Alternative Treatments for Demodex Mites

Written by on September 11, 2007 with 89 Comments

Alternative Treatments for Demodex Mites

From: “Rachelle Spearman”
Date: Fri Dec 1, 2000 7:34 pm
Subject: Alternative Treatments for Mites

I tried Annie’s recommendations for treatment of the mites last weekend and I had some very problematic reactions to the treatment. I had an allergic reaction to the spray and the Kwellada lotion gave a breakout that took four days to get under control. The Kwellada shampoo caused a bit of seb. dermatitis but the cream really aggravated it on my face. As a result I have decided to try more natural rememdies for the mites which some people may wish to try as well:

  1. Take 1 to 4 capsules of Olive Leaf Extract instead of an oal antibiotic. You may wish to take these 5 days on and two days off so that you can take these for an extended period of time. Go slow because it will bring out any latent viruses and kill them off as well (e.g. cold sores).
  2. Use Tea Tree Oil Soap (Soapworks brand) to cleanse face and body.
  3. Use Tea Tree Oil Cream (Regime brand) once to twice a day (You could alternate with Regime’s Calendula Cream if using the Tea Tree Oil Cream twice a day is too irritating).
  4. Shampoo with a Tea Tree Oil Shampoo (Treemenda brand) once a day or another tea tree oil shampoo without alcohol in it.
  5. When you wash your linens for your bed use 10 drops of tea tree oil in your laundry in addition to your perfume free detergent. (Nature Clean makes an excellent Liquid Laundry Soap available at Bulk Barn stores).

All the brands I have mentioned are perfume free and alcohol free. I am extremely reactive and these are very well tolerated. Remember that not all Olive Leaf Extracts are alike. Get a very good quality brand like Nulife. I have already started this and I will keep you posted how things progress. I have also switched to Tom’s of Maine toothpaste and underarm deoderant to limit the number of chemicals my immune system has to deal with.

Please note that I still take MSM (7 capsules a day),Primal Defense (5 capsules a day) and Natural Factors B12 twice a day for supplements. These are the only ones I tolerate. I am also on a modified version of the Gotschall diet still.

This combination works very well for me.

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  1. John says:

    Hi David,

    From Karen’s website, it appears she is promoting the benefits of SBT because she sells the oil “Essential oil treatment, relaxing scalp massage and style $30.00”

    … again with no evidence it actually does anything!

    From Karen’s website scalpskinworks DOT com

    “It’s important to mention that Karen Crever is not a Physician or MD. She is a seasoned professional who saw a public need, searched and found a solution so extraordinary, she patented it. Her extensive 25 year back ground in cosmetology”

    Seasoned professional of what?

    It is websites like these and people like Karen that take advantage of people who have hair loss and are desperate to find a solution

    … easy way to make money by taking advantage of others

    Regards,
    John

    • kim says:

      I totally get your point and I too feel that way about some people BUT I can assure you that tea tree oil works on demodex! Our whole family is going through this terrible time in dealing with demodex…I cannot tell you how we got them but everything spiraled out of control after exposure to a diseased bird and we are going through the motions of every day trying to battle whatever we have contracted…DEMODEX being one of them! You do not have to try the brand names that this site has mentioned but there are other brands that are effective and do work! Walgreens tea tree oil works just as good and so does paul mitchell tea tree line BTW that you can get much cheaper at Sally’s beauty supply. So far the Tea tree oil works instantly but you have to reapply for 6weeks or more to make sure you get all of it. I have even made a solution for my spray bottle with tea tree and alcohol and I spray the crap out of my house with it…OF COURSE use caution when dealing with Essential oils and air it out before putting the kids and animals back in. Homeopathic medicine and essential oils work wonders and I am a firm believer now ESPECIALLY that the medical field in my area is not great and cannot further help me for the life of me or my family. Before you start bashing people or throwing claims that certain products or natural remedies do not work, make sure it’s factual firsthand! Doctors DO NOT have a cure for demodex but through studies they have found that tea tree kills mites and so does camphor, lavendar, and castor oil…the list goes on. Demodex takes time to get rid of completely but we have been in it for a few weeks and I can tell you that it DOES work!

      • Jill says:

        I’m trying it. It can’t hurt. My daughter has been dealing with something on her face and 6 dermatologist can’t figure out what it is. they have diagnosed her with almost a dozen different things. No treatment has helped. She is now 13 and this has dramatically affected her self esteem. Oh, and it gets worse with each new thing. Now it has spread over flimsy her entire face. Praying this works. She’s even had laser surgeries and peels with no change. Again in despite at this point. I’ll try anything to help her.

        • PJ says:

          If your daughter has been using topical steroids on her skin, you really should look at ITSAN.org Topical steroid withdrawal is a real thing and very difficult to deal with. Good luck!

          • Penny says:

            I was on topical steroid cream for at least 5 years. My current doctor told me I needed to get off of it which I knew would get ugly and was painful. I was very lucky that my chiropractor has a cold laser therapy machine which I started and within a couple of weeks was totally off the steroid cream.

