I can't sleep at night because of Demodex mites keep trying to get in my eyes, nose and mouth. I have been dealing with this horrible nightmare for a long time. I need help!! I don't know what to do. I need sleep desperately. I haven't tried the tea tree oil solution yet but I will. Is that all that will resolve my problem?
What type of doctor treat Demodex mites?
Question posted by Needhelpgirl43 on 7 Feb 2017
Last updated on 16 June 2022
My fellow human you are not the only one dealing with this problem. Ive had these creatures for over 13 months and now im a alcoholic . The only way i can sleep. Ive been to 3 different hospitals 3 different times so a total of 9 times and my primary over 8 times . all but one doctor subscript permethrin and ivermectin . But doctors are scared to subscript ivermectin in the dosage that we need with permethrin. Ivermectin is in a pill form which will drive the bugs out then you will need to apply at least 180 grams of permethrin to even affect these bugs. But its difficult dealing with people that doesnt have to deal with what we are going through just dont give up. its like they want someone to die first from this before they really address this problem. Keep fighting try boric acid in a warm bath with salt added it helps
A number of types of doctors, if they are familiar with the problem, can help treat it. Dermatologists would be a great place to start if you can go straight to one. Be prepared to provide some evidence as to why it's not imaginary because you are dealing with a creature that can't be seen with the naked eye, so a regular practitioner will know a person could be a hypochondriac or imagining things. If the whole family is having this issue, take them with you. Explain you were with your child in one room who began exhibiting signs of sudden itching in the hair when another child in an adjacent room cried out, oh these darn things are in my hair again!! (That can happen like when it rains and you get movement on one side of the home. These creatures can go right up a concrete slab and across the slab into a home. Extremely tiny like 5 microns.
There are 25,400 microns per inch!) There is little chance two children in two separate rooms are causing each other to be 'hysterical' about bugs at the same exact time with no audio or visual clues between them.
I can help with this in many cases. For a true mite infestation, get a new bed with a vibrator or by a bed vibrator online. Mites hate water flow, air flow, vibrations, including loud music such as front row seating at a rock concert where the bass vibrates your whole body. They also hate heat, so I hot lamp such as you can place on a tripod so many feet away will drive them away, but you have to use common sense with a heat lamp, obviously, and you don't want to fall asleep under it without ensuring it won't fall and burn you or worse. The safest is to use a bed vibrator on high. Some cases maybe able to just rinse their hands and hair at the sink or add an alcoholic hair tonic on top of water. A good shower or bath seems to work for about two hours in a bad infestation. If you shower before bed, then use a bed vibrator throughout the night turning it back on as much as possible, you shouldn't be bothered with them while you sleep.
Taking a sleep medication only helps you ignore the problem, but not remove the problem. You want these things going into your nose or sinus cavities and taking up residence there. Whether demodex or another tiny invisible creature measured in microns, certain ones can cause eye damage and even further penetrate into the brain. You also use water to flush your sinuses. Demodex likes hair follicles, so wherever you have them could be a target for them. Inside the nose, the ears, eyebrows, the scalp.
Look at your surroundings. Do they get worse at certain times of the day or after certain events? When the dew rises on the lawn, many creatures tend to move at that time, so you might find increased demodex activity then. Also if a neighbor is doing lawncare with mower and blower, that will excite the demodex and other bug populations to go on the move. Rain will have that effect also. Certain people with hearing loss and demodex don't hear the rain but suddenly feel an itching after following a lot of guidance, and are puzzled until they find out it's been raining. After a number of times, they catch on. Peremithrin based sprays work well for outdoors and you can also buy the little white container of NIX and spray just at the foot of your bed between the mattress and box springs because any bugs in the bed will eventually come in contact with it and die; so don't spray all between them, but just at the foot of the bed. Once a month around the perimeter of the home should be fine. Or if in an apartment or condo, you'll have to spray inside where separate condos connect to yours.
Cultivate the habit that when home, you take a few extra showers every day, or wash your face and hair every time you feel activity increasing. If you wash your hair and it doesn't itch for two hours, then restarts, that's a serious clue you are dealing with mites. The military also has products that ward off insects that are now available in stores.
I mentioned air flow. I know one man who bought a shop fan at a local hardware store and turned it on high. The problem ended immediately in that room and he never slept so well in his life, he says. Water, air, heat all have a flow and they all drive demodex away. If you can handle loud music, while I think a bed vibrator makes more sense, loud bass sounds also drive them away. Movement like jumping and dancing and stomping your feet also disrupts mites.
Dermatologist... I am also battling a mite problem... some home remedies that work better that tea tree oil; Vicks vaporub... I use the generic cheap chest rub... definitely brings them out to where you can pluck them off you. Neem oil... kills some of them... I havent found anything that gets rid of them 100% but these may help you sleep. They help me.
Have you tried QUETIAPINE ? This knocks me out . Started with 50 mg now up to 100mg one pill at night be for bed . Sometimes wake up groggy , helped with dreams first week . But my dreams/ terrors returned . It may work for you ask your Dr about it if you have not yet tried it . Good luck.
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