Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Comment posted by DavidNM of Perth, WA, Australia on 19 February 2022 at 11:33 5340
Replying to Anne of Perth , WA, Australia. Comment number 5338:
Borax, ACV, Hydrogen Peroxide and Mustard each have their own web page on GrowYouthful.com
Also read the comments for each of them and see what has worked for the people trying them. There are no fixed recipies - best to start with a low dose and see how it goes for your own skin sensitivity and needs.
Question posted by Anne of Perth , WA, Australia on 18 February 2022 at 18:36 5338
I have been suffering from the mites for 8 years, I have no life. Can you please give me the breakdown for borax, ACV and peroxide and do I keep the mustard wash on overnight?
Question posted by Marie Laure of paris, ile de france, France on 18 January 2022 at 3:18 5334
Hello, I am French so sorry for my bad English. I have been suffering for demodex mites since 2018. Face, scalp, ears, neck, chest and now they attack my legs and feet! Regarding the mustard remedy, I have one question. If I want to put the lotion mixture on my legs before bed, do you have any recommendation? I have well understood the mixture of same amount of mustard powder and water, but afterwards? What should I put next? Can I put some coconut oil and if yes which amount? The thing is, I find it weird to put some oily ingredents as I fear that mites feed on them at night. Please give me advice about this prepared lotion. Thank you so much in advance.
Comment posted by Dora dul of Needville , Texas, USA on 23 October 2021 at 2:47 5317
Hi, so glad I found this site that I'm not delusional. My exterminator and my doctor think that. I've made an appointment with a dermatologist but that is 3 weeks away. I have to be diagnosed first so I'm told, never heard of this before until it started. I researched all my symptoms narrowed it down to Demodex mites. I had a liver transplant in 2018 therefore have a compromised immune system. That has to be the common denominator. I am surprised to hear from comments that this will be a life-long struggle for me. Isn't there anyway to get rid of this forever? I came across this group searching mustard powder.
Comment posted by Gloria of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on 6 November 2020 at 21:5 5277
Thank you for all the comments on using mustard to treat demodex mites. The mustard powder remedy worked for me. If thank you is not enough then I have nothing else to add I believe thank you says it all.
Comment posted by Roberta of North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 16 June 2020 at 11:11 5235
I used the dry mustard powder mixed in water on infected areas last night and I was amazed...just a few areas patted with the liquid and all movement stopped. Thanks to Lin Bee of Mesa, Arizona, comment 5113 on 10 January 2019, I'm convinced that your protocol is the solution. I have a very compromised immune system which makes getting rid of these little monsters very difficult so I fully expect to be on maintenance the rest of my life, I m now 75. Thanking you and everyone on this page.
Comment posted by PoppiLee of Va Beach, VA, USA on 12 January 2020 at 9:53 5194
I am hypothyroid with a history of demodex for at least 5 years. There has to be a connection between my thyroid and these critters. I have had three doctors agree with this diagnosis yet they can do very little to help me. Most all of my help is me reading constantly online to educate myself. I have used ivermectin cream, permethrin and metronidzole gels. These always seem to help at first and then within a month stop. Thanks goodness for this web site as its help is invaluable. I have learned so much and hope I can share some of my insight and pay it forward. Rubbing alcohol ruined my hair and did very little to kill the critters. Powdered mustard works better than anything but I do have to mix it with generic face washes and water. I use this every day before my shower and follow it with shampooing with lice-killing shampoo. I also use selenium shampoo on alternate days. I follow this daily with grain alcohol in a spritz bottle anywhere and everywhere I itch or have bumps. At night I seal up my bumps, sorta of suffocating them, with SA skin-clearing make up. This keeps them quiet at night and in the morning I am covered with their debris. I have a spot on my tongue that is probably them also and use hydrogen peroxide several times per day and brush it well with fluoride free toothpaste, as I have learned fluoride depresses the thyroid and probably got me into this mess by overusing fluoride all my life since I have soft teeth. My teeth have responded well and my dentist is super proud of my oral health except for the one spot he can’t explain. He uses his cancer light twice a year to make sure it is NOT cancer. Thank goodness we have this place and the internet to help us with this disease. I hope to one day be free and clear but as we age we do get more so I will have to make peace and accept we may always have a few of these critters and try not to sweat it. GOOD LUCK TO ALL! Lee
Comment posted by Muffy of Lodi, CA, USA on 8 September 2019 at 1:44 5179
I have had scabies for almost 4 years! The dermatologist didn't believe me. I thought to myself, if you had them you would know it and do something about it immediately, not saying it was milia and scheduling appointments 1 month apart and letting them multiply! Anyway, I use prepared mustard and rub my skin with it and some water. It gets rid of a lot of them and doesn't burn my skin. I also wash my face with it and it keeps the numbers way down.
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.
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