vet took a scrapping and called them a mite- others call it walking dandruff. I washed them first in a aloe/oatmeal shampoo then a sulfursolution dip. Must repeat this every 5-7 days. Your page says use symphytum or helleborus but where do I find a descripyion of what they are and where to buy them. I used 4 oz of lymdyp to 1 gal of water for the dip. Pups are 2 mo old and I see no mites on my other dogs and these pups are never outside or near other dogs
EC: Pharmacies that specialize in homeopathic remedies will carry those 2 remedies.. otherwise you might be able to find them online.' Whole Foods might have them too.
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My dog had an infestation of cheyletiella mites. I also ended up with them, and my life was sheer hell for several months. I went to three different doctors, who at best only offered me creams to help with the itching. The CDC says that they can't do a life cycle on humans, and I beg to differ with them on that score. I have a lot of hair breakage around my hairline to prove that they did indeed lay eggs on me.
I did a great deal of research and I tried just about every remedy I could find on the internet. Some helped, but nothing seemed to entirely rid me of these things. I had been prescribed ivermectin and the doctors couldn't guarantee it would work and I was reluctant to take it, but at the same time desperate. There was one thing yet that I had read worked for someone with scabies that I hadn't tried before I took the ivermectin. This person had cured her scabies with colloidal silver.
I mixed 2 ozs. of virgin coconut oil with 2 ml of 10ppm colloidal silver. The coconut oil needs to be melted and melts at a very low temperature. I put the coconut oil and colloidal silver in a plastic bottle made for hair dyes and shook it to make sure it was mixed well and applied it directly on my skin from head to toe. Within two hours I could tell that the mites had died. One WARNING - DO NOT REWARM THIS MIXTURE IN A MICROWAVE!!!
My daughter-in-law is getting her degree in environmental science and she told me the reason that the colloidal silver worked is that small particles of metal penetrate through the shell of the mite. Once the shell is penetrated the mites dry up and die.
Coconut oil is very close to your own natural oil (sebum) and therefore is absorbed by your skin. So as it penetrates your skin it will reach anything that burrows underneath your skin carrying with it the silver. The beauty of coconut oil with the Cheyletiella mite is that it lives on sebum and dead skin and I assume it ends up eating the coconut oil and silver particles. Any new bites I've had, they die almost immediately.
Both the coconut oil and colloidal silver have antimicrobial benefits which kills any infection the mites carry and aids in healing. The colloidal silver also stops the necrosis (the eating away of skin by insect bites). And as a side benefit it also got rid of athletes foot and a couple of warts that I had.
It's also safe for pets and only one application cleared the dog as well. I have been using it once a day to kill anything left in the environment that may find it's way on me. I have found that washing clothes and the dogs bedding in hot water and borax helped a great deal. I use a floor steam cleaner on my mattress and pillows, the carpet etc. Vacume often!!! In cold weather, spend a little extra for better air filters on your heating system as these things are also air bound and jump.
I hope this helps anyone who is enduring the same nightmare as I have.
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dandruff on dogs: i use head and shoulders to shampoo my dogs it stops skin flakes, and they dont shed as much. hope this is a solution
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My dog has walking dandruff mites and I would like to try the homeopathic remedy that you recommend, which is Helleborus. However, when I went to purchase Helleborus I found out that there are 3 different Helleborus remedies -- Helleborus Niger, Helleborus Foetidus and Helleborus Viridis. Do you know which one I should use? Also, what potency would you recommend for a small dog?
Also, would I give the Helleborus remedy along with Symphytum remedy (as mentioned on your website) or would I just give one or the other?
Thank you for your time. I love your website.
(Sierra Vista, Az)
I have also have dealt with walking dandruff for years and am just now learning more effective ways to deal with (and hopefully cure) eradicating them.
Relax and Breathe. You can get rid of or at least minimize these mites.
For pet treatment, ask your vet if Revolution will work for your animal friend(s). if so try 1 dose every 2 weeks for 3 doses, then monthly maintenance.
If that isn't an option or doesn't work, lime sulfur dips every 1-2 weeks for 1 month to 3 months. Pay close attention to your animal friend(s) for adverse reactions, nontolerance or allergic reactions.
Be sure to clean their ears often with a good ear cleanser, wiping them out after flooding the ears with the liquid (mites tend to run there to hide).
Throw away/replace as much bedding as possible. Use Meyer's Spray cleaners, Kleen-Free cleaner, Baking Soda and BLUE Dawn Dishwashing liquid or Murphy's oil Soap (with cedar essential oil added) for cleaning house as often as possible during this phase.
Use Kleen-Free or Apple Cider Vinegar (or another anti parasitic) along with 1-2 cups Baking Soda in wash for linens and clothes often.
Change bedding anytime you see evidence of the mites. I used layers of thick white paper towels to cover their bedding so it could be thrown away easily.
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FOR YOURSELF :
For me, the key was to moisturize excessively after a thorough cleaning. Though initial instincts made me want to wash repeatedly with strong soaps, dry skin seemed to make thing worse.
My go-to cleanser was a combo of Blue Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (has to be blue) and Baking Soda with a washcloth.
