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sickoftheitch

Austin, TX

#1 Feb 6, 2009
What in the world are all these black specks? I have treated for 2 months straight with anything and everything (permethrin, ivermectin, sulfur, neem, msm, tea tree, and on and on). Seen multiple practitioners and I fell like there is progress. I may be in post scabies now. I still have creepy crawlies but no new bites, holes, burrows etc. I do still get tons of black specks on my skin. They just appear on the skin. When I change my sheets (daily, on my vinyl covered inflatable mattress since I put my bed in storage weeks ago) There are black flecks in the sheets and under the sheets on the mattress. I have looked at them under the microscope. They don't look like "scabies". Some are totally amorphous and some actually look vaguely like they could be an organism (an exoskeleton?). Any thoughts? I am sending these to a friend who works in the entymology department. We'll see... Please tell me if you have had these too.
duite

United States

#2 Feb 7, 2009
I have seen on TV that bed bugs leave the black specs on sheets and mattress. But it doesnt make sense to have them on air matress that you clean daily?? Or skin?
duite

United States

#4 Feb 7, 2009
sickoftheitch wrote:
What in the world are all these black specks? I have treated for 2 months straight with anything and everything (permethrin, ivermectin, sulfur, neem, msm, tea tree, and on and on). Seen multiple practitioners and I fell like there is progress. I may be in post scabies now. I still have creepy crawlies but no new bites, holes, burrows etc. I do still get tons of black specks on my skin. They just appear on the skin. When I change my sheets (daily, on my vinyl covered inflatable mattress since I put my bed in storage weeks ago) There are black flecks in the sheets and under the sheets on the mattress. I have looked at them under the microscope. They don't look like "scabies". Some are totally amorphous and some actually look vaguely like they could be an organism (an exoskeleton?). Any thoughts? I am sending these to a friend who works in the entymology department. We'll see... Please tell me if you have had these too.
Sick--it is funny b/c I posted to your original reply before I found this. I took an infrared sauna(i say infrared b/c it is supposed to penetrate two inches into skin) on this morning and one this afternoon Both times I showered, and used the hartz dog shampoo, first time left on 10 minutes, second a couple. After the second time, I was kinda looking at my skin, happened to look between my finger, left index finger had what looked to be four or five tiny freckles(naked eye could see, but tiny) I remembered not having that before so took some scotch tape just to see if it was of my skin or on, turns out it was on. Notsure what this was--scabes, the poop, what???
sickoftheitch

Austin, TX

#5 Feb 7, 2009
strange. I go back and forth wondering if somehow it's normal and I'm just seeing it through scabies colored glasses but it is consistent. I noticed the first time when I took ivermectin. Do you have a microscope? tell me what it looks like if you do. How did you come by this infrared sauna? I need to google that. Please describe. Thanks.
duite

United States

#6 Feb 8, 2009
sickoftheitch wrote:
strange. I go back and forth wondering if somehow it's normal and I'm just seeing it through scabies colored glasses but it is consistent. I noticed the first time when I took ivermectin. Do you have a microscope? tell me what it looks like if you do. How did you come by this infrared sauna? I need to google that. Please describe. Thanks.
Its funny I see all of these posts describing things they saw on their skin, I kind of think they are imagining things, and I have kind of thought that I probably didnt really have a parasite, but just stress caused. Bu last week I saw a yellowish thing on my skin--it moved, I thought, so gently placed it on a tissue and marked th spot with ink, came back about 15 minutes later and it have moved about an inch from original spot. Then today seeing the black dots. I dont have a microscope--I really would like to get one though, but I have a magnifying glass that I use--doesnt really help much just makes a tiny black dot look like a bigger black dot. The sauna--I had built in home--mostly for health benefits--it is awesome. I thought it would help with this as well. Only had it about a week now. I know the scabe dont like it, but I am not sure that it kills them--they seem to be moving to areas that the infrared is not as active--example maybe in between fingers. A w
panicked in Florida

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#7 Feb 8, 2009
duite wrote:
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Its funny I see all of these posts describing things they saw on their skin, I kind of think they are imagining things, and I have kind of thought that I probably didnt really have a parasite, but just stress caused. Bu last week I saw a yellowish thing on my skin--it moved, I thought, so gently placed it on a tissue and marked th spot with ink, came back about 15 minutes later and it have moved about an inch from original spot. Then today seeing the black dots. I dont have a microscope--I really would like to get one though, but I have a magnifying glass that I use--doesnt really help much just makes a tiny black dot look like a bigger black dot. The sauna--I had built in home--mostly for health benefits--it is awesome. I thought it would help with this as well. Only had it about a week now. I know the scabe dont like it, but I am not sure that it kills them--they seem to be moving to areas that the infrared is not as active--example maybe in between fingers. A w
How long have you had this? I hope you get rid of them soon, it sounds you are really aggessively fighting these things. More than me, I hope you are rid of them now?
duite

