Coconut oil on eyelashes to kill Demodex mite.
Forum: Coconut Oil Forum
Anyone here that knows if CO would help kill off those pesky Demodex mites on face and eyelashes? I'm sure I have them, I have had blepharitis severly, only when I'm on Minocykline the eyes aren't gritty, dry and irritated. But I have decided not to take the antibiotics any more ( after 5 consecutive years) and now, less than 2 weeks off, my eyes starts to act up again. I looked at them through a magnifying glass in the mirror and the roots looks suspicious.
I just want to get rid of them! I already rub my scalp with Listerine, change my pillowcase every night, soak all hair clips and combs in alcohol and Listerine once a day.
I know tea tree oil is effective in killing these mites, but I'm afraid of putting it on my lids and lashes.
Do you think the CO would be strong/good enough to help with this problem? I also have the Terrasil ointment, would that be ok to rub on lashes? Is it even effective enough to kill mites?
Ive been thinking that castor oil might suffocate them as well? I already use it on my scalp for hair growth, which is very effective. I'm thinking about trying the CO tonight, just slab it on real thick, after a thorough cleans of the lashes.
I'm not really losing any lashes, not yet, but am afraid I will soon ( again) after stopping the Mino. And I hate this gritty feeling in my eyes, it's worst at night, hard to see. I'm constantly blinking as if there is something stuck in my eyes.
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