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Getting Rid of Bugs in Hair

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If you have bugs infesting the hair of your family, proper identification will help you with treatment. There are several products and home remedies that will work on many types of insects. Medical advice should be sought if the bugs are very resistant to treatment.
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May 16, 2019

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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October 26, 2017

I have something in my hair, that is eating my hair and biting me

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October 27, 20170 found this helpful
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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.

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Be sure to wash your brushes and and hair accessories also. After the initial treatment you will need to do it again in about 10 days but the second time buy a different brand of lice shampoo. The nits that are not hatched will develop an immunity to the first formula. The nits are little white things that are basically glued to the hair shaft those are the eggs not yet hatched. If this doesn't work I would see another doctor if the first one did not help.

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November 8, 20172 found this helpful
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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.

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It seems when you clean the house it stirs them up and theyre worse than ever. I also get the little hard salty things in my bed that bite and the pain is in a large area around the bite and it hurts like heck for days. I know these little white things like plastic so dont Store your clothes in plastic containers. I wish to God someone could figure this out. The rituals I have to go through daily are insane, same as the rest of you. I think these little black bugs came inside a few years ago when I was storing plane bulbs in our basement. Currently our basement is the worst area and I dont know how to clean it. Even my cleaning lady cant go down there without getting itchy.

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November 15, 20174 found this helpful
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I was having the same issue. Get athlete foot spray. Spray your scalp and shoulders down.

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Vacuum everyday
Wash the floors with bleach
Disinfect your vacuum
Take a hot bath in 2 cups of borax
One bottle of peroxide for 20 mine make sure to submerge entire body
Deet spray deet on your clothes when cleaning.
Start taking 2 cloves of garlic sliced twice a day.
Also take a bath in 4 cups of apple cider vinegar.

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December 6, 20172 found this helpful
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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.

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Please let us know if this helped and good luck!

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January 30, 20184 found this helpful
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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.

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They are on a mission to your bed sheets and again happen to cross your body. HOWEVER if you have Sensative skin, all the itsy bitsy legs that we could NEVER See with the baste eye, leave a red trail or spots on your skin. Now since I'm out of time to continue writing for now, this is ALL you need to use, yes I have wasted hundreds of dollars first too, but once you start to look on your clothes or Any surfice that is light in background, look real hard that tiny speck that's smaller than a poppyseed, is just a baby waiting to find food. Vaccume is a HUGE part. I would actually stray from house bombing it seems to make them worse and don't waste money on the 'pros' as they treat NOTHING it just helps your mental state. BORAX 20 mule team, 2.99 in laundry isle of most Any supermarkets. Buy it, Google it, and do what it says for carpet beetles, and you will be pleasently surprised at ALL the things Borax can help you with. But for now, let it showas you how to kill these and many other bugs, along with cleaning hard stubborn stains on clothes that had already been dried. It's just a miracle that I really wish I would have found earlier but every day it gets Better. Your NOT crazy. Stop paying for the Dr's to tell you that you are, or worse yet tell you Nothing. I'm in this with you guys and my heart goes out to you all. We are WOMEN! nothing shall beat us down for too long. Best of luck I really hope this helps Eben one person who decides for 3 bucks it's at least worth trying. Then look up all the other advantages I found came along with borax!

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March 25, 20181 found this helpful
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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.

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March 25, 20184 found this helpful
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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!

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April 10, 20182 found this helpful
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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

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May 27, 20182 found this helpful
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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.

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March 22, 2019

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!

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March 22, 20190 found this helpful
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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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Sending prayers that you find a solution quickly!! Post back with an update!!

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March 22, 20190 found this helpful
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If it is not fleas or lice, it could be bird mites. I would get an exterminator.

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By 0 found this helpful
May 10, 2019

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.

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May 10, 20190 found this helpful
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They could be fleas or mites. Go to a dermatologist

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