I tried the hydrogen peroxide and borax solution on my hair for dust mites. I kept the solution on for a little while. When I washed my hair normally very dark brown) turned blondish orange. Now my hair is falling in clumps. It is literally melting in my fingers. I use to have a head full of extremely healthy thick and long hair. I can't recognize myself in the mirror. Any suggestions? Please help this is very frightening.
(Seattle, Washington, Us)
re: Mite Infestation -- I, too, like others have suffered similar ailments--intense itching and red, swollen bites on upper part of body for three years, and until recently, my face. I am of African descent and my skin does not heal well, after any kind of bruising. When the redness and itching finally go away, I'm left with lots of black spots. Needless to say, it leaves me quite depressed and I'm not able to wear short sleeves, shorts or go to the beach (due to eczema on the lower part of my body). Well, I though it was bedmites or dustmites and replaced my mattress and linens and even wash these in hot water, ammonia and borax every couple of days. But almost every morning when I wake up, I find more red bumps.
Well, much thanks for Earthclinic!!! After reading many testimonials on different skin issues, I purchased ACV to neutralize my body's acidity and Organic Coconut Oil for eczema, etc. I was still getting my usual number of bites and tried 3% Hydrogen Peroxide for the itching; it helped for a couple of hours. Just by chance, I read about the lady who had tried Pond's face cream with the intent to "suffocate" the mites and I reasoned that coconut oil has such tremendous healing properties--bacterial/viral/fungual; this just might work. So, I put some on all over my face, chest and arms where I had bites and voila! The itching subsided within several minutes and by the end of the next day, the swelling and redness was 97% gone and I still have NO more itching!!! (I've also been taking the coconut oil internally but not diligently as I should be.)
I'm so ecstatic to share this with others and hope that you would have as much success as I did.
P.S. Ted, can you share any light on this. Also, since using ACV and baking soda, my eczema has flared up. I'm now trying baking soda only. (I also suffer from chronic BV).
Hi, I want to start by thanking everyone on this site for your great advice and suggestions. I am still not sure what I had (bird mites, morgellons, parasites, scabies from hell) or how I got it but I am sooooo glad that its finally gone. It started around February of this year. Every night when I got into bed, I would be attacked. Bites, sharp painful stinging sensations all over my body. Like others, I thought it was bed bugs, but as much as I looked I could never find one. Whatever this is, it is so small that you cannot see it, but you can definitely feel it and it is torture!
In the beginning of this nightmare, I would spray my sheets and body with OFF every night and that would help me sleep. And, I just assumed that whatever this was, it would eventually go away. However, after about a month the OFF stopped working and the biting got worse and I started to itch….constantly. And, I had bite marks all over my stomach, thighs and back. Then I searched online and found that I was not alone. This is a huge problem that's affecting a lot of people.
So, I started trying different things that I read about. Some things didn't work at all (Vaseline, lemon juice, etc) and other things would help but they would never cure (tea-tree oil, coconut oil, sulfur, borax, hydrogen peroxide, Windex, bleach, epsom salts, etc). And, the biting wasn't just at night anymore, it had progressed to the feeling of biting and crawling all day long and all over my body, even my scalp and genital area. I was afraid to visit family and friends or invite them to my home because I didn't want them to be infected. I stopped hugging and touching people altogether and became a recluse.
I was vacuuming daily, keeping my dirty clothes and clean clothes in sealed garbage bags, changing my sheets daily, putting all kinds of sprays and oils on my skin. I even threw out my mattress and bought a new one and put a zippered plastic cover from Target on it. I also noticed that it would get worse around the full moon every month. During the full moon, I would literally have to take Benadryl and cry myself to sleep.
After months of endless torture, sleepless nights, crying, wondering “why me?”, I finally got some relief from Lugol's Iodine Solution, Oil of Oregano, Hibiclens Soap and positive thinking. I have been consistently using these “cures” daily for about two months and I am finally free. I take a few drops of the Lugol's Iodine twice a day (in the morning and before bed), I take one Oil of Oregano softgel in the morning and I take my shower at night with the Hibiclens soap. I use an off brand of the soap that I got from Meijer and I put it in an old soap bottle with a foam dispenser to save money. I absolutely love this soap! It gets me cleaner than any soap I have ever used and you only need to use a small amount.
Also, I use positive affirmations throughout the day to help me get through the day. I now only vacuum once a week and I put my bedding in the freezer in the morning and take it out before bed. I vacuum my car once a week and spray it daily with rubbing alcohol. It is now August and as I sit here at my computer, I feel NOTHING. No itching, No crawling, No biting. I think what worked for me was really fighting it internally because prior to starting the iodine and oregano, I was mainly focusing on my environment. Once I started the iodine and oregano (and Hibiclens), within 2 months I was cured. I hope my story helps.
