Invisible Biting Mites and Black Mould

Updated on April 22, 2019
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I couldn't believe I had black mould in my home, but it turns out I did. This is how I dealt with getting rid of it.

What Invisible Things Are Biting Me?

Do you feel a crawling sensation on your skin when sitting on furniture or in bed, or even in your clothes? Or odd pinpricks on exposed skin as you move around the house? It may sound strange, but it could be mould spores.

I was suffering from those very symptoms when, googling 'invisible insects' and 'crawling feelings', I came across an account by a woman going through the same thing; she believed it was down to the toxic mould growing in her humidifier. I thought, "But I don’t have a humidifier, or even air conditioning. My house seems dry as a bone." But, as the various creams and sprays and daily launderings seemed to be having no effect, I thought it might be worthwhile having a hunt. I was horrified by what I found.

My symptoms started in April (we’re in France so that’s the start of the warmer weather): tiny, pinprick sensations felt in different areas around the house. In our bed and on sofas, there was dust that felt like itching powder. I also felt these unnerving crawling sensations whenever I sat on the sofa or on chairs, and in bed at night. I wondered if it was a new breed of dustmite, as whatever it was seemed to have set up camp in the upholstery, rugs and bedding.

Mysterious Biting, Crawling, Flying, Itchy Sensations

At first, the crawling and bites were the worst part, but in late September, as the weather became cooler and drier, I felt invisible, midge-like things landing on my face and exposed skin at night. It was difficult to sleep. My young kids would wake up itching, and after I'd settled them I’d lie awake for the rest of the night, my mind reeling and roiling, feeling like I was under attack by thousands of minuscule dust-like insects, some flying, some crawling.

My car became infested, and also my chair at work. I would feel things hopping from the floor on to my ankles. At the height of the affliction, I would feel crawling sensations in my trousers and on my face and hair, and once I also felt something fly into my eyes.

There was definitely something physical there, but whatever it was, it was invisible. I did sometimes notice what appeared to be a particle of dust darting off in the corner of my vision.

Black mould that I found in my home.
Black mould that I found in my home.

Discovering the Mould

At home one day, I starting picking at some of the wallpaper in the bathroom...and there it was: a big splodge of furry black mould.

A man came to inspect. He placed his humidity gauge here and there, took a sample from the wall, took a look around and said that we probably didn't have anything to worry about—the house was dry and the patch of mould in the bathroom was too little to worry about.

This 'good' news plunged me back into despair. If it wasn't mould, then what on earth was making us itch and sting, and interrupting our sleep? What was spooking the cats so much that they refused to sleep in the house?

Not long after the expert's visit, I was sitting at my laptop in the living room. I could feel tiny specks of dust landing on my face and arms. Dust that stuck to my skin and tingled. It was almost like a miasma of electromagnetic static around me and the computer screen. I started googling again—'invisible biting bugs' and 'mould spores'— but could only find talkboards where terrified people came to share their nightmarish accounts of GM bugs, bird mites, morgellons and skin parasites.

Terrified, and determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, I went back to the small mould patch in the bathroom and starting pulling off more strips of wallpaper. To my surprise, and enormous satisfaction, I uncovered metres of slimy black and green mould growing between the layers of old wall covering.

More paper-peeling revealed the slimy fractals of mould had spread to the living room wall, too; near where I'd been sitting on my laptop. And finally, on the stairwell, in the middle of the house (basically serving as a conduit for the warm fireside air to waft upstairs and all around the bedrooms), was the thickest, slimiest covering of all.

I WAS OVERJOYED. Disgusted, naturally, but mostly overjoyed. I think it's the happiest I'd been in a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What invisible thing is biting me?

You my not be able to see it, but I bet if you keep looking, you'll find mould hiding somewhere in the house. It hides behind walls, between layers of wallpaper, under cabinets and refrigerators, and under carpet. Don't forget to check the attic and basement.

Does mould bite people?

No, mould doesn't have teeth, but it can feel just like a mild insect sting.

What exactly is causing this skin-crawling sensation?

Allergies, perhaps, or sensitivity to certain types of mould.

Getting Rid of Mould in My Home

  • Note: Be careful not to disturb the mould itself until the specialists arrive. Also, try to avoid fluctuations in temperature or humidity in the affected area. The last thing you want is more spores being released into your home.
  • For cleaning other areas, I used natural detergent from the organic shop on the floors. The bottle I bought had clove, eucalyptus, and pine essential oils in. It smelled so much better than horrible bleach. It was almost a pleasure to mop!
  • I wrapped the mattresses in plastic sheeting and taped them up. I also put the pillows in plastic bags, taping them shut. Luckily we have removable covers on the sofa, so I bagged up the cushions and put the covers back over them.
  • I went a bit mad on laundry, and this was definitely overkill, soaking clothes and bedding in ammonia and sometimes bleach—and now, looking back, I'm not sure how effective it all was.
  • I stayed away from the sofas as much as possible, also kept iPad/iPhone/laptop activity to a minimum, especially in bed, as this seemed to make the symptoms worse.
  • I cleaned the house with white vinegar and sometimes bleach (but not at the same time or in the same spot, since these two ingredients are toxic when mixed), and also clove oil.
  • Again, be careful not to disturb the mould itself until the specialists arrive.

Mould in the bathroom.
Mould in the bathroom.

Does Mould Enter Your Body?

When this all happened, I was desperate for answers and turned to the internet, where I found some unsubstantiated anecdotes about people's bodies being 'contaminated' by mould. I now believe that the mould affliction was purely external (i.e., in the house/walls) and not in our bodies. Since I got the 'body invasion' idea from a bunch of terrifying online chatrooms, these treatments might not be necessary. But it did seem to me at the time that they reduced the crawling and nipping sensations.

  • Teaspoon of turmeric powder each night (moving on to a mixture of turmeric, cinnamon, and clove) swilled about in some water and knocked back with great stoicism
  • Fermented cabbage juice: half a glass twice a day
  • No alcohol (well, I couldn’t quite manage that of course, and noticed the high sugar content caused a spike in symptoms)
  • I also took a multivitamin tablet every night, along with a B vitamin complex tablet and capsule of powdered apple cider vinegar (knocking back a mouthful of the liquid would probably be more powerful though
  • I drank herbal teas. Pau D’arco and a floral blend that promised to treat candida
  • I ate well: fish, green veg, plenty of water

On my skin, I used:

  • Organic coconut oil
  • Clove or cedar essential oil: a drop or two added to moisturiser before bed kept the biting/crawling at bay amazingly well.

In the bath:

  • Apple cider vinegar (one cup).
  • Baking soda is also good.
  • Clove essential oil.

The recovery and beyond

After we persuaded the landlord to remove the mould from the walls, things cleared up. There was heaps of the horrible stuff apparently (though hidden beneath layers of paint and wallpaper) and it was a big cleanse-and-replaster job. Two months later and the crawly, nippy sensations were gone, as was the feeling that tiny invisible bugs were landing on me at night.

We lived another year in that house, all the while jumping at every mosquito bite or tiniest itch, ever expecting it all to return, but it never did. We now live in another house, and though I sometimes feel itches from the mattress and sofa we brought with us, it's nothing like the plague of invisible insects we experienced before.

We still talk about it and wonder what on earth it all was, and how we managed to survive it. I know you're probably, like me, reading all the horror stories online about morgellons and other types of bacterial infection, but I now believe it really was all external and simply related to a bad case of mould. It got into our clothes and sheets and upholstery, but I don't think it affected us internally. (I wrote in my original post that 'it gets into your blood'—I wish I could erase that hysterical assumption, as it'll only cause further alarm to other sufferers.) As soon as the mould was gone, our symptoms cleared up.

I think we carry a sensitivity to it (apparently this is normal following exposure to certain types of mould) and I do believe the type of mould we discovered—chaetomium—is particularly insidious/virulent, which is why I now itch at first contact with dust mites in carpets and fabrics.

A word on the dust mites: I have a theory that they were instrumental in spreading the mould around our house and into mattresses, sofa cushions, etc. According to yet more stuff I read on the web, dust mites adore mould and their population size rockets when they find a source of it to eat. They don't digest it though, so it sort of circulates through their bodies and back into and around the house, delightfully.

Another thought I had: around the same time as the symptoms started, we came into contact with a nest of processionary caterpillars, those furry little beasts who live in a candy-floss-like nest at the top of pine trees (we live in France). They came down the tree in April and after my daughter and I came into contact with them in the garden, we both came out in spots for a week or so. The little caterpillar hairs got into our laundry and continued itching and bothering us for a month. I don't know if it's related, but worth mentioning.

Final Thoughts

So there we are. It was mould all along, and probably some form of miniscule mould-eating bug, along with another big mould fan, the household dustmite. It makes me very happy to be able to say that we're all healthy, well-slept and itch-free these days.

Have hope, all ye in peril on this sea of madness. Be strong, be kind to yourselves, try to get out of the house and distract yourselves with the good things in life. But, most importantly, find that mould!

Sources

Even some doctors are unaware of how mould can affect skin, but awareness is growing.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences includes skin rashes on their list of the health effects associated with mould exposure.

The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health's Immune Response Among Patients Exposed to Molds was a study in which 53% of the patients reported skin reactions to mould.

In Mold Exposure And Rashes- Angioedema, Luke Curtis, MD MS CIH asserts that "A number of studies and case reports have linked indoor exposure to molds and or water damage to significantly greater risk of skin rashes and angioedema. Both molds and bacteria produce a large number of toxins that can cause toxic or allergic skin reactions."

Lastly, see A Study of Clinical Sensitivity to Air-Borne Molds by Edna S. Pennington, MD for more research.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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      Trish Dudley 

      10 days ago

      I had just got rid of these stupid little things and was in such a good mood, decided to clean out a bag that had been siting in a corner for a month since i moved downstairs on the couch cause i can no longer sleep in my room, let alone go in. I open the bag, and start itching all over again. FUCK!. If it was not for my hair, i could get rid of them quicker. i can no longer wash my hair and shower at the same time because as they run down my body and bite me at the ankles, they are trying to get into my eyes with the water and lice soap. trying to spray the shower head in the direction of the tub floor for them to get off me quicker, then having to point the shower head at my face to stop them from entering my eyes, up my nose and ears. A Living Nightmare. The exterminator has come 2 times, the 1st i gave them the little fuckers that slid off my body into the drain strainer, then i took off my leggings and put it the bag cause they were biting my legs, and i also picked a few out of my skin and put on in the baggie. 3 different samples to no avail. The exterminator came and picked up the traps they left in the room for 2 weeks and say all they see is debris. I went to the hospital and told the doctor i had to shave every last hair on my body because i could see thm half in and half out of my body, washing my hair for 8 hours i missed work. the doctor says oh, ill perscribe you some antibiotics. What the fuck is going on?? my kids think im on drugs and just picking at my skin for fun. what the fuck is they problem. im tracking them from the car to my desk at work from work back to the car. OMG!!..im not giving up. i have been having to rebuy shitt i already got. from a simple brush and comb to underwear and socks. i have become a compulsive cleaner,mopping the floor 4 to 5 times a day. i dont like to vaccum cause it seems it kicks them in the air even worse with that comes more itching. i dont have a washer and dryer so i have to pay daily to wash my sheets and towels. i use to sell online but all the clothese are in the room so this has hindered my business. and buying lice shampoos, bleach, creams, is leaving me broke. im looking to move but they want you to make 2 to 3 times the rent, i mean i pay my rent on time isnt that enough?? nobody knows what im going through, nor do they care. im an advicate for myself.

      what seems to work for me is boiling my clothes, towels, sheets, then wash in hot water with borax and drying two cycles on high, immediately put into a new trash bag and leave it tied until need something. shampoing with lice shampoo and i cant get every last one on the 1st wash but after the wash i put on a plastic disposable cap and tie that down in a scarf, everywhere, work home stores, and follow that routine until i no longer feel them in my hair. but since they are so easy to return, i may no longer allow my hair to be out until i move.

      yesterday i bought permethrin spray from walmart and sprayed the inside of my car to death. when i went to work this morning, i did see lint flying around, but no bite, so idk if it worked or not. calomine spray, lint rollers, bleach, selsin blue, sulfur soap, hydrocortizone cream. i applied all the creams plus some lavender and rosemary oils all over my body, and i slept good. i mop with bleach and lice shampoo and that seems to help alot. but work and car is where my problems mostly lie. Im going to spray my whole area with the permethrin spray when its time for lunch and see if it helps. i need to go in the bathroom and take a sanitizer wash up cause even though i got on pants, i stil feel them crawling on me, im also gonna apply some sulfur ointment, i have on a shower cap and scarf, but the little hairs where my neck and back of my head meet, are vulnerable. stay consistent and beat these little muthafuckers.

