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Skin Cleansing

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People with Morgellons report some or all of the following skin issues:

  • Itching/crawling skin, scalp, ears, genitals
  • Insect bites and sensation of bites
  • White particles coming out of skin pores and scalp
  • Single filaments that come out of skin and hair (may look like carpet lint)
  • Bundles of fibres coming out of skin
  • Small red spots, new moles and pimples
  • Blackheads, enlarged pores and greasy skin
  • Open sores that don't scab over properly. If they do heal, skin eventually looses pigment
  • Insects troubling skin and hair follicles
  • Stinging, shooting pain, often in fingers and feet
  • A feeling that skin is not clean, even after a bath

The goal is to draw out all white matter, filaments and specks from under the skin.

Exfoliating the skin daily is important. Exfoliating gloves are great for this. Salt works to draw out the debris and can be added to your water, soap and shampoo to help exfoliate.

Bathing combinations to try:

1) Salt & hydrogen peroxide solution

Soak in a very warm bath for 10 minutes in hydrogen peroxide solution and salt (1.5kg). Hydrogen peroxide is sold in 3%, 6% and 9% 200ml bottles at most chemists. For one bath you will need either four bottles (3%), three bottles (6%), two bottles (9%) . What you may see is lots of white particles coming out of your skin pores, this will decrease over time.

2) Salt & vinegar

Soak in a very warm bath for 10 minutes in salt (1.5kg) and 1 litre Sarson's clear pickling vinegar.

3) Salt & essential oils

Soak in a very warm bath for 10 minutes in salt (1.5kg) and essential oils. Such as a few drops of orange oil, tea tree oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil.

4) Bentonite clay

Soak in a very warm bath for 20 minutes in a cup full of bentonite clay.


Showering combinations

Some people find showers better than baths for daily maintenance.

1) Sulphur soap

Use exfoliating gloves to rub on sulphur soap all over, including hair. Rinse after a few minutes.

2) Fine table salt, Fairy & green tea

Apply fine table salt, mixed 50:50 with green fairy liquid all over, including hair. Rinse after a few minutes and spray warm, strongly brewed green tea on skin and massage, then rinse.

3) Hibiscrub, Selsun blue or grapefruit seed extract

Hibiscrub or Selsun blue (or similar soap containing sulphur) can be used instead of a shower gel and shampoo. Grapefruit seed extract can also be added to shower gel/shampoo and can make hair feel clean.


General tips

1) Whether using a bath, shower or washing at the sink, try massaging vinegar in your hair if you have an itchy scalp.

2) Use a good hair conditioner. Hair conditioner can also to be applied to the skin, to assist with exfoliation when using gloves and then rinsed off.

3) Dry off with a clean tea towel.

4) Always dry hair with a hair dryer, instead of letting it dry naturally.

5) Apply one of the following; DSP cream, coconut oil/butter, cold cream, zinc cream (eg Sudocrem) or teatree oil mixed in a moisturiser.

6) Use talc powder over night to dry out spots or lesions.


Other skin treatments to try:

1) Massaging dry skin with olive oil and/or bentonite clay.

2) Massaging skin in sunshine or when using far infrared heat or FIR sauna.

3) Vigorous exercise can help force out debris, once body temperature has risen.


For ears

1) Otex ear drops or equivalent

2) Cotton bud dipped in vinegar

3) Colloidal silver drops (no greater than 10ppm)


For eyes

1) Herbal antibacterial drops

2) Drops with boric acid

3) Sulphur drops

4) Colloidal silver drops (no greater than 10ppm)

5) Johnson's 'no tears' baby shampoo

6) Brewed green tea bags rested on eyes


For nasal cavity

1) Flush with warm saline solution

2) Flush with warm green tea


Hair care

1) Massage anti-frizz serum combined with a few drops of peppermint oil on wet hair

2) Keep hair shorter

3) Spray hair care items with vinegar after each use


Skin symptoms should begin to decrease, if combined with a disciplined diet.

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NOTE: If you are on medication for an existing condition, you should consult your doctor before taking certain products internally (for example, grapefruit seed extract can interfere with heart medication)

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further help or advice OR if you have any ideas on skin cleansing not mentioned.

Further advice is available with international team of sufferers at: Morgellons Disease Research

Page updated: 23rd February 2012