After shower or bath, BEFORE drying off (on wet skin), I coat my entire body with a homemade mixture ( mixed in a spray bottle or plastic bottle):
- Colloidal Silver Liquid 4oz
- Keri Bath Oil, Coconut oil or Olive Oil 4 oz
- 100% Vitamin E oil 2.5 - 5 oz
- (Sundown Naturals is gd)
- Clove essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Tea tree essential oil
- Lemongrass essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Neem oil (optional, strong pungent odor)
You can use some or none of the essential oils, depending on preference and severity of the infestation.
Do not rinse oil mixture off. Air dry yourself or allow oils to remain on skin for as long as possible (when possible).
Try it when you have nowhere to be until you figure out how much of the strong smelling potion you can handle before going out side.
You can use half of it diluted with more Keri, Olive or Coconut oil to lessen the smell on work days as needed.
If hair infestation is a problem, add the oil mixture above to 'Licefree Spray'. Saturate hair with a processing/plastic cap for 24 hours. Re-wet hair every 3 hours until 24 hrs is up. Then comb with lice comb (wiping comb on paper towels) until no mite evidence is visible. Air dry and style as usual.
In 1 week or when/if itching starts, shampoo with a Benzoyl Peroxide Shampoo. Pet Shampoo is usually okay to use (animal product guidelines are often more strict than ours). Follow with oil mixture above. Repeat weekly until no evidence of mites present (at least 3 weeks usually, the average life span of the mites).
Try treating inside and out.
Consider taking supplements like Neem, Aloe Vera Gel and raw Garlic or in capsules to internally cleanse human bodies.
I also use the extra large lint rollers in between heavier cleaning. Does a great job of picking up cat hair and everything else.
If there is an extensive infestation, use hydrogen peroxide to cleanse your ears and nostrils daily as well.
Peace and Love to You and Your Animal Friends. Don't give up!
Our Airedale Terrier, Bella has dandruff. We tried all we know, no results. She eat home made food: game meat mixed with vegies, rice 2-3 egs on it, boiled. After meal she get 100ml.milk, fruits, carots. Every second day, some salmon meat mixed with home made food. i understod it may be related,by food?!... God know.. we love her like i can not tell. Please,any advice will be greatly apreciated.
Vancouver B.C Canada
I have 5 cats and 2 large Pit bulls and all of them including myself and my large 2 story house have a bad infestation of cheleytiella mites after a flea and mite infested stray cat broke out my dining room window last fall and jumped in my house in the middle of the night and fought with all my cats. I battled the fleas all winter.
Finally after 7 months I killed the last flea not knowing or seeing cheleytiella mites. All pets were scratching after the fleas were gone. I thought the fleas and treatments had left them with dry skin until 2 days ago when I took out my magnifing glass to inspect all pet beds after my pets were scratching even more and each showed dandruff after being brushed. I saw those ugly creepy crawlers and nearly had a break down. I search online and found the link to you. I immediately went and bought Colloida; Silver and Coconut Oil. I sprayed the dogs which they didn't enjoy and now I know why. The white mites and also brownish black ones surfaced. There were hundreds of them. The mixtured KILLED them!
Janet, thank you so much for sharing your mite recipe! The dogs are showing relieve! I doused myself with it and I too am feeling relieve from biting! Not sure what I'll use for the house. I have Hartz Ultra Guard Plus Flea and Tick spray Im using on the cats and they're bedding and anywhere they hang out. The cats seem to not be scratching like they were. I have noticed the mites are dead that I sprayed in their bedding and around the house. I think I see a light now at the end of this long ugly tunnel! Im heading out to get more of everything to continue with the killing!
Once again...Thank you so much Janet! Your my angel!
Ted's Mange Remedy cured my dog of Walking Dandruff mites. Ted's remedy is 1 part hydrogen peroxide + 2 parts water + 3 heaping tablespoons of borax (per 16 oz. of hydrogen peroxide).
I wanted to make a large batch of this solution so that I could place it in a large bucket and have my small dog sit in it and be at least half covered by it. So, I used the following proportions: 1 gallon hydrogen peroxide (1 part/128 oz) + 2 gallons hot water (2 parts) + 5 cups of Borax (in the form of 20 Mule Team Borax found in the laundry section of the supermarket). Note that I decided to double Ted's recommendation for the Borax. I mixed the ingredients until all the Borax dissolved, then I placed my dog in the solution for 30 minutes. While he was sitting in it I scooped the solution over his body.
I break from Ted's mange protocol here - he says that you should let your dog air dry after his bath so that the solution has more time to be in contact with the skin and therefore be more effective. In my case, I reasoned that since my dog was submerged in the solution for 30 minutes it was even more effective than just allowing him to air dry - so I dryed him after his baths so he wouldn't get cold.
My dog got one hydrogen peroxide bath per week for 4 weeks. In addition, he got another "regular" bath with shampoo (which I gave to him a few days later) per week for the same 4 week period. I did that mostly for hygenic reasons because he was losing so many dandruff scales and dead skin and I wanted to help the process along. By the second hydrogen peroxide bath his itching stopped. My dog is now cured of Walking Dandruff. He no longer itches and his skin is clear and healthy again.
Additional things to do/remember: Before you give your dog the hydrogen peroxide bath, you need to bathe him completely with regular shampoo. Also, you need to be diligent in washing their bedding and blankets every time you give them a bath -- just in case there are dandruff mites hanging out in their bedding.
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