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      Freddiebean 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi Quan

      I do really see that much maybe a few times but I have certainly felt things my problem (morgellons) stems from Lymes from way back and brought to the fore by mold, I still live somewhat with the mold some rooms are worse than others and these I just do not go in, I have two dehumidifiers and they have helped but I have managed to get my immune system back on track with lots of vitamins and mineral and diet, so much so I am now well enough to go back to work, brain fog was bad but that to has lifted Please ask me anything if you think I might be able to help.

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      Quan 

      3 weeks ago

      Reading all of these comments has been uplifting and yet horrendous. I feel like i am a person that must be ultra sensitive because of the things i see and feel that noone else seems to see. I see things everywhere and i say things because i am baffled. I have better than 20 20 vision and i am plagued by actually being able to see these things all the time day night low light or no light. I have moved and had to start over with all new things out of desperation and having tried everything i could at old place. Once moving and losing everything including peace of mind i got a few months of at least being able to rest and put some weight back on but a year later and i am still overwhelmed with things i see feel and try to fight with no win in site.

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      Quan 

      3 weeks ago

      Hello everyone

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      Ana Kristina Wambach 

      5 weeks ago

      Dear Author,

      I'm currently experiencing very similar sensations only I am finding tiny black specks all over my skin, particularly on my face and arms. When I wipe with a paper towel or cotton pad or cloth towel it almost looks like black lint gathering as I swipe up my arms. I'm residing in a house that has relentless mold problems. The foundation is in such disarray, any time it rains or snow melts, the basement begins to flood. I stored some older cook and bakeware on the screened in back porch which were all covered in mold after not much time out there. Your article has me both relieved and greatly concerned. This is my in-laws home.

      In the meantime, I'd really love and appreciate knowing how exactly you treated your skin with the coconut oil. Did you saturate yourself and then wash it off?

      Thanks and The Very Best,

      Ana Kristina

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      MarPat11 

      6 weeks ago

      It's not mold . It's now taken control of my 8yr old I don't spray any chemicals as I learned from early experience

      NOTHING kills them except maybe fire I'm not getting better and now my boy wines every time he takes a breath the doctor says it's allergies but they say I have lung disease the exterminator and doctors know more than they're allowed to speak of we're all wasting away and to watch your children suffer and you cannot help is worse than the pain in my lungs caused by a bug that crawls up your nose and uses you lungs as a breeding cave here's a fun expeirement for all you suffers before you go to sleep tonight rub some vasoline on your nose and upper lip you'll see the black dots stuck there when you wake up.

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      Nicole in MD 

      7 weeks ago

      Worst 8 months of my life. I never knew what it was. I cut my hair down to a buzz cut. I thought I was contagious. Doctor's thought I was crazy. I quit my job over it because I wasn't sleeping and thought I had some infestation. The job thought I was crazy too. I moved from one place, a leaky basement where we discovered lots and lots of mold, to a ground floor apartment with a girl friend of mine. She was trying to help me but guess what? I didn't improve. Just got more and more neurotic... Watch her and her son having the same symptoms but ignoring it. I saw the Black socks popping off me...even in my sheets when I coated my skin in oil. I found mold in the wall of the closet of the bedroom I was sleeping in. I got my self together finally and moved to a fourth floor apartment in a nice newer area. I almost immediately got better. I dramatically lost weight which I assumed was the mold dying. I am convinced the mold was in and inside me wreaking havoc on my organs etc...I hope no one has to go through this. I thought I had morgellons. I am highly sensitive to mold now. I visited a friends basement bedroom and started itching as soon as I got home.

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      Tonya 

      8 weeks ago

      So my started late April, all the same things you experienced and i assumed it was scabies since it was the only thing that kept coming up, i went to Dr told him what i thought it was he gave me a script and I left. I have an obsessive personality so just backing up a bit symptoms were mild and manageable with home remedies but the morning i went to the Dr i was in crying hysterically because symptoms went from a 10 to 1000, i wanted to rip my skin off. Fast forward to after using Scabies treatment, I'm sure ut helped as well as me mentally saying "im healed" well slowly but surely symptoms started again. My bf and I are on the go a lot so we're not inside the house so much but just like when i assumed i had scabies, yup he's out of town and im home inside the house because i live in Florida and its deathly hot. Over the past few days temps been in mid 90's real feel over 100, i live in South Florida BTW, bit i noticed my symptoms are getting worse again and im unconsciously starting the OCD cleaning. Well i was driving back home literally an hour ago from CVS and realized the entire time since I left the house i haven't had ok one sensation of ANYTHING! And I've showerd 4x today with sulphur soap because i was constantly feeling pin pricks, crawling sensations and biting. So i decided to just goggle and came across this post. Im so thankful to have read this because we have significant wather dammage and soot like dots by some of the a/c vents.i was literally dealing with this alone so people wouldn't say in crazy

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      Yvonne 

      8 weeks ago

      I don't havescabies, or black mold, or bed bugs. We have been cleaning and cleaning, using essential oils in spray bottles, diffusers, dry steam . All the things you mention except the earth. I am going to try the borax. The Windex helped kill a bunch that were bombarding me as I sat in my recliner. Afterward I found some strange white wormy like bits all over the floor. I looked closely at them and realized that they were insects. They resemble something that I had caught under my fingernail. Which of course got away when I removed my thumb. They sure can move fast. I have never been able to catch anything before. I tried to see them under a microscope but it needs something stronger. I managed to gather up 2 or 3 and added to my collection of these invisible bugs.i have something from the shower floor that has a shape like a miniature dragonfly. It was black. And another similar shape that drowned in the diffuser. It was pinkish.i kept both.

      Today was a bad day for me. It is warm and when I got into the car I was ambushed. I tried turning up the a/c, which just made them frantic.So the only relief from the stinging bites and itch was getting out into stores. I could feel them on me all the time, and tried to keep away from anyone. I wouldn't wish these on my worst enemy. I got back home and immediately rushed into the shower. I unloaded my shopping and sat down to relax, when a couple more found me. And then one or two more. The only lemonade I can make from this situation, is to thank God that they don't bother my husband. He has enough health issues

      Had another shower at 2:00. That feels so good to be rid of them. One or two woke me at 4:00 from a restless sleep,biting my face.I got up before they started on my eyelids and the edge of my mouth. Had a crying bout in the bathroom, and lathered myself with Avon bath oil. Now 6:30 and letting off steam here. Thank you, whoever you are for giving me this opportunity. May God bless you.

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      George 

      2 months ago

      I have been in my apartment for a year I'm on the second floor the drain pipe on the roof is always getting stopped up.When it rains the water has no place to go,so it comes down in my apartment. I've been having these Sensations like a bug or should I say bugs crawling all over me. I just read your article on black mold. I know I have black mold because the carpet has been soaked three different times, so I'm relieved to know that it isn't all in my head now I can go to work and fix the problem and I can be empathetic with the way that you felt or should I say you and your family felt while having this too go on. I thank you very much for posting this article that you had written.

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      Deborah 

      2 months ago

      I used a crawling insect surface spray on the inside of the draws, I put a sheet on my bed and sprayed fly spray on the sheet to make a barrier for the biting insects. Then I emptied my clothing from my draws onto the sheet on my bed. I then sprayed inside the draws with enough spray to wet the draw. I gave it an hour to to air before coming back and putting the clothes back in the draw. To make the job easier I only emptied 2 draws at a time. This meant that the draws I haven't done the clothes also got some fumigation. I know it took me all day to get the job done. The reward was 24 hours later I wasn't being bitten. As the surface spray I used protects for up to 6 months I will read do the process in five months time and will continue to keep protection in my cupboards.

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      Freddiebean 

      2 months ago

      Thanks Maria

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      Maria 

      2 months ago

      I thank you for your efforts and words of trying to get to the bottom of what I think I'm

      experiencing. It's knowledge

      that are doctors and the Government might all ready

      know about.

      WE/US as a Community have to

      help each other out. I thank you

      and PRAY FOR ALL OF THOSE

      WHO ARE SUFFERING. If I get

      any new information on this I

      will post it. Stay diligent with a

      positive believe, as best as you can. Amen

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      RJRight 

      3 months ago

      Sorry to burst your bubble but I have these same sensations and feelings, I also have moved and bring these things with me everywhere I go. They are mostly in my hair but that covers most of my body. If I store things in a room I dont use that room becomes filled with the invisible bugs but after a month or two those bugs are hungry and bigger. What I have found that most others havent is that I can lick the bugs off my moustache or lips and can feel them crunch between my teeth (saliva stuns them it seems) Perhaps you caught them in time but for most it's a nightmare as these things cannot be killed by simple means and reproduce overnight!

      I think you are on the right track and perhaps spores do play a part but likely a combined part as the crunching is real, perhaps I can get a microscope, UV-light and some iodine for coloring them so we can see them under a microscope as they are opaque and about 1/100th to 1/1000th the size of a grain of salt.

      Im hoping to read comments from other sufferers where we find a lot of data, not from websites that only profit from sales of things that do not work. Not implying anything but I need to hear from people about the good and bad, as I do now.

      I have more but want to get this out there for now as I just found your site and needed to study it and comment.

      Thanks for your understanding.

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      Freddiebean 

      3 months ago

      Yes indeed James, so many people not unlike myself spray the house when they believe they have bugs, I have had a phlegmy cough for over a year now as if I was a 20 a day smoker which I'm not and I think was made worse with insecticide to kill pet flea but I also think it is a another sign of the Morgellons as MarPat has suggested, it is a vicious circle for people who suffer this disease. Thanks for bringing this to the fore, it is a big thing for people to consider before they use these awful chemicals. .

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      James 

      3 months ago

      @MarPat11

      Just hoping you are NOT spraying heavy insecticides in your home, as this will screw up your lungs far more than what the tiny bugs do.

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      MarPat11 

      3 months ago

      Its killiing me its in my lungs they crawled in and made a home while destroying my lungs my doctor dont know why my lungs are infected but they are and I know how i was healthy now I'm on deaths door I went down to 139lbls from 175 5ft9 and as my days shrink I can only hope these bugs are recognized as the WORST bug known too man and all this BULLSHIT about mold and diets can be put to bed. Good luck suffers mine ran out.

