Itchy skin parasites can be from bird mites, rat mites, mice mites, pigeon mites… Imagine this: You’re cleaning the garage and behind some boxes you find an uninhabited nest of mice. Not looking forward to dealing with the nest, you move everything out of the way, use a broom to sweep up nest, and a vacuum cleaner to remove the last remnants of the nest and any droppings near by thinking that’s the end of it all.
Or imagine this: you notice an uninhabited bird nest on the outside one of your windows. You knock it to the ground. As it falls you notice some dust. You retrieve the garbage can. It’s in one large clump so you just pick up with your bare hands and throw it into the garbage.
And then within 24 hours or so you’re skin is itching relentlessly. And then it feels as though something is crawling on your skin. You take a hot shower and for a while feel relieved. However, it’s short term and within hours you’re once again itching. You’re totally confused and wonder why all the itching.
Then you begin to wonder what was in that nest of mice or that bird nest. It must have been bird mites or rat mites, right? But nothing in your medicine chest works. You rush out to the pharmacy and purchase some Rid or Nix thinking that you’ll end the problem once and for all–the mice or birds probably had lice which have made their home on your body.
For a day or so, there’s relief, but then the itching skin and biting sensations return full force resulting in bite marks and rashes. This means a visit to your family doctor. He prescribes something like Elimite or Lindane. A trip to the pharmacy and you return home in anticipation to ending this itchy skin and biting once and for all. Again, you feel better for up to four days and then again the itching skin returns full force–the medication is not working. In the meantime your significant other has begun with itchy skin and is blaming you for the problem. It’s driving you both crazy. You both shower and instead of feeling better afterwards, you begin itchy as soon as you dry your body. Unknown to you, your towels have become infected and simply are simply spreading the infectious agent onto your body.
You return to your doctor and in spite of bite marks and rashes he can’t identify your problem. He refers you to a dermatologist. In hopes of ending this night mare you make an appointment with the specialist.
Much to your disappointment, the dermatologist is stupefied and prescribes Diprolene and an antibiotic. He can’t identify the problem either. Again there’s temporary relief for a few days. But overall your condition is worsening. You begin wondering if your children or anyone else with whom you are in contact are at risk.
What has happened? The bird nest or mice nest was infested with mites carrying skin parasites. The vacuum cleaner neatly removed them from the garage floor and spread them all over the garage and your body. When you walked from the garage to your home, the souls of your shoes spread them into your home.
When the bird nest fell, the dust was full of mite carrying parasites that contacted your skin. You scratched your itchy skin and spread them with your fingernails to other parts of your body. They were also on the bottom of your soles and you transported them all over your home.
As they hatched and multiplied on your skin, they:
1. Laid eggs that were deposited where ever you sat, or in whatever you wore, or in your bedding, or in your towel, or in the carpet, or flooring near your feet, or in your jewelry, watch band, combs, hair brush…
2. Attempted to bore into your skin by biting you causing the bite marks. The rash is simply a bacterial infection as a result of the bite marks.
The skin parasites are known as one of more of the following:
2. Collembola (spring tails)
3. Strongyloides stercoralis
And the unfortunate fact is that nearly all physicians are totally inexperienced with their treatment. There are no diagnostic tests available for Morgellons or Collembola and the strongyloides is a rare nematode requiring a wormer which again physicians are inexperienced in it’s treatment.
The CDC is just beginning research on Morgellons and most doctors (in spite of unexplained fibers on the sufferer’s body) don’t believe in the existence of Morgellons.
You soon learn that suffering from skin parasites raises some important questions. How do you bathe? What skin creams or lotions provide results? How do you get skin parasites out of your bedding, furniture, rugs…? Although your doctor should have answers, he has no answers to any of these questions, yet fortunately there are real down to earth answers to get your life back to normal.
Richard Kuhns B.S.Ch.E is the author of Soothing the Itch Within and the Diet to Control it ebook. He aims to provide a,b,c direction for diet, bathing, disinfection techniques, and medical options to get rid of skin parasites. To find out more please visit http://www.SkinParasitesEbook.com. He is also author of best selling self hypnosis stress management cds at http://www.DStressDoc.com