Insect and Fungal Infestations


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Bob wrote this page between 2017-2018 after having a parasitic infection of the scalp from skin penetrating flies that doctors did not know how to treat with some of the doctors
accusing Bob of imagining he had an insect infestation problem referred to as delusional parasitosis. It took Bob one year to eliminate the problem on his own.

Insect/Fungal Infestations/Infections in/on Humans, Animals and Plant Life:

There are currently only a few US Food and Drug Administration approved treatments available for humans, animals and plant life, so special care needs to be taken so a resistance does not form to all US approved products available on the market. Some infestations may be common in Africa and South America, however a particular infestation applying to certain hosts out of 120,000 different types of flying insect species may be reportedly moving northward one way, or another, if not already there? Furthermore, there are over 60,000 species of mites, around 900 species of ticks, more than 200 different types of fleas and tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of different types of fungi related mold/mildew/spores that can possibly infect animals, and humans with a limited number of treatments, and/or cures.
     There are currently
219 virus species that are known to be able to infect humans. The number could rise to 100,939,140 viruses if we include the 1,740,330 unknown species of vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, lichens, mushrooms, and brown algae. This number does not include viruses of bacteria, archaea and other single-cell organisms. Considering that there are 1031 virus particles in the oceans ‒ mostly bacteriophages ‒ the number is likely to be substantially higher.