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      freddiebean 

      4 months ago

      Thanks

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      Freddie Bean 

      4 months ago

      Oh dear looks like my last post has been denied! Maybe it was due to being long winded!!! Or the admin people knocked of early for a long weekend 

      Not sure what I said now.... I will have a think and get back another day it was all positive….. if you can have positive and Morgellons in the same sentence

      Admin if you can have a look for my last post it would be much appreciated, I'm sure it has just been lost in the ether ...thanks.

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      MarPat11 

      4 months ago

      Crowd control and I'm sleeping good at night however it's never forgotten always reminded when I see my kids with "hide and seek black heads" when I see them around the sinks the day after I wiped them away I tend to walk away from these blogs and when I come back theres always someone new and confused to say the least we will prevail just keep posting.

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      Freddie Bean 

      4 months ago

      You are so right MarPat11 nobody needs to starve themselves you need to get your immune system kick started and starving is not going to do that, as a nation we have had food given to us on a plate (sorry) :) manufactures cook pack add stuff to it then send it all around the world , goodness knows what we are eating half the time, try going back to basics, I don't mean go out and catch your food, unless of course that is your bag! Just try and go for good clean food get rid of all the process foods with all the additives, it's not easy I know that! but most of the nation are well over weight so yes once you stop all the junk food the weight will shed, I lost 28 pounds but I need to lose that as I was a little on the obese side with all the trash I was eating so going for the low carbs and no sugar "killed two birds with one stone" well it hasn't killed the Morgellons just made the itch, stinging and sores go away have a look at he Keto diet to give you an idea of what I eat, of course we all have our own ideas on what and what does not help it's like a lot of things we all respond differently to things, I take many vitamins to help with my immune system and that has help so much so, I had my first cold in 20 years! I always thought if I didn't have a cold I must be somewhat healthy but it seems it's the other way around. My aim is to continue with the protocol with the help of Keto diet and Logos supplements and if it continues to stay at bay I am happy, I found the stress of the itch and crawling made things so much worse without that stress now I am able to live a normal life after so many tormented years.

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      MarPat11 

      4 months ago

      They are not eating your blood nor are they eating your skin they are striving on our carbon dioxide as we exhale they gorge themselves thats why they stay up the nose on our face and hair and your forearms and shoulders so please people dont starve yourselves thinking you'll starve them....

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      MarPat11 

      4 months ago

      When it turns white put it under a microscope and watch it sqirm around, those black dots laying around your sink, toilet, bedding, pick up as many as you find and put it in a clear jar, watch them work to the top in a few days show your freinds and family tell your doctors and watch how they react unfortunatly one has to have this HORRIBLE infestation in order to be convinced I saw a worm float off a women in a fast food restaurant and land on my daughters shoulder as she passed her rapidly like I said I'm on high alert with these creepy worms.

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      MarPat11 

      4 months ago

      I refuse to go back and forth with mr optimistic I'm not judging anyone and where I'm from we fight it out so stay right where you are, as I said over and over again it's certainly a bug it dont care about you it only wants to survive now after 5 yrs I'm on high alert I've taken EVERYBODIES advice that post on this site and many others like it I'VE made a house call with a fellow poster neighborhor just to confirm we're dealing with the same INCECT I saw the worms I filmed 1 that landed on my pant leg as I bring my finger close to 1 end it moves away rapidly I put it under the microscope and poured every chemical I have to fight bugs/clean and nothing kills it I bought earth powder I tried scabbies/bed bug creams I even burned them and they roll up into a ball and float away fast so at this point I'm not sure how to kill it but I do control the population in my home with vigorous cleaning programs I change the sheets every other day and I run an empty washing machine after each load I will keep going until I find a solution, good luck fighters !!

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      Freddiebean 

      4 months ago

      WOW! gosh 4 post and each post you mention diet, did I hit a nerve Marpat11 :) that's OK you can throw what ever you like at me, where I come from we are bigger than that, we talk things over like adults not be rude and pretty child like! I am not a professor but of course that was you being rude wasn't it, if you don't like the thought of diet helping you that's fine, don't try the diet it's as easy as that! BUT maybe some people might try it and feel the benefit like me, maybe I am just one of the many lucky ones who knows BUT you will never know if you don't at least try it out for a month then your judgement/statements might be worth taking on board ....you said "I'd eat alot more than usual because your bugs have to eat to" yep you hit the nail on the head :) I starve mine that's why I am itch free now I suppose. Have you found "CLEAN DILIGENTLY" has helped, I was far to ill I couldn't even think where I kept the cleaning cloths!!!! but when the itch slowed and I became less stressed things got easier and I was able to do the chores, it was a really struggle for me. I couldn't get your link to work is there any way you can send it again, I think it was something to do with Morgellons feeding on clothes....very interesting sounds like they must be moth like...we haven't got bird nests in or by the house all garden birds nest in the trees and bushes we are surrounded by them but we have plenty of moths in the summer.

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      Wendy Norman 

      4 months ago

      I got to thinking, last summer I dug a white thing out looked like a mite. So this must be some kind of worm, the white strings balled up looks like a mite. So these are worms. The fuzz balls I put Clorox on turned into a string. I looked at is closely it looked like a tiny moth with strings. And they move like a worm when u spray chemicals on them. Worms can be broken into peace’s and still grow back. This is to weird. Anyone want to peace this together. I have proof the white string breaks off and grows into a worm each peace. The strings of u put in a ball looks like a mite we all thought this is. When I seen it on my results on screen I wasn’t expecting to see a long knotted worm.

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      Wendy norman 

      4 months ago

      Also you can see a clear view when u watch it at the exact same time u spray it with video on your phone. See these really good

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      Wendy norman 

      4 months ago

      When you do this test if it still has color it’s still alive and playing dead. When it’s all white u will know it’s dead.

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      Wendy norman 

      4 months ago

      When our sores don’t heal it’s because these are only coming out in peace’s like a splinter. If u don’t get it all out it don’t heal.

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      Wendy Norman 

      4 months ago

      I have these pajamas that are infested. I pull the threads out. I stick half of the thread in Clorox mixed with water. Sometimes I will spray the things until I see them try to move away from it like a worm. It crawls out of the thread it’s hiding in. Don’t spray to much or it won’t move. These things play dead. From everything I have from the beginning when this started I figured out these live off our glands. I seen them on my mamagram pics attached to the inside wall. It was long in knots and the ends in a C shape. Of course the results came back as a tissue that causes breast cancer. Because these people are idiots. I have videos of them breaking off in peace’s after putting chemicals on them. And they grow like no other. So it doesn’t matter what we eat. These things love anything wet.. if we cut their oxygen off they should die. Maybe vasoline up everyday with a wrap around that where they suffer. But still trying to get the house part figured out. I know dry ice kills them. But getting everywhere at once. I need to google on dry ice foggers

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      MarPat11 

      4 months ago

      I have hope that it will get better but you are right they are floating around outside our homes I believe its some bird mite because in the home I contracted it there was a nest in the wall in the apartment above me that was removed and shortly after that we were infested, however as the exterminater witnessed them jumping into a bucket of boiling water he still insited it was dust if we cannot identify this then how can we defeat it

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      Wendy 

      4 months ago

      I take 10,000 mg of vitamin C a day that helped with inside of me. I still eat sugar. What bothers me is in the house and car and clothes. So I put a block of dry ice in this storage ziplock bag with my clothes and then washed them the next day. It came out. But it rains eggs in my house all day long I have to walk around with an umbrella. I’m thinking I’m getting a dry ice fogger trying that. It’s -109 degrees I’m thinking. This stuff sucks.

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      MarPat11 

      4 months ago

      Im sick of these bugs but I'm more sick of the endless drool about my diet so while everyone checks for mold and changes their diet I'll be researching this BUG under the microscope and in the meanwhile heres a project for you that actually helps control it CLEAN DILIGENTLY

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      MarPat11 

      4 months ago

      Freddiebean, I have proof in the form of a video my 3yr old pointing to differt spots on his leg where he'd feel a burn and scream 'look look look daddy help its coming out" and just like that a black dot so when you film and witness your own child pointing them out you pay attention I used the video in court and had my landlord pay for my lost furniture and clothes he even had to pay for my move I'm not in the interest of scaring anybody and to everyone who has this you know it has NOTHING to do with your eating habits.

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      MarPat11 

      4 months ago

      Lets stop the nonsense and face the facts IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR DIET is that scary enough for you its a bug that does not care about your sugar levels it dont care about mold it dont care what race or religion you are it wants to survive and reproduce like every living organism surrounding us it was unfortunate that we contracted this so lets not try and insult my intelligence because once again i contracted it from a 3 family home in queens and ALL 15 of us had the itch some of is were fat some of us were skinny some of us stunk some of us had good hygiene and we ALL had the ITCH guess we all ate from the same kitchen according to professor freddiebean, good luck with that diet if i were you I'd eat alot more than usual because your bugs have to eat to but then again what do I know im just a carrier....

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      Freddiebean 

      4 months ago

      Hi Charlotte you need to get on the diet low carbs and no sugar, just see how that calms everything down, so then you are more likely to fight this horrid disease. Stay calm and take one step at a time it is a long journey no quick fix but please get on the diet, look and read up on Keto diet this will give you some idea, then you need to get on some good supplements, have a look at Logos supplements they have one designed for those with morgellons it is rather pricey if you live in England but much more affordable if you live in America as that is where they are based. you need to get your immune system kick started these supplements will help and after two weeks you can start taking the ones that kill the Morgellons BUT remember you cannot kill them if you continue to feed them! Yes stay strong AND calm x

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      Play In the Dirt 

      4 months ago

      Thank you so much for posting this article. It has helped me so much!

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      Charlotte 

      4 months ago

      Please help, I've had this for 2 years moved 5 times, yes five times, two of those places I could only last a few weeks. Words can't describe my torture.

      I've just posted a video on youtube hoping to raise some awareness because it seems no one gives anything about this.

      Please type Morgellons scabies bird mites and watch my video.

      Stay strong guys

      C

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      Freddiebean 

      5 months ago

      Really MarPat? there isn't any proof of that, it sounds like you are scaremongering you will scare people half to death saying things like that. We are all in the same boat and need to support each other if you cannot give any advice that's fine but please don't scare people witless, we are all scared enough without having thoughts of things crawling out of our bedding!!!

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      MarPat11 

      5 months ago

      I wish i had some advice for you that works Im pretty sure we are dealing with some new nematode that most likely been used to stuff pillows and bedding, sofa's etc, we don't have to step on them bare foot in our backyards as we sleep they crawl out of our bedding and hitch a ride through our whole anatomy.

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      GF 

      5 months ago

      Thank You for sharing. THE knowledge is a relief. But I need some advice quick. Im just in early stages of diagnosis.

      What can i do to stop the smoking effect, my body & clothes emit this smokey mist. People look at me like Iam crazy.

      HELP..... S....O.....S

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      Freddiebean 

      5 months ago

      OK so that either proves it's not Morgellons or as you believe it has nothing to do with a compromised Immune system but at the end of the day does it matter in the grand scheme of things, what matters is to try and survive this horrid disease what ever it might be.

      Yes throwing things out does not cure what is within unfortunately :(

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      Freddiebean 

      5 months ago

      Ok well that certainly proves either it isn't Morgellons or my thoughts on the compromised Immune system is completely and utterly wrong!.

      What ever the reason of why we have it doesn't really matter what matters is what helps us survive this horrid disease.

      Freddie x

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      MarPat11 

      5 months ago

      The reason why i dont believe this has to do with 1 individuals immune system is because when i contracted this it was attacking everyone in the 3 family house i lived in that would be over 15 people in 1 building dealing with the same bug. I moved from that home threw everything out and continue to suffer.

