Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Peppermint, properties, essential oil, uses as a traditional home remedy, toxicity.
Comment posted by Brighter Days Ahead of Huntsville , Alabama , YSA on 28 December 2022 at 10:47 5410
Hello Everyone. My symptoms started at the beginning of August 2022 with what appeared to be a rash under both breasts and some scalp sores. The first doctor said it was scabies and prescribed Permethrin. I still had issues. Then, the second doctor prescribed a steroid cream. I still had issues. Then, I went to a walk in clinic and obtained another tube of Permethrin. I still had issues. I went back to the second doctor who referred me to a dermatologist, who said I have nerve issues. I was prescribed a steroid cream, an antibiotic cream, and a pain med for the nerve pain . I’m still having issues. So, I shaved my hair to 1/8 inch all over so I could get a good look. I have sores all over my scalp accompanied by swelling and a 1 inch diameter red round circle at nape neck area of my scalp. My other symptoms include black scalp hairs twice the diameter of my normal hairs that appear to have little black balls at the hair tips. I don t have naturally black hair. There are transparent oddly shaped entities with a tail. Both the black and the clear entities turn bright red after feeding on my blood. I have personally watched them change color. Tiny sand like granules come off my scalp. I recently observed a granule attached to a clear entity. If I disturb my hair and scalp while not wearing a shirt, I get bites and sores that look like a rash on my breasts, abdominal area, and back. My scalp burns and is painful. They say you cannot feel mites crawling and biting but I occasionally feel movement and biting on my scalp. I’m autistic with a very heightened sense of touch. Another symptom is what feels like tiny particles falling from my scalp hair into my eye lashes and eyes, which get irritated and turn red. Also apparent after shaving my hair to 1/8 inch are small round bald spots all over my scalp. I have tried all kinds of things to kill them including super head lice treatments, nit combs which work great for getting some out, lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus essential oils, Neosporin 91 rubbing alcohol which strangely makes the scalp burning sensation temporarily subside, and epsom salt with lavender oil bath soaks. I have found nothing prescribed or at home remedies that will kill them. I don’t think that they are simply various varieties of demodex mites because they are present in both black and clear white both of which turn bright red after feeding on blood. I did however read on a forum that people have been contacting the CDC for assistance, which they apparently have not provided, because doctors and pest control can’t get rid of them. They are said to be two new species of mites. My entire life is being consumed with showering bathing, cleaning, laundry, and insomnia. Has anyone found anything that completely kills them? If not, we need to all be diligently searching for something that will eradicate them and pass on the treatment information.
Comment posted by Bob of Puerto Vallarta , Jalisco, Mexico on 4 August 2014 at 3:46 2762
To make clove, peppermint oil. Four ounce of cloves in one litre of alcohol shake very day for four to five days, remove cloves add four ounce of baby oil, 20 drops of tea tree oil, 20 drops of peppermint oil, one ounce of neem extract, go to town! Cleaning carpets, call a budget carpet cleaner and add a large bottle of winded, a little extra amonia, some borax soap, test your carpet first with a little bit. Store your clothes in plastic tubs. Get mite cider from a vet supply and ask for advice from a vet, they deal with these critters ongoing! Make tea tree shampoo with baby shampoo, tea tree oil, peppermint, neem extract, twenty drops each should be good. I am still in the process but have had good results. good luck
Question posted by Sosazza of Atlanta, GA, USA on 2 July 2014 at 20:37 2664
Did you mix the oils with something else or apply it directly to the skin? Mine is rapidly spreading and causing me to panic. It is so gross!
Question posted by Greg of Dunedin, South Island , New Zealand on 22 June 2013 at 6:58 1214
Very interesting clove & pepermint oil, how did you apply the oils? Cheers
Comment posted by Cured999 of Gainesville, FL, USA on 11 June 2013 at 21:32 1197
I cured it with Clove Oil and Peppermint Oil, though I truly believe it can be killed with Clove Oil and Tea Tree Oil. This cure takes about a week and Clove Oil actually KILLS THE EGGS! I put the oil on the backs of my arms for about a week and every bump is gone! I have been dealing with this problem for 10 years!!!!! I wish I could post this everywhere, but, I'd have to register for so many group forums.