Unknown Skin Parasites
Generally when one thinks of skin parasites, they think of scabies and ring worm for which the medical profession is well equipped.
Unfortunately I contracted the skin parasites about which doctors know nothing. I was doing my yearly back yard Spring clean-up when it happened. As I pulled a strangulating vine from a tree I noticed a cloud of dust descending upon me as I dislodged the vine. I disposed of the vine, decided to call it quits for the day, and took a shower thinking no more of the dust cloud. I thought it was simply pollen.
My profession is about managing stress. I had private clients and led workshops and trainings and within a month my life changed to the point that I was on the brink of anxiety panic attack.
Two days later while visiting my mother; my lady friend, Fran, and I began itching all over our bodies. The itching was so intense that we were forced to immediately left for home. Not knowing what to do, we decided to take hot baths as a first step which provided relief. But within hours we were both itching again. The next few days were horrendous and confusing as we used everything we could to get rid of them–anti itch creams, Rid, Nix…
I deduced the source of the infection was that cloud of dust but that did little good. Soon we realized that our bedding was contaminated and we began laundering our bedding daily with bleach. We took scalding baths two-to-three times per day to control the itching and biting and made sure all clothing was laundered with bleach or ammonia before wearing it again. And then we realized that the bugs were all over the house–on the furniture, in the rugs. We notice small flying insects in the house and thinking it must be some kind of mite, I ordered diatomaceous earth. I also bought a duster and dusted the diatomaceous earth all over the house.
Realizing how prolific the mites were, I treated my front and rear yard and all the shrubs with an insecticide that kills jiggers. Fran went to her doctor who found nothing and at her urging he prescribed Elimite. We both used it thinking life would soon be normal only to be disappointed to find that within four days all symptoms returned.
I went to a dermatologist who after observing all the bites and rashes, took a plug sample for analysis and prescribed antibiotics along with Diprolene. Again I had about four days of relative freedom and then all symptoms returned and then more disappointing news: My doctor called me to inform me that the analysis of the plug sample showed nothing.
I tried everything I could think of–boric acid, sulfur I mixed sulfur with Vaseline and applied it to my skin. I looked like I had hepatitis–my silver hair and skin was yellow. In searching to identify the culprit I noticed that my arms sparkled in the sun light-maybe the eggs of the insect. I found my old microscope and took samples from my body where ever I could. I found what looked like a microscopic crab and took it to a dermatologist who said it was nothing.
After about three months of living in this hell. I experimented with about 30,000 mg of garlic and found that the symptoms stopped. After a few days I thought I was cured and stopped the garlic only to have the itching and biting return within days.
Fran moved away and got rid of her infestation with a product called Liquid Needles and ice baths. I could never bring myself to an ice bath and the Liquid Needles for me were like a band aid.
I relied heavily on garlic and eventually was at about 200,000 mg per day-I was popping those little round capsules like candy. I really didn’t notice any garlic odor about me so my body must have been using all the garlic or I was oozing it from my pores and was oblivious to it.
I eventually confided in a friend who suggested that I experiment with diet-an alternative to garlic. I began only eating eggs and within a day all symptoms had subsided. Life can get boring with only eggs so I began adding one new food at a time. I found that anything with wheat or oat flour caused symptoms to return. Rice was safe. Fruit was a big problem. I dropped about fifteen pounds and the next year was about experimenting with various foods.
Eventually I found an old-timer doctor who was familiar with bird mites. He described patients standing in front of an air conditioner feeling itching and biting. He prescribed ORAP which along with the diet enabled me to eventually expand my diet to what I identify as Stage III of the diet. The ORAP was stopped after ten weeks and I remained on Stage III of the diet for nearly ten years during which time I got married, had normal intimate relations, and was free of being contagious as long as I remained on the diet.
Over the years I helped dozens of other sufferers rid themselves of the symptoms with the diet. I also found that the itching and biting symptoms can be caused by several different organisms:
Nematodes such as Strongyloides stercoralis
Collembola (spring tails)
I also learned that Lyme and Protozoan infections often accompany the parasites compromising one’s immune system further complicating any attempts at treatment. And what’s more frustrating is that the Lyme and Protozoan are not easily diagnosed except for special labs such as Bowen and Igenix. I tested positive for Lyme disease and credit my excellent overall health for the fifteen years I’ve had it to the diet.
I learned that there are diagnostic tests for some of parasites but with most of them there are no diagnostic procedures much less any medical treatment.
All of what I’ve learned is in an e-book, Soothing the Itch Within and the Diet to Control It. It has all the specifics of the diet, disinfection and bathing protocols, medical approaches including transcripts with specialists in the field, alternative approaches–Rife, vitamin C and salt, bentonite clay…
Richard Kuhns B.S.Ch.E. NGH certified authored the e-book Soothing the Itch Within and the Diet to Control It which deals with parasitic infections doctors can’t diagnose or treat. The e-book provides a three stage diet for eliminating itching and biting symptoms . Author of over 50 self help programs to manage stress available at http://www.DStressDoc.com and http://www.PanicBusters.com for overcoming panic/anxiety.