caution) along with a half a cup of vinegar in the bath as the bugs are not fond of the smell. Always wash your sheets and clothing frequently, and spray rugs and furniture with a mixture of rubbing alcohol, vinegar, tea tree, and either eucalyptus or pennyroyal oil. Only a few drops of each oil is needed.
Los Angeles, Ca USA
Topical Garlic for Mites
Crush 4 large cloves of garlic & macerate with mineral oil(baby oil) or bath oil(bath oil is a soluble mineral oil, & for this application, worth the cost)
Let the mix steep for several hours, then crush through a fine sieve.
For mineral oil, add a little liquid soap or bath wash, to emulsify with water.
Add enough water to make the mix liquid, especially if you want to spray it on. Add some lemon juice to reduce the smell ( it does smell! The active part is apparently the smelly part, so no luck there). It may burn, so add as much water as you need.
Rub the mix wherever the mites are. They hate it & it kills them. They seem not to come back. Any further bites just rub with the oil, or hold them down with a garlicky finger. Mine would attach to the skin so I needed to scrape them back with a fingernail.
My infestation is probably bird mites & is highly resistant to permethrin products (applied in concentrations both absurdly high & totally irresponsible) & slightly deterred by tea tree oil but the garlic mix gets a whopping 9 dead bugs out of 10 for stopping power & revenge value.
Keep away from eyes!
The is adapted from a Depression era insecticide recipe which works really well.
Garlic stores it's winter food just above the ground, where all the bugs & bacteria live, so it's chemical protection needs to be good. The mite family has 50 000 species & pre-dates insects, so they know a thing or two about adapting to local conditions.
Hope this helps you murder those suckers.
Sydney, Nsw Australia
Vaaldam, Gp South Africa
I have struggled with a severe infestation for 9 months now and have tried most remedies here with varying success but never been cured. I thought about garlic a while ago but saw reports by some people saying tablets were not making much of a difference. Then I came across a separate article by Dr Edward Group recommending fresh garlic tea for enhanced immunity and I thought I would have a go.
Method: slice 1 large or 2 smaller cloves thinly to expose as much surface area of garlic as possible. Put in a cup and cover with boiling water for 10 minutes. It is important to put a saucer or cover over the cup to prevent garlic oils from evaporating.
After one cup I felt a gazillion mites exploding under my skin, like tiny fireworks going off for a good 15 minutes. Day 2 I had 3 cups throughout the day. Not a single crawl felt again. I am continuing for a while as my cats have the mites and apparently garlic is toxic to cats - so until they are are cured I'm drinking the tea.
I am so happy!!!!! So easy and cheap - I can't believe how hard we struggle and yet the cure is so simple. I would also recommend spraying bed linen, carpets and shoes with salt water to kill ones in the environment. I also put salt in my shower puff and rinse my hair in salt water. It has been effective but the garlic tea has been the real mite exterminator!! It makes sense that the only effective cure is going to be from the inside. Please try this - you will be so glad that you did!! Xx
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Just answered a question our new boy, Van, put to me about mites. I then went on to read what was in the archives. Most folks have Demodex mites their entire lives to one degree or another. I have had them and they are kind of a pain, but all live with them their entire lives. Yep, your nose can be red along with your eye lids. Not a crisis. These are microscopic. You are just not pretty.
On the other hand the one's my new friend, Van has, will put you in the top of a tall, tall pine tree. There is no way you can live with these dang buggers.
Here's my point. Mites are not mites, and this site needs to figure out how they can be categorized. Ain't no way drinking ACV gonna cure the mites that are under your skin and you can see. We are talking apples and oranges and misleading lots of folks.
I know I stirred the pot, but it needed stirring.
You can use Kleen Green by Natural Ginesis directly on your skin and in your hair (home as well). We tried just about everything for chicken mites and this was the only thing that worked in the end. It is completely non toxic!!!
In May, 2009, my mother died in the hospice ward of a decrepit hospital that allows and encourages wild animals into its grounds right up to the building itself.
