Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.
Comment posted by Oneinheaven of Tom Bean, TX, USA on 16 July 2022 at 0:51 5368
We had scabies. We didn’t realize it for a while so they were really bad when we did realize. When I found this website, my husband’s left leg was swollen into his foot he was so infested. He started borax HP baths immediately and was 75% better in about 3 days. Then he stalled out. He realized they were in his hair so he had to start soaking his head for about 20 minutes in his baths. After a few weeks he was about 95-98% better. During this time he’d take ivermectin. In all he said he took 17 doses. We use the one from tractor supply dosed by weight. One thing you’re not told is the iver seems to rile up the scabies so he always had some added rash after a dose. We chose not to use permethrin. My husband had so many sores I couldn’t imagine putting poison on his skin. We are VERY natural minded.
Next story is mine. The scabies finally got me about 2 months after my husband. After fighting them 2 months, I was worse chasing them all over. Disheartening to say the least. One day I was doing more reading on scabies and came across moxidectin. It sounded promising with similar side effects to iver which is minor minimal yet a much longer half-life in the body. I was so frustrated I took it doses by weight on the tube again, tractor supply. The scabies seemed to be more active after taking it which I expected so I was doing 2-3 borax baths a day. I ended up adding ACV and epsom salts too. The borax and bathing degrades the acid mantle of the skin which actually gives the scabies more open feeding so it’s a double edged sword imho. Anyway, 12 days after taking moxi I woke up and felt different like they’d left. My sores quickly began to heal and I didn’t feel vulnerable anymore. I’m now almost 3 weeks out from the moxi dose. It took almost 2 weeks for the moxi to run them off. I’m still bathing once a day, sleeping on a drop cloth and hot washing all clothes and linens in borax.
My husband took a dose of moxi when he was far enough out from his last iver dose to be safe. He did experience some breakout the next few days but the moxi seems to have taken effect quicker on him. We did SO MUCH MORE to mitigate or deal with the awful spreading bumps. Lots of Diatomaceous earth. We found tea tree, rosemary, clove and lavender essential oils to be the most effective. However scabies still spread we couldn’t rid the body completely. They were in my nose! Someone needs to figure out what is different in some people’s body chemistry to make them impervious. Our 15 year old daughter was never affected. This has been horrific and my heart goes out to everyone dealing with it. We even found many things to be grateful for throughout this ordeal. III John 1 2 Beloved I pray that you may prosper and be in good health just as your soul prospers. Thanks for allowing me to share.
Comment posted by Lin Bee of Mesa, AZ, USA on 10 January 2019 at 3:48 5113
After reading a February 2016 post by Eve from NV on using Mustard, we put together our own treatment. We put some TTO (tea tree oil), borax and ACV (apple cider vinegar) in spray bottles and began to spray ourselves all over two times a day especially after our showers. In just two or three days we began to see an marked change in our skin and the itching began to diminish. We began to feel like we were at an end of a two year ordeal that left us thinking we would never be the same again. I cannot thank Eve enough for her post and if I could I would send her a bouquet of flowers and much more.
We continue to spray ourselves and add dry mustard from time to time when we think it is necessary. We cut out all sugars, beef and all dairy for two years to the point that we lost 10 pounds each. Now we are adding small amounts of low fat organic beef and some coconut sugar but very little of that. I do not eat cheeses as the mites love that stuff. I have yet to read about anyone deleting foods from their diet but we found that it is imperative to do so as the mites would not stop causing acne all over us. As I sit here writing this, I feel such relief and thanking my God for this blog posting site where others who suffer can tell their sad stories and post what they feel has helped or not helped.
I also want to add that essential oils such as TTO and Eucalyptus oil have been very useful. I am thankful to have my skin back and in reality my life back. We have not gone anywhere for two years because of this horrid condition. I will continue to spray my skin daily with the spray and use mustard to work with or as a deterrent to these most awful parasites. One must try to keep their immune systems up and take supplements and get lots of sleep and drink lots of water. We try to get in about 10-14 glasses a day but we live in AZ so that’s why. Most people can get by with at least 8 glasses but 10-12 is better especially in the summer months. We found a great soap on eBay called Defense that is made of TTO and Eucalyptus that really gives us a good cleansing washing off any mite faeces and dead skin that accumulates during the night and day. I don’t shower twice a day any more as my skin can’t take a lot of washing. So, one shower with daily spraying is what we do. I hope this helps someone suffering with Demodex mites infestation. There is a cure and I have just outlined it. It worked for us and it will work for you but you must do it and be faithful about it.
