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 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.
COPING WITH INVISIBLE BITING CRITTERS
Boiling menthol rub for colds seems to make these critters settle, or else it soothes the skin. Sulfur type products seem to cool and soothe the skin also.
EC: Menthol Rub = Vicks Vapor Rub or generic version... You can find sulfur type products in the eczema/psoriasis section of a pharmacy.
I've found quite a few good remedies and suggestions for dealing with mite / demodex infestations. But most involve "spot treating" different areas of the body.
One of the most helpful suggestions I've found is to take a bath 100% submersed with a snorkel. This way, all mites, including those that can hide in the eyes, ears, scalp, etc, are going to be treated.
Can anyone give suggestions on WHAT TO PUT INTO THE BATH??
Borax seems like a good idea, but it would take a lot to saturate tub full of water.
~Thanks for all your help my fellow earth clinicians!
After many years of misery, and misdiagnosis, I finally discovered my home of 11 years had severe infestation of mites... Bird and rat mites. Tiny black, crawling, biting 8 legged creatures. (saw them under microscope, and one pest control company identified them too.... Though many others didn't believe me.) Nothing got rid of them, nothing.... Long story, but many years of trying everything... Anyone who came over, was diagnosed with scabies, but the bugs did not act like typical scabies, and the medication didn't work. Pest Control services didn't help much, if at all. I was not able to remove nests, because they were in my walls, attic, chimney, and being a disabled single parent, I had no way of doing it and couldn't afford to pay anyone. My pets suffered too, the neighbors dogs suffered. (Itching, raw skin, hair/fur falling out, etc). We moved, and left everything at our house, or we put it in storage. But many months later, the mites have yet to die off. Things were better, till my children started sneaking things in from storage. Then it started here too...... Itching, crawling, biting, rashes, my hair was falling out in huge amounts, I had bug bites, sores on my scalp and body... I had waist length hair, etc...i just couldn't bring myself to keep going to the Dr.I already bought new furniture, new clothes, etc.... I was checked for lice, bed bugs, etc...many times, and given meds for itch., The permethrin didn't work, only helped deter while I had the meds on me. I found Ted's mange cure and decided to try it. Little by little, I saw many improvements. Internal borax per Ted's recipe, external borax with hydrogen peroxide per Ted's mange treatment. My little dogs feet and legs and ears cleared right up after several soaks over two weeks or so.... (Vet kept saying it was allergies, and nerves) . Years of me dealing with all this, I became very depressed, from lack of sleep, and being so miserable, year after year. I know many people thought I had a mental imbalance. (At first, the bugs bothered everyone, but then it was mostly just me. I am middle aged, female, with immune system abnormalities. Occasionally, if someone new came along, they would get rashes they insisted were from poison ivy or chiggers.) . After about four or five baths in borax and hydrogen peroxide, my dog rarely has had any more problems since....but it has taken me two months of daily treatments on myself, .... At first, it was every day of borax and hydrogen peroxide, with Apple cider vinegar with water rinses. Then I started adding a few drops of iodine to my selsun blue shampoos, and added coconut oil to the borax hair scalp treatment too, to help with dryness, ... and washing my bed linens and blanket daily in hot water and borax and vinegar.... And vacuuming daily, (new filtered vacuum) spraying everything with borax water.(new mattress in a hypoallergenic bed bug and dust proof zipper mattress cover) Mopping with borax, then Murphy's oil soap, and wiping down everything with Windex every day or two at least. My car was also infested, and so it was hard trying to convince everyone they must be very careful with what they bring in from the car, and to shower, shampoo with selsun blue, and vinegar, and wash their jackets and clothes in hot water, and high heat.(soaked pillows in hot water, borax, weekly... Bought new pillows every 2 mo) Raid max foggers every 5-7 days in the car, and in my home helped too. Two cans per room.... (1.5 % cypermethrin, I believe). I was trying to break the life cycle. I plan to use a miticide next time, to be sure they don't build immunity and return.... Had I not had to deal with this nightmare myself, I would think everyone talking about bird and rat mites infesting humans and dogs had mental imbalances. But little by little, things are improving, ..... and I thank this website, and Ted's treatments, and reading about other people's experiences. I am hopeful for the first time in many many years. Things seem to be improving, although I still have a few issues here and there.