  2. Karen says:

    John,

    I understand your skeptisism and caution. When I started my research, I found so many products and promises it made me sick. Am I a business woman? You bet! But, I am also compassionate person who has found answers to many questions and give advice free of charge. Regularly, I get calls for free advice and talk to sufferers for hours on the phone.

    When I posted that information 5 years ago, The Face Doctor, which is where I got some of my information, posted case studies and the benefits of Sea Buckthorn oil. Since then, many more companies have added Sea Buckthorn oil to their product lines as a means to treat rosacea.

    What does hair loss and rosacea have in common? The Demodex Mite, also known as the Ocular mite. The ocular mite colonizes the follicle sack of the eyelash and brow, feeding and breeding within the follice, destroying the hair and cells in the sack.

    Demodex Mites also known as ocular mites, are parasites that colonize the
    epidermis wherever there are hair roots, sebaceous glands and warm
    environments exist. In medical communities, the parasite is commonly known as the eyelash, eyebrow or ocular mite. Ocular mites, look identical to scalp mites, and show the same symptoms of red inflamed tissue, scaling of skin cells, itch and hair loss. It’s not much of a leap that the mite would crawl towards the hairline. Through my practice, non-clinical-in salon studies and research, I have proven the two are are one in the same and should be treated as such.

    I created the system when salon clients complained of scalp conditions and hair loss. I put together a comprehensive, methodical treatment which proved to not only cleanse and nourish the scalp, but provided an evironment conducive to healthy hair growth. As a result of regular cleansing, hair regrowth was a natural side effect.

    The demodex lives in its own highly acidic environment created by Lypase and its own body waste causing redness, itch, pustuals and inflammation. The Lypase enzyme it emits to coverts sebum, protein and hormones into a consumable liquid food. Sea Buckthorn Oil is a major contributing factor in controlling the mite because it normalizes Ph, controls sebum production and helps to heal the skin.

    To share this information, I was invited by members of several hair loss sites to join their web forums. When the members found out I no longer worked in the salon, they asked me to assemble an at home kit. I make little profit from the product and willingly give free advice as to how to control scalp conditions. I gave 6 individuals free treatments for six weeks, (2 with roseacea) to prove the system worked. SCALP SYSTEMS took off from there.

    There many articles available on demodex or ocular mites, how to control them and often elimiate the parasite with Sea Buckthorn Oil. You only have to look for them.

    I have never taken advantage of anyone suffering from hair loss or Roseacea. Ask anyone on any forum I participate on.

  3. Joshua says:

    John,

    Where did you see a study that mentioned eucalyptus oil? I’m curious because the only thing I have ever used that helped with my acne is Noxzema. I’m trying to figure out why, and I seen some reports that eucalyptus oil can kill dust mites, but I don’t see anything mentioning demodex and eucalyptus.

    Anyway, I’m pretty sensitive to fragrances, so I no longer use Noxzema. I recently ordered (still have yet to try it) a facial cleanser from Aubrey Organics that has eucalyptus, camphor and menthol. I’m hoping that the eucalyptus in the Noxzema is what cleared my skin, but another benefit I find to those three ingredients together is that they are very cooling and soothing. I realize I’m talking about acne on a rosacea site, but there might be common ground.

    Curious if any of you have tried Noxzema for rosacea and/or eczema relief? If so, did you see any benefit from it?

  4. Joshua says:

    Oh, and another reason I’m trying the Aubrey brand is that I’m looking for something more natural. I think that Noxzema adds too many extra ingredients (including artificial fragrances) that are not needed and probably just cause added irritation for some people.

    Anyway, read around some more and I did find a study that mentioned camphor oil as a treatment for a certain face mite:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12512812

    Maybe the eucalyptus and camphor work together to kill mites? Not sure. It looks like those ingredients are considered irritating to most rosacea sufferers though? I would of thought that the cooling action would be soothing?

    They should so some more studies on these kind of essential oils. Maybe they could isolate the beneficial compounds to the skin (if there is indeed any), while removing those that can cause the irritation for some.

  5. Becca says:

    karen g whats your foot balm treatment made out of? I would like to try it.

  6. Jay by DAY says:

    It seems that no one has noticed that demodex love all types of oils and thrive on them!!! Intially they may avoid the area until smell and sharp effect -like in case of tee tree and eucalyptus- has subsided and then they go back like crazy. People think of what might work and feel security about and within their ideas but in the end close observation revelas what is effective and if you are not free and are still fighting it, just stop and change. I ve been there, still am and avoid all oils and all creamy lotions like the plague. I have found many effective -temprary effective- methods but none that kills other than alcohol (methyated spirits), but it still is a long battle. I may come back one day if i discover a real killer, but in the mean time, do yourselves a favour and do not follow the oil herds, just because it is said from person to person it does not mean they work and on the contrary, they help perpetuate the problem by proliferating happily in them.