Fly infestations can originate from many places, from convalescent and VA hospitals which are #1 all the way down to birds, and mice. Mite infestations can originate from dental offices, locker rooms, all the way down to mice as well. Mites usually infect individuals from the hairline down, excluding lice, demodex mites, etc.. Fungal infections/growths (mold and yeast) comes from all sorts of things all the way down to beetles and flying insects. Flying insects usually infect individuals above the hairline, including the ears (ears may be infected if an individual has: pain, can fill movement or they can hear insect flying sounds in the ears). In many cases until the ears have been cleared of an infestation the parasites will not be completely eliminated.
     Borax internal treatment listed below should eliminate mite infestations (scabies, but not crusted scabies) within four weeks, whereas neem oil treatment should stop flying insect infestations after several weeks if miscellaneous procedures (bagging clothing/bed sheets/pillowcases/blankets/comforters/bed-couch-chair covers, etc.) are religiously followed. Wash in hot water with your favorite detergent (use fragrance free/dye free if allergic to regular detergent) and also include 20 Mule Team Borax detergent booster to the wash (some people may be allergic to borax).  Insect sprays should also be used, but with special care so dwelling does not become toxic (see below for more information). House cleaning and vacuuming is also very important.
    Tea tree oil is an excellent disinfectant and insecticide. When tea tree oil, DMSO, neem oil and petroleum jelly are used in combination they can be very effective (apply with Q-tips® in ears). Adding 1 or 2 drops of Citronellol to the mixture will help to neutralize the smell and act as an attractant/repellant (some people could be allergic to the smell of citronellol). Fragrance-free petroleum jelly combined with the above listed ingredients is vital in preventing dry skin and effectively treating scalp infestations/infections. Avoid getting tea tree oil or DMSO in the eyes, or directly on the eardrums (tympanic membranes). Using the borax internal treatment in conjunction with the above listed external treatment in the ears should eliminate mite infestations of the scalp. Fly infestations of the scalp will require both above listed treatments with the external treatment applied to the entire scalp in order to be effective. If all measures are thoroughly exhausted to prevent reinfestations and someone is still having difficulty, then more aggressive measures listed below will need serious consideration. However, please remember to do everything possible to avoid becoming resistant to all possible prescription drug treatments or long term difficulties may ensue.
     Fungal and other types of infestations of the scalp may require hair to be cut short or to be completely shaved from the head. Having a trained professional individually freeze infected areas with liquid nitrogen may be helpful in a few situations, or even better yet the use of regular ice cubes applied directly on bumps located on the scalp created by flying insects that need very warm locations to multiply may also be helpful.
     Whenever possible, see a doctor first to get a proper diagnosis so one is not incorrectly diagnosed with the mental disorder called delusional parasitosis before attempting to self-medicate oneself. Some medical care providers may be fearful of insects further complicating matters. Squeamish doctors, nurses and individuals with a fear of insects, and/or a denial of insect infestations should also be considered to have some sort of a mental disorder called denial syndrome, or possibly entomophobia (also known as insectophobia), or the nurse, and/or the doctor may be suffering from "know-it-all" syndrome clinically described as narcissistic personality disorder, or classified as just being outright ignorant (uneducated in this field). Also attempt to get a culture of the infected areas so the best medications can be prescribed to specifically target the possible fungal and/or parasitic disease. Using natural remedies in the beginning is an excellent way of avoiding resistance to all available prescription insecticides until an infected individual(s) gets their routine together which can take time to figure-out (in some cases years). Some insecticides can be highly toxic.
     Black mold can create a similar sensation of insects/maggots crawling on the skin. Nerve damage can also create the sensation of something crawling on the scalp/skin. Please note that skin damage to the scalp from aggressive use of products can create a sensation of movement. Dead skin peeling off from the skin, scalp or from inside an ear can create the sensation of movement. Fluocinolone acetonide topical oil can be prescribed by a dermatologist as a remedy for skin damage from overuse of products on skin and scalp. Fluocinolone acetonide oil ear drops may be prescribed for use inside the ears. Natural remedies for sensitive skin/scalp due to overuse of treatments can be aloe vera gel and coconut oil (scented or non-scented) which can both be used internally and externally (caution: do not over use internally).
     Diet, such as the over consumption of vinegar, etc., in many cases can be the main culprit to facilitating fungal infections, insect infestations, etc., however there could be an undiagnosed, or a more serious underlying cause. Read below for other reasons for fungal infections, however a person originally exposed to an unknown, yet to be discovered virus, from direct virus to blood exposure may be the underlying cause as to why some individuals are, and are not resistant to some fungal-parasitic infections/infestations (for example a future problem that may crossover to humans called Massospora cicadina/
body-snatching walking-flying dead fungus that hijacks behavior). Also, the underlying cause could in some situations possibly be related to genetics. Some long term fungal infections can lead to other illnesses, internal organ damage and even possibly cause cancer, or lead to death in some individuals.
     Natural insect repellents like Picaridin, Lemon Eucalyptus and so forth can be very helpful in repelling insects though they may make the skin more inflamed in some cases. Periodically using Ground Double Superfine Mustard Powder diluted with 75% water applied to scalp when a person has the sensation of something moving on the scalp or skin can be helpful in any infestation whether insects, maggots or a fungal infection/infestation (mustard powder mixture must be keep damp to be effective/overuse of mustard powder can cause irritated scalp). Boric acid can be used in the ears and eyes whereas the eyes should never be exposed to mustard powder, tea tree oil, or DMSO. Never use any of the aforementioned products internally.
      For adults internal consumption of half a freshly squeezed lemon and two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar in warm, or cold water twice a day can be effective in changing the pH balance of the scalp, and skin thereby making it difficult for parasites to survive. People with fungal infections may want to avoid using vinegar products and instead dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate (plain baking soda/not baking powder) in a half glass of water, and drink twice a day.
Related link.
     Antibiotic and/or antifungal medications such as Ketoconazole, Itraconazole, and/or Fluconazole may be required to detox the body internally for individuals with systemic fungal infections to stop, and prevent reoccurrence. Colloidal silver treatments may be an option to consider instead of using azole class medications (see colloidal silver warning listed below). Additionally, body detox cleansing may be beneficial and/or fasting (individuals who may periodically suffer from low blood sugar will need to be especially careful). After all is said and done from what is listed on this entire webpage, if a person is still having difficulties after trying the below listed natural remedies, then the antiparasitic permethrin cream 5% in conjunction with Ivermectin is recommended, or the antiparasitic product albendazole should be considered as a very last resort if a person has a parasitic infestation, however albendazole needs to be prescribed correctly by a physician who is very familiar with parasitic diseases and albendazole in most cases needs to be prescribed in conjunction with other medications to be effective. Different forms of azole class drugs are used to treat both parasitic infestations and fungal infections.
      If an antifungal medication(s) has not been prescribed after an individual has been diagnosed with a parasitic infestation, then long term use of MSM tablets/capsules may be recommended. For adults drink ½ of a cap full of 5% food grade hydrogen peroxide diluted in one quart of distilled water sipping it throughout the day everyday for a period of six months, or more may be recommended to clear the blood of any systemic fungal infection created by diet, infected animal bite(s), and/or from repeated insect bites. Over a period of time which could take years to decades a systemic fungal infection may buildup in the blood that may eventually lead to a person being susceptible to parasitic infestations. In addition, long term use of a low dosage antibacterial antibiotic medication(s) may be prescribed to clear systemic infections of the blood from leftover body parts, etc. from parasitic infestations. Again, fungal and yeast infections may originate from the direct exposure to a virus to blood contact one way, or another that can eventually lead to a secondary systemic fungal infection that can over over time lead further difficulties such as parasitic infections, and even human internal organ disease, and organ failure. All of this may explain why some people never get yeast or fungal infections, as well as, why some people never have difficulties with warts either which too originate from a virus. To date, there is still no test in existence that can directly test for systemic fungal infections in the blood. Systemic fungal blood infections can only be faintly detected indirectly through a variety of tests listed below.
      Allergies to medications that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients could lead to a parasitic infestation of the scalp such as demodex folliculorum. In that case avoiding drugs containing corticosteroids such as: prednisone, Fluonase®, QVAR®, Astelin® (Azelastine®), etc. may be required after consulting with a qualified physician first.
     Doctors today are making the fatal mistake of not providing people with proper instructions in advance how to rid their dwelling(s) of infestations, except sometimes when dealing with lice infestations, so most people when not given the proper instructions by a nurse or doctor in advance, or out of ignorance, or from laziness may be putting the cart before the horse by taking the medications, and then not following preventative instructions that will eventually lead them to long term problems, and even suicide in some cases.
     Last, but not least, find a doctor or doctors that do not share medical files because previous visits, and/or previous misdiagnosis's may interfere with finding a final accurate cure. If you belong to a healthcare network such as a HMO, POS, PPO, PFFS, VA hospital, convalescent hospital, etc., then get a second or a third opinion from an outside doctor(s) not related to the aforementioned who do not share files. Furthermore, what is listed on this webpage will work, however a final treatment or cure is dependent on what combination of products, and procedures a person uses that will ultimately determine one's success because everyone's underlying problem is likely to be different from other individuals.