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      Freddiebean 

      5 months ago

      Oh my goodness where did you get that tip from!!!! So I am not sure where we go the problem is from inside and yes they have to come out but I know I keep harping on but the diet feeds them, you cannot kill them if you keep feeding them they, I presume if like I am at the moment I am not feeding them so there isn't much activity nor multiplying, I take the prescribed vitamins plus candida rid and a couple of other thinks that slowly but surly will kill them would you like to mail me after my name as above is a 1 then the normal "at" plus the dot com ...if you get what I mean, I can then give you the full gen on what I take and then you can see another side to getting rid of this awful disease, Once your immune system is up and running as it should things will get better please mail me I don't "bite" unlike then there Morgellons ;)

      Freddie x

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      MarPat11 

      5 months ago

      Last night i soaked my hair with baby oil and mouthwash after a couple of minutes as i watched my reflection in a magnifying mirror i can see the string worms popping out of my face like needles coming from the inside of me this went on for about a half hour when i was satisfied i returned to the dark livingroom and boy was i wrong because i felt them moving rapidly down my cheeks so i continued with a que tip removing them for another half hour or so. So forgive me if im not impressed with some of these remedies as I've tried it all i continue to find new solutions however everytime i go to wal mart or receive a pakage I get bombarded with more look at the milk containers in your local grocery store you will see the black dots on them so no matter what remedies i find work its always temporary and i always find new ones out there.

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      Freddiebean 

      5 months ago

      Oh no, not sure what I say is going to of any help but I don't give up the easily ......so you are on the diet of No sugar and low carb they say 30 carbs per day , so you don't eat potatoes, bread, biscuits, cake and any processed food, fruit, other than lemon squeezed into water the list is vast just check the labels and to find out the carbs on this diet look at the carbs of the food and subtract the fibre there you will have the net carbs it isn't I can tell you but you soon get into it well that is really good and that you have check what foods convert into sugar so by now you must have lost loads of weight you always do, I lost loads to start with I lost 30 pounds but it has not levelled out If by chance you half hearted the attempt at the diet this could be why you are not getting the results.....hey forget the floor and throw the microscope back in sideboard you should by now know what they all look like, I know every shape and size but I don't waist my time looking at them any more, just got to get on with what's important......getting well.

      Ok you say it comes back with vengeance so you get better and then they come back? well is that herxing or the full moon both of these can start a purge do you get sick with this vengeance if so that is herxing either you are taking something to fast or your body isn't well enough to cope with the killer treatment yet .

      Forget the worry of the dots etc floors these will stop appearing once you start getting better yourself trust me they will, yes I can see me having it lends you know support but when you cannot sort this out on your own people who know what you are going through can be a support to others,

      So how is your skin itchy, grainy, spotty , legions, sharp sting and what else do you take along with this strict diet maybe we could work out why it is coming back

      Freddie x

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      MarPat11 

      5 months ago

      The fact is I do everything you just said and no matter what it comes back with a vengeance the summer is coming so by then I'll get some relief ill just sweep vaccume and mop the common area's and roll out the floor with a lint roller to pick up the thousands of black specks glitter and barbs that will be left behind I also take the lint roller to the bottom of all my shoes always guaranteed you will see all the dots that are annoying you it starts off as a transparent nematode that always loops itself into the same knot you'll see this through the microscope unless we personally knot the threads this alone is unexplainable so while I continue to study this infestation i continue to be baffled past the histeria stage now I'm just blown away by the resilience of this bug and again it lends me no support to know im not alone.

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      Freddiebean 

      5 months ago

      Hi MarPat

      Glad you were able to get a post out. You can get relief just change your diet first then get some good vitamins down and build up you immune system I get mine from logos supplements they are in America not a bad price if you are in America but quite pricy paying for the P & P over to England, they have a morgellon protocol.

      I look at it like this ...it is no good at the moment trying to work out how, why and where this disease has come from, just concentrate on getting relief and getting better. I am now holding down two jobs it wasn't long ago I struggled to work a part time job which was only 8 hours a week. I was so lethargic my brain was just a fog all I wanted to do was end it and then I found out about No sugar and very low carbs and it made such a difference to the skin issues now the supplements are really helping with my energy level and brain fog. Have a look at the Keto diet that will give you an idea about the food to eat, sugar is a real no no and there are many foods that convert to sugar so you just need to read up on it......it's no fun if you are a foodie but the relief of crawling and itching it is a no brainer, I know which I prefer.

      Caroline please try the diet and try not to panic if you have Morgellons it not only thrives on sugar but stress hormones too. Also try and get it out of your mind that it is a bug, these thoughts will not help, if it is Morgellons it is coming from within. Nobody know what it is but candida is often mention anyway let me know if you would like any help if you feel it is Morgellons.

      Freddie x

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      MarPat11 

      5 months ago

      Well it's not that i dont recognize it for what it is I'm treading lightly as I'm dealing with ALL the stereotypical symptoms including convincing my own that I'm not crazy but i believe Caroline just convinced her by posting her comment on the grey hair worm that i was just showing my wife that floated out of my hair I'm 100% convinced in what we have I'm not sure if we will ever get relief i have many theories but have not convinced even my own wife who also has them popping out of her skin so yes it is morgellons but I'm not so sure i even know what that is if it wasn't created in a lab it must of come from another planet i just dont know .

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      Caroline Lositi 

      5 months ago

      There is a tiny black bug that burrows under my skin Then come the lil grey hair like worm Wat is this

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      Freddie Bean 

      6 months ago

      Hi MarPat

      Oh that's a shame I wonder why, that last one has come through OK is there a word or anything really negative that might shock readers...just a thought.

      I read some of your last posts and they were screaming out Morgellons but you didn't mention the word, do you believe you have Morgellons now?

      I tried everything until I fell across the word Morgellons and I can tell you I was rock bottom but within weeks of being on a ridiculously low Carbs' and no sugar diet all the crawling stopped, it was like a miracle. I knew my immune system was compromised so I started on a vitamin protocol and that has really helped, it is a long journey and I know I just to need to hang in there but that is a no-brainer I hardly have any spots and itchys but I know by experience! that when I take Carbs and sugar it starts again, of course nowhere near as bad but it I know will take a hold if I am not careful.

      There are several things in the Protocol that will start killing the bacteria but you do need to starve them at the same time, the site I mentioned will tell you all about it, there is so much info so much that I still haven't read it all, having brain fog still doesn't help as I find it hard to concentrate for long periods.

      I hope you manage to get you post though, it would good to hear how you are doing after reading your interesting posts.

      Freddie x

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      MarPat11 

      6 months ago

      Its AMAZING how most of my comments get denied when i only been posting 4yrs now...

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      Freddie Bean 

      6 months ago

      Hi Cherish

      Well done for getting as far as you have, it is such a relief when the crawling stops come over to "how I cured Morgellons" the forum has been going for 10 years now and so many people have got cured, it is not an over night cure it takes time and determination. One of the main factors is carbs and sugar Morgellons thrive on these also they thrive on pheromones that you produce when you get stressed so try really hard to stay calm and do what you are doing to take your mind off but do over do things do run your self ragged.

      Why we have got Morgellons is because our immune system has be compromised maybe through bad diet stress or with me it was long illness, so we need to get our immune system kick started again, this will help with our energy levels and put us in good stead to fight this disease.

      The site I have join draws it all out for you giving you plenty of tips with food one of the things they are on about at the moment is celery soup using the leaves apparently this soup help you to sleep.

      Forget Using the antibacterial spray windex the are sure to have toxic stuff in them which is so bad for you, Try Kleen Green this cleans everything even ones body and it is non toxic so will not hurt you

      Good luck and stay calm

      Freddie x

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      Cherish Frazier 

      6 months ago

      I battle with the same thing you guys are all going through. I've battled with it for seven years. And two weeks ago it got really severe. I couldn't even think straight I could not sleep I could not do anything. So I decided to take my life into my own hands and stop listening to what these doctors are saying and calling me crazy and trying to medicate me. Here is how I got rid of it temporarily. When I say temporarily oh, it's because I don't know if it's going to be gone forever or if it's going to come back. Because it's done this before. First I took out all the rugs and pillows in my room. I noticed they like to cling to things like that. I only sleep with sheets, ok never comforters. Every time I am done wearing something I throw it downstairs to be washed. Never keep the clothes you've worn already in the same room. I wiped my room down from top to bottom and the windows as well with Borax is scrubbed all of the mold I saw on my windows away. I then sprayed my actual bed down with Windex and wiped that off. I then Clint all of my furniture with antibacterial spray. I also put eucalyptus oil in my diffuser. These things helped it temporarily. But they did not take it away permanently. So I went a step further. I ordered aloe vera oil from Amazon, and I mix that with eucalyptus oil. And I would put it in my hair. I would literally smother my hair, and then put some type of a hair wrap on top. Letting my hair soaked in the aloe vera & eucalyptus oil. You cannot put eucalyptus oil on your skin or head without mixing it with something. So please be cautious. I also just used the aloe vera of your oil on my face. Every single day. And I would use the mix of aloe vera and eucalyptus oil on my body together if I felt crawling after the fact. I took a bath once a week in some type of charcoal scrub. I also started drinking green juice first thing in the morning. And that is when I really noticed a difference. Every morning I drink a celery juice pure. That means there is nothing else in it put your celery and I drink that the first thing in the morning. About 16 oz. My crawling sensation has been gone for a week. Which is scary in a sense because I've started to live my life again. And I'm still battling with anxiety or the chance that it may come back. I've also been working out every single day and keeping myself busy so I don't think about it. I hope this helps. I'm going to be creating some type of forum so we can all, talk in reply to each other's comments. I'm also going to go see a naturopathic doctor on the 19th of this month. It's a little expensive, but my goal is to find a permanent cure for all of us. Please do not give up!

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      Freddiebean 

      7 months ago

      Hi Everyone

      I have Morgellons and I see this has been mentioned by a few people. I suffered with awful "biting" "crawling" and itching, I too use such terrible poisonous creams and sprays to try to rid my symptoms which of course to no avail in fact all made the symptoms the symptoms worse so much so I planned my demise as a kept saying "I cant go on living like this" but I found a site that explained about Morgellons without horrid gory pictures, which we all new what they looked like and so there is no need to look at other peoples !

      The site is called " how i cured Morgellons " if you put this in the search engine it should be the first site that comes up if you click onto "forum" and scroll all the way down you will see the Topic headings and you will see one or two posts in each, The administrator charges a very small fee to join the site It's 5 dollars that's £4, just go and have a look around and see what you think. In the mean time if you think you have Morgellons get yourself on a diet of no sugar and really low Carbs the Keto diet will give you an idea.

      I went on the low Carb no sugar diet as soon as I joined the site and my skin crawling and itching went from being horrendous to being bearable in around two weeks this was in June, now some days I forget I have Morgellons.. no there is no easy fix and it is slow as well as getting ones skin back to how it use to be you need to get your immune system back to fighting order to fight the other aspects of Morgellons and unfortunately that does take time, I still have brain fog and still feel tired although nowhere near as bad as I was.

      My history was I got Lymes disease back in 1998 and the docs didn't know what was wrong with me so wasn't treated I suffered quite badly not able to stand, talk or think I didn't make a fuss I just accepted my lot I was to weak to fight for help so spend my days confined to the house, after four years I was able to get a small office job and lived nearly a normal life, then I got very sick with Kidney and gut problems and was under a lot of stress, so I believe the Lymes bacteria was just laying dormant and when my immune system was compromised after so much sickness I contracted (if this is the correct word) Morgellons.