  7. Stormy says:

    I would like to mention that I’ve tried the “Demodex Solutions” from Hong Kong and it worked only for a short time. The breakouts came back with vegence. I do think that alcohol may be the answer (or one of them). Peroxide actually cleared up some of the breakouts that I had on my upper arms. I’m just afraide to scar my skin by using too much.
    I don’t think we are all speaking about the same type of thing here. Alot of what I’ve read on this site sounds like morgellons, demodex and other stuff that may not have a name.
    I went to my doctor yesterday and he has given up on me. He still doesn’t believe me and suggests I see a proffessional for help and anti-depressants. I really don’t want to go that route…that will make me feel as if I truly am insane.
    I do hope that some of you can answer my question that I asked before.
    How do you feel about the situation knowing that what you have is contagious and spreading to others? This is what seems to be the hardest part for me to deal with.
    And have you made a choice to have children knowing that they may come in contact with this?

    • Lynda Steele says:

      I have classic symptoms if demodex mites. Waiting for results of culture from doctor. In the meantime , using sulfur selenium shampoo every other day , Perscriptions from doctor . I use it at night right before bed And get a lot of relief . I use witch hazel on my face after washing with sulfur bar soap . I am going to try the queen Helene face mask that u can buy at most pharmacies . It has a lot of ingredients that help deep clean facial pores . I also mix plain Epsom salts and water in a plastic cup in the shower And pour it over my head , massage and rinse with lukewarm water . It dries my hair out some but stops the crawling. I use a hair nourishin shampoo and leave in conditioner to help with dryness. I let the solution go over my face but don’t scrub , too harsh on face. I take a handful of Epsom salts and wet them on a clean washcloth and scrub from my neck down to feet . The first time I did this , no more bites on body. I do it every time I shower . Makes skin soft . Then I coat with coconut oil . I’ve also ordered products from amazon , shampoo , face wash and face cream don’t know if they are working all the way but have gotten some relief . Need to try few more days . I panicked at my hair loss and bought oils etc. doctor bronners tea tree / Castile soap gives some relief . So far , the sulfur products give the most relief . Shampoo gives a nights sleep . I’m trying castor oil because so many people say it helps . It does seem to be helping on eyebrows and eyelashes but only used for two days now . Does anyone know if it promotes hair growth? Well , I’m waiting for diagnosis from scalp swab . I hope I gave some useful information . I’ve heard a lot of good things about flowers of sulfur . It’s a yellow powder . Will look into that . Also eating a raw garlic clove per day and using onions and garlic in cooking and drinking kefir plain first thing in the morning . Good luck . I am very sad about the destruction of my beautiful hair .

      • Kim says:

        Ivermectin horse paste can be purchased on Amazon but that’s not the solution especially on a daily basis!
        There is this blue liquid ivermectin for cattle I buy on Amazon or my local feed store and I buy the cheapest lotion (suave) because it mixes well. I pour 25% of the ivermectin in the lotion and shake the heck out of it. Be careful as the liquid will escape the top. Mix it well and keep pumping the bottle of lotion till it runs blue. Use this everyday…morning and night if it’s severe and hasn’t been treated for a long time. You will be cured in 2-4 weeks! I keep it on hand whenever in need as these things can come back. I’ve tried everything possible and this is the only answer. Now for the face (especially eyebrows and mainly eye lashes) tea tree works but too expensive for the whole body. Be careful with brands and name-store brands stay away (i.e. Walgreens) many have fillers. Edens Garden is really good and thursdayplantation is the best so far. Dilute with a carrier oil (most used is coconut oil) and apply this throughout the day, if you can’t then morn and night. Don’t use makeup, you will experience recontamination with makeup or brushes. Mascara is def a no unless you want to change it out weekly until this subsides. You can apply tea tree to your scalp too but it will make your hair oily so leave it in over night and wash in the morning. Hope this helps!!!

      • Julia J. says:

        After having rosacea flareups and constant ruddy rosacea skin for two years I did an on line consult with GardenofWisdom(dot)com
        I had been using top of the line products for my skincare and lots of wholesome natural products were in the mix. She had me cease and desist all of those saying many of the high end products had ingredients that were too harsh for my reactive skin and many of the natural ingredients were too heavy and overbearing. She set me up on a customized regimen and my skin calmed down from day ONE. I haven’t had a single flare up since, not even after drinking alcohol. I no longer have to wear a stitch of foundation. My skin is balanced and clear and pristine.

  8. Stormy says:

    I forgot to mention that I do infact suffer from the demodex mite. It’s been diagnosed…and of course the doctor is telling me that everyone has mites…….yes, I know this… but obviously there are some horrifc mites that are damaging our skin.
    I still hope and pray to the universe that we will find our answers.

  9. Jay by DAY says:

    Hi Stormy, i have been for quite a while now in the same situation and i understand your questions and dilemmas. have seen three doctors and so has my partner and each of us a separate Dermatologists and each right from the start alluded to delusional parasitosis and prescribed neurological medications with rather dangerous side effects. A biopsy confirmed parasite bite reaction but was dismissed, so at least you are lucky that you have the identification of the Demodex which i highly suspect is my/our case but cannot get near legal medication until we have this identification. Yes, it is contagious from our observation the past 15 months but each of us experiences some of the effects in a milder way.

    I agree about alcohol and about Peroxide, and i have ways that eventually help heal the scars and if it is not my imagination clears them at a very slow snail like pace but better than if compared the way i was a year ago.