List of Medical Organizations:
Refer to the following organizations when looking for "licensed" specialists who are "highly" experienced in the treatment you seek:
Note 1: Experienced doctors use an aggressive multi-step approach to avoid resistance after they make the proper diagnosis.
Note 2: Do not risk your health with doctors who have very little experience in the field in which you seek treatment.

Primary Choice:
American Society of Parasitologists.
Infectious Disease Specialists:
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
Entomological Society of America.

Note 1:
Using dermatologists, trichologists and/or
general practitioners who are not highly trained
in parasitic infestations may end up accusing
the patient of suffering from a mental disorder
called delusional parasitosis, or treat the person
as if they have a disorder whereas the individual
is imagining they have insects crawling on them,
or is imagining they have a parasitic infestation
of some kind. Furthermore, many individuals
and physicians have a phobia when it comes
to the subject of insects, and/or have a lack of
knowledge in how to treat insect infestations.
Individuals and physicians with phobias to
insects may themselves have a mental
disorder called denial syndrome, or possibly
entomophobia (also known as insectophobia),
or the nurse, and/or the doctor may be suffering
from "know-it-all" syndrome clinically described
as narcissistic personality disorder, or maybe
they are suffering from being an overzealous
worker clinically described as Obsessive-
Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD),
or maybe they have a low IQ, or maybe
they do not like to read, or maybe they
are not keeping-up with new studies?

Note 2:
Black mold* hidden behind walls, ceilings, floors,
etc. can create the sensation of something
crawling on the skin, as well as, fungal infections
of the scalp
, irritated and/or dry skin.

*Mold infections can be spread from surfaces to containers, etc. onto the hands and then onto the skin/scalp, or mold spores can become airborne.


Secondary Choice:
American Academy of Dermatology.
American Board of Dermatology.
The Institute of Trichologists.
The International Association of Trichologists.
Endocrine Society.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Society for Endocrinology.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
American Association of Immunologists.
American Naturopathic Medical Association.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.




Natural Remedy List of Products:
(read further below how to use)

Mite Infestations on Body and Scalp (internal use):

Fly Infestations on Scalp (external use including inside ears):
Twenty Mule Team Borax. Petroleum Jelly (fragrance free).
Use distilled water if mixed with the below ingredient. Tea Tree oil.
Hydrogen Peroxide (5% food grade). Neem oil.
     Citronellol oil (1 or 2 drops max.).
Fungal Infections (internal use): DMSO (can cause skin irritation).
MSM. Shower cap or satin/silk bonnet.
Hydrogen Peroxide (5% food grade/dilute with distilled water).     
Castor Oil (food grade). Fungal Infections (external use):
Read below for more products. Read below for products to use.