      Morgellons gets worse when you get stressed it seems to thrive on your stress hormones so try and stay calm don't panic think of something else do something to take your mind of the stress. I find keeping my skin really dry has helped I found itch creams just made the itch worse, let your skin breathe. When in the shower keep it warm not hot do the same in the bath, a cold rinse (if you can bear)after washing your hair with help if you have the crawling sensation.

      Kleen Green is brilliant it's a little pricy but the best stuff to use and safe around the house when you have Morgellons, you can dilute down it so you can use it on your skin, best stuff I have spent my money on, put it in the search engine a have a read about what it does, you can buy this in the UK as well as America.

      I hope this helps

      Freddie x

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      Brandon mast 

      7 months ago

      Wow the first intellagent acount of a growing problem in our world today that i feel is souly due.to humans finally being treated the same as the food cycle tries to change to make up for the of all the creater variatys that come along to way we now find our selves at the basic being consumed or cunsume ...these. Shiver have always been a main part of the death cycle and it is only now that we look for answer to a problem that life.had.solved ....so look at it as.keeping buggys clean brush brush brush wipe there poopys. Off of everything cuz. Now we have to keep it balanced untill evalution replaces a consumers

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      Markjacob 

      7 months ago

      Baby powder dries them out.... It's only temporary for a good night sleep

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      ironman101 

      9 months ago

      The first time I had this problem 4 years ago I took Ivermectin and it cured me within a week. However, this time it failed to work! I did the same dosage for 5 consecutive days and they never stopped biting. I guess these fuckers become immune to these medicines. I may have to up the dosage and give it another try. These things live under our skin in your follicle pore, natural cures like tea tree oil, clove oil, epson salt, borax, etc do not work! However, I think the mites breed in clothing or on the surface of the skin, that's the crawling sensation we feel. Therefore, some sprays and creams can cut down on their population, but you'll never exterminate them alone with natural products. It's doesn't matter if you take 10 showers a day with sulfur soap, wash your clothes and bedding daily, vaccum like a mad man, etc. I did all that 4 years ago and it had little effect. It wasn't until I realized these fuckers are under your skin I was finally able to kill them. I have no choice but to do a higher dose of Ivermectin because I'm going insane. I barely get 4 hours sleep, my business is suffering because of it. And I'm afraid to hold my little 3 year old daughter because I don't want her to get this. But unlike scabies, I don't even think this can be transmitted. I believe only certain blood types are victims of this mite.

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      Pete 

      9 months ago

      this story above seems like a carbon copy of what happened to me. I believe I finally resolved my problem after a year of suffering thinking I had mites and spending $3000 over the past year trving to kill mites. I found a lot of mold last night under my refrigerator on the coil. I thought about mold before and checks all pipes and the basement, but I never checked under the refrigerator. Today I removed the refrigerator from my house and sprayed the whole house down with vinegar. So, far I don't feel any biting tonight. Im actually so happy found it. I don't think I would have lasted another two weeks. My vision was really blurry, I had frequent urination, chronic fatigue, the biting mites feeling and itching, brain fog and memory problems and rashes on my skin. funny thing is I had a company to check mold about 8 months ago and they said there was no mold in my house. They never bothered to check under the refrigerator. The trauma from this was experience was unreal. I just hope its done for good and I can move on with my life. I still have a lot of work to do wiping everything down and cleaning...

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      Kimberly Ross-Ross 

      9 months ago

      I had this for a year and a half over 4 yrs ago. I put my dog down due to being frail(I know this attributed to it) and they went away. I lived out of ziplock bags for that year and a half. Don’t throw out your precious belongings-just seal them in ziplock bags for a year and anything inside will die due to lack of moisture.

      I got this again after staying at my sister’s. Found little black specks all over my cooler. Felt crawling up my legs at night but could never find any moving. I swore they were mites last time and this time around. Would wake up crying between1 and 4am and half to take a shower to make it stop. Would wash my sheets and blanket and seal in a ziplock bag until I was ready for bed. This went on nighty for a year. At one point I had almost beat this after leave no Borax on the floor for a month-it was rough because I am a clean freak. Then my husband, who doesn’t feel anything and thinks I need to see a shrink, decided he needed to shampoo the carpets while I was at work after I told him not to. The population exploded and was back at square one. I am highly sensitive to these things and can feel them in minutes of being exposed. At first I questioned if it was real or not. Then the past 6 months I have seen tiny white things flying around my face. A year ago I had stayed at a timeshare and they attacked my scalp. It felt like they bore right through my hair follicles. I ended up getting an infection under my scalp which I had never had before. I would get sores on my scalp for no reason. I started loosing hair in area. I refused to cut my hair and found a product called Banix that I sprayed on areas morning and night. It took 6 months to completely heal. You can find it at tractor supply store nd runs about $18. It is used to treat ringworm, rain rot and infections in horses, dogs, cats. The bottle is white and has a black sprayer.

      I had been going to bed with wet hair which attracted them to me.

      A month ago I was doing yard work outside and stopped over by a tree that had a pile of rocks by Iit and felt that familiar something just hit me in the head and it feels like they are boating again. That confirmed it for me that these things are real and are outside trying to get in. I have tried every insecticide from do your own pest control and nothing seems to stop them. The exterminator used something called 565 Plus XLO and sprayed it in the ceiling corners which has helped some but it has taken several months. He said it would take time to knock down the generations. He doesn’t know what they are but is treating for black widow spiders and flying insects. He sprayed inside my car too which helped. Orkin will not do this for you.

      I swifter daily to pick up any eggs that might be laying around and use a rubber glove to take pad off then make a fist with the pad in palm and peel off the glove and tie it shut so they can’t escape. 4 years ago when I felt them hit my legs I thought at first they were fleas which we had never had before. Know I believe them to be low flying insects. There is a fairy wasp that is the size of an amoeba and one species can live under water for 15 days. I don’t know if that is what this is or not but it would explain how they could live under skin.

      I am using Ecos laundry detergent with lavender. I place a quarter size drop of tea tree oil in laundry detergent and mix in-using HE washer. Then I put 12 circles of blue dawn dish washing detergent. This has been the he combo for me to get them out of my clothes. The soap may be overkill but thy die in soapy water. I use to bag dirty cloathes until I washed them but I am having more success putting them in the netted laundry sorter that I got from Fred’s dollar store. I put a plastic dish full of soap and vinegar behind it between washer and dryer and they fly into it and drown.

      I also invested in a Dyna trap XL that I run at night by my bed. I placed sticky paper that is used for pantry moths all the way around the screen at the bottom because they will go right through the screen. I have noticed they are attracted to breath, blood, moisture, sweets& fats. They do not like lavender, tea tree, menthol, capsaicin, black pepper or jalapeño peppers. Victoria Secret Bomb Shell repels them go awhile also. For my hands I recently found that Real Time Pain Relief have helped my hands. I can get by with washing my sheets every 4-5 days which is huge from where I started. I agree with the post about wearing flip flops is a must and not walking near footed. That has helped my feet.

      Still experimenting with trying to get them out of my body. I am tired of the clicking in my ear, pulling under skin and vibrations.

      I have bacon grease in a potpourri warmer with some sugar that I made today and they really love that. They must have ate the 30lbs of fat that I lost. I don’t have much left to give them. Just looking for things that they like better than me so they vacate because I can’t and won’t drink soap :). They are drowning in the bacon grease as I write this.

      I quit eating fast food and dread eating out because I can tell when they are in the food- I get that feels like they are all over my face feeling. I also put the paper shredder on the deck because they are in the papers. I had papers from the doctors office folded up in the glove box that I had forgotten about. When I opened them up...white dust falls out of them. That is not normal.

      Between all our posts, maybe we can get back to a normal life some day. Until doctor’s children or spouse suffers from this, they will not be much help to us. It will be us helping by our comments.

      LOL

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      Dean123456 

      10 months ago

      No big long msg explaining my suffering. Suffered for almost 3 years. Feels like scabies acts like scabies but isn't scabies, 40 tubes of permethrin cream in that time, just kept coming back. Doctor gave me Dermovate cream last week 3 days into use I actually feel cured !! (Also using Nizoral shampoo from the doctors as well, cause unlike scabies this was in my hair).

      Hope this post helps someone !!!

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      MarPat11 

      10 months ago

      Its not scabies took all levels of treatment still suffering

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      MarPat11 

      10 months ago

      Everybody on my block has it and they got it ironically enough after I moved in and remeber ive been posting for 21/2 years yes it gets better of coarse you looked for mold and bought all the sprays some guy had a propane heater burning them away and they always come back thats because they're in our bodies remember i moved and threw away everything and i support my family of 5 so it wasn't easy to do and little by little it came back and when i walk my dogs they must be delivering them to all the poles and hydrants and I'm sure the close neighbor got it in my living room as i watched her pick at her nose oddly as the suffers know they love the nose a couple of weeks later she said shes being attacked by little black bugs its beyond me and for the many suffers who continue to post good luck.

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      Andrew Mac 

      10 months ago

      Thank you for posting your story, I cant tell you how much this has helped. Everything you wrote about my spouse and I were experiencing. It may sound like this story is coming from someone who is clearly crazy and delusional it is not it is real and at times makes the person question the sanity of themselves and the others living with you. We immediately went to a doctor after reading this article and may have saved our life . Thank you so much!

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      Mia 

      10 months ago

      My problem has been returning and guess what i called the orkin and its none other than that little thing that i didn't think it was but it's scabies g to this link and you will see that it matches your symptoms to a T.

      https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments...

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      wonderer 

      10 months ago

      Dear Lindsey,

      pls let me know how you feel now.. shaving makes all the difference. I'd like to be of help if possible.

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      Lnc 

      10 months ago

      Hi!

      This is 1 of the 1st articles I've read in the last several yrs that has really good & true info. There's a TON of people who think they have bugs, parasites, worms, morgellans & more posting pics of what looks like mold/fungus on them or coming out of them. So be very careful what you read & who's advice you decide to take. South of what I've read can actually make things far worse.

      I won't go into the nightmare that cost me, everything I worked my whole life for, effected & killed 2 of my family members. Trying to find a doc to help me was a rude awakening as I'd never even had an allergy or been around anything remotely close to what destroyedy life due to the various molds & funguses but I do know what does & doesn't work to clean your clothes or anything washable.

      Does not work:

      Bleach- it will only bleach the color of mold/fungus. It doesn't kill it or all of it.

      Lysol it can have a partial effect on minute amount of mildew but for anything more it just doesn't have enough punch

      There are tons of people spouting lots of mid info online & even supposed professionals sometimes don't know enough to keep you safe. You can unknowingly track millions of unseen spores from your home, clothes, shoes & belongings to anywhere like your car or new residence.

      Things that do work:

      *Kleen Green. It's one of the best pieces of advice I got, can be used on anything, diluted or full strength, even on your body. Its very safe because it's an enzyme cleaner but there's nothing like it. All enzyme cleaners work differently & clean/kill different things. It's great to use in your laundry.

      * There are some probiotic air sprays that kill or render things like dust mites & molds useless. Google to find the 1's w/the best ratings. They help w/many things too.

      *Borax. From the detergent isle in any grocery store. It actually does a lot of good things & will also make it so you can use less laundry detergent & clothes rinse cleaner. It also breaks down the tiny sticky spores embedded in materials. It can be used to scrub counters, showers, certain tiles, grout & more. You can even dilute it & use it on yourself or in a bath w/natural sea salt, Epsom salts, baking soda & a couple drops of the oils mentioned in this article or in my comment.