    I intend to open a blog where i can write my methods and experiences and share with people and debug some of the myths that perpetuate the torture and the money going down the drain, and will do so for free. When it is ready i will post back here to let people know and perhaps even share experiences, but i dont think i can stand to read another poor soul telling about the merits of any oil/grease or lotion that helps the mite proliferate like crazy -it lives and thrives near the sebaceous glands!!! doesn’t this say something to people?? Like providing rich wet mud to a pig!

    There are many alternative ways that can help and must be used whenever possible.

    I hope to be back soon with more when i have time.

  10. Jay by DAY says:

    Correction for my previous post:

    I meant to say “but each of us experiences some of the effects in a different way” .

    I am in a hurry and have made so many little mistakes, and my post may not be clear to understand but i promise will be back as soon as i can to help the best way i can as on single purpose in my life, since so many people are suffering from this and not just been neglected but also made to feel bad about themselves, and this cruel to say the least.

  11. Jay by DAY says:

    From a quick look before i left the site i discovered the i must have been in this blog before and i read the “Just How do you Kill Demodex Mites? “and from there i tried the alcohol because i had noticed that ear clear in the ear killed the mites within just 2 minutes “timed” by the clock so i can confirm that this info is correct!

    This is the only place that this happens so quick or it happens at all because the mite is immersed in the alcohol inside the ear and the same could be about all the different oils IF the mites could be immersed in them -and just one could do the job no need for many, but the problem is that the mites do not live on the surface of the skin but from what our microscope has confirmed to already available diagrams on the internet, congregate under the skin and deep in the hair follicles so whatever we spalsh on the skin has little effect and when the caustic effect of the oils if past, the grease remains us a heavens for them to proliferate hapilly.
    Can you catch them and dip them in T tree oil? if you can then they will die…but applying it on the surface of the skin may create a disinfectant sense and a soothing sensation for a while making people believe it worked but it makes the situation worse.

  12. Stormy says:

    Thanks for the reply. It feels great to know that I am not alone in this and I would appreciate anything you have to offer in regards to what to use on my skin. After all I have been to at least 12 doctors and dermatologists. I am throwing my email address out to anyone who care to talk further. stormyblue1973@yahoo.com
    Thanks.

  13. Karen g says:

    Hi stormy, tea tree oil is the best to use, that and anything waxy, blocks their air, and so out they come. I just wonder what you think you have exact ally, derm mites.?
    I have “Morgellons” which i wish and pray i didn’t have. We at LB and many other sites are waiting for the CDC, to release their findings this year, its been a long wait, and in fact i dont expect the truth will come from them.
    Best of luck to you, if you want to chat let me know, and i will help you. cheers Karen g

  14. Stormy says:

    Thanks Karen. I do have “demodex mites”…after 20 years I finally found a dermatologist who listened to my story and he was able to diagnose me. He treated me with Eurax cream and an antibiotic which did absolutley nothing. He told me that every single person on earth has demodex and it’s harmless. He doesn’t believe me when I say this is contagious. My coworkers and certain family members that I am close to all have it but to a different extent. I believe that having a strong immune system helps alot and having less oil but I happen to be severly oily. I have red pimple like marks on most parts of my body. The face, chest and back are the worse. Every doc I have seen says it’s acne and that I am not spreading it to others. This is where I sort of feel mentally exhausted and the depression hits so hard that I wonder if this life is meant to go on fighting. There are good days when I tell myself “everything happens for a reason and the answer will come”.
    I tried the Tea tree oil many times for many years. It seemed to work for a short while then the breakouts continue. I am so sorry to hear that you have Morgellons. My nutritionist here in Los Angeles is working on a case of that. I will ask him if he’s had any good news about the case he’s working on.
    Thank you…Believe it or not…just being able to let this out of my system and commincate with you all makes me feel a little better.
    : )

  15. Jay by DAY says:

    Hi Stormy, try to hold on and know that you are not alone. As i promised as soon as i have tidied a few jobs i have to tace care of i will create a blog where i will impart all the info about methods and substances i have used , many highly recommended in different forums either by individuals or moles trying to direct people into selling sites, as “it helps” whch i paid a high price of frustration and despair by trying, and many of my own which also ‘helped’ temporarily etc and all the research i have done over this time. I have your email address so i will contact you there and will return here to read all the posts and i m sure many may be helpful, even the contact and exchange with others is beneficial and this site appreciated for the free service of exchange. In the mean time enjoy as much of the fragments of day as you can.

  16. Jay by DAY says:

    Hello Caren g,

    I should been working and not browsing here but i read your post above and thought to drop a line and say i have visited a Morgellons forum and a website breifly in my desparete attempts to find out what this demon on my skin is.

    I briefly read about some difficulties of trying to arrange delivery in proper ways/methods for laboratories to examine them etc. have not been back to follow progress yet.

    I have two questions to ask if you would know the answers even if partially.

    1) Is the “Morgellons” creature the same one as Demodex with a variation of symptoms and severity

    2) Is it possible for one to have Morgellons without the fibres that are associated with the symptoms, or many other symptoms that can be as a result of stress and lack of sleep?

