Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Remedy: Navratna oil
Comment posted by Amanda of Colorado , Colorado, USA on 20 September 2019 at 16:52 5180
In reply to Itchy scratchy of Dunedin, NZ, New Zealand on 22 November 2017 comment number 4840
This sounds like morgellons, not demodex mites. Epsom salts is efficient for morgellons, but it mostly has to do with fabric. Washing and cleaning cloths and soaking them in epsom salts will help as well. I use both borax and epsom salt and soak my clothes one hour submerged in water. I consider morgellons more fungal than a mite.
Comment posted by Itchy scratchy of Dunedin, NZ, New Zealand on 22 November 2017 at 19:6 4840
I am so grateful I found this site and comments that are exactly like my experience! I have been living under par health wise for 1-2 years. Our latest results for children and me have all come back with auto immune disease, relapsing fever, encephalitis. I conducted a thorough search of our home and found evidence of bed bugs, but fell into dismay when I eradicated them only to be left with the skin crawling sensation and constant exhaustion. I’m sending skin scrapings to a lab for correct identification. It is clear to me that we are dealing with some sort of mite infestation. We are on day 20 of our intensive cleaning routine and our lives have been altered dramatically. My partner had success with Navratna oil I got from an Indian market shop, mostly used in Nepal for long hair cleanliness and meditation. It had a most beneficial effect on the scratches and to calm the skin. But it didn’t seem to aid our children. After what I saw coming out of my skin I couldn’t believe my children had nothing in their skin, so we all went to the doctor. Our regime is we bathe the entire family twice daily in an Epsom salt bath then we dry and apply coconut oil and stand with it in for up to 20mins. The children had no results from this and we only got results with pyrethrum cream. I feel very conflicted using this though. We leave it on all night, and then shower and wash the next day, then when we apply moisturiser coconut oil, and end up with a wipe away of tiny black things! They could almost be mistaken for tiny fluff bits from a towel, but they are not! The crawling sensation is almost driving me mad, I will be looking into enzyme sprays and am so grateful to read these comments as I feel at least some psychological relief, like I have avenues to follow up. I will also go looking for bird’s nests tomorrow! It is not clear to me where we are on this journey or how long we have been on it, but I am just so glad to be looking at it with other human beings... even if it is via internet. Thank you thank you for sharing your unfortunate experience.
Comment posted by Greg of Rye, Victoria, Australia on 9 May 2016 at 15:8 4057
I have been suffering with Demodex mites. I recommend tea tree oil, but have had the best results using Borax and Navratna oil. Rub it into all effected areas a couple of times per day and mix borax with water into a paste and rub on the skin as a scourer each morning in the shower. Also use as a hair shampoo. Nearly immediate results, I'm so pleased...