(Hope Bc Canada)
re: American Biotec Labs ionic silver and JohnEllis.com water machine -- I have largely healed, very clear skin now after years of various illnesses and almost two years of hell w/ rashes, itches, lesions. Healed with about a half bottle a day of ABL silver taken as a gulpful several times a day. I also used vaseline, even on my head, and slept in it. Joy dishwashing detergent will get it out after a couple hair washings. Vaseline seemed to choke them off, make them come out, and was very soothing.
This recipe sounds like it should work very well. I plan to try it soon.
We have had great success in reducing the numbers of mites & symptoms using MSM Sulfur, clove oil & eucalyptus oil in a lotion base after showering with sulfur soap but a few are still getting through & making a home under our skin.
We have a colloidal silver machine & make our own to take orally. I will make extra for this and purchase teh Coconut oil & W salve. We used to use the W salve back in the early 90's and it healed burns like nothing else. I hope these two extra items are the missing link we need to completely heal. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
(Fort Laurderdale, Fl)
I have cured Cheyletiella and also skin yeast infection with this recipe. It took me 11 months, a lot of research and was hit and miss until I finally came up with the following. Please pass this along because I know what it is to suffer with this, and I have never had anything worse.
Here is my remedy-
2 oz. Virgin coconut oil heated to where it is just melted
2 oz of colloidal silver (This is important - it must be at least 50ppm. I make my own. )
1 oz of red liquid liniment from old company established in 1868 starts with "W", which contains camphor, capsicum and spruce oil
1/2 oz. Liquid vitamin E which helps the skin to heal faster and reduce scarring
1/2 tsp. MSM
15-20 drops clove oil
Shake to mix and apply on skin once daily until the mites are gone. It is actually very soothing. It also worked on the dog. I sprayed straight colloidal silver on the cat as needed. Any area that itched I sprayed and it seems to kill them within seconds, but again, it has to be at least 50ppm. You will stop itching within days, and should be mite free in less than two weeks.
(Southern Cal., US)
I saw kerosene recommended on this site - it was something I hadn't tried and after almost 3 years of this mite plague and severe scarring to my face, I was ready to do anything. I used a spray bottle and sprayed my scalp at the roots (sectioned hair into 4 sections and did one at a time) sprayed my whole body, including face and neck and went to bed.
I used rubbing alcohol to spray my bed headboard and any fabric furniture and rugs in the house. Put all laundry including coats I haven't worn for ages in the washing machine using Dr Bronners Castile Soap and filled the machine drawer with table salt. I bought tobacco and put some in all of my shoes. Dusted cats with diatomaceous earth, colloidal silver in their ears and every 3 days I will spray them down with tobacco juice.
I was so apprehensive about using highly flammable substance on myself that I first patch-tested the paraffin (kerosene) on my leg - no burning or itching after a couple of hours so I diluted with hemp oil (about half and half) and covered myself. I had a great night's sleep and there was no crawling at all the following day. I am one of those people they LOVE. I saw a post from someone called Shirley on here saying that this was how she was cured.
Kerosene was used back in the day for many remedies, but the pharma industry has put out a lot of misinformation out saying how dangerous it is. Even the bottle I bought states that it should not come into contact with skin. They legally have to state that due to lobbying from the pharma industry. My skin was so dry and scaly from all the remedies and yet it did not burn or sting. This has by far been the most effective. I can also vouch for juice plus capsules - expensive but they do keep the numbers down. I was drinking neem powder mixed into water and this helped a lot but over time I became chronically dehydrated as it is so astringent.
I will continue to do this every 4 days (as the original poster did) but I can say with confidence that this is hands down the most effective thing I have done so far.
I know that we are all desperate in this situation. But please do not harm yourselves. The MSDS sheet for kerosene says:
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator). Severe over-exposure can result in death.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer).
"The substance is toxic to the nervous system. The substance may be toxic to blood, kidneys, liver, central nervous system (CNS). Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs."
I personally would never ingest Borax or put on my skin. MSM Sulfur is totally safe to digest, pour liquid in your ears & nose, apply to skin even in high doses. It is healty & beneficial for you. Please check into this healthy alternative. Studies have shown that MSM sulfur kills mites within 4 minutes.
