Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)

Remedy: Vitamin D

Vitamin D - details and symptoms of deficiency, how much you really need, the effects of the latitude where you live, what a great source sunlight is, and where else to get vitamin D.

Comment posted by Cam1028 of Auburn Hills , Michigan , USA on 16 June 2019 at 4:51       5161

I have demodex mites. It took me over a year to find a doctor to diagnose me. I am overly infested and it is miserable, hurts and is disfiguring. I started going to a sun tanning salon because I read if you sit in the sun on the beach everyday you will get rid of them. I live in Michigan where there's not a lot of sun, so I go in to the tanning salon for 8 to 10 minutes a day or every other day. It helps a lot.

Comment posted by Candida Crawly of Princeton, WI, USA on 25 August 2017 at 12:58       4719

I have had crawling sensations in my hair, body, face, ears, nose and rest of my body for 6 months. I was suicidal. I had it 2 years ago and it was gone in 3 months. I have been to doctors, the ER, and dermatologists, and they all think I am delusional. From what I have read, I thought I had Morgellons, now I think I have overabundance of Demodex mites. It turns out that when the mites produce an antigen, our bodies fail to make the antibody to fight them off. This can result from a weakened immune system, namely hypothyroidism. I have spent thousands on cures, and now I have to focus on what helps, because I don't think I will ever get rid of it. I know being in the direct sunlight helps because the mites don't like the heat and light. They get bad around midnight to sun up. I have to sleep with ice packs on my head because they don't like the extreme cold either trying keeping that on your head, it's not easy under a cap. I cannot sleep with my husband anymore because I move around all night long. I cannot plan anything because if I cannot sleep, I become very depressed. My husband does not have the problem because he does not have hypothyroidism. One thing that works, I found out the hard way, is consuming alcohol, in my instance, micro brews because they are high in ethanol content. It will kill them off, but never the larva, so a week later you are back to square one. I have had a nervous breakdown, am on disability, have almost committed suicide, and am basically on my own, with answers only from other people who have the problem.