Fly Bites on Scalp, etc. caused by fungal infection:      
● Humans:*/**/***/****
   Note: people with a history of athlete’s foot and/or nail fungal infections may be more susceptible, as well as, those who have
   had yeast infections, and hair loss?
See "Alternatives" and "Related Links" listed below.
Nizoral® A-D with Ketoconazole Shampoo 1% (non-prescription/read instructions). Use every four days for eight weeks.
● Nizoral® A-D with Ketoconazole Shampoo 2% (prescription/read instructions). Use every four days for four weeks.
● Selenium Sulfide Shampoo 2.5%.
   Note 1: In many cases mites are already resistant to some insecticides.
   Note 2: Products with other active ingredient besides what is found in Nizoral® or Ritonavir® may not be effective?
   Note 3: It could take up to two years to be effective in some individuals who have a fungal infection deep inside the scalp.
   Note 4: Skin biopsy and/or hair follicle culture may be required.
   Note 5: Natural cure treatments can sometimes interfere with biopsies and cultures.
   Note 6: Blood test may be required to search for fungal infection, if test exist.
   Note 7: Processed foods, overcooked foods and foods grown with fertilizers/pesticides versus organic foods may contain
               less boron (borax), etc. that may lead to skin problems among other health issues. Related link.
   Note 8: Fungal infections can sometimes mimic the sensation of fly-flea bites, etc..
Insect Infestations on the Outside of Body and/or underneath the Skin:
● Humans:**/***/****
See "Alternatives" and "Related Links" listed below.
   Note 1: In many cases mites are already resistant to some insecticides.
 Note 2: Some forms of acne on face and other parts of the body can possibly be a parasitic infection.
   Note 3: Ask your physician if there is a test, such as an: Ultrasound, X-ray, Infrared, MRI or PET scan, etc. that can be
   preformed to locate infestations where near impossible to destroy eggs may be located that may be treatment resistant.
   Note 4: Whenever possible; always seek the help of a licensed physician(s) prior to attempting to self-medicate oneself.
   Self-medicating oneself prior to seeing a licensed physician may mask the problem which may prevent a licensed
   physician(s) from being able to properly diagnose the problem.
   Note 5: Read this webpage and its links thoroughly so resistance do to overuse of medication may be avoided.
● For more severe cases of folliculitis where insects have laid eggs around the base of hair follicles or parasitic infections
   found in openings of the scalp caused by fly bites, wounds, open sores caused by picking at acne, or from excessive
   scratching that last longer than seven (7) days the following may be recommended by a licensed pharmacist, or by a
   licensed physician:
Benzemul (non-prescription/may be toxic/read instructions).
Permethrin Cream Rinse (non-prescription/may be toxic/read instructions) or see the following prescription medication
   examples listed below.
   Note: This product is recommended for head lice and should not be used for more severe insect infestations.
Permethrin Cream 5% 60g (prescription/may be toxic/read instructions). Permethrin is a natural insecticide made from
   chrysanthemum flowers.
   Note: Aggressive full body treatment(s) may be recommended to avoid resistance.
Ivermectin 3mg per tablet: 3 tablets first day and then 3 tablets seven days later (prescription/may be toxic/read
   Note: Use internally in conjunction with Permethrin Cream 5%.
Malathion Lotion, USP, 0.5% (prescription/toxic/read instructions).
Lindane Lotion (prescription/can be highly toxic in some individuals, or when overused, with serious side effects/read
   instructions/forbidden by law from being sold in California).
Albendazole antiparasitic. Related link 1. Related link 2.
Mebendazole antiparasitic.
● Tiabendazole antiparasitic and antifungal.

Fluconazole antifungal.
Ketoconazole antifungal.
Itraconazole antifungal.
● Clotrimazole antifungal.
● Doxycycline Monohydrate 100 MG Tablet 1 tablet per day for sixty days (prescription/allergic reaction may occur/read
Fluocinolone Acetonide Topical Oil treatment for irritated scalp.
● Itchy scalp: anti-bacterial fungus treatment.
  Fluocinonide Topical Solution, 0.05% (prescription/non-toxic in low concentrations/read instructions). Use only in the
   event pruritus occurs from the use of an insecticide.
   Note: Neem leaf alcohol extract tincture can be applied to areas were itchy skin is caused by infestation.
Note 1: Processed foods, overcooked foods and foods grown with fertilizers/pesticides versus organic foods may contain
less boron (borax), etc. that may lead to skin problems among other health issues. Related link.
Note 2: Request your doctor to send sample(s) of the insect(s) to a laboratory for testing.
Related link.
● Animals/pets:***
● Use similar product(s) listed above that are made specifically for animals may apply:
See "Alternatives" and "Related Links" listed below. May not be suitable for use with some animals.
   Note: In many cases mites are already resistant to some insecticides.
  Permethrin 10% 32oz (non-prescription/may be toxic/read instructions) ‒ can be mixed with lotion 50/50 to make 5%
   Permethrin Cream. DMSO, neem oil, tee tree oil and organic extra virgin coconut oil can be part of the 50% mix. Be
   Note 1: For animal use only. Inactive ingredients in this product are not the same as Permethrin products made for
   Note 2: Permethrin is relatively low in toxicity, but can be highly toxic for cats and for some other animals. Use
               appropriate product for cats, dogs, etc..
● Eprinomectin (this newer product made for cattle has far less resistance than Ivermectin). Related link.
Mebendazole antiparasitic.
Fenbendazole antifungal.
Note: Processed foods, overcooked foods and foods grown with fertilizers/pesticides versus organic foods may contain
less boron (borax), etc. that may lead to skin problems among other health issues. Related link.
*Fungal infections can sometimes create a fruity odor that may attract flies that bite. Hair shampoos and conditioners that
 contain fruit products can also contribute to fly bites.
**A secondary parasitic infection may occur (for example: exposure to flies found commonly in convalescent hospitals, etc.)
  requiring a licensed specialist's help such as a parasitologist or an infectious disease specialist. Dermatologists, trichologists
  and general practitioners are not highly trained in parasitic infestations, and they end up only accusing the patient of suffering from
  a mental disorder called delusional parasitosis, or treat the person as if they have a disorder whereas the individual is imagining
  they have insects crawling on them, or is imagining they have a parasitic infestation of some kind. Furthermore, many individuals
  and physicians have a phobia when it comes to the subject of insects, and/or a lack of knowledge in how to treat insect infestations.
*** surmises fungal and maybe even yeast infections could originate from open cuts/wounds, animal, or possibly
    even insect bites exposed to, or infected with a pathogen via direct contact with blood. Conversely, this may also mean it
    might be possible to develop a medication or vaccine to treat, or even cure this disease(s).
    Note: Mosquitoes are not attracted as much to some people, nor are some people susceptible to insect bites, athlete’s foot,
    nail fungal infections, yeast infections, and/or head lice infestations, etc. possibly due to the reasons listed directly above, or
    due to a natural resistance within an individual's DNA, etc..
****Recommendations for scalp insect infestations when using neem oil, neem tincture and oil carrier:
     1: Do not pick at or open wounds, sores, insect bite areas, pimples, scabs on scalp, scratch or rub scalp excessively
         because doing so may cause dermatitis or create new openings for insects to lay eggs. In folliculitis insects have laid
         eggs around the base of hair follicles.
     2: Neem tincture used internally along with neem oil used in conjunction with an oil carrier generously applied to the skin
         should begin to stop mite reproductive cycles and show drastic improvements within three (3) weeks. It could take up to
         8 to 12 weeks for infestation to be completely removed depending on the severity of the infestation.
         Note 1: There are limitations to how long neem products, etc. can be used.
         Note 2: May create an allergic reaction in some individuals.