(Hope Bc Canada)
Lamp Oil, Borax
Well, I finally fixed it. Killed all the mites. Thanks and much thanks to Ted's borax remedy. However, what killed them fast is plain old lamp oil, coal oil, purified kerosene. Put in a sprayer bottle and went to town with the purified lamp oil sold in crafts store for the hurricane style lamps. Not much smell. Used the oil on my hands to treat my face. Really sprayed my long hair and scalp.didnt burn or have but one side effect-- brought all those critters up from underneath the skin and they chewed their way up. Looked like a sunburn where they were, and welts formed. But I kept dosing it the next day and the next and it dried them up. Itches were gone in 4 hours. First night I have slept thru the night in four years. At first I thought the lamp oil had burned me, but then I realized that it was only red where i was itching. Even my face and eyelids were not "sunburned" the tenderest part of the body. Now that I killed them on me, I treated the rest of the house, using Ted's borax mix, bleach where I could,took a week to treat everything properly to where I was not getting bit. Its been 4 weeks. Once you kill them on yourself and have a quick spray-on for the re-infections, it goes fast. The cars were the worst problem. Hooray
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re: Help for mites in hair-- I belive that I have Morgellons, and this is what I do that has the greatest effect on getting it out of my hair. Suave coconut shampoo and conditioner (the conditioner is optional) every other day, and on the other days, spray hair until very damp and comb through with a solution of half reconstituted lemon juice and water. This is what I have been doing for over a month now, and my head hardly ever itches or gets sores.
I started feeling like was being stung by something about 2+yrs ago. I started being so exhausted I could sleep for days at a time. Then I couldn't get out of bed & my partner would try to get me to eat or drink and it got to the point I couldn't drink even. Was having terrible headaches lasting 4-6 days and finally went to ER by then I was in sever Ketoacidosis, congestive heart failure & had diabetes only during my hospital stay. While there I realized I had gotten fleas. They got so bad I started feeling things crawling in my hair. The Dr. blamed it on medications-which I've been on for 10+yrs. I was given a shower and they changed my bed 1 nite after feeling them and being unable to sleep. When I got home I did a flea bomb in my little apt did wash and changed all bedding but kept having the crawling in hair. Just 3 days ago they started going into my eyebrows & biting after I put 100% Lemon Oil in hair & skin etc. This made them crazy & they started trying to get into my eyes in the corners. Last night I was bitten in the eye. I could see them on my glasses then they'd jump to my eye. My skin on legs arms&lower back is coming off in big flakes even after applying coconut oil 1st nite. 2nd nite olive oil, 3rd nite a dry spray moisturizer & am still peeling. Do I have scabies or mites? Ted will you help me? What can I do? Thanks Bonnie
P.S. have lost a ton of weight from nausea. I swallowed one this a.m. they're trying to get in my ears and up my nose too. Does Vaseline smoother them?
What has worked for me, and I have spent a fortune on every drug out there is Lime Sulfur Dip. from Vet Basics. through Amazon.
They delivered it quick, and it is a Antimicrobial & Antiparasitic concentrated solution.
Add to 2 ounces of Sulfur Dip, to one Gallon of water, and shake well. You can double that dose to 4 ounce if 2 isn't enough.
Mix in well ventilated area.
You stand in the bath tub and after shampooing then apply liberally to your hair and body, and let that drip dry, and you will get immediate relief.
I am taking lots of parasite drugs for a disease that is carried by the same mosquito that causes Malaria, but if Doctors give you a corticosteroid it will lower your resistance and kill you within three days. Luckily I could see the Doctors were brain dead and became a expert in Tropical Disease, and Parasites, and I have thus far saved my life.
I found a much better way of taking the Lime Sulfur Dip, which really kicks rear.
Which is, you make a quart or use the small Ocean Spray plastic container and mix with 2.5 ounces of Lime Dip, and I pour 3/4 of the solution into a hot bath tub of water and mix well, and then soak and take a wash cloth and rub harder on the bad spots but don't worry because they will all start melting and you can rub them away, and take the skin and stuff that's coming up and put it on the edge of the tub and collect later.
Now you are way ahead of the game, because there soft and easily wiped off.
Next stand up and pour the rest of the solution into your hair, and all over your body and let try while you are busy getting rid of all the dead ones coming up, and they fill like sand paper under your hand, and that is how fast they start heading out.
You can do this once every four days, and you can hit a bad spot anytime, by leaving a little in the container.
It is super cheap, 16 ounces which will make 8 gallons, and only cost twelve dollars, and a few bucks for mail. So you can also cure your animals quickly and cheaply.
This could change allot of lives fast. Don't worry about the dog and cat thing on the label, because it works, and I heard other Doctors admit the same.
Did you ever wonder why we worm our animals and not ourselves. The reason is that Parasites which we all have, and usually it is us, giving the worms to the Pet. A parasite crapping 24/7 in your body causes cancer in time, so as you can well imagine, that little secret is buried deep.
Good luck folks, and this could save most of you.
Concerned about all of you, the Paratrooper.
