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Get an empty bottle, preferrably a spray bottle, and add white vinegar in it with 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 2 tablespoons of alcohol. Keep it by your bed and spray every hour. If you need to do it more often, do that. You will see they will stay away. Always have your doctor prescribe medi-honey. It's an ointment, very sticky, but the ones on you will die and the rest will try and stay away while it's on you. Rub a nice amount on your neck and back.
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I have something in my hair, that is eating my hair and biting me
It sounds like you may have head lice, even if it is something else the shampoo that is used to kill head lice should kill whatever it is. I would try the head lice shampoo that can be found at any drugstore. Be sure to follow the directions exactly as the box instructs. You will need to not only treat your head but your bedding and surrounding areas will need to be washed in hot water.
I have the same problem with the little black bugs. They are hard and shiny and come out of my hair, my butt, my skin...basically every pore on my body that has a hair in it. I have no idea what they are but I have been bothered for years. Recently we painted the top floor of our house, got brand new furniture, a new bed... cleaned and cleaned and October came and they were 5x as bad as ever. I have tried every treatment I can think of and nothing helps except a spray made with 20 drops of grapefruit oil, 15 drops of eucalyptus and 15 drops of lemon. It is like a natural Lysol and gives me some relief when I spray it around the house but they never completely go away.
I was having the same issue. Get athlete foot spray. Spray your scalp and shoulders down.
Ask your physician about Tinea Incognito. Ringworm that has changed its normal characteristic becoming unrecognizable due to using topical steroid either by misdiagnosis or use on one's own. You can look it up online and see if you have the symptoms. Be persistent because I had 8 doctors treat me like I was crazy and didn't have it then finally found one who prescribed oral antifungal medication that I was on for a while.
This is my first time replying to anyone so I hope this goes through. These little black bugs that you are talking about, do you see them just on your body? Or have you thought to look EVERYWHERE in your home? My problem seemed to start cpl yrs ago. Saw these little black bugs on my window screens. I know they were bugs, even though you couldn't see legs, but because they moved. I showed my husband 2 springs and summers and he really didn't think much of it. I could go on and on but I don't want ppl to think I'm writing a thriller here. When I really started to look and research wth these things could be, damn it was way late and now we no longer live alone in our home. These tiny, and sometimes microscopicly tiny black bugs are Carpet Bettles! I Have Never heard of such a thing in all my life but after countless research and Common Sense, I found out I'M NOT CRAZY like my husband once thought. They sound too easy right, carpet? Well they go from carpet (because they love the stuff the backing of the carpet is made with. Ok once again, just Google and vaccume (and YES. ALL THE TIME disposing of the waste properly and quickly) I felt like a relieve. Silly me. I will tell you what to use, Google me to make sure I'm not lying to you, and open your eyes beyond your skin! And don't think if you have hardwood or other, non carpet type flooring your in the clear. THEY LOVE FIBERS, like that in your clothing, yes even undies ladies, which is howned they start to get on you. Altho they don't bite you yourself.
Try taking charcoal supplements, use charcoal soap by bore, wash your hair with it too. Add 1 cup of bleach to your batch every other day. Then alternate with vinegar. I use Neem Oil Body Wash and T/Gel anti itch shampoo and a Coconut Conditioner. Also rub your body and hair with extra virgin olive oil after baths. Especially your neck, back, and legs. I put it all over. I use a psoriasis lotion on itchy spots throughout the day and salt in every bath. Tea Tree oil is in my bath too. I believe this may be a fungus. I have it too. Alcohol/aloe hand sanitizer helps. Wash your hands a lot. I use all of this and a laundry booster in my laundry too. My clothes are in containers. Separated by person. My clean clothes are also. I bought a soft bristled brush for my hair. The Dr gave me a rinse for psoriasis of the scalp for my hair and a lotion for my body. Keep your hands out your hair. I know that's hard. Good luck and God bless.
Look up rat mites. I think this may be your answer. They get under the hair follicle and suck blood. It's also the supposed culprit of morgellins. I've gotten better. Try charcoal soap by Biore, T/Gel shampoo for itching, Neem Oil Body Wash and ACV, Peroxide, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Epsom Salt in Bath then shower and wash with regular soap. Use the Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a leave in Conditioner and all over for a couple days. They will come out. Rub them off your skin with cotton. Drink ACV morning and night and water with lemon squeezed in it throughout the day. No dairy, carbs, bread, or processed foods. Get a probiotic supplement. And hand sanitizer is your friend. Use borax in your mop water and laundry on high heat. Vacuum daily. Keep everyone's dirty clothes in separate air tight containers and wash separately. Dry until no lint is coming out. Wash bed clothes daily. Cover tooth brushes and clean bath between use. Wipe counters and flat surfaces daily. Wipe baseboards weekly. Keep everything as dry as possible. Get a dehumidifier and HEPA filter for your HVAC and Vacuum. Good luck!
Google rodent/ bird mites. We lived in Alabama and had quite a bit of open land around us we caught 17 field mice in our house in one day. One of them had died underneath the refrigerator and we did not know it and it had mites the 9th left it and moved to my dog who laid on my bed my couch my floor everywhere one day I started seeing it look like little specks of salt jumping all around me and making me itch all over but once they would finally land it would turn black everyone thought I was crazy I was ready to rip my hair out my dog was a Saint Bernard we shaved him and bathe him everyday then finally someone else told me to get the green rubbing alcohol and spray it everywhere keep my dog outside for a while clean my house thoroughly take a warm shower wash everything down we wash all of our clothes anything that was stuffed just keep spraying the green rubbing alcohol after about a week it stopped I hope this is helpful
If you had a fungal infection First. Springtail eat fungus.. I had this. Lost all of my hair. Its been six months and Im still stulick from it. Also look up morgellons disease. Mine started with springtail.
