Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 31

Thread: Demodex

  1. #21
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    21

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LHutcher View Post
    After the MD told me this might be my problem, I got a clean bottle with stopper and put one part apple cider vinegar and six to seven parts water. I rinse with this after face washing and then rinse again with water at least five or six times. Don't know for sure that it is helping but seems to be. I've also quit drinking coffee, which for me was a big game changer after three or four weeks. (it takes that long for results to show). I have also very recently started trying the kraut a little, couple times a day. My face is clearer than in years. Thanks to those who were good enough to offer the advice. The vinegar is my own idea and is not my recommendation to you without checking with a doctor. It is only what seems to be helping me.
    That’s great. How do you use the kraut?

  2. #22
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    21

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dryad View Post
    I'm in the same boat...For me so far the best thing was probably the tea tree oil to provoke a terrifying die-off (you saw the photos) to reduce the population of mites dramatically
    I read in the soolantra thread that someone took doxycycline and it stopped the die off symptoms after a few hours! Wonder if anyone else has the same experience. If so, it would be really helpful. For many of us the so called “die off” reaction resulting from the initiation of treatment is much worse than the chronic condition we were living with prior to attempting treatment.

  3. #23
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    3
    Country: United States

    Default Demodex

    In reply to how I am using the Kraut? I keep some in a jar in the frig and two or three times a day I eat a bite, possibly two. I have become convinced this is helping my small intestines to be healthier, which I also believe is the real cause of my problems. No guarantees but for me it has been very helpful, as I am now clear except for a place above my right ear and I believe it to be a bite from an insect. I wash my face with Dove for sensitive skin and rinse with the one part apple cider vinegar and seven parts water, and stay my face out of the sun. All these things are very cheap and not expensive. Perhaps that is why they have taken so many years to come to me. These are only things that I do and not recommended to you without your doctors approval. Good luck, I know how frustrating it can be. Oh let me say again, I have also stopped drinking coffee, which for me I believe was a terrible trigger. (takes three weeks for the improvement to show up) I also avoid dairy. Good luck

  4. #24
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Posts
    3
    Country: United States

    Default Demodex

    The rinse I spoke of above. Let me say that after I rinse with the vinegar/water solution that I immediately rinse again with just clear water. thank you

  5. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    2
    Country: United States

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by btsarah View Post
    I read in the soolantra thread that someone took doxycycline and it stopped the die off symptoms after a few hours! Wonder if anyone else has the same experience. If so, it would be really helpful. For many of us the so called “die off” reaction resulting from the initiation of treatment is much worse than the chronic condition we were living with prior to attempting treatment.
    I took these two together. I started the soolantra on wed and saw an improvement on friday. Starting taking the antibiotic on friday and broke out in a horrific rash I dont know if it was die off or a reaction to the antibiotic. Discontinued the doxy after 3 days and the rash disappeared almost immediately. And my skin was totally clear by the following friday. Now I'm about 8 weeks in and I no longer apply the soolantra daily. I use it once a week just in case. My skin has not felt so soft or looked this good in years! I was lucky and amazed at the results. It was worth the $50 for the tube even though my insurance wont cover it without a bunch of paper work. I have probably only used 1/4 of it.....I could kick myself for not going in to the dermatologist sooner!

  6. #26
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Posts
    3
    Country: France

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by btsarah View Post
    I read in the soolantra thread that someone took doxycycline and it stopped the die off symptoms after a few hours! Wonder if anyone else has the same experience. If so, it would be really helpful. For many of us the so called “die off” reaction resulting from the initiation of treatment is much worse than the chronic condition we were living with prior to attempting treatment.
    Hi sarah, it's interesting what you say, I have the impression that it does the same to me. how do you see it coming out of your tongue? I have them all over my body too. Did you find a solution?

  7. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    204
    Country: United States

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Catherineblondie View Post
    Hi sarah, it's interesting what you say, I have the impression that it does the same to me. how do you see it coming out of your tongue? I have them all over my body too. Did you find a solution?
    The best solution for demodex all over the body is the 2 drug oral treatment using 2 weekly doses of Oral Ivermectin plus 3 times daily Oral Metronidazole. A medical study of 120 patients using the 2 drug treatment vs. just oral Ivermectin was published in the May 2013 International Journal of Infections Diseases. It worked for me after having misdiagnosed demodex for decades. This anti-parasitic treatment works for demodex. It does not help other non-parasite related skin conditions.

    Title: "Evaluation of the efficacy of oral ivermectin in comparison with ivermectin–metronidazole combined therapy in the treatment of ocular and skin lesions of Demodex folliculorum"
    URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...0197121201315X

    Treatment:
    Oral Ivermectin: Dosage based on body weight: 200 micrograms per kilogram of body weight. 1 dose day 1 and again day 8 of treatment. Take with a large glass of water on an empty stomach.
    Oral Metronidazole: Dosage: 250 mg 3 times daily for 2 weeks. Take with food. Do not drink alcohol while taking Oral Metronidazole or for 72 hours after the last tablet.

    These are prescription drugs and should be taken under a doctors supervision. The drugs are old, generic, inexpensive. Both drugs are on the WHO list of 100 Essential medications. They both have good safety records.

    Both of these drugs are anti-parasitic drugs. They both work to kill demodex. The Oral Ivermectin works even better when taken with Oral Metronidazole.
    Last edited by ElaineA; 21st July 2020 at 09:43 PM.

  8. #28
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    20
    Country: Dominican Republic

    Wink Ivermectina

    This medicine is being used in the Dominican Republic to fight covid!!

  9. #29
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    20
    Country: Dominican Republic

    Default borax

    Elainne


    when you use the borax to wash your hair it does not remove the hair dye faster?

  10. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    204
    Country: United States

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Belkis View Post
    Elainne


    when you use the borax to wash your hair it does not remove the hair dye faster?
    I'm sorry I don't know. I've never died my hair.

Similar Threads

  1. Cheap Effective Oral Treatment for Demodex Mites (rosacea, acne, blepharitis demodex)
    By ElaineA in forum Similar and co-existing conditions
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 10th June 2019, 02:22 PM
  2. Is it Demodex?
    By Monikita999 in forum General rosacea questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22nd March 2017, 04:20 AM
  3. Demodex
    By King Crimson in forum News, research articles and current affairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30th October 2012, 03:04 PM
  4. Demodex? Or something else?
    By veganpeg in forum Photos
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th July 2012, 05:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •