Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch?

August 30, 2016

Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch8 weeks ago I my scalp started itching. When I combed my hair out over the bathroom basin these black things come out. I assumed they were lice, so over the following 2 weeks I spent a lot of money on different products. However I still had them. I went to a lice specialist who had one of those special head covers, but she couldn't find anything.


So I came home thinking OK, perhaps they've gone, but just 3 hours later the itching started again. I do have a dog, but she has had so many baths and treatments for fleas. I did take her to the vet to have her checked out. He confirmed she didn't have fleas.

Anyway the more research I did online the more I've become convinced they are no lice but fleas as I recognised all 4 images from the life cycle of fleas image I found online. I have tried cider vinegar, tea tree oils, medicated shampoos, salt you name it I've tried it. I shower twice a day washing my hair and putting lots of conditioner on to comb though my hair with a nit comb. Yet the little so and sos are still with me. For the 1st hour after my shower my head feels fine, then it starts to itch and I find little black dots all around my neck and chest area. So I go upstairs and wash them away with a flannel, whilst at the same time combing my hair over the wash basin where more come out, sometimes long straight things. Embarrassingly once when I was showering one came from my crotch area too.


When I go to bed I'm no longer putting a duvet or sheet over me so I can see what the back sheet looks like in the morning. It's usually got white specks all the sheet, which I'm presuming are eggs. Once in a while I'm woken by something biting my legs and when I look there is one of this white spots under my leg or foot.

This is us seriously wearing me down mentally and reduces me to tears on a regular basis. I don't know what else to do hence why I'm asking if amybody has a solution as I'm seriously thinking the only way to get rid of them is to cut all my hair off as I am desperate, but as a woman that would be drastic measures.

Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch
Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch
Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch
Tiny Black Bugs Making Head Itch


November 13, 201622 found this helpful
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Check with a doctor before taking this advice. I don't know your health status-meds.
I took 2 tbs of unprocessed Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. 1 tbs in am. &1 tbs before bed. Put it in juice to mask the taste. I use apple or grape juice. Rinse mouth out with milk so acidity doesn't ruin tooth enamel. I did this and starting seeing a huge difference after 3 days.


I vacuumed every day, and purchased a spray with an IGR, (This is an insect growth Regulator). IGRS stop the flea life cycle. IGRS are strong enough to kill all stages of life including larvae, pupae, egg, adult. I purchased Armor & Conquer. Just google it and purchase it online. I sprayed it on my couch, under my couch, under my cushions, basically on floors. Be careful not to get on humans or pets.
Vacuuming every day is key. I did downstairs 1 day, and upstairs the next.
* For dogs: Bathe in Blue Dawn Liquid Soap. Lather and rinse after 15 minutes. Keep pets head and mouth above water so they don't drowned(had to say it). Blue Dawn Soap removes the oil from fleas and suffocates them. Obviously keep out of pets eyes, and soap around the outside of ears 1st to avoid fleas from going in the ears.

Use warm water, not hot. Bathe every few days so not to dry out their skin.
* For humans: The ACV will up your blood PH, and lower any current infection that the fleas maybe drawn to.
* Bathe daily using Selsun Blue Anti~Dandruff Selenium Sulfide Shampoo.
Use a nit comb and comb through Pantene Conditioner removing eggs,fleas.
* You can also Blue Dawn& lather for 15 min.
Put Epson Salts in very warm Bath Water for humans. I use Doctor Teal's with Ginger and Clay. This removes toxins and the salt kills fleas.
* Wash bed sheets every day, wash and bag toys. Steam or wash window dressings.
* Spray 100% natural cedar oil in hair after shower-bath. 5 ml cedar oil, to 16oz water, and 8 drops lemon grass essential oil. Put solution in spray bottle for hair. Fleas hate this.

I sprayed thud in my hair during day, and then put it in a bun.
* At night, or whenever you can attend candles: get a bowl of warm water, make suds w/ Blue Dawn, place floating tea lights or candle in center and light it. Fleas will be attracted to the light, jump in and drowned. I had a bowel in each rm.

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April 25, 2019

Does anyone have black specks in their hair?


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April 26, 20195 found this helpful

You could have lice or fleas. You need to use a lice treatment to get rid of it.

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April 26, 20190 found this helpful


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April 28, 20190 found this helpful

Could also be dead lice

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June 9, 20193 found this helpful

I have tried 4 bottles of different treatments but it doesnt work

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July 3, 201923 found this helpful

Isnt there a way to upload a video. I have a video of exactly what they are! I have a dog and they seem to bother her more than me, but they do hurt when they bite and when theres so many on your body it feels like your body is so sore. My dog trembles they hurt her so bad. Ive had two bug guys come out, went to two doctors and three vets and everyone thought I was crazy but I finally have a clear video of what they are.


I kept seeing the pictures I have attached the last three weeks and I thought those are the bugs, but those are way bigger than what the bugs actually are

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July 16, 20199 found this helpful

What are they? Did you get rid of them? Where did you get the video? Thanks!

