Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Raw, unprocessed honey is an antiseptic and immune system booster that helps with a wide range of ailments. Raw honey contains enzymes that are destroyed when heated higher than body temperature. Most honey is extracted and processed using heat, so take care to buy honey from a source that you trust.
Dissolve a teaspoon of honey in a glass of tepid to warm (not hot) water. Drink this three times per day.
This remedy is much more effective when combined with Apple Cider Vinegar, and / or turmeric (crushed raw turmeric if available, otherwise turmeric powder) and / or cinnamon.
Honey and cinnamon is a powerful traditional healing remedy, also a long-life tonic.
Warning - honey is a concentrated source of free fructose. Avoid it if you suffer from fructose malabsorption, candida or obesity.
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 Mary of Boston , MA, USA on 18 September 2015 at 1:54 3643
I used one teaspoon of real New Zealand manuka honey mixed with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and applied the mixture all over my entire body at night before bed. The itching stopped and I seemed to be cured within a week, but I continued for 2 weeks to make sure.
Comment posted by FitnessChick of Johnson City, TN, USA on 13 November 2013 at 11:50 1544
I have been diagnosed with rosacea since I was 32 years old. I am now 48 and it has been a constant struggle. The blow to your self esteem, the missed appointments, work days, social event is just overwhelming. I am a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer so looking healthy has to be part of my job. With heavy exercise being a trigger, can u imagine what that is like! I am also Haitian, which is not your typical fair skinned, nordic type thay usually gets rosacea. I'm posting because I recently found a weird combination that has helped me so profoundly that I had to share. Thanks to all those who posted about demodex mites because I firmly believe they are really behind the scourge of rosacea. I had a recent flare up for about 3 weeks now and was getting no relief. My derm has prescribed Spironalactone which I had been taken 25mg for about 8 yrs now with occasional p&p's. That's the kind I have of course. But out of the blue, this flare up. Searched the web, found this website and really thought seriously for the first time about mites. Bought some TTO and applied it about a week ago. Ok for 2 days and then massive flare up from mite die off, wow! Panic. One day good, 3 days bad, typical. Into treatment about a week now and read a lot about metrodinazole and thought, I've got some miconazole (yeast fighter) why not try? So I made a paste of zinc oxide, tto and micanazole, spread it over my face and in the morning instant relief!!! Bumps gone, itching gone, amazing! I also treat lashes with tto as I have red eyes etc. Also make a home made eye drops of organic honey, apple cider vinegar and distilled or spring water. Put in eyes from an eye dropper 2x daily. Relief! 1 tsp of honey, 1/4 cup of water, 5-6 drops of vinegar but no more. Less is really more here so not too much vinegar. It will sting a little but don't put too much where it will burn. So far face is looking great and it only been a little over a week. Hope this helps a fellow sufferer as much as it has helped me. Love and health to all!