I have been Fighting this for a year, selenium shampoo sulfide2.25% get a prescription from your doctor very expensive try to double your prescription don't drink any alcohol while using this shampoo, I use it everyday leave it on your whole body hair and body 10 minutes.if the mites are in your car you need to spray Rid lice spray all over rugs under seats morning and nite, after dark set off a fogger I used raid your choice until they are gone, Its been about two weeks, still feel a little but driveable I vac. Everyday like a (MF) I wipe the car down with gleen green, and still wash clothes in tide with bleach change my sheets on the bed everyday been fogging my house every two weeks with Bifen insec.order it on Amazon doesnt have a strong odor.clean my floors steam cleaner it took a year to finally figure it out I have been going I finally start feeling normal. Good luck. I hope this helps anyone so they don't have to suffer a whole year
I got what I think is demodex mites. It took me 9 months to get rid of them but would have been much shorter if I had done what got rid of them for me earlier. I tried tea tree oil, neem oil, ivermectrin the list goes on and on. Here is what did it.
I used dry mustard (bought in large container from amazon) in my shampoo and body wash every day. You have to figure out how much you can do without burning. I started with a 1/2 teaspoon and worked up to 1 teaspoon, mix with 1 tsp of cold water and the shampoo. Mix it up and apply and leave on for 5 minutes. Keep away from eyes. Then I would do the same and add Dove's body soap, mix it and turn off the shower and apply all over my body and let it sit for 5 minutes. (my face couldn't handle mustard, burned) If it burns anywhere, rinse it off immediatly and use less in that area next time. Then rinse it off. I also used diatomaceous earth on my legs every night, just rubbed it in. Sometimes I had to get up when it was real bad and rub it in 2 or 3 times but always got them to quiet down so I could sleep.
When the infestation was at its worst, I took a bath with a cup of borax, cup of epsom salts and 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide. It gave me instant relief. I would lay on my side and put 1/2 my face in the water (to my nose so I could breathe, keep eyes closed) for a few minutes turn over and do the other side.
I kept a bottle of 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 cup apple cider vinegar and mix 1-2 tbls of borax in it until the borax wouldn't dissolve anymore. I kept it in a colored glass spray bottle by my side and when I felt them moving on me, I sprayed and it stopped. Don't know how many it killed but it gave me relief from them crawling around on me and biting.
What I learned is get your immune system up, that is the number one best defense against these mites. I let my health go down and was depressed and that opened the door for them to breed unchecked.
I did the laundry thing, washed sheets every night in hot water and borax, wore clothes once and washed in same. Not sure if this made a difference. I still only use sheets for 3 days and wash, I guess afraid they will come back. My 17 year old son never got them, I didn't let him use my towels and washed his clothes separately. kept blankets on couch and washed them often.
It is hell but you can overcome it. I was there thinking my life was ruined, not wanting to be around people. Oh and did the doctor thing too, they don't have a clue. It was awful but you can get thru this.
God Bless and be with you, Debbie
Rochester, New York
Hi About just over 2 years ago I started getting a crawling sensation all over my body and intense itching. Then my mum was complaining of the same. We googled symptoms and decided we had bird mites but all the syptoms didn't match, then we thought it was dog mange but apparently humans can't catch animal mange, then I decided it was scabies but no rash! Then we thought it was rat mites and then back to scabies. We went to countless drs who referred us onto skin specialist who decided we had a case of "dry skin" and the way we were treated by the gps was appalling! Anyway while this is going on we are trying home remedies: tea tree oil, apple cider vineger ( both bathing and drinking), alfalfa tea, lyclear, bleach baths (everyday), plastic covers on beds, bagging all clothes after one wear, steaming, pesticide from hardware store, clove oil, salt lamps, dehumidifiers, garlic tablet, vitamins, sulphur, sulphur soap all types of creams potions and lotions (and there were more) we were at our wits end and severely depressed just wanting to die.... seriously. I have now been mite free for about a month or so. Here's what finally worked: All our clothes were bagged after one wear and sheet s changed daily( we had been doing this anyway) but this is important. I quit sugar. No more sugar in my diet ( a little here and there but not too much! ) Then every single day I would put on benzamil application head to toe everyday or straight after showeringin hot water (cook em! ). Do this until they are gone. If they come back do it again. You will be free again. These parasites have cost me about $4000. I don't want anyone to have to go through that again. Until you've lived it you have no idea. I vowed if I ever cured these dirty critters I would post what worked for other sufferers. I wish you all freedom and peace.
