Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Borax as a source of boron. Boron deficiency, supplementation, chelation, heavy metals, fluorides, fungicide, anti-microbial. How to use borax both internally and externally.
Comment posted by Jimbo of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 28 August 2019 at 11:12 5175
I had mites all over and tried many remedies. I now alternate borax baths and sulfer soap. I take a hot shower and lather the sulfer soap all over and sit 30 minutes to let it dry. After I found many black specks on me. After three applications no more specks. I still borax bath twice a month and do bleach baths twice a week. I use one cup of no-fragrance bleach in two inches water in the tub. I don't ever want to go through this horrible experience again.
Comment posted by MagicMite of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 23 April 2019 at 20:1 5143
I went through a nightmarish hell with some mystery mite all over my body, was suicidal at times. Tried literally everything from horsepaste, Ivermectin to strong antibiotics for a month and nothing worked. Peroxide and borax is the only thing that worked and fast! My regime was a whole bottle of peroxide with 2 cups of borax in a bath with warm water x 2 day for 15 min each time. For problem spots on my body I mixed peroxide and borax into a saturated paste, liberally applied to affected area for 20 min, rinse afterwards, do this 2 or 3 x daily. I laid low on sugar, starch, alcohol, stress, smoking while recovering. Eat immune and skin supportive diet. Clean environment, wear gloves, don't spread the weeping, it contains larva eggs.
Comment posted by Arleen of Upland, CA, USA on 19 March 2019 at 22:26 5134
Good Morning, I want to share my story with demodex mites. October of 2018 I noticed lesions on my right arm and forehead, like little sores. I didn't know what I had, but I did notice my scalp was itching more than usual. I worked for a medical clinic in the mental health department as an addiction substance abuse counsellor, and work with the homeless population. I made an appointment with my primary doctor, he stated I might have caught scabies, but I said these don't look like scabies lesions. Well my primary gave me a small tube of permethrin 5%, which did nothing. I went to a dermatologist, who said it was in my head! A co-worker then reminded me about workman's comp. Wow I didn't think about that. Long story short, by the time I got to my 5th doctor, my body was covered head to toe. Agony for almost 5 months. I've been very vigilant about my treatment, using tea tree oil, borax, hydrogen peroxide, lemongrass oil, eucalyptus oil, and apple cider vinegar. I add the vinegar for a long soak in the bath. I'm at the end of my healing and now stocked up on TTO, ACV, Hydrogen Peroxide for ever! I have gotten better, and I'm covered in scars. These mites are vicious! I had never heard of a demodex mite in my life, so all these stories I'm reading about, my heart goes out to you. I've been on WC out of work now for 7 months. I want my life back! I pray to God each day for the strength to fight these mites and for all who have this.
Comment posted by Sam of Mesa, AZ, USA on 17 March 2019 at 10:14 5132
Reply to CC of Albuquerque:
There is no need ever to heat borax. If you want to mix the two, just keep adding borax till it stops dissolving.
Question posted by CC of Albuquerque, NM, USA on 17 March 2019 at 9:56 5131
Lin Bee, please tell me how you make your ACV borax mixture. Do you heat the ACV to melt the Borax? How much ACV to how much Borax? Thank you for your help.
Comment posted by Beverly of Orlando, FL, USA on 12 March 2019 at 7:25 5125
After reading the comments on page 1 I have to tell all of you that you CAN'T see demodex mites with the naked eye! The only way to see them is under a microscope. Also the mites are white or clear not black .
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 Sammy of Nashville, TN, USA on 2 November 2018 at 15:13 5095
I have mites in my eyelashes causing red swollen eyelids (blepharitis). The mites can be painlessly wiped away with a cotton pad wet with eyewash solution. Check the ingredients - you want the kind containing a small amount of boric acid. I use the Kroger generic brand. Your eyes nose and ears can all be connected with tiny tubes who knew? Yes I found some in my nose. My eye-ear-nose-throat doctor approved my use of Kroger brand eye wash in a Neti pot. I diluted it 50-50 with water.
Cliradex eye wipes were recommended to me by an eyelash-eyelid specialist, and they gave me good results. I wipe my lash areas on both eyes, then use the rest of the tiny towelette to wipe the rest of my face. Went to the movies. Returned home and saw these little dried up lines at the edges of my eyelashes. Dead and dried demodex! Only available online not cheap $40 for 24 wipes, so I cut the pads in half and crimp the remaining portion of towelette for use later. I use it twice a day. I also put castor oil on my lashes and in my eyes an hour or two after the Cliradex to ensure they won’t go walking on my face. I’ve only been using Cliradex a week but they recommend 120 days. It contains the active ingredient in tea tree oil but doesn’t burn as much. Don’t get it on your eye, though!
Getting doctors to listen. I started trying to collect samples to show doctors. It’s not easy but you have to try. I started putting them in little plastic salad dressing containers with rubbing alcohol. I bought a pocket microscope with light online for $20 and some blue plastic surgical gloves and I took these with my samples to the doctor. Take care to pick them up without squishing them. You can dip a blue plastic gloved finger into your sample container of rubbing alcohol and pull out a demodex mite on the glove which can be then easily viewed under a microscope right there on the blue glove. First doctor before I brought samples thought I needed psychological meds, but I went to a different doctor and I bring samples and a microscope and they listen to me. This was how I got my referral to an eyelash and eyelid specialist! I didn’t know there was such a thing.
Question posted by Kwnyc of Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 28 October 2018 at 21:56 5092
Hello, after some research I believe I am dealing with eyelash mites. My eyelids became very scaly and I have some skin discoloration on my chin area. I purchased some eyelid wipes and also put tea tree oil mixed with almond oil on my face and scalp. This started the mites moving. I wasn't feeling them move before this. I did a body scrub with Epsom salt and borax and this woke up a mite movement on my throat, chest and arms. Has anyone else experienced this? I feel like I have awakened something inside of me. Any suggestions of what I can do to stop this movement?
Comment posted by KikiB of Philadelphia , PA, USA on 21 July 2018 at 21:14 5047
This is for Lin Bee, who commented below on 24 September 2017. I have been reading your posts I relate to most of what you say when you talk about doctors just assuming you think you have parasites. I can hear myself in your words of not even considering using the medical world. I am dealing with similar issues as everyone. Even the little black things many are referring to. Except mine started as neurological optic neuritis, and now I have macular degeneration. The most recent thing is sores like much of what I’m reading on this post. Thank you so much for sharing. I have a similar regimen as you. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one going through this.
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