Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Remedy: Epsom salts
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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.
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 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 Tatum Ranch of Davenport, IA, USA on 14 April 2017 at 10:58 4565
If you're in the extreme itch stage
1. Take an epsom salt foot bath before bed. Don't use a lot of water. Put drops of wintergreen oil in the foot bath.
2. Both am and pm slather arms, legs, wherever with real coconut oil. The kind you buy in the grocery store.
The foot bath should stop hair crawl and body itch.
Comment posted by Gloria of Murchison, Texas, USA on 22 December 2015 at 13:0 3780
We who have rosacea are experiencing an over reactive immune response to the mites. Because it is normal for people to have this type of mite without being aware they even exist I think caring for the skin to rid ourselves of the rosacea and working on the immune system would be most beneficial. Clean pillow every night does help with all types of acne so it probably would be helpful for rosacea. I get pustules and they take forever for me to clear up. This last flare up has lasted 6 months. I have read and am using Epson salts (magnesium sulphate). I use it on wet skin straight from the package and rub it on my face, leave it on for at least 10 minutes and rinse. It helps with inflammation and the redness. I also use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Sometimes I leave it on my face all night. I am still a little red and have a small amount of break out but it has improved in 2 weeks.