  17. Karen g says:

    It is quite possible you have morgellons, you dont have to have the lesions or fibers. I tried for 5 years, thinking i had mites, of all kinds, spent thousands of dollars, to no avail.
    Go to carnicom.com , Cliff has done all the blood work their and you will grasp the reality of the situation we have been placed in. That should answer afew questions for you.
    So do u have insomnia and loss of sleep ?
    Does your nose and ears itch as well as your body?
    Is your hair falling out, head,eyebrows ?
    Do you lower legs really itchy at night ?
    I really hope you dont have Morgellons, good luck.

  18. Jay by DAY says:

    Thanks for the link Caren, i will have some extended study during the weekend and hope will get some addtional information to add to my research and have some [ersonal answers. I have no fibres, no insimnia unless woken up in the middle of the night with my body itching or burning and the creature coursing my body. I do have lesions that closely resemble the Morgellons but no fibres, the black spots under the microscope reveal they are actually maroon blood spots i.e points of entry or exit of the biopsy diagnosed “arthropod” bites.

    I hope the link amswers the main question i.e if the morgellons is caused by the Demodex mite or another creature, and if other then how has this been identified etc.

    I will be back again.

  19. Jay by DAY says:

    Karen apologies for misspelling your name and all other keyboard mishaps… im in such shortage of time, lol! and type frantically (i have run this part through a spellchecker!)

  20. Karen goold says:

    Hi its ok, also http://www.morgellonsexposed.com and their’s Dr Randy wymore, and
    Dr Staninger, she has a protocol of M’s. I’m in brissy, were are you. good luck

  21. Jay by DAY says:

    Still reading all about Morgellons, still not clear as to what it is…
    I have no fibers of any kind -using a 400x magnification microscope- and only some of the Morgellons symptoms and as immunocompromised with a long term antibiotic treatment i tend to believe it is Demodex as also see the red bites Stormy has mentioned ad about 98% of people with fairly normal immune systems have it it definitely makes sense, and a biopsy conforms reaction to arthropod bite.
    Have started putting together material for a blog dedicated to those with similar symptoms, info and methods and substances used and daily hope, invent and pray to some cure…
    Karen g i m in Brissy too, still wondering how is anyone diagnosed as Morgellons if it is not yet recognised medically as existing -must be more frustrating then Demodex that is known yet still ignored by Dermatologists. Stormy if you only have red spots your body is still handling them well.(just had a quick look at previous posts, no time to go through all yet ).

  22. Karen g says:

    There is now strong data indicating that this disorder is associated with nanotechnology, specifically nanomachines in the form of nanofibers. The National Science Foundation (NSF) defines nanofibers as having at least one dimension of

    100 nanometer (nm) or less.Fiber samples, taken from the skin of a Morgellons sufferer, when exposed to heat, did not burn until it has been heated to 1700 degrees F. As well, under examination with an electron microscope, fiber samples appear not to be organic. They have no eukaryotic cells, no cell membrane. Meaning that Morgellons is not a parasite, it is not biological, it is a machine.

    In March and April 2007, Jeff Rense published and broadcast some capable research based on scientific techniques including electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy.

    The Team Leader of the research unit was Dr Hildegarde Staninger of Integrative Health International at Lakewood, California. The preliminary findings were disturbing. She stated;

    Morgellons appears to be:

    a communicable nanotechnology invasion of human tissue in the form of self-assembling,
    self-replicating nanotubes,
    nanowires, and nanoarrays with sensors.
    Other nano configurations associated with Morgellons disease carry genetically-altered and spliced DNA or RNA.
    The nanomachines which precipitate Morgellons thrive in alkaline ph conditions and use the body’s bio-electric energy and other (unidentified) elements for power.
    There is evidence that certain of the tiny machines possess their own internal batteries as well.
    The Morgellons nanomachines are configured to receive specific tuned microwave, EMF and ELF signals and radio data. At this point, why this is happening is anyone’s guess.
    We do know that Morgellons is commonly found in all body fluids, orifices and often even hair follicles, and
    are believed to routinely achieve total body systemic penetration.
    If these findings are correct, and Morgellons is nanotechnology capable of taking over biological systems, the question remains whether or not these nanomachines were the result of an accident, or a deliberate release with the intention of infecting people for some unknown purpose.
    It is almost as if Morgellons is in the process of reconstructing people into an entirely different life form; a cyborg-like creature, both biological and machine.
    As well, with the reports that the Morgellons nanomachines are capable of receiving radio signals, this could indicate that each infected person/system would be able to communicate with other Morgellons sufferers, creating the potential that each person would be like a single brain-cell of a larger, artificial intelligence.

    Are we facing an invasion by machine intelligence, or is this a twisted attempt by some unknown group or government to achieve the ultimate control of humankind? Considering the current world situation, it would not be unreasonable to imagine that someone could stoop to such evil as releasing something such as Morgellons upon an unsuspecting planet. Sometimes the smallest thing can cause the biggest problems. We have to take a deeper look, beyond the affliction itself, before we will find any substantial answers.
    Yea, right…….
    pick the one below that you believe the most.