Also read "Related links" listed below.
(read disclaimer below ‒ can cause toxicity, nerve damage, hair loss, eye damage, respiratory problems, etc.)

Remember that there are over 200,000 different types of flying insects, mites, ticks and fleas so what may work for
some may not work for others especially when resistance to treatment is taken into consideration.


     Low risk products known to be effective against some specific types of infections: Related link.
            Note: I
nfection may become or already is resistant to the following treatments listed directly below.
            A: Permethrin Cream 5% (permethrin is a natural insecticide made from chrysanthemum flowers).
Related link.
  Note: Be sure to apply Permethrin Cream 5% over the entire body, not just areas visually affected.
            B: Ivermectin.
Related link.
            C: Nizoral® A-D with Ketoconazole shampoo.

     Medium risk products known to be effective against some specific types of infections:
            Note: The use of one or more items listed below under "Additional Products and Items" may also be helpful.
            Internal Use:
            A: Twenty Mule Team Borax (insecticide/pharmacy-grade not required/internal-external use).
 Note: Add 1/8 tablespoon borax per 1 pink of water per 100 lbs. of body weight. Take small sips throughout the day.
                 Drink 1 serving per day. When all is gone, do not take anymore 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. Follow
                 this program for up to 3 months or more, if required.
Related link.
                 Note: Borax may eliminate scabies that have tunneled underneath the skin throughout the body, but fail to
                 eliminate flying insect eggs that have been burrowed deep underneath the scalp.
            B: (Optional) Supplement this by dissolving 1/2 measured tablespoon 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.
Related link.
            C: (Optional) Boron dietary supplement (3 - 8mg per day) if blood-urine tests show low boron count or if testosterone,
                 and/or if estrogen levels are low. Related link.
                 Note 1: There is a reason why some have mites and others do not. Seeing one or more of the following licensed
                 specialists may be required: parasitologist, infectious disease specialist, dermatologist, trichologist, entomologist,
                 endocrinologist, immunologist, dietitian, naturopatholigist, herbologist, and/or a veterinarian, acupuncturist, etc..
                 Note 2: Parasitologists or an infectious disease specialists may be the best option when seeking a cure.
                 Note 3: Consuming too much caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate/especially in the morning) instead of having a
                 well-balanced diet may lead to malnutrition, including the depletion of boron.
            External Use:
            A: Benzyl Benzoate in a 20-25% ointment or lotion, or mix full-strength with emu oil, etc..
Related link.
            B: Sulfur lotion.
            C: Eurax cream or lotion.
            D: Citronellol (insect repellent/mite attractant) mixed with emu oil, etc. that will not interfere with task.
            E: Eprinomectin (for cattle use only).
 Note 1: Eprinomectrin is a newer product with far less resistance than Ivermectin.
 Note 2: Eprinomectrin destroys parasitic eggs better than similar products.
 Note 3: Talk with a licensed veterinarian about how this product might be used on humans as a very last resort.
     Mixture Examples:
            Note: Test "spot check" mixtures first before applying a lot.
            A: Pure
benzyl benzoate 25% (children 12.5%) mixed with organic extra virgin coconut oil 25%, tea tree oil
 15% and DMSO 35% applied to scalp may work for some? Be careful.
                Related links:
The recipe for benzyl benzoate lotion. How to home-make benzyl benzoate 25%.
            B: Fresh pure neem oil 25% mixed with organic extra virgin coconut oil 25%, tea tree oil 10% and DMSO 40%
applied to scalp may work for some? Be careful.