(Hope Bc Canada)
Re Mite infestation cures;
For around 3.5 years I had mites. At first they would get me in bed or when I sat on the couch. I thought fleas, baby ones, so I de flea the cats, the bed, the couch the house but still I feel them crawling in my ears, eyes and up my nose eventually everywhere. I was going mad. They attacked me at work too. I searched for them, used a magnifying glass of high strength, went to the DR, went to the health shops. Rosasia appeared and got in my eyes as well as my whole face. I looked so bad and felt miserable. My family did not get them. But why not?
I showered every day and night, washed everything every day, vacuumed the entire house and bed every day for years and during that time I put everything on me that I read might work. I became the chemical woman, then the natural cure woman and eventually just to sleep I stuffed my ears with wet cotton wool so I could sleep, I believed they came up through the pillow just to get in my ears. Yes they were mites and they nearly drove me around the bend and back again. I have probably poisoned myself so have had to detox my self.
I started to keep a note of exactly when they attacked, one common denominator surfaced. It was when I was still that they got me and they attacked in force when it was dark and I was still. Conclusion was it was me, the mites live on me. Of all the things I tried one helped initially and may have killed most of them and the other stopped them in their tracks. But the thing that made them go away was piece of advice from my boss who had heard of it before in Columbia.
Firstly I sprayed the bed and myself and everywhere I layed or sat with plain Original Listerine, yes this well and truely got rid of a lot of them but I couldnt put it near my eyes or nose and eventually the undiluted listering burnt me. I read on this site that saliva works and yes it does oh joy it works and all I had to do was pur it anywhere I could feel them. But what really really worked was the advice from my boss..... Stop having sugar!! I immediatly stopped putting sugar in drinks or in anything I ate, I bought non sugar youhurt and reduced it else where. NO MORE MITES at all. They come back when I have a couple of days where I have indulged in coffee with sugar and I generally have too much sugar than is good for me anyway. If they appear the saliva stops them. Saliva has a potent acid when on skin so I guess it kills them. Safe for my nose and eyelids and ears too.
I am so relieved to be free of this torture. The Rosasia started to go when I gave up smoking.
I hope this helps someone somewhere. So please at least give this a go for a couple of weeks at least... stop your sugar intake and use your saliva on your skin and Listerine on where you sit or lay.
I had an earlier version of mites that persisted and thrived in my skin.. like scabies but harder to eliminate. I could BOIL my clothes and it wouldn't phase them. I found the best thing for my body was a manuka honey treatment but I could duplicate it with locally accessed ingredients for less and no wait on the shipping from new zealand. you need to blend ingredients to have it work. the most effective treatment was the mildest surprisingly. their lotion was a dilution of the oil, and it actually stopped the infestation. I would get a bottle of east cape manuka oil and one of lemon myrtle oil and mix in the base of sweet almond carrier oil. 6oz of almond oil to 1oz manuka to 1/2 oz lemon myrtle. These three ingredients make a lot of the product you need. and a small amount of this into an unscented body lotion well mixed, applied several times a day and the rash would be gone. for my clothes and bedding I used Kleen Free (formerly Kleen Green) and several ounces in a warm or hot laundry cycle would get everything if I soaked things first. I understand borax works and it's cheaper, but I haven't tried that. The great thing about Kleen Free is a gallon makes over 10 gallons so you can put it in a spray bottle and spray your hair, your skin, it gets the ones that might be crawling. if you have scabies this will work for you; be persistent, at any notice spray the kleen free solution (i get the unscented) and put the lotion on any active "underskin" area and around that area to keep them from traveling to a new part of the skin. I would sleep with a spray of the kleenfree on my hair in a plastic bag. But you have to treat everything at the same time.. use something on all surfaces, and yourself, make sure your bed is in a zipped mite free casing, the bedding is clean, and then continue this process. you can beat them !! I did it successfully for years, but occasionally I'd have a piece of clothing that I hadn't worn and it would start the infection process and I'd treat everything asap to keep from further invasion.
I use mayonaisse with olive oil (it will say this right on front of jar) then I put 5-7 drops of either clove bud essential oil or tea-tree oil in the mayo. I mix it well and then apply the cold mayo on my head. Then I use a shower cap to sleep in. This helps me so much, its no cure but keeps me sane, while fighting these darn things. Just before bed I use a thin line of dry eye ointment in the bottom eye lids( it will have petroleum and mineral oil as the ingredients) Make sure that you are all ready for bed and all you have to do is make your blurred way to your bed. This has really saved me. Also I have tried vasoline in my eyebrows with some cornstarch on top, and in the private hair areas also. They hate it!!! I do my shower before all of the above and scrub with a backbrush all over with some plain ole shampoo and about 5 drops of tea-tree oil. Avoid the eyes with any essential oil by itself. God bless and may we all find a cure.