Can Humans Get Mange?

Posted by Terri (Corrigan, Texas, USA) on 10/12/2008

Is Mange contractable to Humans? Of so, how and where? (And How to get rid of it!!!) Thanks...

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Yes some people do contract mange, for some reason or another. The remedy is still the same. The use of saturated borax in hydrogen peroxide 1%. It is applied several times a day. The skin tends to smell like rotting fresh the same as a dog.

The most painful and irritating was when mange happens in the groin area where the area smells really foul and sticky. In which case there's an additional skin infection, which appears to be a staphylococcus, which may be an opportunistic infection from the mange. While I really have no way of understanding how humans catch them, their bites may have released other forms of bacteria also, so it may not be directly be a demodectic mange, but appears to manifest themself as lupus or Morgellon's disease. In other cases the people report crawly things on their skin and some doctors think they are crazy and put on psychiatric drugs. Of course the skin condition went away, and the person was worse off with mental function effecting their jobs.

The difference in treatment of humans and dogs is humans don't have fur like a dog, so the borax and hydrogen peroxide had to to be applied several of times a day, as opposed to a dog which ideally is once a day, without rinsing.

The other thing is the opportunistic infections such as staphylococcus, sometimes becoming MRSA, especially if a person is already bedridden. Wounds can open up large enough sometimes to see the internal organs, much like ebola, although MRSA conitnues to be localized and doesn't spread as quick. People do die by the hundreds just from simple MRSA and doctor's use of standard antibiotics, which are already resistant anyway.

A very simple remedy I tesed or actually cured, at least from my own experience is the application of a 5-25% Magnesium hydroxide solution, or a simpler milk of magnesia available in most drug stores, often sold as laxatives.

Some countries don't have that and sell them only as Magnesium Hydroxide. This kills all MRSA that I know of, but then, I am only living in Bangkok and haven't visited other countries such as UK or U.S., so I have no idea of it's effectiveness. However it is soothing despite it's pH of 10, but it's the magnesium and the pH that kills staphyloccus quickly.

If the condition manifests itself as lupus or Morgellon's after a mange attack (even if the person got rid of the mange with the borax and peroxide), then it becomes the use of 1/4 teaspoon of borax in one liter of water plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water twice a day, to discourage their growth. The skin can really get bad where the pus just streams with open wounds, so the borax and baking soda were critical in reversing the condition. I haven't quite yet modified the remedy to perfection since person who did get it, was just happy with that and can live with it.


Replied by Tishenag
Swainsboro, Ga

The human version of mange is called scabies. It can be rid of by simply washing in bleach.

Replied by David
Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Ted is absolutely correct that humans can develop demodectic mange. Every human on the planet hosts a small population of demodex follicularis and demodex brevis mites. The first inhabits hair follicles and the second lives in sebaceous glands.

They are normally confined to eyelashes, eybrows and areas around the eyes as well as the external ear canals although they CAN be found elsewhere on the body. This population is low enough not to cause us any bother and is kept in check by our immune systems.

What happens in human infestations is that the immune system becomes so damaged it can no longer control them and they can now migrate to other areas of the body to populate follicles and sebaceous glands.

Besides disease, the things that will damage your immune system are prolonged severe stress, lack of sleep, and a bad diet. I managed to combine all three of these at the same time over a period of three years.

This condition is called demodicosis and first manifests on the head. Normally, a good doctor/dermatologist who takes proper skin specimens will detect this before it has a chance to spread beyond the scalp, face, and neck. However, the medical treatment for it is quite laborious and involves multiple visits to the dermatologist in addition to daily prescribed home treatments.

However, if you get a less-than-conscientious dermatologist, he or she will more than likely diagnose delusional parasitosis and treat you long-term with an anti-psychotic drug which has vile and dangerous (and sometimes permanent) side effects. Meanwhile, the demodex takeover is not affected in the slightest and continues until the entire body, from head to foot, is compromised. This is called generalised demodicosis and normally only occurs in furred mammals.

The really astonishing thing is that dermatologists don't appear to believe that humans can contract generalised demodicosis and consequently classify it also as delusional parasitosis. So you're in a no-win situation with conventional medicine. (Dermatology has its head up its own butt and likes it that way because mite problems are just not sexy).

What I've just described has happened to me over the past two and a half years. Over that time, nothing has helped - not Lyclear Dermal Cream, Derbac M, Kleen Green enzyme cleaner, nor diatomaceous earth. The ONLY thing that has helped enormously is Ted's borax water/baking soda remedy. For which I am profoundly grateful to him.