    Morgellons is not a parasite, it is not biological, it is a machine.
    a communicable nanotechnology invasion of human tissue in the form of self-assembling,
    evidence that certain of the tiny machines possess their own internal batteries
    Morgellons nanomachines are configured to receive specific tuned microwave, EMF and ELF signals and radio data

    I thought this would be abit scary , even for me, but all the scientific info and Dr;s who have done research arn’t wrong . For 18 months now, i know i have Morgellons, but it started with an itch back in 2005 and has progressed unfortunately. I dont have open lesions, if you use heel barm and just leave it on for 8 hours, you might see the fibers come clear through the skin. I even have pictures, i wish this wasn’t possible believe me, its horrendous to say the least. Go to you tube and have a look at the chemtrails, the same fibers are in what they have been spraying in our air. Take care….good luck, it took me 4 years of searching till i joined all the dot’s…..

  23. Jay by DAY says:

    Hello Karen,

    Sorry for the delay to reply. I agree the Morgellons case is scary, very scary and i feel a bit relieved to see that it is not what i have but by only that much since i doubt it would have made much difference what kind of evil it is. when something is tearing your house down it is something to stop it that you want and not what its name or its type is and this is what i am still hunting. A couple of days ago thought i had some solution but have been there so many times before only to crash heavily with disappointment. i have been progressing slowly with the material for the blog but am faced with structural organisation and practicality in navigating and usability which is difficult for free blog sites so there is a lot of thought and work that will have to go in it. Thanks for providing all this info. If i finally manage to put it all together i may include some of these links on the side to help people to compare and decide what their case may be.

    Back later some time.

  24. Pat M says:

    Hello !

    I’ll do my best to write in english because I’m a french canadian.

    Maybe a solution for you…

    I suffer from Chronic Blepharitis and Rosacea. Blepharitis caused me chalazion (stye) four times. I needed surgery three times too… I refused the fourth surgery.

    I explained to the doctor that I wanted some pills (instead) to treat the ” eye” problem.

    He prescribed me a three months treatment of Doxycycline taken with probiotics. My eye cured, but my rosacea (one cheek) disapeared too.

    I was OK for three years. After a very stressful event, a spot of rosacea just appeared again.

    I read some alternative medicine books to treat it, because I’m not a fan of antibiotics. I wanted to treat the root of the problem.

    The books explain that patients suffering from Rosacea share similar characteristics:

    – low stomach acid
    – low enzym output
    – low vitamin B

    Resulting in a possible higher number of Demodex (mites). Because such deficiencies promote bacterias and parasites…

    So I decided to take the following treatment:

    – Betaine HCL (three for me at each meal… take less if burning sensation)
    – Multi enzymes (lipase, protease, etc.) at each meal
    – B50 vitamin twice a day.
    – green tea (twice a day). No more coffee.
    – flaxseed oil (gelcaps)
    – probiotics (good for immune system)
    – an aloe & tea tree cream applied twice daily (reduce redness but will not treat rosacea alone)
    – low sugar diet. low alcohol intake. Avoid dairy.

    In 45 days, my skin went back to normal.

    Why my rosacea got back after a stressful event ?
    Simple answer:

    Stress lowers the stomach acid and enzymes output. Lower level of acid allows bad bugs to survive in the stomach and the body…

    So, improve digestion and Rosacea will improve. There is no magic pill for this one… except if you prefer to try Doxycycline. It has worked for me, but remember that probiotics can cause other health problems.

    Pat M.

  25. Jay by DAY says:

    Hello, i had promised some time back that i would create a blog
    with helpful info etc and that i would return to provide the link.

    At this stage it is not complete and there is a lot to be added
    as time goes on and i dont know if it could be of any help
    to Rosacea sufferers but some may find some interesting or helpful
    parts so here is the link for anyone wishing to have a look:

    http://sonatas-story.blogspot.com/

  26. karen g says:

    Pat and Jay by day…
    Pat unfornunality, we do have live insects, not just parasites,coming out of our skin, we also have fungi, bacteria and virsues, worms. I think your doctor did the right thing for you with the three months treatment of Doxycycline. He has saved you, I’m now looking at Lyme, as the doctors did nothing for me, and i saw alot of doctors, and skin specialists.
    Im 6 years down the track, with no meds….i get sharp stabbing pains, My knees are painfull, my joints, not to mention the itch….now i have cancers comming through my skin, and not from a mole, back under the knife i go again on monday, Lyme Dr on thrusday….

    Hi Jay, i went and posted on your site, u where serious about the dairy…must try it on my head, as its driving me crazy, itchy lesions. D/Earth and clay might also work, same drying affect….luv the Tiger….and the poem…great pic’s…..speckes volumes to me….cheers hun….kas

  27. Pat M says:

    Hi Karen !

    I agree with you; Fungi, parasites and worms are inside humans… and they are one of the causes of many diseases. Here’s a part of my family life.

    My 6 years old son was diagnosed with skin problems and neurological disorders (ADD and dyspraxia). He also suffered from intestinal disorders. His energy was very low. Conventional doctors offered a lot of pills but few explanations. I was not satisfied. I’m not a pills fan.