      * Also a product called ODOBAN. Way better than Lysol. You can find it online or Home Depot. It does lots of stuff too, can be diluted to clean all sorts of things or used full strength. I even add to my laundry. Don't mix it w/Kleen green tho, they're 2 entirely different products.

      W/the high efficiency washers all over these days your using less water, not enough to fully cover the laundry load & allow for proper washing & rinsing so I always add xtra water to every load & do a double rinse. They also don't have the same agitator or beater bar in the center like old washers did so your clothes are freely being moved around as much. The high efficiency washers tend to clump & tangle clothes together into knots therefore trapping everything you want gone.

      W/the little amount of clothes I was able to salvage I did double washes on ea load to make sure all was truly getting clean

      There's also many bacteria, mold, fungus, notes that do not die in freezing cold, warm or hot water. The hot water has to be above 120* maybe more to kill dust mites & many other things.

      Getting a really good fully sealed air cleaner w/Hepa filters, UV light & ozone kills lots of things. Just use the ozone on high when you, your family & pets are all away as ozone is an irritant, can cause issues but it will kill & drop anything in the air to the floor or all surfaces so vacuum everything after a ozone treatment is done. The air filter w/Hepa & UV light is perfectly safe to be around.

      I found no name brand air filters sold for $600-$1000 from all online allergy air websites, for less than $200 ea on EBay. Google for reviews on these too.

      Also having a sealed Hepa vacuum cleaner is a MUST. IF YOU OWN YOUR HOME a built in vacuum system throughout your home is the very best as it takes all the dust & debris out of your home into a bucket in your garage that you can dump out.

      The author of this article is spot on about essential oils, how to use& dilute them. ALWAYS research any essential oil prior to using as many are very caustic at full strength, harmful to pets, etc.

      Grapefruit Seed Extract is great, can be applied topically & ingested, it's just real bitter.

      Oregano Oil is great to ingest & can kill many different things.

      Organic unprocessed coconut oil is a natural anti bacterial/fungal. It makes a great face/body/scalp & hair moisturizer. You can add a drop or 2 of any essential oil & mix in your hand, it melts rapidly at body temperature & is 1 of the few natural oils that can actually penetrate the top layers of your skin. Most oils molecules are to big to penetrate our skin. I highly recommend putting it on you as well as eating a teaspoon 1-2x a day.

      Also a very good, broad range probiotic blend is a must! Definitely research brands as there are HUGE differences in how many different types are in the mix, how high their numbers are & how the product has been processed.

      Last if needed contact a mold litigation attorney. There are many laws that are designed to NOT protect the policy holder. I found this out the hard way by 1 of the nations top mold litigators that I was lucky enough to live in 1 of the 2 states in the U.S. That had the toughest mold litigation laws. I got badly screwed by a terrible landlord & couldn't do anything at that time because I was so sick, already disabled & living off my life savings which I also lossed due to all the domino effects that spun off from my situation.

      The advice the attorney gave me was 1- having 1000's of pictures wasn't enough. 2- myself & my 2 once uber healthy Golden Retrievers who were my everything & never even had a flea, that we almost died, were incredibly & dangerously sick, that my female died from it, that we'd unknowingly been fully inoculated by all the molds/funguses w/the most disturbing stuff pouring out from our body's everywhere, skin, eyes, nose, mouthes & our entire digestive system.

      We also needed doctors records, vet records & needed to pay for a environmental specialist to come inspect the home, all of which I had no money to do so we suffered immensely for aomg while.

      I had no clue most regular docs didn't believe you could get so sick or sick at all from mold/fungus. The attorney said its impairative to find a naturopathic doc that specializes in mold sickness as they do much more testing than a regular doc ever would.

      Check out Kleen Green's website. They explain a lot!

      Hope this helps some!)

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      Jacque Johnson 

      10 months ago

      i Spray my socks and shoes with alcohol and use a lint roller for everything- that along with spraying vinegar and Lysol helps! Vacuum and mop everything as much as you can! I’m trying the dehumidifier next!

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      Lindsey 

      10 months ago

      Dayton, Ohio

      I’m in dyer need of something!

      I’ve tried everything, tea tree oil, bleach, lemon oil, epson salts, the hair dryer, the hot showers(2 showers daily), washing all my clothes, getting a new bed, vacuuming daily, bathing my dogs daily, putting blankets in the dryer for hours, shaving all the hair off my body(about to shave my damn head), and sooooo much more. It has put a damper on my life because I don’t even like leaving my house so that people don’t see the bites on my arms, legs and body. They’re in my hair and I can feel them crawling, I’ll have my husband look every day for them I’m my head and he uses a flashlight and magnifying glass and says he sees nothing, tells me it’s my nerves or that I’m allergic to something. It has even put a strain on our marriage. I can’t sleep, because they’re soooo much worse at night! So now I’m up alllll night and sleep during the day and it’s honestly messed my whole life up! I’ve moved houses, sold all my furniture and bed, got a new car, threw away all my make up, bought new blankets every week and have tried many other things and nothing seems to help! I’m begging anyone for some help! They look like lint when you brush your hair and sometimes bite and sting my head and body so bad I just let them bite because itching them and having them sting me is worse then the bite! They seem like they like electricity more, the feeling I get from electrical devices hurts my body, sometimes it feels like they’re inside my body sometimes, I barely eat(lost a bunch of weight), and I’m scared to go to anyone’s house because I’m scared of giving it to them. My husband doesn’t have any of the symptoms I have and sometimes it feels like he thinks I’m totally crazy! They seem to be on and around everything I touch, my clothes even, I can feel them crawling in my clothes like in my bra and panties. I do eat a lot of sugar, but I’ve tried everything my next step is a mental hospital! I’ve washed my dogs took them to the vet to get flea stuff and it hasn’t helped them either. They wine and itch constantly and if I brush them it stings them and they yelp and don’t wanna be around me anymore. I’m literally losing myself and at this point in time I’ve tried everything and spent hundreds of dollars and still going crazy daily! Please help me please

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      SPRINGTAILS 

      11 months ago

      Springtails - they get in everything and like moisture. There are up to 100,000 per square meter and they are nearly invisible, smaller than fleas in black, brown, tan. Your AC unit will suck them in and spit them out on your carpet, floor, bed, clothing. Vacuuming and dehumidfiers will get rid of 90% of it. Vinegar kills the rest. Spray around windows, ac unit... any place that is wet. They are likely everywhere - the whole city so that is why they always come back. Make it dry in your house and they won't want to stay. They feed on fungus.

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      Christina Cole 

      11 months ago

      The final thought? How was the problem resolved!? Dehumidifier. I just bought one, it won’t bring my cellar basement down fast enough so I rented one from Home Depot too. Dehydratate the bugs. Dehydrate

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      Pete 

      11 months ago

      The Mr Heater propane heater I have helps, but they come back. I don't think it gets hot enough. I don't really have many biting mites anymore. I only get bid every once in a while. But let me tell you those bites hurt when they do bite. My problem now is the crawling mites. I think they are cotton nematodes which someone else said they were. I know when I put cotton socks on, they go right on my socks and I can feel them crawling around on my feet and shoes and now they are at work in my cubicle. I don't know how I'm going to get rid of them at work because I can't spray or take my equipment to work and then they get on me when I leave and get in my car. I have a liquid nitrogen tank which I filled up today which works really good and I am good for about a week and then they come back. I believe they are getting on my clothes. I think eventually I may buy one of the expensive bed bug electric heaters that cost $1700 because I know high heat kills them and that's the only way to get them all in my house and my small bed bug heater for my clothes works great. then I will have to figure out doing something about my cubicle at work....im just sick of this sh#t

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      Melissa Fiske 

      11 months ago

      OMG! so happy to know this really exists... and not spending a bunch of time, money and misery on things that wont work anyway. Im experiencing this! Feeling of things crawling in my hair, nose, ears, back neck and its starts to move around in different spots and get bigger everytime I touch it. Showers work for a minute, then its back. I live in Hawaii, and have had lice. I have a lice comb from that, and I thought thats what this was. I combed with it last night, and i didnt see anything. My dogs have mild fleas, and yes they do sleep in my bed. They run around outside. Ive dealt with that many times and they always bite my ankles, which I have been getting a couple bites. But not very many on them, and i feel like 20 or 30 are crawling on me all the time, after I lay on my bed and then at night. I never have trouble with getting bit by anything on my back, ever. I have about 10 over the past few weeks that arent healing. I got a tempurpedic mattress from my neighbor. Right after I felt I was getting bit, i assumed her dogs had bad fleas. I diatomaceous earthed everything. Seemed to work. Wear long sleeves and pants to bed. Problem solved, or so i thought. I have nerve damage in my neck, and started taking nerve blocker meds, (gabapentin) again. Didnt think this biting crawling thing was back and i just wasnt feeling it. Few weeks ago the 'fleas' were back. Im not the most cleanest person, not filthy, but dirty laundry etc. We do have fireants here, teeny little almost invisible ants that produce a burning sting and welt. Cleaned around bed for any food stuff, combed hair not lice in my head, not fleas all over my body because no itchy little welt bites. Are dogs bringing something in? Saw last night a teeny white thing on me where i felt a sting. Got it! Also was picking and drying flowers a few weeks ago. Windows are almost always open, no windows in bathroom just screens. Hung ip dried flowers. After a heavy rain, noticed in 1 DAY theres a weird mold covering them in only the bathroom area. A greyish, greenish, bluish powdery moldish thing. Weird. I thought, am i breathing this? Not good for my lungs probably... threw out flowers and havent bothered. NOW I know it could be this, as it does get worse after heavy rain. Years Ive had an itchy spot in my hair on back of neck. Sometimes white flakes, emarrassing but used to it. Now im scratching all the time, and only getting raw and worse. But this is invisible!! Only been in this place 3 months, and because of lava flow gotten donations from all over. Theres definitely alot of 'dust' lately. After reading this last night, showered at 2 a.m. and applied rubbing alcohol. Yay! I can sleep. Woke up this morning fine, started moving around and amsxratching all over again. No sign of fleas, lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs, anything crawling or moving. No 'bite' evidence of the 20-30 i feel all over, eyebrows too! I have alot of work ahead of me cleaning, inspecting, washing, and keeping track of patterns, what helps and what doesnt. Embarrassing to talk about! Never been so excited to clean before. Sorry so long, just want people to know that the normal things it could be are ruled out, and youre not crazy, allergic to laundry detergent, etc. Im certain this wouldnt bother some. But its a nightmare for me. Sure this is mold, or the little white things people are talking about, and now seeing little black specks, could be dirt i dunno. Not my dogs fault! Although I will be treating them too, and under the house, in the bushes, whatever it takes. This is Hawaii, theres no carpet, and no walls just plywood. I may have to move if it keeps up beyond control from the air environment. Im now one of those weirdos I used to think are on drugs getting invisible bugs. Been noticing my eyes watery and feels like dirt in them too. Let you all know what works! Thank you for sharing experiences, helps to know im not alone, and maybe save me and others from future health problems from this.

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      Howesgal 

      11 months ago

      Ive had the same problem, and I'll be on the hunt for mold. None of the scripts helped. I found miconazole nitrate powder (yes for athlete's foot) allllll over my body, top to bottom, helped 100%. I have it bad too due to taking some immunosuppressive medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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      Sunshine 

      11 months ago

      Try spraying your whole house with Talstar P. It works.

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      MarPat11 

      12 months ago

      Just go buy a microscope any one and put those little black dots on that never move and fidget it around until you get to the end of the fiber your seeing that's yellowish green and huff on it lightly you'll see that your not crazy and this black dot really is alive. Simple for me and a big task for the professionals that continue to tell me I'm nuts.