When they returned her clothing, I found three neatly-folded hospital blankets at the bottom of the bag. They were caked with mud, animal droppings, bloodstains, and unknown debris.
From that bag, my home was infested with bedbugs and permethrin-resistant fleas, and I was infested with scabies. For almost a year, two pest control companies couldn't eliminate the fleas. I finally imported diatomaceous earth from the US and they all died in four days.
The scabies were also permethrin-resistant (Lyclear Dermal Cream and Derbac M all failed) so I tried Kleen Green. Inside a month I was clear.
But I was left with incessant tickles, "stinging, " and crawling sensations, as well as a little itching.
Two dermatologists and a psychiatrist diagnosed delusional parasitosis. None followed the protocols for making such a diagnosis, none would examine my photographic images, and I was given anti-psychotic injections (Risperidone) for a year without my knowledge or informed consent and instructed to ignore the sensations as they were just "transient itches."
For the full horror story, as well as many images of insects in hair follicles and sebaceous plugs, damaged and discoloured skin, please visit my website:
Thanks to a kind commenter on my site, I found Earth Clinic and all these possible remedies from kind and helpful people.
Thanks to the ludicrous delusional diagnosis, these insects have now had two and half years to spread over my entire body, from scalp to soles of feet. The only areas they haven't populated are the palms of my hands and my penis. I even have them in my anus, up my nostrils, and in my ear canals. My skin everywhere is dry, flakey, and itching has increased. Life is hell.
I've been drinking unpasteurised ACV "with mother" for over a month (three tablespoons in warm water taken with food three times daily) and have noticed only a very slight improvement.
I also take two heaped tablespoons of food-grade diatomaceous earth in a half-pint of water at about 7:30 each evening.
I shave my head and face every night before bed with shaving oil, then apply a moisturiser with aloe vera.
I was about to start spraying my body with a 50/50 dilution of the ACV when I found Ted's internal borax and baking soda remedy. I'm about to go mix up my first batch now but I'm a bit confused.
1. How do you measure 1/4 of a teaspoon?
2. Another post here mentions adding a capful of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the water as well. Ted doesn't say to do this, so is it correct?
3. Ted's remedy on the Rosacea thread only mentions adding borax to the water - no baking soda. Why the difference?
4. In Ted's external borax remedy, he mentions using a "borax saturated solution" (what's that?) with 1% hydrogen peroxide but doesn't say what proportions of each to use. Anyone know the answer to this?
5. I'm 60 years old, osteoporotic, and partially disabled due to a spinal injury so there are parts of my body I can't reach. Consequently, I have to use a spray bottle or a long-handled applicator for my back. How important is it to massage this mixture into the skin? And how often should this external treatment be done?
Well, that's it for the moment. Thank you for your time, attention, and patience. I wish you all the very best of luck with these demons. And if you want to see the images the dermatologists turned their backs on, please check out my site.
San Francisco, Usa
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Roanoke, Va, Usa
I just got some hemp oil from the health food store and wondered what is the best way to use it to enhance my efforts to rid myself of the internal bird mite infestation and/or possible morgellons? Should I use it in an oil pulling routine?
Please somebody respond soon. I have posted three times in the past two days, and would love some feedback.
Los Angeles, California, Usa
Hi, I am suffering from a mite infestation, and want to begin the borax treatment. My question is that in order to increase alkalinity in my system, I have been drinking multiple cups of green tea per day for a few weeks now. In view of the flouride issue, should I stop doing this while taking the borax? Will it be counterproductive? I am also taking 300 mg of MSM per day. Will this do anything either beneficial or counterproductive?
Tried about everything. Going on 2 yrs. boyfriend, dog, daughter, her boyfriend and soon 2 b newborn (really scary). Damn docs think your crazy even though I have the sores. Now really bad sores everywhere. Will try borax again. Want 2 order terpinen online. So sick and tired. At times just resolve to have this forever, as I refer to "them" as my coffin bugs. My scalp all over, face/jaw line, arms, buttocks, upper legs. Moved 4 times. Lost everything.
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