    Even if I live in Quebec province, I decided to go to the ULTRAWELLNESS in Massachussetts. Dr Mark Hyman is the medical director there. He works with a team of physicians. They all practice functional medicine (look for the institute website located in Seattle). In my opinion, this is the FUTURE of medicine; a new way of describing diseases… Following their advices, my son health improved more in 6 months than the 6 last years with his pediatrician… After several analysis, they found the following bugs: worms, bad bacterias, fungi (candiasis) and parasites. They also found that my son was not able to digest GLUTEN and DAIRY. They prescribed some specific antibiotics (non systemic) and anti-parasite medication. He now follows a specific diet for some time.

    His health is getting back. His skin is normal. His ADD disappeared. His dyspraxia is fading away. His coordonation is back. Digestion is almost normal (one last buf to treat). According to this medical team, everything is reversible. It’s my opinion too.

    I also followed their advices. I’ve lost 40 pounds in 7 months. 30 pounds for my wife. My skin is back to normal. I can breath with my nose. My right hand joints are not painful anymore.

    If you are curious, you can go to Ultrawelleness website. At his Center, physicians treat a lot of ” incurable” diseases.

    I decided to consult them after reading the following books (written by doctor Mark Hyman):

    ULTRAMIND solution (the best one, even if you don’t suffer from a mental illness)
    ULTRAMETABOLISM
    ULTRASIMPLE DIET

    My son’s physician is Dr Boham. By far the best I’ve seen in my whole life.

  28. Jay by DAY says:

    Hi Karen/Kas (and Pat)

    Did not realise it was you in the comments on my blog. Good to hear you liked it so much, it has taken a lot of effort and many hours of work and still a lot to come. I wanted it to be different with a personal touch and the human element in it but may not appeal to some that want a quick list of things and out, lol! and i understand this as i am the same when i do research, but there are occasions that i need to know more and more details that are not available leaving me with questions so i tried to make mine so that it gives as much as possible for the interested in and patient enough to search through to find.

    I am sorry to hear that you have been in pain and without any help … i am getting to know the feeling! I too am disappointed and frustrated and let down by the medical approach in this area.
    Hope your results come negative even if they let you still be where you are -i e no clue- but at least what you have not is better than not knowing what you have… and keep researching until you find what it is.

    Good luck and let me know -by email to sonatas.story@gmail.com– if you wish how things go with your tests
    and a link to Newman’s website please, or is it the one you had sent me for Morgellon’s? If so its ok, i have already visited that one.

    Can you post me a link

    * * * * * * *

    Pat,

    Your story sounds like one of great success and good inspiration! Both you and your son are lucky!
    If only more physicians were like that… too much pharmaceutical brain wash and quick solution pills that produce quick dollars and no solution /if not additional problems for the desperate.
    Keep up the good work!

  29. Mr.Anh says:

    hi everyone. My name is Mr.Anh. I’m Vietnamese. I’ve had demodex and rosacea for about 6 years. I’ve worked for a company that could help me to research the thing i need to treat it. After long long time trying, we produce lotion that contain 100% natural essences. It kill demoex, virus, fingis, and make our skin stronger
    I used ot for 3 months. I felt better in the first time and in the past 3 months, my skin is so wonderful. Some patients (who had problem with their skin: demodex, rosacea, dermatitis,… trying it, and all of them get their happy smiley
    Now we sell it in my country, with the price: 4USD/bottle 10ml (can use for 2-3weeks) ang 40USD/bottle 100ml ( can use for about 5 months)
    Hope that news make you feel better

    After long time research, i found that we’ll never kill the mite clearly, they always back. They move to your body, your clothes, and exist in all the people you’ll meet. When you’ve got the mite that’s mean your skin was fragile, weak. You can kill them for short time but they’ll back, stronger and make your skin worse.

    I realize that we need something to feed our skin, make it strong and can destroy the mite and everything they bring (virus,fungi,…) for long time. It’s hard to feed our skin without feeding the mite.

    I think that if we need something to help us for long time, we cann’t just in antibiotics or some chemical, so i research in natural and after all, i’ve successed!
    my lotion with 8 natuaral essences that protect our weak skin ( with curimin, lavender,…..) and kill the mite,virus,fungu,… ( tea tree oil and other essences…) With this lotion you can treat all the problem: red, acne , dermantitis,… and your skin will be more and more beatiful!
    I’m sorry that now i can’t share the fomular, because my company plan to produce and sell it, so they require me that
    contact me if you care
    Email me!

  30. Penny says:

    Mr. Anh, How do I get your email?

  31. Mr.Anh says:

    sorry i’m wrong . kethunhanloai2012@yahoo.com

  32. The Possible Cure says:

    i was on a broader search for parasite killers until i came across “The Zapper” series originally developed by Hulda after extensive research

    has anyone used this for demodex and with what success??

    various chemicals will have an effect on specific bugs; the zappaer is claimed to have a much wider effect

    i hope this helps those looking for alternative treatments – best wishes…

  33. There's Hope says:

    Non-Toxic cureall would be http://www.allstop.com products for whatever ails you M’s,
    et al. Plus, they have cleaning products to boot!

    Hope this helps!

    Bless you!