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      Cherry Pie 

      12 months ago

      I tried invermectin i tried permethern cream i tried blue star ointment bleach neem oil ectect nothing helps im so stressed out from no sleep biting crawling etcetc ive thought about killing my self dr gave me depression meds today he said its in my mind bull shit i have bites to prove it just because biopsy was neg for scabies dont mean nothing isn't biting me

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      Dana 

      12 months ago

      About two years ago, I had biting, crawling, skin pricking sensations. I had small red itchy spots and developed some nasty rashes. I went to a number of doctors who treated me like a crazy person. It was the the scariest and loneliest time of my life. I was so sleep deprived, because it was worse at night. The house I was renting definitely had water damage and was in disrepair. I finally moved out and my symptoms started to subside after a few months. I went down the rabbit hole of scary internet stuff such as mites, morgellons, and parasites. It's also worth noting that I developed a tooth infection at the same time and ended up with a dead tooth. My heart goes out to anyone experiencing these symptoms. My best advice would be to look for mold and consider the your immune system.

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      Rico 

      12 months ago

      Hi: Guys!

      I have been feeling everything for the last 2 years, I moved away from the old apartment that I got it from I throw away 95 % of my clothes and furniture bed and almost everything I went to the doctors, hospital and even dermatologist I have used every single cream that you can imagine I used to be depressed and lost waist hard times to sleep, I had use dermodex I have used a lot of stuff and still not getting rid of the sensation but I feel much better. I am still in the process of finding the right thing with natural stuff, one thing I will recommend you but just depends on the person, I bought those huge plastic bags and when I am going to sleep I cover my feet and almost half of my body and then I get another plastic back to cover from my neck to almost half of my body and what I do in my face I cover everything from hair to ears and just leave your nose open, make sure to tide a bit the plastic bag, when you started sweating you will feel like something is moving, don't put much attention otherwise you ll go crazy. the next morning carefully take a shower and make sure you clean up carefully the plastic bags to reuse them the next day or just buy more... Now when you washed the plastic bug you will like those black dots and you can take as much as samples you can and maybe bring it up to a clinic analysis. I try everything and I hope you can try this and help you day by day to feel better....

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      John 

      12 months ago

      @Mia people need to do their homework before trying this but ivermectin is avalible for horses and although labled in a way that looks like it will harm u. As long as u get the stuff with out second drug for heart worms and do your hw on how to dose it rhere is a way toto bypass the doc.

      All reports say ivermectin is extreampy safe but there have been like a handful of liver issues. As far as i could tell Thats actually why the pharmacist tells you to take it on an empty stomach. It was foguynd to be more bio avalible with high fat meal and or ruby red grapefruit juice with dose but rhey error on side of fewer lawsuits(and or harmed people but remember a companies goal is max profit not min suffering for customers) so the advice u get on taking it isnt nessicarly the fastest cure. This isnt intended to encourage anyone to do this and if u do so, accept you decided to take ypur life into your own hands. Its ultimately your right as a human but has conseqences both good and bad.. always do your homework when doing so

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      Tony 

      12 months ago

      I had similar issues as some of the rest of you guys. I had biting and crawling sensations. One thing that really helped was a sauna.

      Also, I think that for most people it is a problem of heavy metal poisoning. It either creates the sensations or weakens the immune system so that the mites feed on you. For me it was a change in deodorant that started everything. I think a lot of the solutions people talk about are detox related. If you can remove the metal and detox you will get better. Check your deodorant, shampoo, cooking items and dental work, any exposure to metals.

      When you detox it will get worse before it gets better. You are not crazy and you can beat it.

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      Mia 

      13 months ago

      I went to the ER of course they ignored me and didn't take me seriously so I went to the dermatologist and she believed me and prescribed me a medicine called IVERMECTIN 3mg. But my dumb ass didn't wash the clothes that I had packed in a storage box right away and I decided to that i was going to finally wash them. The reason I didn't do it right away i really didnt know what I had but I knew where I got them from. Anyway I got them invisible creatures again on a Sunday and they were eating my azz up so I went back to with my medicine bottle and some evidence. They believed me and told me not to dare open that bag. Usually they send any ER worker to come and get you but this time the bastard young doctor that ignored me the last came out and got me himself. He was looking so guilty and sorry. He said you know that I have seen you before and i said yes. But that was of my least concern then. Honey that was the least of my concern then, I gave him my empty pill bottle and he looked her up and gave me all types of papers this time, was acting very apologetic. He felt like a strait fool when he saw that pill bottle. But depending how bad it is you might need refills.

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      masonmi.jm@gmail.com 

      13 months ago

      The doctors ignored us, the exterminators couldn't help. My wife can"t sleep at night because she is getting bit.

      The dermatologist said your skin plays tricks and may fell like bugs are biting.I have seen the marks on my wife and she is getting bit. Is there someone who is honest and knows what to do to get rid of whats biting my wife ???

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      MarPat11 

      13 months ago

      It lives in our bodies do a pinworm treatment stay home the day of and the following day you'll clean out it's not pinworm but it will flush them out also do your regular cleaning routine right away to pick up the eggs that are laying around

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      Jeena 

      14 months ago

      I moved into a new home on xmas eve with my 2 children and are family cat .From December to June it was bed bug bites and bird mites from the bird nest in my bathroom wall ..The landlord was a diry scum bucket did not do anything ..A guy from terminex came and said we were all nuts ..i think i got 2 hours sleep a night in 6 months ..the mites are 10 times worse then the bed bugs ..the bb just feed and leave go back to hiding ..but theese mites were up my nose in my ass .in my ears always biting my face in are clothes ..my cat was so spooked he would find 1 corner in the house and hide ..my kids had the worse break outs ever ..going to the ER was useless ..there is no help out there ..i since moved threw away everything we owned my family is torn apart im livingvin my car and my kids at grandparents house ..we continue to get bite everynigbt ...theese things are fuckung notorious they are here to stay ..You would think someone would have known by now what this shit is and hoe to get rid of them ..i tried so many poisons that i poison myself .my health is in decline i lost 40 pounds cant sleep or eat .i guess i will die this way ..im giving up hope .since i lost my family nothing matters any more .and as for my cat he is living in a garage wondering why i left him .need ro re home him soon .good luck everyone because i cant hang with this anymore im so done .

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      Running out of options 

      15 months ago

      I had the same issues with crawling sensations all over my body, including my hair as well. After about a month or so I moved into another place. I didn’t take much with me and bought all new furniture. I washed and soaked all my clothes Ammonia. I’m still having issues with my clothes. When I’m in bright lighting I see lint particles flying from my clothes and hair. I’m assuming it is some type of mold. How do I get rid of this!! It’s so embarrassing for people to see these things coming from my clothes.

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      Vince Haws 

      15 months ago

      Have you guys considered bed bugs? I moved into a place that had them a few years ago. It's a real thing! They can be so tiny they will resemble a speck of dirt. They hide under your mattress, in picture frames, behind the trim, in the walls, in books, etc. They only come out when your sleeping and they know when because of the air you breathe when your sleeping opposed to the air you breathe while awake. I too thought i had bird mites but that was not the case. Call Orkin. That, throwing away everything I own, and moving solved the problem for me. Not sure about the house I left though! I heard they are near impossible to get rid of and will spread and hitch a ride on your clothes and infest everywhere you go. I would def. look into this atleast to eliminate the possibility if nothing else. Its an epidemic and could very well be whats haunting you! Let me know if you have any questions, i've become an expert on these damn things. I know where to look, etc. I also know you dont have to be dirty to get these things. Thats a myth. My email is vincehaws@gmail.com

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      spoiltb 

      15 months ago

      I started with what looked like classic scabies symptoms at the end of the summer. I felt bites and the skin on my upper right arm resembled a cheese grater, treated it with permethrin cream, bathed in dead sea salts, I used bleach and strong vinegar to clean everything in the apartment. I washed all my clothes at 60C and used a disinfectant softener treatment.

      I thought this would be the end of it but over the next couple of years I could never get rid of whatever it was. If I sat down sometimes i felt my butt was being bitten as was the case when clothes pressed against me giving me the impression that all my clothes were full of biting creatures.

      Sometimes I got a light burning situation in my arms and legs, I got the impression that my hair was moving.I even bought a small microscope but never found anything .

      I used tea-tree oil, cleaning alcohol , windex ,Diatomaceous earth , moth sprays that contained permethrin, bug killing stuff used by the Bundeswehr.

      A powerful torch showed the air to be full of moving dust and silver flashes which other people had experienced so this was my next attack. I bought an air purifier which made no difference what so ever.

      I got bites, especially at night, sometimes painful as if a rodent was biting my foot sometimes just light nips. Always I could feel crawling sensations and found lumps on the crown of my head .

      I do a bi weekly commute between two places in Germany and found the experience was the same in both apartments.

      I vacuumed the beds every morning, packed away unused clothes washed dusted and steam cleaned without an improvement in the situation. I started to use a cream called Antiscabiosum that I bought at the chemists, it bought relief but never eliminated the problem. Coconut oil also had a similar but lesser effect

      I had someone come in and spray chemicals around the sleeping area and on the furniture. Rubbish was thrown out, old paper removed whenever possible or packed in plastic

      In the first summer I smeared my lower legs with a cooling foot gel and that seemed to help. I tried louse and pet shampoo which helped a little. I slept with a fan blowing over me which helped to a point where I could sleep badly through the night . I managed a few weeks free in the first summer but late September it was as before

      I took out the carpets and used a wet Swiffer everyday, this , like the vacuuming of the mattress made a noticeable difference but you had to do this every day.

      I found some cream called Antiscabiosum which reduced the effects to be almost bearable.

      Coconut oil also had a smilier but lesser effect

      I bought a dehumidifier to keep everything below a 30% humidity this certainly appeared to improve the situation.

      I found some silver cream hydrating which also helped.

      I sprayed saltwater in my nostrils and ears to reduced the crawling sensations there.

      I read article on black mould and searched but found nothing but cleaned with vinegar anyway, including spraying walls and windows and floors.

      I tried to work out the time between good and bad nights thinking it may have something to do with a breeding cycle but there seemed to be no connection except that it was usually worse as the weather changed from dry to damp.

      I shaved my head but this didn’t make any difference except that I could put Antiscabiosum cream on it.

      I bought an ozone generator and used this a lot , it maybe helped but maybe the improvement to the oxygen in the air just made things more active.

      I heated a room up to a temperature that was uncomfortable to remain in and along with candles that seemed to make nights comfortable although too warm for a long sleep.

      Finally I realized that by now the problems were mainly limited to my head and face and I decided to concentrate on this area.

      I also bought some washing gel that contains active charcoal, the first use of this bought by far the biggest improvement in the 3 years and overnight things almost became normal again.

      I also used some tea tree oil on my hair and then put some tea-tree oil on a cotton bud and wiped the inside of my nose and also my ears.

      Each morning I smear the to half of my body and my head with the active charcoal gel . I drink a coffee and then go into the shower . I then apply the Antiscabiosum cream then put some tea-tree oil on a cotton bud and wiped the inside of my nose and to my ears and nose and eyebrows. I use a Swiss O-par tee-tree oil based hair lotion.

      At night before I go to bed I apply a facial cleaner for spots as if I have acne

      I put some tee tree oil on my hair and underarms.

      I also use some exfoliation creams about twice a week to get rid of the dead skin.