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August 5, 201917 found this helpful


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August 18, 20198 found this helpful

I have had the same problem and Ive been viewing these critters via 30x magnifying app on my phone for 10 months at first I just noticed them in the carpet then furniture than the past three months on me Ive trued everything to get rid of them. Ive also been researching on line. They are in my hair and my hair will move all by itself. I hold a light to it to try n see bugs but nothing although Ive noticed a lot of similarities in the thing Ive finally found today during yet more research. . They can be translucent they are usually microscopic but Ive noticed I can now see some of them wo magnifier. They tend to be pale peachy to green in color in the carpet and those Ive found in my dog. The ones I vigorously rub off of myself are small tan to blackish in color of different sizes. Today I located the straw mite and the oak leaf mite online this is the closest thing Ive found to my problem. Tho theres nothing official. If you can download supervision app its a magnifying app that gives a better view. You have to play with it and hold at different depths and angles to find out what gets the clearest and closest pic. Im so excited to at least not feel as if Im hallucinating as no one in my family gets it until today. I show them some bugs Ive been able to bag up along w some other bug like material...egg sacs, and the sticky glue like substance. These mites that I mentioned (straw and oak leaf) can tend to infest homes after a wet winter or spring; weve had both here in the Carolinas. Theres so much more I can share but Ill leave it at that. Thanks and good luck to everyone and my prayers to find a way to get rid of it!! Btw Ive used permethrin, peroxide alcohol you name it. Yesterday I thought my brain was on fire bc I mixed turpentine (the wrong kind) w conditioner and lathered my hair bc the itch is driving me nuts. Omg!!! DO NOT DO THIS unless you get the right kind. I called an ambulance I was so scared my scalp was burning like crazy and hypersensitive!! But it got rid of 80%of them. I still use permethrin lotion all over including hair daily. And my power bill will be sky high from hot water washing and drying everything reg plus an extra 20 minutes.
Happy itch free night to all
Cindy T. North Carolina

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August 20, 201919 found this helpful

I have been having this infection for several years. And it has caused quite a bit of stress in my life. They are I believe some kind of parasite or bug that have been in my hair. I thought they would have been life, but they are not, as it seems like I have been treating them as if they were, but to no avail. I still have the infection in my hair. They are very annoying. They seem to live on hair follicles and more recently have found them to be burrowing into my scalp. I have found clusters on top my head, temple area, around the ear s. And they also seem to be layered throughout my scalp. Now I have tried almost anything and everything I can think of. And still have this infection. I feel them crawling through my hair and body. They are very itchy. I notice that when I'm treating them like washing them they fall off and I can feel a bite or a sting and they seem to burrow very fast into my skin. When washing hair, sometimes I feel them gather in a cluster and think oh good now I can get them. But they will gather and very hard to remove,vtheir is like a sticky goo or something like that and still can't get rid of them. Washing hair using all necessary products to help. And at times I get a very smelly aroma from that. So please, please if anyone can help cause this is causing a very traumatic stress to my everyday life. I feel like ok, they won me over and I can't do anything but accept it as is. Frightened and very scared.

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August 22, 201916 found this helpful

help - exactly my problem - photos are identical - what can we do? any advice welcome. no one else seems to know what I am talking about

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August 22, 201911 found this helpful

oh goodness I feel just like you. I am at the end of my tether and cant get rid of them.

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August 23, 201910 found this helpful

So what is it ? I have same .

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August 25, 20198 found this helpful

I am in the same boat. any advice?

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August 29, 20190 found this helpful

I just started to find the same on my bed and clothes. Every speck i pick up and zoom in with phone camera and its exactly what you posted. Its in my sons hair probably mine too. But burns my skin at night by my ankles. I went to er for scabies and got permethrin cream for entire family. They say everyone that is in close contact with you must treat at the same time or it will keep coming back. Scabies burros and lays eggs in skin and will live on household items furniture towels sheets for 48 hrs or something like that. If you think it can be scabies google the treatment. Hope this helps. I prey we all get rid of this nasty mite problem.

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August 30, 201914 found this helpful

Please can you share the link to this video as I have had the same problem and told I am delusional, I bombed my house and vacuumed regularly also deflead and dewormed myself and my cat, I also saw a tiny red spider type mite which I am assuming came from the small yellow casings but still no definite identification of anything specific so please can you tell us what were dealing with???

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August 30, 201910 found this helpful

I have pics just like micro white specs in a microscope..anyway....Noxima skin scream and epsome salt body wash...This makes sleeping soooo much better...and you feel bug free during the day..i scrub from top to bottom with Noxima....every inch of skin covered standing in bathtub.I stau covered for several minutes.then rinse...also aloa vera will make them leave your can rub them off by the hundreds. But will return...noxima and epsome salt work best.but uf I skip a back where i now ..i only use naxima to wash with ever from now on.

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September 1, 20193 found this helpful

Definitely not that

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