Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Remedy: Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide H2O2. What it is, healing properties, uses, remedies and treatments, how to use it, possible reactions, warnings, and what to buy (and what not to buy).
Comment posted by PoppiLee of Va Beach, VA, USA on 12 January 2020 at 9:53 5194
I am hypothyroid with a history of demodex for at least 5 years. There has to be a connection between my thyroid and these critters. I have had three doctors agree with this diagnosis yet they can do very little to help me. Most all of my help is me reading constantly online to educate myself. I have used ivermectin cream, permethrin and metronidzole gels. These always seem to help at first and then within a month stop. Thanks goodness for this web site as its help is invaluable. I have learned so much and hope I can share some of my insight and pay it forward. Rubbing alcohol ruined my hair and did very little to kill the critters. Powdered mustard works better than anything but I do have to mix it with generic face washes and water. I use this every day before my shower and follow it with shampooing with lice-killing shampoo. I also use selenium shampoo on alternate days. I follow this daily with grain alcohol in a spritz bottle anywhere and everywhere I itch or have bumps. At night I seal up my bumps, sorta of suffocating them, with SA skin-clearing make up. This keeps them quiet at night and in the morning I am covered with their debris. I have a spot on my tongue that is probably them also and use hydrogen peroxide several times per day and brush it well with fluoride free toothpaste, as I have learned fluoride depresses the thyroid and probably got me into this mess by overusing fluoride all my life since I have soft teeth. My teeth have responded well and my dentist is super proud of my oral health except for the one spot he can’t explain. He uses his cancer light twice a year to make sure it is NOT cancer. Thank goodness we have this place and the internet to help us with this disease. I hope to one day be free and clear but as we age we do get more so I will have to make peace and accept we may always have a few of these critters and try not to sweat it. GOOD LUCK TO ALL! Lee
Comment posted by MagicMite of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 23 April 2019 at 20:1 5143
I went through a nightmarish hell with some mystery mite all over my body, was suicidal at times. Tried literally everything from horsepaste, Ivermectin to strong antibiotics for a month and nothing worked. Peroxide and borax is the only thing that worked and fast! My regime was a whole bottle of peroxide with 2 cups of borax in a bath with warm water x 2 day for 15 min each time. For problem spots on my body I mixed peroxide and borax into a saturated paste, liberally applied to affected area for 20 min, rinse afterwards, do this 2 or 3 x daily. I laid low on sugar, starch, alcohol, stress, smoking while recovering. Eat immune and skin supportive diet. Clean environment, wear gloves, don't spread the weeping, it contains larva eggs.
Comment posted by Arleen of Upland, CA, USA on 19 March 2019 at 22:26 5134
Good Morning, I want to share my story with demodex mites. October of 2018 I noticed lesions on my right arm and forehead, like little sores. I didn't know what I had, but I did notice my scalp was itching more than usual. I worked for a medical clinic in the mental health department as an addiction substance abuse counsellor, and work with the homeless population. I made an appointment with my primary doctor, he stated I might have caught scabies, but I said these don't look like scabies lesions. Well my primary gave me a small tube of permethrin 5%, which did nothing. I went to a dermatologist, who said it was in my head! A co-worker then reminded me about workman's comp. Wow I didn't think about that. Long story short, by the time I got to my 5th doctor, my body was covered head to toe. Agony for almost 5 months. I've been very vigilant about my treatment, using tea tree oil, borax, hydrogen peroxide, lemongrass oil, eucalyptus oil, and apple cider vinegar. I add the vinegar for a long soak in the bath. I'm at the end of my healing and now stocked up on TTO, ACV, Hydrogen Peroxide for ever! I have gotten better, and I'm covered in scars. These mites are vicious! I had never heard of a demodex mite in my life, so all these stories I'm reading about, my heart goes out to you. I've been on WC out of work now for 7 months. I want my life back! I pray to God each day for the strength to fight these mites and for all who have this.