Hi everyone, first of all I am so grateful of this website!
Thank you so much Ted for your advice and support! I have gathered so much valuable knowledge and insight. My rosacea is really bad right now, my face is extremely inflamed and my eyes are blood shot :( I can't sleep at night, my hair is dry and bleached from all the hydrogen peroxide and borax treatments. Please help!! (It's been 5 days since I started all the below treatments)
-I have been drinking borax and water daily. 1/8 borax to litre water. -Orally taking Vitamin C&D3& B12, Zinc, lysine, magnesium, flax oil and acia berry. -also went to Dr yesterday and he prescribed me antibiotic which I started yesterday monocyline - shower twice a day washing body with anti-dandruff shampoo twice, leaving on for 5 mins and rinsing then repeat. I'm using head and shoulders which contains pyrothese zinc (not sure if the spelling is right pyro..something) -washing face with borax and peroxide every morning and I have a spray bottle that I'm frequently spraying my body and hair with. - morning and night washing face with syslic acid (clean and clear) followed with zinc oxide cream 15% - twice a day drinking ACV and baking soda mixture (morning and night) - eating only fruit and veggies - 30 mins min of walking daily. - bagged all infested clothing and is in my storage for a month, then I will take out and wash everything with borax and tide. -I'm sleeping on an air mattress, changing sheets and pillow cases daily.
-Also only drinking 1 coffee per day. (No suger) I don't know what else to do, is this normal for this to be happening, blood shot eyes (I may have got a bit of lavender in them a few days ago) My face literally looks like I have been beat with a baseball bat.. Please help me, it's so embarrassing to even go to 'mart', everyone is gawking at me. any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Hope, Bc Canada
I have cured myself of mites! I could NOT believe the sudden increase in the creepy crawling like sensation I felt just a few evenings ago. I have been feeling these mild sensations for a while now and never thought it was something abnormal. Who knew? That was until one night I was going to sleep and felt a surge of tingling all over my legs! It did not hurt nor keep me from sleeping because I was exhausted, but I knew that it wasn't normal. It felt like bugs where "peak-a-booing" in and out of my pores. I read everything I could about the sensation and determined it was mites!!
-I have had a rash on neck that just would not go away (in part because I wasn't following through when things were working). ACV burned because I was scratching, Sulfur mask - I slacked using it, tea tree with Vitamin E smell was annoying me All three got me result though. But Like I said I should've kept up with one regimen.
So this is what I did........
1. I woke up went to the store for new hepa filter and alcohol (90%), and apple cider vinegar, borax wasn't available nearby. I showered, sprayed myself everywhere with ACV and put on clean clothes fresh out the dryer.
2. I called a cleaning company to do the cleaning with me and cleaned everything in home from top to bottom (even the ceilings with a vacuum cleaner), while the workers wore janitor like suits. While they cleaned I put everything already clean in the dryer for 20 min. My dryer is incredibly hot. Drawer by drawer to make it easier to put back. Only my hands touched the clothes out of the dryer. The inside of the drawers were cleaned and sprayed with alcohol.
3. EVERYTHING was sprayed with 90% alcohol with a few drops of eucalyptus to cut the smell. Rugs, walls, mattresses, gym equipment, you name...it got sprayed. What couldn't be sprayed was wiped down and cleaned with HOT water, dried and then sprayed. Every removable fabric was washed in hot water then dried by high heat.