  34. Jeanne Peters says:

    I have used SBT for about 8 years but have not found it to be a cure. The problem is that after about a week of taking the oil orally, I am in a lot of body pain. I believe that could be a reaction to die off of the demodex and releasing toxins into the blood system. I never discuss this with doctors because they either have never heard of SBT and/or don’t understand rosacea. What I have done and it works wonderfully is to make a tea of the SBT leaves and I use it to swab my nostrils. I do this twice a day: in the morning and at night, otherwise, I develop the big, red nose syndrome. I soak a cotton pad circle in a strong SBT tea, cut the pad in half (a half piece for each side of my nose), roll up the half piece and insert in my nostrils, each side. Be careful not to inhale through your nose. Also be careful to boil your water to make your tea. There are germs (for lack of knowing what to call them) that can penetrate the brain barrier and this is fatal. You could also use a cotton swab but you would need a lot of them to swab properly. This is not a cure. I have to do this twice a day but I will never not do it unless someone does find “the cure.” I take the antibiotic trimethoprim 100 mg a day and this is more effective for me than doxycycline. The SBT soap is too harsh so I don’t use that however I do use a soap that I buy at a Vitamin World store. I try different ones that have things like Neem Oil and Hemp. http://www.NubianHeritage.com makes several different soaps that I like and they are not expensive, usually under $5. I did talk to one doctor about using the premetheprim and he refused because of the danger to the central nervous system. I would like to try the Kwellada soap but have not had the incentive to do it because I’m in a stable point right now. Additionally, I have dry-eye syndrome, since age 45, and have had to swab my eyes with a weak baby-shampoo solution. I started adding a small bit of tea tree oil to this since reading about it in this Rosecea blog. (Thanks for that piece of advise, Dave!) Every little bit of information is helpful. I am just turned 71 so if anyone thinks they will outgrow this problem, don’t hold your breath. Just keep doing what you have to do and trying new things.
    Jeanne Peters

  35. Oncebitten says:

    I don’t understand why MDs are so in denial about demodicosis in humans. I saw several. Only one even acknowledged the problem, but he was clueless about how to treat it.
    After spending thousands of dollars over the past year, I think I hit on something that works for me. Cured? No. But at least I’ve reduced the numbers so I can endure it.

    Current treatment: I’ve been taking horse paste ivermectin on a daily basis, the dosage for a 250 lb animal, although I do don’t weight that much. It helps some but doesn’t resolve it. Only slight vision side effects. I had blood work done recently so I know it has not adversely affected my liver.

    The topical applications I use are seb derm shampoo, athletes foot powder, and a liquid I mix up myself.

    Seb derm shampoo (rotate types each time I run out) is used on scalp and body in the shower. No tub baths.

    Anti fungal powder in my underwear (bra, panties, socks)

    My liquid topical treatment is as follows:
    1 cup Ethanol alcohol (I use gin)
    1 cup Propylene glycol
    1/4 c Vegetable glycerin
    1/4 c D-limonene 95% pure, food grade (amazon- blubonic industries)
    I apply this on my skin after showering or sunning, when pores are open. Face too. Just be very careful and don’t get it near your eyes. Wash hands each time after using. I have no side effects and it smells nice, like oranges. (I can’t abide the smell of TTO after using it so much to no avail. Prob because I didn’t use it in high enough proportions.)

    Pure d-limonene is a natural antiseptic and pesticide. Do some research on it.

    For my bed, sofa, and carpet in areas where I sit, I spray with a mixture of water, 91% alcohol and a good dose of d-limonene. Makes house smell awesome and it seems to kill them down for a couple days.

    I wash my bedding and pillow with bleach once a week. Daily, I dry my pillow and case on high heat for probably 2 hours and spray the sheets and comforter with the spray mixture.

    I’m doing so much better than before. Going out socially again. Best wishes to everyone.

  36. Wendy Futral says:

    I’ve lived with this for a year now, and if I have to live with these monsters inside me for the rest of my life, I hope I die young. I’m not even the same person I once was.

    • Kim says:

      Ivermectin horse paste can be purchased on Amazon but that’s not the solution especially on a daily basis!
      There is this blue liquid ivermectin for cattle I buy on Amazon or my local feed store and I buy the cheapest lotion (suave) because it mixes well. I pour 25% of the ivermectin in the lotion and shake the heck out of it. Be careful as the liquid will escape the top. Mix it well and keep pumping the bottle of lotion till it runs blue. Use this everyday…morning and night if it’s severe and hasn’t been treated for a long time. You will be cured in 2-4 weeks! I keep it on hand whenever in need as these things can come back. I’ve tried everything possible and this is the only answer. Now for the face (especially eyebrows and mainly eye lashes) tea tree works but too expensive for the whole body. Be careful with brands and name-store brands stay away (i.e. Walgreens) many have fillers. Edens Garden is really good and thursdayplantation is the best so far. Dilute with a carrier oil (most used is coconut oil) and apply this throughout the day, if you can’t then morn and night. Don’t use makeup, you will experience recontamination with makeup or brushes. Mascara is def a no unless you want to change it out weekly until this subsides. You can apply tea tree to your scalp too but it will make your hair oily so leave it in over night and wash in the morning. Hope this helps!!!

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