Comment posted by Beverly of Orlando, FL, USA on 12 March 2019 at 7:25 5125
After reading the comments on page 1 I have to tell all of you that you CAN'T see demodex mites with the naked eye! The only way to see them is under a microscope. Also the mites are white or clear not black .
Question posted by Hope of Stockholm, Sverige, Sweden on 19 January 2018 at 6:34 4905
Hi, thank you all for this fantastic group, this is totally new for me. Mites exploded in my life after a long super-stressful period when everything that could go wrong really did. After 6-7 weeks of renovating the 30 flats I live in they put plastic all around, then changed our windows without installing ventilation for fresh air. They totally closed off all air by putting tape over all windows probably because of painting and other work. One week after that I woke up one morning with itching rashes under my breasts. I have never had anything like that, no eczema or something so it was really a bit worrying. Then because of where they were located and my age, 57 I went to the doc to check if it was herpes zoster, we call it beltrose in Swedish . Doc said no, it looks more as if something has bitten you! One week after that, and after seeing another doc, I had a typical rosacea mark on my left cheek, acne on the other and all over my chest and back, itching, crawling. I thought I’d caught scabies, but two doctors said no. No one even had a microscope and one told me to get that ghost out of my brain and get some psychiatry.
Question: Can it be that when we got no fresh air, and there was air coming IN where dirty old air is supposed to get OUT that I have caught this from one of my neighbours? I am newly divorced, my youngest son 20 years old lived with me at this time and his eyes became red and he started complaining of itching skin at the same time. This was November and two weeks later I told him to move to his dad since I was afraid he would also get this thing from hell. He is now fine, but I have had a living hell.
I am depressed, have had to clean EVERYTHING all the time because of a black yucky powder with black spots that lays everywhere in this flat if I’m not fast enough to wipe it off. All my carpets and stuff I don't need is in my store now. I don’t vacuum clean, instead I use superhot water 90C morning and evening to clean everything, bedclothes etc.
I have heard from other neighbours that they got red eyes, runny nose and they all complain over the poor ventilation but I don’t dare to ask them about this. Waited since November to have someone from the company that owns the building to come and inspect. They finally made contact with the environment department and others so things are probably going to speed up now, but I just need to know how I could get this shit without hugging anyone else than my dog. Very short fur Amstaff Rottweiler who has nothing in his fur and no itching. My grownup kids are all well. Can this spread from ventilation between apartments? I have gone from having a big family, dog, girlfriends, sons living with me a lot to now being totally on my own in this apartment since first week of December. I have not worked a lot because of this exhausting regimen to keep everything clean. I can do work from home, but need to see customers in the health food business and I panic when thinking that this will continue.
I want to share one trick before I stop. If you want to clean up your pores follicles put pure aloe vera jelly all over your face or a spot you want to treat. Let it stay for 2-3 minutes, then rub on AlkoGel (alcohol, aloe vera). We can buy it cheaply in the grocery store here in Stockholm. You will soon see white, greasy things popping up. Continue to rub and pick the white stuff away. I use wet paper towels. Rinse with clean water and spray colloidal silver. I also use one glass of water mixed with 2 table spoons with MSM (Methy-Sulfonyl-Methane). This will freshen up all the affected area and has been the best of all products I have tried. But after reading all these comments I will for sure try the hydrogen peroxide. SOOOO GRATEFUL for this group! The aloe, AlkoGel, colloidal silver and MSM has made my life better and my skin much more beautiful again, but still I have the itching and biting on my feet and legs. I don’t go barefoot in here any longer! Big hug to all of you suffering from this devastating creep.
Comment posted by Kim of Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA on 28 December 2017 at 17:51 4886
This is the worst thing I have ever dealt with. It's depressing, humiliating, I feel dirty all the time. Have no idea how I got them but it's very sad and I'm loosing hope on getting rid of them. They're everywhere. Mostly now on my scalp. Just tried apple cider vinegar, seemed to help a lot. But the next day they were worse. I am digging about 40 mites out of my scalp a day. How gross is that? They're the ugliest bug I've ever seen. I just want a normal life again. Trying to kill them is very exhausting and painful.