     Treatment for fungal infection in bloodstream:
Related link.
            Note 1: Cat bites/scratches, flies, mites, etc. can excrete fungal byproducts that may infect the bloodstream.
            Note 2: Consult with a licensed physician, a specialist as listed above or a veterinarian.
            Note 3: See Mold, Fungus, Yeast Infections listed below under Related Links.
            Note 4: Much more research needs to be devoted to infections created by fungi, yeasts and molds.

Additional supplies that may be required to treat and/or to help prevent reinfestation:
            Note 1: Read "Related Links" listed below for helpful instructions how to clear dwelling(s) of mite infestations.
            Note 2:
It is extremely important that infestation be completely removed from dwelling(s).
      Note 3: Black mold may cause respiratory problems and skin infections that mimic insect infestations.
            Note 4: People with scalp fungal infections will need to change pillow case covers with clean ones once per day.
Cedarcide fogger can be used frequently without toxicity. Some people may be allergic to cedar smell.
               May not work for all mites or flying insects.
Related link.
            ● Raid MAX® Concentrated Deep Reach™ Fogger (this product does not contain permethrin that insect(s) may
               be resistant/use every two months between applications, when required).
            ● Raid® Multi Insect Killer 7 or Raid® Flying Insect Killer 7 (neither product contains permethrin that insect(s) may
               be resistant).
            ● 55 gallon trash bags.
            ● Light-weight plastic drop cloths.
            ● Duct tape.
            ● Back brush(es) to apply products (optional).
            ● Bed bug blocker zippered mattress protector (box spring(s), pillows, etc. optional).
            ● Small spray bottle.
            ● Laundry detergent: All fragrance Free, etc..
            ● Laundry booster/insecticide: Twenty Mule Team Borax.
            ● Overnight shower cap to keep generously applied product on head while laying down for those who have an insect
               infested scalp and/or to limit the toxicity caused from the product odor when generously applied to scalp (optional).
               Note: Using a comfortable cap made with Mulberry or Charmeuse silk material is recommended.
Disposable air respirator or a CPAP for full body applications and/or for individuals who are sensitive to toxic odors (optional).
            ● Eye protection when necessary (rubber-bodied swimming goggles).
               Note: Having someone skilled in the medical industry to help with applications may be required.
            ● Electric hair clipper kit: Wahl® Quick Cut® haircutting kit - Model 9314-1501.
            ● Electric shaver: Braun® Series 3 wet & dry rechargeable - Model 310s.
            ● Pillowcases, bed sheets, towels and clothing for daily replacement.
            ● Liquid nitrogen or dry ice. Liquid nitrogen (LN
2) is recommended (-196°C/-320.44°F), however in some cases dry ice
               (carbon dioxide/CO
2) may be more readily available (-109.3°F/-78.5°C). In most cases regular ice cubes from a
               household freezer may be more than sufficient.
               Note: Liquid nitrogen, such as Compound W Freeze Off® Wart Removal UPC: 0-75137-53005-8, is commonly used for
               removing warts and is sometimes used to freeze flying insect eggs that are not very deep underneath the skin of the
. Consult with a licensed physician if flying insects have laid eggs within the skin of the ears. The skin is deeper
               around the ears making it more difficult to eliminate infestations within the ears and the surrounding scalp where
               reinfestations will occur. In that event albendazole may be recommended, but should only be used as a last resort to
               avoid resistance after all other precautions listed on this webpage and its related external Web links have been
               exhausted. Mite infestations within the ears may be eliminated using the internal borax treatment mentioned on this
               webpage, whereas flying insect eggs are much more difficult to penetrate.
Related link: Why insects can develop from unfertilized egg cells.

