How to Kill Skin Mites

How to Kill Skin Mites: Home Remedies and Natural Cures Contributed by Mite Victims

All mite treatment regimens should begin with a comprehensive consultation with a medical professional. Make an emergency appointment with a dermatologist for a skin scraping. He may not find anything because many types of mites drop off after feeding. Still, you must rule out the possibility of scabies. Go out of your way to find a doctor with the following letters next to his or her name:  M.D. and N.D. That means you’re dealing with a traditionally trained medical doctor who is also trained as a naturopath. The cold truth is that mite victims often reach a point where they stop responding to traditional treatments such as ivermectin and permethrin cream. If that happens, you’ll need a sympathetic doctor who doesn’t mind discussing all of the standard natural remedies that are commonly used to battle parasites.
Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol:  Scores of callers have reported feeling great relief after applying alcohol to their skin. There’s no question that alcohol can be effective against mites lingering on the skin’s surface, but it’s no miracle cure for burrowing mites or chronic parasitic conditions. It simply evaporates too quickly to keep fighting the problem, and frequent use may leave the skin dry and irritated. This is why so many mite victims turn to essential oils. Essential oils penetrate more deeply and leave behind powerful aromas that control bacteria, fungus and parasites.
Essential Oils:  Essential oils are not just homeopathic remedies used by naturopathic physicians. In an article released by the National Library of Medicine, essential oils are characterized as effective alternatives for chronic scabies mite cases where permethrin and lindane fail. (View Source.) The most popular essential oils associated with skin parasite treatment include  Tea Tree, Cedar, Peppermint, Thyme, Eucalyptus and Oregano. Oregano oil  is particularly versatile because it can be taken internally, but don’t try to swallow it randomly. Buy organic oregano oil pills with safe dosages clearly listed on the bottle. It comes as no surprise that all of these oils are used in various over-the-counter medications, including mouth washes, vapor rubs, acne products and arthritis treatments. When shopping for essential oils, BE SURE TO LOOK INTO EXPIRATION DATES. Manufacturers aren’t required to include expiration dates on bottles, and retailers won’t tell you how long a specific product has been on the shelves. This could be a problem when ordering from large warehouses that stock thousands of bottles. Tea tree and pine oils only have a shelf life of 12 to 18 months due to certain components in their natural composition. Cedar oil has a shelf life of six years or more. Oregano oil expires in 3 years. Peppermint oil expires in 4 years. Citrus oils are particularly apt to lose therapeutic value, as they have a shelf life of only one year.
Thieves Oil:  This powerful oil is a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary essential oils. You can buy a prepackaged formulation or make it yourself. Plenty of recipes are available on natural health forums. Again, remember that essential oils should not be applied full strength to skin. Mix them with carrier agents.
Sulfur Soap and Sulfur Ointment:  Good old-fashioned sulfur products are still popular weapons in the war against skin conditions caused by bacteria, fungus and parasites. Corporate retail stores usually don’t carry sulfur soap, but you may find it at many vitamin and health food outlets where essential oils are sold.
Traditional Antifungal Creams: Creams containing 2% miconazole nitrate may play an important role in killing the fungus that parasites feed upon. For spot treatment of lesions, look into Dr. T’s toenail fungus cream, available at Walgreens.
Dead Sea Salt:  Look for sea salt products infused with tea tree, cedar or eucalyptus oils for extra power in the fight against bacteria, fungus and parasites.
Preparation H Cream:  This product does not kill mites, but it is purported to raise mites to the surface of the skin where they can be killed more effectively.
Borax and Dish Soap:  This common skin protocol in the Morgellons community involves combining a cup of borax and two tablespoons of dish soap with enough boiling water to dissolve the grains.  Some use the cooled mixture as an exfoliating shower scrub. Others add more water to create a leave-on tonic that can be rubbed or sprayed onto skin.
Old School Listerine:  Old school amber Listerine contains alcohol and Thyme oil. Many clients have reported that it can clear random rashes and repel parasites at night, but it’s not necessarily the long term “cure” they were hoping to find.
Cannabis Cream:  I’ll never forget the call from a Morgellons victim who became infested with mites after a tree clearing operation in her neighborhood. For three years, she battled mites in her home and tried everything possible to get the parasites out of her skin. My heart dropped when she told me about the miraculous healing she’d experienced using a high quality prescription grade cannabis cream. Through tears, she explained that it worked better than any chemical prescription or organic remedy she had ever tried. Indeed, victims of Morgellons and skin cancer alike have delivered many testimonials regarding cannabis, hemp and marijuana products. There has never been a better time to find a sympathetic doctor who might agree to write you a topical prescription.
Manuka Honey: Another wildly popular treatment for skin lesions. Manuka honey is significantly stronger than other types of commercial honey because the manuka tree contains very high levels of an antibacterial compound called methylglyoxal (MGO). Be sure to choose a brand with a lab certified rating of 15+ UMF or higher. Beware that honey can cause serious reactions in people who are allergic to bees or pollen. If you’ve always been able to eat commercial honey as a topping, there should be little reason to worry.
Bentonite Clay: Bentonite clay is often used in salons for skin detoxification. It is said to draw bacteria and other harmful microbes out of the skin. I once spoke to a woman with horrific complexion problems due to parasites that could often be felt moving under her skin. She was particularly concerned about a cluster of parasites near the corner of her mouth. When several chemical prescriptions and organic treatments failed her, she turned to a daily regime involving bentonite clay and cedar oil. Within weeks, her complexion returned to a healthy state, and she was able to go out in public without feeling dreadfully insecure.
Coconut Oil:  There’s a running joke that natural healing enthusiasts throw coconut oil at every illness coming down the pike and expect it to work miracles that doctor’s can’t achieve with their prescription pads. On the positive side, coconut oil is powerful enough to heal chronic bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. I would love to report that great numbers of parasite callers have experienced success using coconut oil alone, but it is not quite the miracle cure for unexplained dermopathy involving parasites. However, it becomes quite powerful when mixed with any of the essential oils discussed above. Scores of holistic doctors view it as a superior carrier agent.
Castor Oil:  Castor oil is said to be particularly effective against parasite eggs, but there are no formal studies to back up this assertion. Still, it’s an amazing treatment for demodex mites that congregate along eyelashes. Coconut oil tends to melt very quickly and drip down into the eyes, causing a film that’s more annoying than harmful. When applied along the lash line with a Q-tip, castor oil stays in place all day long. No wonder it’s a wildly popular organic remedy for eyelash growth!