As Iíve written here, I seriously contemplated taking my own life on being told I was beyond medical help. Then, when I learned that generalised demodicosis is also considered delusional by dermatologists because they believe that only furred mammals can get it, I thought, ďWell, thatís it. Time to get your affairs in order, David.Ē
And then the miracle happened - a kind commenter on my Updates page suggested I take a look at the Earth Clinic website.
So I did. And found an amazingly knowledgeable man named Ted who lives in Bangkok. Ted now practises as a natural healer but has an extensive professional background as a research chemist. He has successfully treated thousands who suffer from this and many other serious conditions. And he has posted his remedies on the Earth Clinic website for all to use freely.
With his blessing, Iím putting his demodicosis remedies here as well.
The first, and easiest to do, uses the internal route.
Tedís Internal Borax Remedy
1. Get some pharmacy-grade borax powder. If you canít get it from a good pharmacy in North America, 20 Mule Team Borax, which you can find in your local supermarket, will also do the job, though itís not made to the same high purity standards as pharmacy-grade. Nevertheless, it IS perfectly safe to ingest and effective when used as detailed below.
In the UK, things may be a little more difficult. The reason for this is that borax can also be used in bomb-making. But you should be able to find pharmacy-grade borax powder on eBay, or import some 20 Mule Team Borax from the US. Here, Google is your friend.
Note: borax substitute wonít work - and YOU MUST NOT USE BORIC ACID because itís NOT the same thing as borax powder. BORIC ACID IS POISONOUS TO HUMANS.
2. Dissolve 1/4 of a measured teaspoon in one litre of water and stir it well (1/8 of a teaspoon for women because of the difference in body masses). Take small sips from this borax water throughout the day. When itís all gone, DONíT TAKE ANY MORE for that day - just drink plain water instead. Drink this for no more than five days, then stop taking it for two days. The regimen is five days on, two days off.
3. Supplement this by dissolving 1/2 a measured teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate (plain baking soda without additives - NOT BAKING POWDER) in a half glass of water and drinking this twice a day. You can take this every day. It will help to alkalize your body quickly and make life uncomfortable for the mites.
Note: baking soda also acts as an antacid. So if youíre taking stomach medication, please seek the advice of your doctor. If you canít take it, donít worry - itís the borax thatís most important for mite killing.
And thatís it - simple, straightforward, and effective.
The first day I took this, my mite tickle numbers dropped from 1,500-2,000 per day to less than 100.
Subsequent days saw those number rise to about 200. There are two reasons for this:
First, the borax in your system drives distressed mites out onto the surface of your skin. And second, a new clutch of eggs hatches every day.
On some days, you may feel more pronounced insect activity in your skin, with the distinct sensation of things writhing violently. This is very uncomfortable but it IS a good sign - because what youíre feeling is the death throes of these pests.
Ted doesnít specify how long you should use it for, but since the longest figure I could find for female lifespans is 60 days, I believe 90 days to be more than adequate. But please note that Iím not a doctor (thank God). I just use something they donít seem to possess - common sense and intuition.
In two weeksí use, I reduced my tickle numbers down to less than 50 a day.