     Additional Products and Items that also may be helpful in treating skin infections/infestations/irritation:
            Note: The use of items listed below may not penetrate the egg shells of flying insects that have burrowed
            themselves deep underneath the skin.
            ● Essential oils (EO): neem (insecticide by contraception), tea tree (caution), emu, peppermint, rosemary,
               camphor, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, olive, lavender, lemongrass, sweet orange, ylang ylang, etc.
               (dilution required/see oil carriers listed below).
            ● Oil carriers: glycerin,
emu oil, DMSO, etc..
               Note 1: It is important to use an oil carrier in order for neem oil, etc. to penetrate the scalp.
               Note 2: Oil carriers such as DMSO can be extremely dangerous, so do through research prior to use.
               Note 3: Finding the correct non-toxic product to penetrate layers of skin/parasite egg shells can be challenging,
               whereas Permethrin Cream 5% and Ivermectin used together have been proven to be effective.
Related link.
               Note 4: Articles can be found on the Internet that claim tea tree oil and DMSO combined can be used to treat
               some forms of skin cancer, and toenail-fingernail fungal infections.
            ● Oils - miscellaneous:
                1: Organic extra virgin 100% pure unrefined cold-pressed coconut oil, etc. (external use).
                2: Cocoa butter,
                3: Cocoa powder.
                     Note 1: Use an unscented fragrance free refined coconut oil (Nutiva®) if an allergic reaction to odor occurs.
                     Note 2: Some mites may feed on/be attracted to coconut oil.
                     Note 3: Can be mixed with other essential oils listed above to help neutralize the smell of neem oil for instance.
            ● Neem tincture, etc. (insecticide/internal-external use).
            ● Neem (fresh) leaves (insecticide/external use).
            ● Neem powder.
            ● Curcumin powder.
            ● Turmeric powder.
            ● Natural insect repellent:
                ● Picaridin: Sawyer, UPC: 0-50716-00544-8 (99.5% scent-free).
                ● Lemon Eucalyptus: Repel, UPC: 0-11423-94109-2 (has a slight lemon-like oil scent).
            ● Parasite cleanse.
            ● Castor Oil (food grade) to treat internal fungal infections that affect the digestive system.
            ● Food-grade Diomataceous Earth.
            ● McCormick ground mustard, double superfine, 1 lb (dilution required).
            ● Aloe vera gel.
               Note: Some mites may feed on/be attracted to aloe vera gel.
            ● Unfiltered apple cider vinegar: for scalp fungal infections (dilution required).
               Note: Apple cider vinegar is ideal to use on scalp to clean around hair follicles to help prevent hair loss.
            ● Lemon Juice - 100% bottled lemon juice from concentrate with preservatives added.
            ● Dietary supplement containing: boron, vitamin A fish liver oil, niacin, zinc, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin E, etc..
            ● Organic 99.8% pure aloe vera gel, etc. (dilution not required/external use).
               Note: 1 gallon containers of pure aloe vera gel are available on the Internet for about $7.00.
            ● Triethanolamine.
            ● Oleic acid.
            ● Boric acid.
            ● Colloidal silver (internal/external use/nonprescription/can be very toxic in high doses or when used over long periods of time).
               See NIH warning.
            ● Natural internal body detox cleaners for fungal and parasitic infections.
            ● Free & Clear hair shampoo/conditioner, or dermatologist tested sensitive skin/hair products/soaps.
            ● Bleach for cleaning fungi, mold, mildew, spores, and for cleaning below and above toenails, fingernails, manicure tools, etc..


Related Links:
Read these "Related Links" (natural insecticides) to thoroughly educate yourself prior to use.
(read disclaimer below ‒ can cause toxicity, nerve damage, hair loss, eye damage, respiratory problems, etc.)

Remember that there are over 200,000 different types of flying insects, mites, ticks and fleas so what may work for
some may not work for others especially when resistance to treatment is taken into consideration.


Borax (internal use): Miscellaneous:
Ted’s internal and external borax remedy. Insecticides and the skin.
Getting to the bottom of borax: Is it safe or not? How to home-make the benzyl benzoate 25%.
5 year old with tinea capitis: fungal infection of the scalp. The recipe for benzyl benzoate lotion.
Boric acid: the antifungal cure-all. Rare Disease Day 2018.
The inexpensive arthritis & osteoporosis cure.    
The Low Testosterone, Estrogen and Boron Connection: Just shaved my head - photos.
Is organic more nutritious? New Study adds to the evidence.    
Nothing boring about boron. Neem and Tea Tree Oil (external use only):

Boron & testosterone: cheap unpopular trace mineral T-booster.

Neem oil uses and benefits.


3 things to know about using tea tree oil for scabies.
Boron for testosterone. 6 amazing benefits of tea tree oil.


4 reasons to start putting tea tree oil in your hair & how to do it.
Effect of dietary boron on mineral, estrogen, and testosterone metabolism in postmenopausal women.

Oil carriers: how to mix tea tree oil with other things.
Is tea tree oil an effective treatment for bed bugs?