I recently have been finding bugs. But it looks like maybe there are three different types. Some look like fuzz or dust or even lint. And some are kind of clearish. It is hard to tell what they are and they are in my hair and they go in my nose and ears and other areas of my body. I have chopped my hair off and used every kind of treatment I know of. Plus I got a prescription treatment. They won't go away. Please for the love of God, can someone please tell me what they are and how to get rid of them!
I am so sorry you are dealing with this. It sounds like you have tried a doctor, so maybe get a second opinion since the medicine has not helped.
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If it is not fleas or lice, it could be bird mites. I would get an exterminator.
I have springtails bugs and they have been getting in my eyes, as well as, my hair. What do I need to do to get them off me?
Please help me with this matter.
Are you sure they are springtails? I ask because usually these pesky things stay to themselves and eat decayed leaves, cardboard and such. I have not seen them get too close to people...but again, this is only my experience. Others may have other experiences.
Springtails and body lice look a lot alike to me so if they are small and clear-ish in color, they may be body lice.
In this case, talk to your pharmacist or doctor and get one of the over the counter treatments. You will need to wash all fabrics in your home with hot water (or steam clean furniture) so you don't keep getting reinfected.
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If this is the case the bugs could be body lice and not springtails. You will need to clean your house, furniture and bedding and treat them like body lice. You can get some special shampoo for your hair and I would go to the drug store and buy some products to help you with this problem.
I am new here and glad to see I am not crazy. I too have the same issues and these are not head lice at all. They look like little lint specs on your clothes and in the light or as it gets closer to your skin the color becomes darker. It has gotten so bad that when I hop into the shower they attack me in hordes.
I washed my hair and got attacked so severely I had to use a hard brush in the area just to sooth it. Then I wrapped my hair up, but they were already going crazy stabbing me in the scalp and I couldn't even touch it. I don't know what to do if it seems my hair is gonna get wet my hair sticks up and stiffens up.
They could be fleas or mites. Go to a dermatologist
I think my cousin has fleas in her hair, but I am not sure because they have a wing on their body. I have a picture of it. Plus she has a 6 nests in her hair she picks them out about all day. Plus she uses the Dawn, Caderwood, apple cider vinegar, and other things, but they are still living in her hair.
She needs to get a lice shampoo. It will kill the fleas also. If it doesn't work, the doctor will have to prescribe something.
Please have your aunt or uncle take your cousin to her PCP or doctor's office to be checked out and figure out exactly what is going on so she can get the right treatment.
Home remedies are not always effective and sometimes you need to have a prescription or approved over the counter medicine to treat.
Post back with an update. Prayers for healing.
A heavy coating of petroleum jelly applied to the whole scalp and then the scalp wrapped in plastic and left in place for 24 hours should suffocate and kill the bugs.
If nothing worked, I would shave my head before I would walk around with 6 nests of bugs in my hair.
Something is amiss, here. Could you and your cousin be related to a contributor who recently posted an article about his neighbors being cruel to animals, goats in particular?
A dear friend once said to me, 'Doug, don't you know a piece of paper will lay there and let you write anything on it'?
(Same goes for keyboards and MS notepads).
I have been suffering from something in my hair. It has been 1 year now and I have been going through hell. It started in June of 2019 and is still going now. When I first started experiencing something moving on my head was right after me having scabies. I was treated for scabies twice. I don't know how I got scabies, but I did. After my skin started to clear up I started to feel like something was crawling on my scalp so of course I told my family, but no one wanted to believe me so I tried a Nix treatment and after doing that I started to see bugs come out my hair. I freaked out crying. I live alone so I called my family to tell them what I was experiencing and still no one wanted to believe me. They kept saying African American people don't get lice cause that's what I thought it was. So as I continue to comb them out my nerves are all over the place so I go days of doing this but things was getting no better. I am washing clothes and bedding everyday, wiping things down, and I vacuum everyday for at least three months straight. I am just a nightmare, getting no sleep, bathing constantly, working with no rest while trying to deal with it. I have been to the emergency room four times. Each time the doctors say they don't see anything. This causes me to fall into a deep depression, so as time goes on I stop eating, sleeping, and drinking. I was losing my mind. My family kept saying they don't see anything on my head. I started to take pictures and they would still keep saying I don't have anything in my hair. I had a nervous breakdown trying to prove to them that I'm not crazy and there is some on my head. I have tried every over the counter shampoo and even seen a dermatologist and he prescribed ivermectin. It did not work. I'm so exhausted for trying everything. I cut all my hair off my head, my hair is to my scalp and it's still on my head moving around. I think I need someone to shave my head completely bald cause I'm tired of going through this. I have tried every over the counter shampoo, ivermectin, permethrin, olive oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil, neem oil, mayonnaise, and conditioner. Nothing is working. I'm so emotionally, physically, and mentally drained I don't know what to do anymore. I cry every night. I need help and the doctors aren't helping.