It’s 3:00 am, your sleep has been interrupted by something crawling on your face, legs, private parts-and you have no idea as to what to do. First you wonder if it’s your imagination, but then the crawling feelings are accompanied by a biting, stinging sensation. Sometimes the biting seems to be from under your skin. You get out of bed, turn on a light and take a look to see what’s causing the problem. You see nothing. Hoping for relief you scratch it. Moments later, the biting returns and it’s relentless. The next day you may find a rash developing or what appears like bites on your skin.
The only evidence of something going on is that you might find a gritty sandy like substance-black specs-in your bedding or some strange fibers developing on your skin or or tiny sparkly specs of light reflecting sunlight on your arms.
In some cases, it looks like a mosquito bite or the beginnings of a zit but it never goes away. In fact it multiplies in a short period of time.
What’s causing the biting, rashes, lesions, and what do you do about it? First you try some over the counter remedy such as Benadryl or Gold Bond medicated powder and there’s no benefit. Then you go to your doctor expecting a prescription for a skin cream to quickly eliminate the problem. Your doctor examines you and can’t find anything wrong. You’re in disbelief. And then when you ask him about the lesions, he accuses you of scratching your skin causing it to inflame. If you’re lucky, you might convince him to prescribe something like Quill or Elimite which provides some relief for a few days and then “all bets are off” as it’s back to the hell of itching and biting. If you complain enough, your doctor might take a biopsy (plug sample). You think to yourself, “finally we’re going to find out what the problem is,” and you’re looking forward to finally identifying the causative agent. The test comes back negative and eventually your doctor suggests to you that it’s stress, in your imagination, anxiety, general nervousness, Rosacea’s Red Face, or worse he hands you a pamphlet on acrophobia.
You tell him that you wife/husband also has the rashes and bites. He points to the pamphlet where it says “folie a deux” and explains that the fear is shared by both of you. You tell him that another family member has it and he explains that it can also be “folie a tois.” You leave his office totally destroyed mentally knowing you have to go home and do the best you can on your own which might be taking near scalding hot baths several times a day for relief.
Actually, you’ve may have been invaded by one of several strains of skin parasites. While most skin parasites are harmless, there are some skin parasites such as Morgellons (of unknown origin), unknown to most doctors, that can make life a living hell. The sad thing is that there is no known diagnostic procedure much less a treatment.
Job, of the Old Testament in the Holy Bible with what are described as boils, may very well have been the first human on record who suffered from these skin parasites which are in the form of skin mites, nematodes, collembola and or skin fungus.
Some species of parasites that usually live outdoor on plants and animals can adapt to living both in human skin and bring protozoan, bacterium, and fungi organisms that live systemically (in the blood). Without guidance in an effective treatment the parasites can reside in one’s skin for years and make scabies (a form of mite) look like the common cold.
To further complicate life, this skin problem can be easily transmitted from animal or human to human by simple contact, i.e., beauty parlor, lying down on an infested couch or rug, trying on new clothing in a store that was tried on by someone who was infested….
My hell started from a cloud of dust that descended upon me after I pulled a strangulating vine from a tree in my back yard so the medical specialist I consulted couldn’t pull that acrophobia stuff on me. Early on I experimented with garlic. I tried other things like curry, but garlic was the ticket. I started with 30,000 mg. of garlic per day and ended up at around 240,000 mg. per day before I freed myself of the parasitic itchy biting symptoms. For me, garlic completely tamed down the symptoms of the itchy parasites to where I could be human. Of course I tried many different medications during this time and each time I went off garlic to see if the medication or remedy was working, it would flare up again because none were working. Eventually garlic lost its magic and it was back to itching hell.
I kept my distance from others. At the time I was infected, the person I lived with also became infected. She successfully got rid of it within a couple months with a product call Liquid Needles and an ice bath. I wasn’t so fortunate. Eventually we ended our relationship and I stayed by myself as I couldn’t predict my symptoms. My 6 yr old son was suddenly kept at arm’s length as I didn’t want him to catch the parasites much less jeopardize my visitation rights.
Fortunately shortly thereafter, I discovered the value of the diet which is called the Parasite-Lyme DietSM. In fact I’m convinced that no treatment will work without getting on the eating diet and staying on it. I’ve learned that there are foods such as fruits and many carbohydrates that feed the parasites and foods that starve them. I started it as an elimination diet–ate only eggs initially and within a few days I was itch and bite free–it worked that fast for me. Over time I’d add a new food to see if symptoms flared. It took over ten years to discover all the nuances of the diet so I could enjoy foods like shrimp scampi, chicken in butter sauce…
It’s a three stage diet, the first of which is very strict. As stage I is successful, one can often advance to Stage II within a week or so and eat more leniently. It didn’t take long to think I was cured, but every time I went off the diet for a week or so, the itching and biting returned. In time with certain medications, I could advance to Stage III of the diet and enjoy limited types of fruit, honey, chocolate cake…
Over the years I guided dozens of other onto the diet for relief. The e-book entitled Soothing the Itch Within and the Diet to Control It provides medical, bathing, and disinfection protocols which got me and dozens of other sufferers symptom free.
Additionally the e-book and the diet is valuable for and addresses the complications of Lyme and Protozoan infection that often accompany parasitic infection.
Richard Kuhns B.S.Ch.E. NGH certified is author of the e-book Soothing the Itch Within and the Diet to Control It found at http:www.SkinParasitesEbook.com. Author of over 50 self help programs http://www.DStressdoc.com and http://www.PanicBusters.com