Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Remedy: Flowers of sulphur
Flowers of sulphur uses, benefits, application.
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 Perin Kenwood of NYC, NY, USA on 25 April 2019 at 11:57 5144
I used Sulphur 8 shampoo for mites, it works great, leave in when washing hair. Baby shampoo kills mites on eye lids. Everyone has mites, the cleaner you are when you wash with these items, the lower the count. Once a day is fine till you get rid of the bulk of them, them max once a week showers. Colloidal silver on eyelashes gets rid of the mites in lash roots.
Comment posted by David Miller of Perth, Western Australia, Australia on 23 January 2018 at 9:27 4912
Reply to Waterfal, of Silverspring, Maryland
Please click on the link Flowers of sulphur uses, benefits, application at the top of this page.
Question posted by Waterfal of Silver spring , Maryland, USA on 23 January 2018 at 9:12 4911
Does anyone know how to use flowers of sulfur to get rid of demodex mites? I have them on my face and scalp. I have the powder but don't know how to use it.
Comment posted by Hopeful of London, London, UK on 25 November 2017 at 6:31 4843
Hello all. I share your pain. I had a demodex infestation for the first time in august this year. It took a while to understand what it was. I thought they were little lice. My skin burned, it was very red, itchy, painful, and the crawling, gosh! It started on the face and quickly spread to the whole body including the scalp, and yes, it was when my immune system was very down with a pharyngitis. I share the despair of this terrible affliction and have for months read all blogs, sites, medical journals I could find. Doctors have not helped. I have seen four doctors now including a dermatologist and no progress. It is very frustrating but I am trying to be hopeful. I have tried borax, peroxide scrub and bath, tea tree oil, permethrin cream everyday on the whole body for a week , eurax cream good for the itch and not so pricey as permethrin , dermol, neem oil, copaiba oil, you name it... I have spent so much money. I have been prescribed Rosex for the face which I used twice per day and I also apply Dermalex rosacea which is incredibly expensive but helps relieve the itch. On the body and scalp, I have applied a mix of coconut oil with moxidectin relative to my weight mixed well applied once and again after two weeks . It temporarily helped but I was worried about the known side effects dizziness, ataxia, coma! So I didn’t pursue further. Please bear in mind that this product is not approved in humans and accumulates in the body only released after 20 days. What has alleviated my symptoms a lot has been a daily or twice daily shower with sulphur soap, leave it on the skin and scalp for a bit if possible. At night a mix of coconut oil with Manuka honey which I read about on this blog 3:1 ratio. Not a pleasant mix, the smell and stickiness. I sleep with that on the skin and shower in the morning with sulphur soap again. The coconut oil stays, the honey goes. Applying the mix works better after a shower as the skin does not stick so much, feels more bearable. My arms, tummy, nostrils and scalp are much better . Legs, shoulders, eyebrows and face are improving slowly. My scalp stopped scaling but still hurts when I put my head in the pillow. If I leave it for a few days without applying the skin starts to flare up again. It’s been 20 days, hard work but I feel I can have normal days again. The crawling on my face is mostly gone. I am yet to try ice or a cold shower but warm baths set it off. To improve my immune system I have been taking 1/2 lemon with warm water first thing every morning, taking a daily brew of fresh ginger 1cm sliced , peppercorns and 1/2 lemon, in boiling water leave for 30 min before drinking. I also started taking water kefir once per day for some probiotics. I can’t have much oily food or nuts as it sets off my rosacea or face demodex. I just hope this helps someone. Thanks for sharing your remedies, it has made my life much better. Keep hoping, the complete cure for this may appear one day soon. Namaste!
Comment posted by Tessa of Stafford, Staffordshire, England on 28 April 2017 at 8:16 4585
Hi. It's still early days for me but after seven weeks of sheer misery I have started to get some relief at last. After trying so many things I finally found flowers of sulphur the best treatment for me. I rub the powder very sparingly all over my body and also on my scalp. I never put it on my face because the face is very sensitive and if you get sulphur in the eye it stings like hell. For my face at night I would mix in a cup tea tree oil five drops, half a teaspoon castor oil, two or three drops of neem oil and half a teaspoon macadamia oil. I have been doing this for four days and it is definitely getting much better. At one stage I had the most awful painful stinging bouts on various parts of my body but that also got less. For my eyes I would be very careful. I was treating them for blepharitus. I bought a foam eye treatment for this from the chemist. I would use the foam and then put eye ointment around and in the eye during the day and night. I then carefully applied tea tree oil three drops to upper and lower lids with a cotton bud. As I said it is still early days but my relief is amazing so far.
