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Thread: Killing Demodex mites without Tea Tree oil ?

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    Default Killing Demodex mites without Tea Tree oil ?

    I am somwhat allergic to Tea Tree oil.. I would like to give the idea of targetting and killing demodex a go, to see if it helps in any way. Especially since after 24 hours of not showeing, my face and scalp automatically become itchy for some reason. Do you guys know of shampoo or face wash to kill demodex without tea tree ?? thanks

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    Have you tried the ZZ Cream route?

    I believe some shampoos like Selsun Blue have been helpful to some folks too.

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    Borax makes a good and simple DIY shampoo. Borax kills demodex mites and fungus. The shampoo is latherless but works well. You can also wash your face with the mixture as well.
    2 Ingredients: Water and 20 Mule Team Borax found in the laundry aisle of most grocery stores at about $5.50 per box.

    How to make Borax Shampoo:
    1. Per cup of hot water add 1 tablespoon of borax (20 Mule Team Borax powder) -
    2. Stir - the hot water helps the borax to dissolve.
    3. Let the mixture cool.
    4. Pour into a clean shampoo or other bottle.
    5. Use instead of regular shampoo - it does not make lather - use it just like shampoo, massaging it into your scalp. You can leave it on while showering and rinse before getting out of the shower.

    I usually double the amounts ( 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of borax powder).

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    Default Demodex treatments

    Topical Sulfur or Sodium sulfacetimide / sulfur cleanser or lotion

    Topical permethian

    Topical or oral ivermectin

    Topical Cyclodextrin Complexed MGO™ Manuka Honey

    QUASIX® 4% Quassia extract

    Ichtyol pale

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