PS. I wanted to add why the ACV borax TTO spray works. The ACV takes the hard shell off the eggs and the borax kills the larvae. That is the magic bullet. The mustard kills the mites in 50 seconds when they come in contact with it - even mustard water. Use only powdered dry mustard not the bottled, ready-made kind. That is filled with fillers and spices that the mites may like. Buy powdered mustard and dilute it with water. Use a q tip in your ears and nose. Put the mustard water on a sponge or wash cloth to wipe down your skin in the shower and finish your shower with the ACV spray. Use Neem soap or TTO soap to wash with. You have to do this for the rest of your life to keep them away because once you have had a mite infestation, you are susceptible to them again. God bless and good luck!
Comment posted by Cvana of Omaha, NE, USA on 17 April 2018 at 1:39 4981
I have self-diagnosed myself with scabies. I also have a doctor-diagnosed MRSA infection in a toe. It started the beginning of March, about six weeks ago with a toe infection from a frequently recurring ingrown toenail. In spite of my best efforts to appropriately sanitize everything, my toe became badly infected. My podiatrist wanted to completely remove my toenail, he said it was the best way to eliminate that bit of fungus on the tip of my nail and forever prevent the ingrown nail from coming back. But the procedure required cauterizing the nailbed on one side so the nail on that side never grows back. On top of that, he warned me about the heavy long term anti biotics I’d have to take. No! I’ll find methods and cure myself, thanks anyway. To add to my misery, I started itching all over, particularly at night. Sometimes it was three or more hours before I could finally sleep from all the skin crawling and itching sensations. Now I’m broken out all over with a rash. Still itching but found ways to keep it at bay. I’m on a 3 week MMS protocol for the MRSA, started last Friday. I’m seeing improvement every day. The skin rash seems to wax and wane. Based on my research I’ve determined that I very like have scabies, and that they’re a bitch to get rid of. Thank God I don’t have little ones or others to look out for. It’s been a full time job dealing with this. Two or three baths a day trying all kinds of stuff from apple cider vinegar to gum spirits of turpentine to clove oil with coconut oil. Currently doing a ton of daily laundry and setting up a system where I bag and store clothes, towels, linens. For those who are going through the same thing, I’m with you.
Comment posted by Danielle of Burlington, Vermont, USA on 9 December 2013 at 5:38 1604
A month ago I started having all the same symptoms, not soon after my younger children did too only milder if there is such a thing. It started with itchy heads and I treated for lice but then my left started in especially in the folds. Drs said it was eczema which clearly it is not. These things have attacked my ear so badly I can't even sleep on that side! I was given ivermectin which worked for a day or 2 till new eggs hatched and developed. I found that borax and peroxide baths help immensely but do not kill eggs in the follicles. These things are on all body parts in nose and even on tongue lips and gums....EWWW! Last night I did borax and peroxide bath and then blow dried my entire body it helped the most since this started and skin felt softer! Today I got tea tree oil which I'm adding to lotion and shampoo. I also got some Apple Cider Vinegar. Ingredients are acv, cayenne pepper powder and ginger root powder. I have read many positive reviews about acv and its mite killing power. My bf and I started taking 2 a day hopefully I can report positively about this! What I'm struggling with most is keeping home clean with having a full time job and children. I've read suggestions to wash bedding daily and dispose of pillows and buy new, maybe for someone who has money to do so but I just do not! I've sprayed with bleach/water and borax/peroxide/water but I think the borax clogs the sprayer so I an gonna try straining the solution. This is an ongoing battle! I believe either the kitten we rescued brought this into my home, or that my teenager has had them for a while but we thought he just has bad acne from teenage boy hormones! Either way doesn't matter, what matters is getting rid of it before my once beautiful face is disfigured for life! I hope this helps, I will post with updates of progress.