There are some skin parasites that are so bity and itchy that they practically drive you mentally insane.
A lady writes, “We were at an amusement park. While using the toilet I came in contact with some water on the seat. My doctor says you can’t get diseases from a toilet seat, but I don’t agree. I began to itching within minutes on my buttocks where I came in contact with the water.
The itch was persistent. To get relief I went back to the bath to scratch my skin where I itched.
Unfortunately the relief was short lived. But then I noticed that where ever I touched myself–forehead or arms it began itching.
Later when I got home I took a shower. But it only made things worse. I itched everywhere. It was relentless and developed into a biting sensation.
Within a couple days, my ten year old son and husband were also suffering with biting and itching.
An emergency visit to the doctor proved rather useless. He had no idea what the problem was or if there really was a problem. He prescribed Elemite cream and it helped a little bit for a couple days and then the itching returned.
I’m at the end of my rope and don’t know what to do. Please help me?”
This too often is the kind of email I receive. This is the first one about a toilet seat. This lady is describing a highly contagious skin parasite that you would think came from a science fiction novel. Just a point of issue, the parasite was actually transmitted from the seat, not by the water on the seat. What is amazing is that to contract this parasite you only need be in contact with the infected surface for a few moments. The surface could be a chair, sofa, bed, car seat, or in this case a toilet seat.
The next human that comes in contact with that surface becomes infected. But infection isn’t limited to humans, dogs, cats and so on can become infected too.
What is this parasite? Answer: This could generally be one of two different parasites.
Most typically it would be spring tails (also know as Collembola). There are six thousand species of spring tails (a microscopic organism that feeds on decaying matter). Spring tails are generally found outdoors. They are an important organism in the cycle of decaying matter such as dead leaves and grass and as such are not usually found on living organisms.
But there is at least one specie that has developed a taste for warm blooded animals. Unfortunately there are no diagnostic tests available for someone infected. They have only been identified in microscopic studies and there is no known medical treatment. Only a very limited number of doctors even know of their existence.
This parasite can also be transmitted from one infected animal such as a rodent, cat, human, dog, bird and so on to another warm blooded animal.
Another parasite that can be transmitted similarly is Strongyloides stercoralis. It’s a small worm (nematode) that is generally transmitted by feces. But because the life cycle of the parasite moves from internal to the skin of the affected animal, it can also be transmitted from touch of one animal to another just as with the collembola.
It could likewise be transmitted by an infected surface such as a toilet seat.
Over the years I’ve heard of these parasites being transmitted by bed bugs, rat or mice mites, bird mites and one person claimed to simply be infected by sitting across from an infected person who was emitting spit as he talked.
Getting rid of the parasites can be a challenge as they quickly infest one’s living quarters–bedding, furniture, autos, garages, walkways and so on. They can ruin your life socially, professionally and romantically.
Fortunately there is hope. First it’s important to disinfect the environment and use bathing protocols to keep from being re-infected from external sources. But that does not keep the parasites from breeding on or in the host (the infected human).
The next step is to observe that certain foods seem to contribute to the formation of yeast in the body and on the skin. It seems that yeast is food for the parasites.
The goal is to figure out which foods feed the parasites and which foods starve the parasites. The news is that diet has been discovered. Although it is a low glycemic anti yeast diet, it follows no particular theory. For instance, while anisette and rosemary may be acceptable on anti candida diets, both would activate these parasites.
Over the last ten years it has helped dozens and dozens of itchy skin parasite sufferers get their lives back to a normal life. If you google King diet, you’ll find it in the top returns associated with skin parasites.
Richard Kuhns B.S.Ch.E. is author of the e-book Soothing the Itch Within and the Diet to Control It. His aim is to provide relief to those suffering with skin parasites that doctors can’t diagnose or treat. To find out more please visit http://www.SkinParasitesEbook.com He is also a prominent figure in the self help field and is the author behind the best selling self hypnosis cds for managing stress and overcoming anxiety panic attack.