Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Remedy: Salt (Sea salt)
Salt. What kind of salt is by far the best, how much to take, which salts to avoid.
Comment posted by Hoping for the best of Cincinnati, OH, USA on 16 April 2023 at 10:54 5442
Been struggling with sores, lesions, skin pain for four plus years and hope all of us find relief. After six dermatologists, one actually listens. Diagnosis was perforating dermatitis which is hard keratin build up under the skin that pushes through creating holes in the skin. I still think the underlying issue is demodex mites. SOMEWHAT HELPFUL SO FAR Spironolactone Rx (Rx means prescription), Liquid Bandaid, Prosacea brand topical sulfur, salt baths, fluocinonide liquid Rx, sit in portable sauna 10 to 15 mins daily, clean the sores with hydrogen peroxide, apply permethrin NIX lotion, eat beef more than I ever have, apply tea tree oil aloe vera mix. Other Rx products tried unsuccessfully include doxycycline, antivirals, mupirocin topical antibacterial, metronidazole, eucrisa and nystatin.
Additional note on 23 April 2023:
The prescriptions I mentioned in my previous comment ARE helpful, but it is sometimes unclear which are most helpful. I also use both 0.5 and 1.87 ivermectin cream, which can be purchased without a prescription, and elidel prescription cream. Sunlight also seems to help. Some days I feel like this will never get solved, but at least I’ve gotten some improvement over the past 2 years.
Comment posted by Lisey of Brisbane, QLD, Australia on 16 May 2019 at 13:11 5146
Turmeric with ginger and garlic made into a paste and scrubbed all over will help, as will clove oil. Remember to stay calm in mind as you have to go through many different stages to get these little buggers under control. I also took turmeric mixed in natural yoghurt to help on the inside. Getting to the beach for a swim or a scrub with sea salt and water also helped me.