Ailment: Bird mites
Remedy: Coconut oil
Coconut oil. Detailed discussion on composition, health properties, digestive benefits, health benefits, traditional home remedies, warnings on use.
Comment posted by Di of Athens, Ontario, Canada on 5 August 2022 at 17:57 5376
I too suffer from intense itching, crawling and sores. I have tried sulfur soap, Permethrin cream. For instant relief, I used rubbing alcohol all over my body after a shower. I have used a heat rub cream the kind for sore muscles. I rub it in and I get all kinds of debris coming from my skin. It is not a cure but seems to remove them. I have taken oral Canesten for yeast infection which I wondered if I too had a yeast overgrowth, seeing as I had infection on my feet. I tried to treat it from the inside instead of outside. This slowed things for a while but my foot fungus is back. I have had this over three years, wondered if it happened after getting a flu shot or a cat bite. We also got chickens so I wondered if its chicken mites? Been to my family doctor a few times, no answer and am on a wait list with dermatologist. Praying for all of us. I too, am at my wits end.
Comment posted by Chaos Is of Toledo, OR, USA on 19 February 2021 at 0:42 5292
I'm not sure which type of mite that I have because my Dr thinks I'm a little nuts simply because he cannot see what I can. I have been dealing with them off and on for about 4 years. I am a pre-diabetic. Stress sometimes gets the better of me as I suffer from anxiety disorder, OCD, severe depression and untreated ADHD. I use salicylic acid in an acne scrub. I use it in the shower. Just leave it on for two to five minutes and it brings them to the surface. It stings a little but only because it's working. I recently began using 50-50 vinegar water mixture to spray my furniture and perimeter inside my home. As well as, using it to clean the mold from the walls and window sills. This is when I notice the mites in my hair to be terrifyingly uncontrollable. I honestly can say, I have tried most of the treatments on the list. Coconut oil in my conditioners really helps, and tea tree oil helps some of the time. I am constantly doing laundry and changing my clothes and bedding. I vacuum several times a day. Even my front porch. Ugh. Good luck everyone. May you find peace and clarity soon.
Comment by David Niven Miller: your heavy laundering, cleaning and vacuuming are unnecessary. Read the Grow Youthful web pages detailing the three main types of human skin mites to see how they are transmitted. Stress and anxiety weaken your immune system and are probably the main cause of the mite build up.
Comment posted by Itchy scratchy of Dunedin, NZ, New Zealand on 22 November 2017 at 19:6 4840
I am so grateful I found this site and comments that are exactly like my experience! I have been living under par health wise for 1-2 years. Our latest results for children and me have all come back with auto immune disease, relapsing fever, encephalitis. I conducted a thorough search of our home and found evidence of bed bugs, but fell into dismay when I eradicated them only to be left with the skin crawling sensation and constant exhaustion. I’m sending skin scrapings to a lab for correct identification. It is clear to me that we are dealing with some sort of mite infestation. We are on day 20 of our intensive cleaning routine and our lives have been altered dramatically. My partner had success with Navratna oil I got from an Indian market shop, mostly used in Nepal for long hair cleanliness and meditation. It had a most beneficial effect on the scratches and to calm the skin. But it didn’t seem to aid our children. After what I saw coming out of my skin I couldn’t believe my children had nothing in their skin, so we all went to the doctor. Our regime is we bathe the entire family twice daily in an Epsom salt bath then we dry and apply coconut oil and stand with it in for up to 20mins. The children had no results from this and we only got results with pyrethrum cream. I feel very conflicted using this though. We leave it on all night, and then shower and wash the next day, then when we apply moisturiser coconut oil, and end up with a wipe away of tiny black things! They could almost be mistaken for tiny fluff bits from a towel, but they are not! The crawling sensation is almost driving me mad, I will be looking into enzyme sprays and am so grateful to read these comments as I feel at least some psychological relief, like I have avenues to follow up. I will also go looking for bird’s nests tomorrow! It is not clear to me where we are on this journey or how long we have been on it, but I am just so glad to be looking at it with other human beings... even if it is via internet. Thank you thank you for sharing your unfortunate experience.
Comment posted by Marty of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 13 September 2015 at 18:14 3637
Thank you all for posting comments. Your tips helped me to get rid of mites I caught from pigeons nesting in our roof at work. It took a long time to (self) diagnose my problem and even longer to get rid of them. Doctors had no idea what to do with me, so I started my research on 'Dr Google'. What worked for me: tea tree oil baths with clove oil and lavender oil (daily), the apple cider vinegar mixture for hair I found in one of the comments posted (worked very well), coconut oil for hair and body (applied overnight) and plenty of sunshine!!! That really killed them off. Burning my skin in Australian sun! If I could, I would post photo of my neck when at my worst. Similar photo of someone's bites I found on google helped me to diagnose my problem. Good luck those who are suffering, thank you to all who posted comments and thank God for this website!