4. Feeling confident I killed them all I showered, sprayed myself with ACV and went to bed. To my horror I still felt the suckers on my legs but definitely not as much. I recall thinking why can't salt kill these buggers? So I got up and dissolved fine sea salt in water (more salt than water) & added ACV and poured it all over my body, air dried and went to bed with loose cloths on to keep the salt on my skin. I woke up feeling great. I still felt some peak-a-booing though.
I did another ACV salt solution, air dried and put on my clothes and went about my day. Still I felt them. I also felt like I stirred them up. Good cause I was was relentless.
I eliminated them from my environment. Really minimized them because we co-exist with them. :| I spray alcohol every where especially my bed, leaving bed unmade to air out.
5. Know to eradicate the nuisances off my skin. With skin lathered with sulfur soap I apricot scrubbed every square inch of me and pumiced my hand, feet and elbows. My goal is to starve them by not giving them any food, that is getting rid of dead skin as much as possible.
6. Twice a day: I pat-dried my skin and poured this mixture over my skin: 1 cup ACV, 1 cup dissolved (mostly) sea salt and 1/4 ground cloves. It is working. I used this mixture twice a day and clearly it is working. I do not feel that tingly peek-a-boo sensation. I just wear loose clothes to minimize sweat. (summer in NYC).
Now what seemed to happen is I forgot about my feet because I never felt them here. So I am guessing I drove them from one part of my body to another. SOLUTION... Ground cloves in my socks. Viola!!!!!!! As for the rash?? I use ground cloves in vaseline. I know that I killed these buggers burrowing in that rash because I felt it give me a spasm in a nerve on my neck! Yep, weird but the rash is dried up and does not itch at all. Leave the ground cloves and sea salt on your sheets while your gone for the day. Even sleep with as much as you can stand on and below your sheets. Sprinkle carpets with clovers and salt periodically and vacuum later.
This is my recipe and I am keeping up with it until long after its all gone. I have no idea how long their eggs take to hatch but I figured it is worth maintaining the regimen for a few weeks to get the entire life cycle. I also take ACV 3 times a day and am sprinkling clove in my lotion. Hahaha the buggers are going insane.
Good luck and thanks to all who shared their experiences. I learned a lot and came up with my recipe for killing mites.
Update January 25, 2016:
Original problem STILL GONE!!! No pee-a-booing. NOTHING present.
The heavy sea salt (above and below the sheets) and ground clove (above the sheets only) and sleeping with this for a few days really did the trick. It makes sense to me to sprinkle sea salt on the mattress and surrounding flooring/carpet. It "kills" bugs period. Sulfur shampoo as a lathery soap actually leave your skill feeling superiorly cleaned. I continue to use it, just not daily as of December 1, 2015. Ground clove as a body scrub is also nice a using sugar or sand for spa-ing types. I hope this helps someone else.
I also drink ACV as a daily tonic A shot in warm water taste like warm apple juice. Twice daily.
I have been dealing with mites of sorts. Constantly having creepy crawling feeling, when I would feel a bite or an itch, I would smack the area and always find a tiny little thing, almost like sand (sometimes larger, sometimes white brown or black) and thinking it was a coincidence. I started digging deeper once my daughter started getting bit and my husband even began to be itchy. Even when I was near my coworkers I noticed they started scratching incessantly!! Once I realized it was mites, I had a semi nervous breakdown and became angry.
Plan of action:
Washed everyone in my home (toddler, husband, 2 dogs) in T-Gel shampoo and washed all of our clothes in hot water and borax then sprayed everyone with pure white vinegar and peppermint oil
Then sprayed the outside of our house with ortho home max which worked wonders (a little scary but whatever works)
Put all of our clothes into garbage bags with the eucalyptus scent and lived out of those
Vacuumed everything! And mopped with vinegar and windex
Put cedarwood and eucalyptus incents everywhere!! And put those cedar moth replant things in all of our clothing drawers
After a day, I found nothing on me. Not one thing!!! I was so used to feeling around my skin and picking off litte pieces of sand and there was nothing!! No more creepy crawly feeling, no more anything. I also started taking sovereign silver twice a day. I still find mites around but they don't bite or bother any longer thank god. My husband just sprayed ortho home max inside today so I'm hoping that will get rid of the remaining mites. Try it! Can't hurt!!