Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Remedy: Eucalyptus oil
Comment posted by May Belle of West Hartford, CT, USA on 13 November 2019 at 10:58 5187
I am 62 and suffered from what I am now pretty sure is demodex mites for a year and half. I stayed a few days at a place where the cleanliness of bedding was sketchy, and also got too much sun at the same time. I got a bit of redness on one cheek and my nose had little red bumps. I have used rubbing alcohol on my face to bring the mites to surface and then put tea tree oil on to kill them. I realized my hot water in the house I was renting was not set high enough. It was 120 and it should be over 130 I believe from what I have read. Before the Landlord adjusted it I used eucalyptus in my laundry for sheets and towels as that kills dust mites and maybe all mites. I used a few drops of eucalptus mixed in water and added to wash. I also used 1 cup or so of white vinegar in rinse cycles. This killed germs and freshened things and softened the sheets and towels. I used niacinamide on my skin and my skin seems really much better in just a few weeks. I have been using a silk pillowcase for a few months too and that was helping some. Mites don t like silk. So hot water and eucalyptus are my recommendations. I do mop the house with vinegar, and vacuum our rugs and use borax on them.
Comment posted by Pao of San Pedro, San Jos , Costa Rica on 21 December 2018 at 14:25 5111
Hi there, the real reason that Vicks works to kill demodex is because it contains Eucalyptus oil, which is being used to spray bedding and skin problems areas. It has to be diluted, otherwise it will burn as hell, so never use it pure on eyes or skin.
Question posted by HisDarlinLilBit of Disputanta, VA, USA on 27 June 2017 at 16:35 4668
I'm in absolute misery! It just started out of the blue a day ago. I visited a friend and when I got home, I began feeling bites all over. I was horrified to find tiny mites all over me. I took a shower and covered myself with a medicated powder that contains eucalyptus oil and menthol, and clean clothes and instantly had relief. Next day I had to go back to take food for their cat and it started all over again. This time however, they won't go away and have gotten throughout my whole house. Can someone tell me what to do and if, God forbid, my cats get them, best solution to rid them of the mites as well? Thank you.