Comment posted by Miserable of New york, NY, USA on 23 November 2016 at 15:8 4381
I have suffered with this for a year and a half, trying to get different doctors to take me seriously. Many different diagnoses, the main one is rosacea, but they think I'm crazy when I say it is elsewhere on my body. I cover my face and neck with vaseline or other ointment at night. It traps the things that crawl out on your face to mate. I wipe that off in the morning, wash my face with a tea tree oil face wash, then a sulfur based face wash from the dr. I use an eye scrub pad with tea tree oil. When I shower I wash my hair with tea tree oil shampoo first then I use TTO body wash and wash piece by piece. When I dry off I make sure to use different parts of the towel for each body part and make sure every inch is dry. I also take baths with vinegar, borax and epsom salt. At times I will mix white vinegar 1/3 and 2/3 olive oil, put it all over my body and wait about 15-20 minutes, shower and then take the borax and vinegar bath. I have been doing this for about a month and it has paid off. It is important to note that if you take the bath you need to wash your neck and face very well with TTO fade wash, etc. Otherwise the little critters will infest that area severely. It works, but you have to be consistent and not give up.
Comment posted by Michelle of Brighton, East Sussex, UK on 26 May 2016 at 20:8 4084
I have had this relentless mite infestation for over a month now. I felt them crawling in my nostrils and ears and over my face, even during the day. It's been pretty unbearable. I have tried SO many things teatree oil, seabuckthorn oil, neem oil, diatomaceous earth, orgeano oil, clove oil, borax, hydrogen peroxide, colloidal silver, honey and turmeric masks and to be honest I guess they all helped a bit? But my most recent discovery was sulfur. Two nights of using a sulfur mask and there was a dramatic die off. Enter awful pizza face for a couple of days. And today, VAST improvement!! I would 100% recommend sulfur as the fastest and most effective treatment. I would also advise treating your scalp and body as well. There are sulfur scalp treatments on Amazon as they will migrate when you start treating the face. Also, continue treatment for a long time after they disappear, like months. I have read some sites saying up to a year. I am perplexed as to why I got this infestation. I have always struggled with my skin. I am 40 and have battled acne since my teen years. Never like this though. I suspect it may have been demodex all along as I would get acne spots in weird places, like on my eyelid and behind ears. What I don't understand is that it is meant to be in people with low immunity. I am a plant based vegan that eats no processed foods or sweets, drinks plenty of water and does daily yoga. I never get colds. This all got out of control when I went to India so either I picked up an excess population there, or with the change of weather my usually dry skin became oily caused them to multiply. My heart goes out to all of you suffering this insufferable mini beast but please try sulfur you shall win the war!
Comment posted by Sympathetic of Mooresville, IN, USA on 13 April 2016 at 18:2 4007
I have them on my face and now my scalp. At first I thought they were scabies, but from what I read, scabies are usually from the neck down and I don't have them anywhere else. I have them behind ears, along chin line, cheeks, in nostrils and on eyelids. I have used a ton of things and this is what has worked. I am almost completely over the creepy little critters. Use tea tree oil on eyelids. I dilute with a carrier oil about 50/50. Use a QTip to apply. On my face I have used three things and my face has drastically improved as it was fully covered in welts.
1. I apply tea tree oil full strength to the red spots.
2. Apply sulfur butter 10% sulfur daily to face.
3. Mix grapeseed oil with diamataceous earth and apply liberally at night. You can even add a teaspoon of tea tree oil. Grapeseed 2/3 and diamataceous earth 1/3.
4. Apply Diamataceous Earth to bed under sheets. Leave on 24 hours, vacuum off.
5. This will be controversial, but I bought ivermectin apple flavored horse paste and took about 3 doses. It is based on your weight. Every 7 days for as long as you need. I had absolutely no problem with this, but that is something you ll have to decide.
6. Clean all surfaces daily.
7. Borax in the laundry.
Good luck sweetie. The medical community are crazy when it comes to this subject. They think we are crazy, but I am highly educated and no one knows the pain and suffering unless you have experienced it.
Comment posted by Della of Claremont, CA, USA on 2 January 2016 at 16:26 3798
Found an answer from Christine who has the demodex follicular that appear on the face. I bought a product for dog mange safe as already tested on animals called Nu stock, which is made from sulfur (sulphur), camphor and mineral oil. I mixed it first with 40% zinc oxide used for diaper rash, in equal amounts one teaspoon of each. Spread it on my face at night and sleep. Protect your sheets, it can be messy, put an old towel under you head. Wash off in the morning with cleanser and warm water. The result was amazing. My skin was clear. I did this for three nights in a row and I repeat it every so often because of the life cycle. I found TTO caused my skin to burn and I became allergic. Depending on how bad the infestation is, you can increase the dose, not a lot just so that there is a slight tingling of the skin. You are born with demodex folliculum. You do not catch it. Generally the mites reside in hair follicles on the face and come out at night to proliferate. They return to the hair shafts and lay eggs. Adults die and because there is no rectum they just rot and that causes the pustules. The eggs hatch and the cycle begins again. Mites come out at night when there is no light. The reason we got the infestation is because the immune system (IS) is compromised. It is the IS that keeps them under control. When it is compromised, they get out of control. This type of mite is only on the face and not the body. Be careful as they can get in the mouth and eyes. I also use petroleum jelly on my lips and inside my mouth. Worked well to keep under control.
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