Ailment: Mites (demodex mites)
Remedy: Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil, melaleuca alternifolia essential oil, properties, traditional healing uses, recipes, warnings.
Visitors personal experiences with Tea tree oil
Question posted by Cimko of Los Angeles, CA, USA on 30 July 2015 at 5:8 3581
I don't know if I have bird mites or demodex. I have these guys in a jar and want to send them to a lab to test. Does anyone know how I can do this? Unsuccessfully tried to find info on the internet.
Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 30 June 2015 at 20:10 3543
Hi Everyone, I have written a new Grow Youthful web page on Bird Mites, which many of you may have rather than demodex mites. Creeping crawling sensation, especially at night, may be from a bird mite infection. The prevention and remedies for bird mites are different to demodex mites.
Comment posted by Della of Claremont, CA, USA on 23 June 2015 at 14:34 3534
TTO full strength applied to serious infestation with brush. TTO pads two to three times a day. Coconut oil at night after TTO application. Use Tweezers to pull out any of the white pustules which are not mites but infection from the fully grown mites. That is why it itches, becomes red and sore. I freeze wet face cloths in freezer which helps to soothe red hot patches. Gradually if you keep going with treatments, after all the eggs have hatched, matched and dispatched, the attacks become less frequent and less intense. My worst problem is the got into my mouth and that is a real problem. Washing with TTO is not good, so I tried Listerine. Both work. I use the TTO pads and wipe inside. Personally, I do not think it has any connection to Rosacea. I have butterfly rosacea, but mites went where there was none. I think they prefer skin that is compromised with rosacea, but they have no connection. There is definitely truth in a compromised immune system. Took some natural remedy for that. Has anyone had the mouth problem and if yes, what did you do.
Comment posted by Joe of Indianapolis , Indiana , USA on 20 June 2015 at 11:56 3531
To mite sufferers may I suggest some sanity have yourself checked for yeast or fungal infections. It could be causing the crawling sensations many of you are experiencing beyond that ivermectin, permethrin cream & tea tree oil work well...
Comment posted by Mary of Boston, MA, USA on 5 May 2015 at 10:27 3442
Tea tree oil does help. I am having success with Rosemary and Eucalyptus oil as well. All 3 oils can be added to shampoo and body wash.
Comment posted by Arno of Paris, Paris, France on 27 April 2015 at 0:50 3427
sorry but most of this comments are just ... i have no words. people seeing dead demodexs. thats impossible this things are small, very small. only way to see them is with microscope. i came here after i was doing small research on demodex mites and for like 99% of the people here they are not the main problem, the thing is everyone have them! what more after 3-4 treatments with tea tree oil all of them are dead. they are not immortal. but why then after long treatments with tea tree oil you see no progress with your skin conditions? well there is 2 reasons. first using tea tree oil for your skin is great is healthy it cleans the skin pores and so on. second is stress. and believe me stress is quite bad for you not just for your skin . my sister had small business problems she was stressed for some time, at the same time she started to get rashes all over her body. she treat them with different products nothing helped. after her problems where fixed and her stress levels lowered they disappear from themselves. so what i mean to say is you stress about your problem (you may have stress from somewhere else to ) in this case that you have demodex and skin problems and so on. you start to use oils and the stress lowers because you feel you are doing something and what more your skin feel it too. so if you think you have skins problems because demodex mites your wrong. the main reason you have problem is because in first place you tried to fix your skin problems with something artificial. best way to deal with skin problem is lower your stress and use natural remedies like said before tea tree oil is great. like i said before all humans have them . again 3-4 treatments with tea tree oil kill them all. no need to wash your sheets pillows furniture dogs... (accidentally it seams) hot iron cloths and so on. if you want to keep your skin clean from them best is to do 2-3 treatments every 2 months. sorry for my bad english . and hope i have cleared some stuff about demodex mites and the skin problems people accuse them for
Comment posted by Skeeter of Holden, Louisiana, USA on 22 April 2015 at 8:26 3418
I have a severe skin problem and fight it daily with my dermatologist. I started having dry crusty strips of skin on my eyebrows and the edges of my hair line on my face. Tried all kind of things but nothing worked. If you want to know if it is mites or scabies, just put a mixture of 100% tea tree oil and whatever oil you like putting on your face. Maybe a 1 to 5 ratio. and you will know if you have them. Within minutes you will know. They can't stand it and yes, you will feel them moving and going nuts. I just started and already I don't feel the little critters at night like I used to. I thought I was going crazy, but at night they really get active and drive you crazy. Still trying with this treatment and so far so good. Still have the spots but no itching and stinging. Do not get it in your eyes! Will get back after longer treatment.
Comment posted by jeanine of Louisville, KY, USA on 8 April 2015 at 9:11 3398
I am so happy to finally find relief. I tried the baths and the tea tree oil soap as well as using the tea tree oil as an additive to my lotions and am so pleased to be able to sleep better and not have the tremendous itching that i experienced due to the terrible demodex mites. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.
Comment posted by Jo of Milwaukee, WI, USA on 14 March 2015 at 8:34 3334
For the person who is washing her sheets daily: The mites transfer with skin to skin contact, so the area and things of an infested person don't require that kind of care. However, if you can SEE them, then they're not demodex mites, and you may well need to treat your bedding. You should take a sample in to get it typed and tested, and see if there is a recommended treatment for what you have. These mites are neither black nor visible to the naked eye.
Comment posted by Heather of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa on 12 March 2015 at 19:26 3331
Tea tree oil is definitely working for me. I've had awful rosacea with pustules for about 10 years now. I have been going for V-beam laser treatments for the past 2 years every 2 months, and am now going to pack them in. Very expensive – and although they brought some relief to the flushed look, it flared up withing days. (Having said this, WHEN, I am rid of the redness and rosacea, I will have laser treatment to treat the acne scars.) In desperation I started looking for other alternatives on the net. I'm mixing 5 drops TTO to my moisturiser (coconut oil) and applying morning and evening. Also put TTO in my shampoo. There is a very noticeable difference. I have been using this regime for 6 weeks now. I have white patches on my face now and it is clearing towards the nose area. I do go through a very itchy rash phase now and again, and I do believe that the mites are dying. Am doing some gentle scrubs (Yes, I know, we rosacea sufferers should do that!) and using colloidal silver to calm it. At least the acne has gone. From what I can understand, we all have facial mites, but rosacea faces suffer an increase of them as we have the perfect breeding environment. Nicely hot and flushed! I'm also taking 3 capsules of Olive leaf extract a day (as someone suggested on a site) as detox being a help and it also brings down inflammation. Good luck to anyone reading this comment and keep a positive outlook. :)