I went through 13 days of this internal treatment (with stupendous results - tickle numbers dropped from 1,000-2,000 daily to less than 100 the first day). Then I injured my stomach lining with food-grade hydrogen peroxide due to my own stupidity and negligent research - I didn't know that my multivitamins contained iron, manganese, copper, and Vitamin C in a slow-release formulation. Plus, the baking soda element of Ted's Remedy acts as a powerful antacid.

All this meant that there were still unknown amounts of these compounds still in my stomach the next morning when I ingested the HP. HP reacts with these (as well as fats) to create dangerous free radicals which can severely injure your stomach lining. To top it off, I also absentmindedly ate a clementine. Immediately, my moderate nausea and pain became like an atom bomb going off in my stomach and I've been nauseous and in pain ever since. This seems to be dampening down now, thankfully.

As a result, I could no longer sip the borax water because it ramped up the nausea severely. After four days, my demodex were making a resurgence that was stopping me from falling asleep.

In desperation, I tried Ted's external solution two nights ago (1% hydrogen peroxide saturated with borax powder) and it also worked astonishingly well. However, Ted says above that humans should do the treatment several times a day. I simply can't do this because my super-sensitive skin rebels against even daily showers. I've always only been able to tolerate weekly showers, even with Simple Soap.

So, like for a dog, I'm going to do this once every second day. I still get tickles, but they're considerably reduced in number. When my stomach heals completely, I'll go back on the internal borax water as well as continue the external treatment every week. But I'll leave out the baking soda element and the slow-release multivitamins so I can also restart the oral hydrogen peroxide.

By the way, it's not clear whether the borax powder that's left on the skin when you've dried is an important component in the treatment. I've been doing this late at night, then going straight to bed with the dried powder all over me. But I'd prefer to do it in the morning, then get dressed for the day. Obviously, this will rub the residual powder off.

Anyone know if this is OK?

Ted also says it's advisable to treat the skin with natural oil (especially lavender oil) to counteract the severe drying effect of the external borax. My own experience tells me that demodex mites love oil - even neem oil - and thrive in it. After all, most of their sustenance is got by eating our sebaceous oil. Also, lavender oil is only available in Ireland as an essential oil for aroma-therapy, and this is not advisable to use neat on skin.

Anyone know a good OTC non-oil based skin emollient with which I can combine the lavender oil and what proportions I should use?

Take care and stay well.

Aside: all my posts here seem to be as long as "War and Peace. " Sorry about that!

Replied by Martin
Banbridge, Ireland

I heard that (hemp oil THC) and I stress not hemp seed oil can cure all sorts of skin problems including skin cancer... try looking up Rick Simpson's hemp oil cure on you tube..... Please can anyone give me advice on peritoneal cancer and lung cancer, I have tried to get hemp oil and understand the problems surrounding it which can hinder you from acquiring it!! And the best way to get it is to grow your own plant but I don't have that time as it takes six weeks or so... Can anyone tell me where I can get it asap?

Replied by David
Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

@Martin from Banbridge, Ireland:

I'm sorry I can't help you with hemp oil information but for cancer you should consider hydrogen peroxide therapy. Here are some interesting links for you:

(Download the free PDF book from the website above for details and regimens for oral use, plus information on how some US doctors and hospitals are using it intravenously and intra-arterially as well as in other ways to successfully treat cancers and other serious diseases - a list of doctors with contact information is provided in the appendix.

Please note that the oral route is not generally recommended as a primary treatment for cancers. Intravenous administration by a doctor trained in this therapy is by far the most efficacious route. However, I very much doubt you will find a doctor in Ireland or the UK who is either trained or even prepared to do this.

(A list of cancer-related products, including food-grade hydrogen peroxide, you may wish to research and buy).

(Oral food-grade hydrogen peroxide must be taken on an empty stomach and the food intake timing information provided here is not correct - as the PDF and other hydrogen websites state, you must consume it orally one hour or longer before food, and at least three hours after eating. You should also never take timed-release medications or supplements, or any antacids, including baking soda, while using it.

Hydrogen peroxide reacts with Vitamin C, iron, manganese, copper, silver, and fats to create dangerous free radicals that may cause severe damage to the lining of your stomach. I know this to be true because it happened to me.

Fortunately, I don't believe I did too much damage and am now almost completely healed. But when using hydrogen peroxide yourself, you MUST be extremely careful and adhere to a strict timetable. You must also know in advance exactly what you're putting into your body and adjust your diet accordingly:

Vitamins in food:

Minerals in food:

I hope this is of some help.

But once again, I must stress that for cancers, infusions performed by a trained doctor are the way to go when your life is on the line. Travelling to the US for treatment will cost you, but you can always make more money - you cannot make more time.

I wish you the very best of luck in dealing with your problems. As fellow Irishman Dave Allen used to say, may your God go with you.