    How to make herbal tincture.
Fungus: Mold and Yeast Infections: How to dilute tea tree oil.
Alternatives to ketoconazole shampoo: best natural options.    
5 year old with tinea capitis: fungal infection of the scalp. Mites: Scabies, Lice, Demodex and Chiggers:
Scalp fungus treatments. American Academy of Dermatology.
Invisible biting mites and black mold. Classic and crusted scabies.
Fungal infections (candida). Parasitic mites of humans.
Emu oil and DMSO remedy for toenail fungus. Stop skin mites.
Scalp infection cures. Entymology/insects specialist.
Candida - a blessing in disguise. Combination therapies useful for severe scabies cases.
Candida diets: Part II: hydrogen peroxide. Calling all demodex sufferers (and those who suspect they are).
MSM excerpts from our candida forum. 73 natural home remedies that may be less toxic.
MSM and food-grade hydrogen peroxide treatment. Head lice resistance to pediculicides: a growing menace.
Hydrogen peroxide: Curse or cure. Ectoparasitic infections.
11 signs of mold illness. Resistant scalp folliculitis secondary to demodex infestation.
    Old folk remedies to kill hair mites.
Indirect Fungal Systemic Blood Infection Tests:       
Testing for candida. Azole Class Antiparasitic Drugs:
Blood test may catch deadly fungal infection quickly. (culture(s)/tests need to be conducted to determine which treatment will be most effective)
Testosterone or estrogen test. Albendazole, Mebendazole and Tiabendazole:
IGE, QN blood test. Albendazole: Cure for mites in humans, scabies and bird mites.
Candida albicans kit. Treatment of crusted scabies with albendazole: A case report.
CDSA 2.0 w/parasitology-genova kit.    
CDSA-comprehensive digestive stool analysis-genova kit. Azole Class Antifungal Drugs:
Comprehensive stool analysis w/parasitology x3-doctor's data kit. (culture(s)/tests need to be conducted to determine which treatment will be most effective)
Heavy metals panel, blood. Fluconazole, Ketoconazole, Itraconazole,
MTHFR individual gene-cell science systems kit. Tiabendazole and Clotrimazole.
Organix basic profile-genova kit.    
Organix comprehensive profile-genova kit. Antifungal Drugs:
    Amphotericin B.
Body Detox/Fasting/Cleansing/Cleansers:    
CleanseSMART by New Life. Colloidal Silver:
ParaZYME by New Life. NIH warning.
Ultimate Flora by New Life (15-80 billion live cultures).
Organic Triple Fiber (Powder) by New Life.
Wikipedia: Colloidal silver.
Colloidal silver: safe and effective (when not to use)?
Organic Flax Seed Powder by InVite Health.
(includes essential fatty acids: Omega 3, 6 & 9)
Castor Oil (food grade).    
  Neem Oil Products - Miscellaneous:
How to use natural ingredients to treat scabies and other mites.
Note: Most, but not all of the nearly 200,000 different types of insects are affected by neem products.
Neem Smell:
Neem oil can be mixed with an essential oil(s) like: coconut oil or other ingredient like those listed above in
"Additional Products and Items" to help mask the strong sulfur-like odor produced by neem oil.
Note: Shaving hair from affected areas will allow people to use less neem oil.

Apply to bumps caused by fly bites where there may be possible infestations inside the scalp, skin, etc. to chase the parasites away. Use externally directly on body and can be mixed with other body products (soaps, shampoos, etc.).
Note 1: Neem oil (non-toxic in low concentrations) is a natural insecticide that interrupts the reproduction cycles causing insects to become infertile unable to reproduce over a period of time from days to weeks depending on the severity of infestation and the amount of neem oil used.
Note 2: Neem oil (non-toxic in low concentrations) is useful in treating nail fungal infections (along with cleaning the infected areas first with full strength bleach) among other aliments. Read instructions first prior to use or consult with a professional who specializes in that field of expertise. Not recommended for use exceeding two (2) weeks. Not to be used full strength. Needs to be mixed with other ingredients (carriers) so neem oil will be absorbed through the skin. Read links listed on this webpage for carrier ingredients that can be used in conjunction with neem oil.
Note 3: Neem oil should not be used for more than two (2) weeks if applied to entire body. Can be used longer if only applied to scalp, shoulders, arms and back. Neem oil can also be applied to a bandage or gaze, and placed on areas infested.
Note 4: Petroleum can be used instead of neem oil. Petroleum jelly fumes (non-toxic in low concentrations for most humans) and its ability to suffocate may chase away the infestation, and provide a barrier from insects reentering infected area(s), however insects may continue to lay new eggs from within before leaving as larvae, or as a full grown wing, or wingless insect.

Neem Leaf Alcohol Extract Tincture:

Neem tincture can be used internally along with neem oil or with other natural home remedies. Not recommended for use exceeding ten (10) weeks. Use ten (10) drops twice a day for the average size person. If any side effects occur, stop usage. Use as directed.
Note 1: Neem Oil or Petroleum jelly for animals (cats for example): Place on infected areas behind neck and on lower back near tail where bumps may be located.
Note 2: Neem oil (non-toxic in low concentrations) will cause insects to become infertile unable to reproduce over a period of time. Not recommended for use exceeding two (2) weeks. Not to be used full strength. Needs to be mixed with other ingredients (carriers) so neem oil will be absorbed through the skin. Read links listed above for ingredients that can be used in conjunction with neem oil.


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