      The difference was greater than the accumulation of all the little successes that I have had over the years. In two weeks I hardly notice anything and I sleep through every night since the first active charcoal application. I still keep on my daily apartment cleaning routine and the rest is just the body cleaning.

      With the exception of the Antiscabiosum cream nothing I have ever done has improved my situation by more than about 5% . The active charcoal and tee tree oil I now use to cleanse my skin has probably made an 85% improvement with the biggest contribution coming from the active charcoal cream.

      i hope that if I can carry on like this that the reduction in population will mean that the mites cannot have a population large enough that can sustain breeding at the rate from before and the problem will subside to a point where a normal life can be lived without the excessive cleaning that I need to do .

      Sorry this is long winded but I hope it can help someone.

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      Samson 

      16 months ago

      How do you delete your comments?

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      It Gets Better 

      16 months ago

      Never mind, it came back of course. I'm still experimenting and it is almost worse now. more of them and I'm having muscle and body spasms. Showers and baths help for hours though I found an ant infestation in my bedroom and I think there is a spider mite ? infestation? Something crawled on my face last night so I grabbed the lotion and rubbed it on. The thing made a loud snapping noise and then I realized it attached itself to my hand. It was yellow, sticky, and kind of stringy and already partial burrowed in seconds. I tried to pull it off with my fingers and it would come off so I got the tweezers and pulled it off. i put it in a ziplock and plan to get a microscope. Right now, I'm thinking it is some kind of mite. Scabies seems to fit to a large extent except I am not itching a ton... I feel them crawl and often they bit but the bite is not super painful. There were a million tiny ones again coming off my head, invisible bugs, and I put coconut oil on them and I think they freaked out and injected me with some poison that caused the body tension muscle spasms. I'm exhausted. I don't see how I can work. I thought maybe I could work at night and sleep during the day but I bet, it is just a resting thing. they bite when I rest, like many insects, they hide when I'm in motion. What is this? What should I do? If I stay up all night for days, and don't let them come out and feed on me will they leave or die?

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      KeitasKookie 

      16 months ago

      My story is slighty different beening around two best friends of mines, I get something off them, its unreal at first bout 2 years it started, I finally told one of my friends I was getting something off her, It didn't go over well she didn't speak with me for a very long time. started seeing little white things that look like lint, now this crap is in my hair body, cloths, my furniture, my husband is ready to leave me he thinks I'm nuts, but its real I've collected little white gradules, tiny black specks, some little stick looking thing that came out of my hair,and some glitter look thing. These things are also in my carpet its real bad, I looking to send this in to a Lab get tested to see what type of crap this is they do not look like bugs so my husband has told me I'm ruining our good like, really like I'm not bugged out, like I said I'm getting this off of people, my husband got it from my one of the above mentioned friends we'd been over her house for a funeral so there all day, he told me it was the soap he was useing his skin is tougher then my, he wash ever thing in hot water I'm buying all types of repellents, I sure his denial is the reason its all over our house, I've gotten cream from the doctor, but its non ending and way hard to get rid of, so I have to prove I'm not out of my mind or I'm sure I will be Husbandless.

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      It Gets Better 

      16 months ago

      It might be mites (bird nest on the porch) or lice (attacked by bugs while talking to someone) or chiggers, fleas from dogs parks, but whats working for the invisible bugs (that bite me all over while I sleep mostly) so far is this:

      Coconut lotion (I got Jergens Hydrating). You can catch them this way. I think it kills them - slather on where you feel them crawling or biting and keep rubbing until you feel a tiny little bug - BINGO - I get them most every time. Put them under a magnifying glass though really I need a microscope they are so small. They look like multiple things... tiny black nats, black with wings, skinny, oval. Or dandruff on the end of a piece of hair (lice I think that falls after I use the comb) Or a flea. I have a dog and we go to the park twice a day, walking in tall grass. I live in a humid allergy infested zone, full of ticks and chiggers and who knows We are also by many horses (Kentucky). Most people keep the grass 1 inch tall here and now I know why. They also shower immediately after coming inside (after being at a park).

      1 cup of hot coconut oil in a tighly tied plastic bag on hair for over 2 hours. This got the louse out of my hair (looks like white rice), after that I felt a million times better but I know I have to get the nits/eggs/babies too.

      After OIL, then I used Meijer brand spearmint mouthwash for the nits (bag on head for 4 hours I think - I slept with it).

      It made them scurry all over me like crazy trying to get away from it.

      Isopropel Alcohol in spray bottles to clean tools, combs etc and surfaces, and dry out bumps on skin and for body hair. Careful, it burns.

      Wash face, eyebrows and lashes, with baby shampoo with lavender

      Spray dog beds and carpets with vinegar and blow fan to dry... when you leave the home since this is hard to breathe and also hard on eyes.

      Spray a comb with alcohol or vinegar to comb through hair but also spearmint mouthwash when leaving the home - lice doesn't like the smell of it?

      Baths - vinegar (1.5 cups - ouch), salt, baby shampoo with lavender baths.

      1 part vinegar to 2 parts vegetable oil on skin for a half hour minimum.

      Coconut oil drops in ears. they were in my ears!! Ran out the first time and its so much better now.

      Shower, shower, shower - with baby shampoo with lavender

      Clean, vaccuum like crazy - I spray the vacuum with vinegar or alcohol too.

      Clean the car too. Spray with vinegar or alcohol.

      Baking soda on carpets. Vacuum

      Wash clothes in hot, dry high, put in plastic tarps or bags, clean and dirty to contain the spread.

      Shaving hair off body as much as possible

      Spray bed, carpet, baseboards with isopropel or straight vinegar when leaving the house- blow a fan on it to dry.

      Dehumidifier - Bugs like warm and wet so keep it cool and dry - below 74 degrees.

      Leave bed uncovered and spray with the vinegar or isopropel alcohol - blow fan on it to dry or use dehumidifier. check beds for bed bugs

      Ant traps - I'm fairly infested with ants around baseboards.

      I have lice combs now and am continuing treatments (oil and vinegar or mouthwash) on hair until complete gone. I will do this for 10 days in a row minimum (along with vinegar baths or lots of showers with baby shampoo after being outside) and then gradually taper off to once a week since I see so many have this prob for months and I am determined to kill it completely for good.

      Always carrying coconut lotion to get them as they crawl on me.

      Bug spray with deet on shoes, ankles under pants, and on top of pants and clothing before going to parks or in grass.

      I feel better and slept a full night a few times now so this should be over soon but I know I have to keep it up for a long time to complete solve the prob.

      I hope this helps someone. Take care.

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      Virginia Spearman 

      16 months ago

      THANK YOU

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      Islan 

      17 months ago

      OMG!!! I live in the middle of the woods. I KNOW I have mold and I thought I was LOSING MY MIND!!! I just sprayed myself down from head to toe with Windex ( I read another persons experience with this) . Though I normally use ORTHO HOME DEFENSE! THANK YOU! I'm Not CRAZY!!!!!!!!! I don't think my landlord will help me. I'm disabled and have a "Pocket Pit Bull" as a a comfort and semi service dog. I AM FREAKING OUT!!!! I first saw the black mold in my bathroom. The tiles in my shower were separating.it has become a VERY serious health problem for me. Not just the itching, but I have a compromised immune system. Basically? it could kill me. I feel the itching in every room! I RARELY go into my bathroom but to use the toilet. (my hot water heater broke) I'm a "section 8" but am a clean person. I'm in tears right now because FINALLY I know what it is and I'm NOT crazy!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Dontgiveup 

      17 months ago

      Wash clothes as much as possible. When in shower wash with hibiclens antisepticskin cleanser you mix with your soap let sit wash twice make sure since feet and legs good before getting out wear flip flops in shower and around house. Iron clothes if you don't have good steamer or dryer for clothes. Babyoil after shower or ucalyptus lotion.les hair on body the better. Some kind of hair oil or hair grease. If it gets bad dye hair worked for me for a while. Vaccume everyday I mopped walls with bleach . Put plastic bedding on all bedding. Steamshoes before you put them on. Clean ears with peroxide before bed. I slept with swim cap on and in morning jumped straight in shower. Tumeric everyday vitamines .keep fans running keep house cool . Dawn soap vinegar and babyshampoo for washing your animal feed them raw garlic get them out the houseas much as you can. Vaccum your vehicles every week we even vacuumed or beds and pillows. Kirby vaccume are the best. Air purifiers help as well but clean them daily. Lots of sunlight in the house don't hide in the dark you only get depressed and it gets worse. I heard tanning booth works r a steam room clorine .I'm not a doctor but these things works for us. Wipe everything down as much as you can or it gets out of control. Lavaner works good to.ghydrogen peroxide on face. Boric acide on carbet and around house it even works in warm baths for you. I hope this helps maybe not be exactly what's wrong with you but maybe it will for for someone else. Good luck to you and hopefully a answer for all of us one day. Fingers crossed. Anybody find anything new about all of this?

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      Shannon 

      17 months ago

      Okay so I've been reading these post and I have to say I relate by far. I took the advice of one of post last night and took two of my Gabapentin and it seem to work I havent been feeling the crawling of what ever ive been feeling on my skin. I will keep posting and updating about my day cause this feeling I know have been the worst and at times I think I'm going crazy or hallucinating. Thank u all for the help.

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      CAR50 

      17 months ago

      I think I should have started my first comment thanking Anna Lockhart for posting her family story , her story sounds really close to mine . From the others who have commented , I have also read about those symptoms , the rats carry mites , I read about a doctor's story who was infected by rat mites as he was jogging through a cemetery , he was able to dig one rat mite out of his skin and had it tested , I know I can only talk for myself , but those are the stories, also about the sand fly that infects people with worms , they enter through their feet or the tick from the deer that causes lyme disease , I have come to the conclusion, again, this is just my opinion that all of these parasites leave the fungal spores called bartonella , that is the reason of the never ending bumps that keep forming ulcers and turn the skin into an eczema psoriasis state that is hard to control and that is the reason why we keep struggling with the leftovers of whatever bit us or entered our bodies.

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      CAR50 

      17 months ago

      It's BIRD MITES...I was infested and I didn't know,I thought I had a case of eczema and pimples ,this happened around 2014/2015 , it's now March 2018 , since then my skin hasn't been the same. I used jojoba mixed with lavender and clove oil mostly,Apple cider vinegar ,hydrogen peroxide , benzoyl peroxide and acne cream washes that had salicylic acid , Listerine the cool mint blue , Neutrogena coal tar shampoo on body or scalp, to cure the ulcers lotrimin jock itch the yellow package. All of this helped some since I thought I was treating unexplained allergies , but I think they left a residue or the bird mites stayed in the skin , the residue feels and looks like a splinter, but it's not . During the infestation there were red little points that looked like mosquito bites. I was on doxycycline on and off for acne treatment , so that might have helped some with infections, but the skin stayed purging trying to get rid of the little fuzz black threads that come out like black specks or points .

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      CaseOfDenverDTs 

      17 months ago

      10 yrs and counting. Constant crawling of black and white midge that fly??? Flying mites how out of this world. Currently head and face and shoulders super infected. Tried clove oil + tea tree + some ortho malathion poison and OMG they went crazy over my entire head, half my face down my neck into my shoulders. Over ten yrs have consider just ending it all but I have kids so that keeps me here. Last 2 weeks had to put down my beloved boston terrier who was infected. Oct 2017 his belly swelled to size 1/2 football, he developed a bad cough and sneezing a lot followed by throwing up what ever he ate for his last week whereas he could hardly make it up the stairs. I felt it was better to end his suffering rather than watch his health decline any more RIP Buster these bugs took him down

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