Comment posted by Susan of Brookpark, OH, USA on 21 November 2017 at 23:54 4836
I've tried Neosporin, that will kill them but they'll react extremely badly and you may like me have about 5 inch round area that looks like rosacea. The ones that escape will scurry to other areas and do it all over again! I've had it for 15 years and just 8 months ago figured out what they are. I first read of hydrogen peroxide here they hate it and it works a little. But not like Neosporin. Except one can't slather neosporin all over, its dangerous at that amount. I wish I'd left them alone!
Comment posted by Sandy of Nashville, TN, USA on 2 November 2017 at 21:20 5064
Reply to Audrey Kelley of Las Vegas, comment 4811:
Maybe you can change your internal body chemistry pH so they can't live in your mouth. How awful they're in your mouth. How do you make that change inside your body? Try to avoid dairy, breads and sugar, sweets, artificial sweeteners. Eat mostly or all fresh or frozen vegetables and fresh or frozen fruit. And take a multi vitamin. If you have a blender you can make yummy smoothies with frozen or fresh fruit and kale or fruit and spinach and it will taste like you're having dessert all the time. Incorporate frozen banana chunks to make it ice-creamy.
Question posted by Audrey Kelley of Las Vegas, NV, USA on 1 November 2017 at 6:20 4811
These mites that have been my nightmare since April. They may not be Demodex. An army of them appeared on my bathroom window sill, so I immediately wiped them off. They were black in color. A week later, 14 ugly itchy sores appeared on my body. I treated them with multi-purpose enzyme liquid and tea tree oil. My body is now healed, but they moved into my mouth. Despite rinses with hydrogen peroxide and Listerine, I'm still spitting dozens into the sink, I can see some present in my sputum. I am 90 years old, caring for my Alzheimer's stricken husband. Even our doctor doesn't have any answers. I am at the end of my rope.
Comment posted by Eva of Carson City, NV, USA on 28 September 2017 at 5:38 4775
I totally agree with several of the comments about Clove Oil, which I am just starting to use and take internally. I have suffered from these mites since 2012. Now both of my feet are the sizes of footballs. I have used hydrogen peroxide 3% to spray on my feet, it helps but really stings due to so many applications. I won’t stop using it but hopefully clove oil will be my saviour. Due to 2 knee replacements it is almost impossible for me to be able to get up out of the tub so I have only done showers since 2003 and now with the feet like they are, I purchases a plastic container from Walmart that is just wide enough for two, used to be skinny feet, and deep enough to almost reach my knees. I fill it with as much hot water as I can stand with one cup of HP 3% and 1 cup of Borax, soak in this as long as the water stays hot to warm. Good ole credit cards! You’ve heard stories on how to use them for dozen of things, well I use one to scrape my feet and legs with it after my soak and you sure see a lot of stuff that comes off on the card. I’m going to mix up a mixture of the clove oil with some other oils to put on my feet and legs after the soak and scrape. Here I am, just turned 90 and never had a bug in my life and this is what NV has given me. Never had a bug in Texas and hope I can get back there before my time is up!
Blessings to all of you who have offered your cures. It’s hard to keep your sanity but don t give up. I could wring the necks of a million so called doctors for not going to a medical school who taught about these things!
One thing I would caution anyone who has an old vacuum cleaner with a fan, please be careful if you are using diatomaceous earth powder on your carpets. This stuff is wonderful but don’t use it if your vac has a fan, it will clog up the fan and break it. This happened twice to me before the repair man suggested I stop using DE or not to use that particular vacuum. Each time I used the vac to clean up DE it cost me over $200.00. That kind of money sure could have helped me to buy Clove and other oils for my blasted critters.
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