A number of treatment options for mite infestation have been identified, ranging from simple skin treatments to daily supplements and other more contemporary methods. The most effective natural remedies for mites involve curing the underlying issue causing infestation. Topical application of natural detoxifying agents is generally the most effective.
What Is a Mite Infestation?
Several different types of mites are naturally present on the skin in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of the skin. For most individuals, mites cause no symptoms; however, several conditions can cause a dramatic increase in the number of mites and result in poor health.
The main causes of mite infestation appear to be immune disorder, stress and additional illness.
Symptoms of infestation include rosacea, inflammation, large pores, redness, thinning of the hair and enlarged pores.
Top Natural Remedies for Parasites of the Skin
Treatments for mite infestation are two-fold, aimed at eradicating the issue and soothing the affected skin.
Generally speaking, topical applications of natural agents are most effective for treating mites as these options eliminate the cause of mites and cleanse the skin. Three common remedies include tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar and borax.
Tea Tree Oil
An extract from a plant native to Australia, tea tree oil is effective as both a topical antiseptic and antifungal treatment. As such, this important agent eliminates mites and treats the other issues of the skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a natural tonic full of vitamins and minerals. Additionally, the tonic contains acids, mineral salts and amino acids. These components work to eradicate mites and support the overall health of the skin.
Borax works in two ways for treating mites – eliminating the parasites on the skin and eradicating them from the home. A natural mineral, borax is a particularly effective cleaning agent. Used in small doses, borax cleanses the skin and can be used as a house cleaner to eliminate mites.
Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide is the most effective combination when treating mange, so many Earth Clinic readers recommend the same remedy for people.
Most Popular Mite Remedies
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While some mites are naturally occurring on the skin and hair, an onslaught of the parasites causes skin irritation, inflammation and other skin disorders. Natural treatments work to treat the underlying issue causing mites as well as the disorders of the skin.
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