United States

#8 Feb 9, 2009
I have had since September, I go through my agresive stages, but then I go through my defeated depression--then build myself up again for aggressive. I really just need to get some iverm--but I dont want to go back to the doc, really just hoping to find a site that I can order it online. My boyfriend has a very good friend that is a doc that would rx it for me in a minute, but I just dont want anyone socailly to know about it. I guess that is pride getting in my way but will probably change my mind soon
Sam

Sacramento, CA

#9 Feb 11, 2009
Do a google search for "black dot ringworm" if the tiny black specs are not at the end of a scabies tunnel that you can see with naked eye or a magnifying glass.
sickoftheitch

Austin, TX

#10 Feb 13, 2009
black dot ringworm didn't seem likely. it was primarily described as a scalp disorder but thanks for the lead anyway.
lisa

Thunder Bay, Canada

#11 Feb 19, 2009
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morgellonsdude

United States

#12 Feb 19, 2009
I'm sorry you have this condition. I had the symptoms of Morgellons for two years- before I found out the name. Ended up separating from the wife, who thought I was crazy. It's a real ride, I tell you. Maybe you have this.... Not a pretty site.

There is scant research done on it so far. Try morgellons-sanctum.org See if the stories match yours.

God Bless,

morgellonsdude
sickoftheitch

Austin, TX

#13 Feb 26, 2009
I do think it is a mite, and I deeply believe it is curable. I feel for you with the morgellon's path and I have zero interest in convincing myself that's what I have at this point.
tiredofit

Fayetteville, NC

#14 Feb 26, 2009
i am a single nursing mother w/ three kiddos. Breast milk has some sort of anti-parasitic effect. When breast milk is put on an area it makes these little black circles come to the surface.
i was prescribed per. cream and kept getting re-infested! 3x now! i am desperate! have the horse paste iver. but am afraid to use it. Tonight i tried the borax acid bath. Feel itchier now?!
I am curious to know if anyone has heard of breast milk curing scabies. anyway i(my son) has the toy bionic eye and it is definitely the mite.
please tell me what is working for you. My son has them on his face:( and scalp too!

Since: Feb 09

Georgetown, TX

#15 Feb 27, 2009
tiredofit wrote:
i am a single nursing mother w/ three kiddos. Breast milk has some sort of anti-parasitic effect. When breast milk is put on an area it makes these little black circles come to the surface.
i was prescribed per. cream and kept getting re-infested! 3x now! i am desperate! have the horse paste iver. but am afraid to use it. Tonight i tried the borax acid bath. Feel itchier now?!
I am curious to know if anyone has heard of breast milk curing scabies. anyway i(my son) has the toy bionic eye and it is definitely the mite.
please tell me what is working for you. My son has them on his face:( and scalp too!
Well I can't tell you what is "working" for me yet as we haven't been able to get rid it "yet" - but we're still diligently trying. As soon as we're cured I'll post what all we did!

But - I have to ask you - You DIDN'T use the Boric Acid in your bath did you??? You can use the "Borax" laundry soap in your bath to help this but I surely wouldn't use any boric acid! That is dangerous!! I hope you meant Borax.

Take care and God Bless

Since: Feb 09

Georgetown, TX

#16 Feb 27, 2009
Oh oops - and the Borax is NOT a laundry soap in and of its self. It is a laundry "booster" and an all purpose cleanser from what I can tell from the box!:-)
sickoftheitch

Austin, TX

#17 Feb 27, 2009
Breast milk is fantastic in all regards but I don't think it kills mites. The black specks I noticed (and are no longer showing up) definitly showed up in my sheets and also would appear when I rubbed lotion or oil (or spit, or windex...)on my skin so I don't really know what they are. The black specks never moved and like I said, some times they appeared to look like an organism and I guessed they could be exoskeletons. Try not to do ivermectin breastfeeding, a friend of mine (that I passed these to) did and it wasn't horrible but it did affect her nursing toddler's gi tract (diarrhea). With all the kids the diligent cleaning is challenging and increasing reinfestation. Kids in school or day care, they could be getting it back there even. My 4 year old got it on his face too. It's so hard to know what is true when you get in the middle of all this. I know my son definitely reacted to the permethrin and had bumps from it too. I think we are over it (maybe) and I am still itching but I have now more bites or burrows. Do you have an option to leave your house for a few days? What about pets. They can definitely reinfest the house and you. It's awful but you have to get extreme. Upholstered furniture? store it till the nightmare's over. Carpet? bomb and leave your house for a few days. Good luck.
Jamie

Vancouver, Canada

#19 Jan 14, 2010
I been having the same problem. Doctors keep telling me the black specks are dirt. Has any figured this out?
Vann from Tennessee

Henderson, TN

#20 Jan 14, 2010
Please stop with the chemical soaks and poisonous drugs. Get your life back to normal in rapid time. Food Grade Diatomatious Earth Kills them dead with minimal impact on your life.

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The solution to the problem of infection or re-infection is to use Food Grade Diatomacious Earth. Make certain the bugs crawl through it when searching for their meal [you]. Make DE do all the hard work for you.

Treat your bed
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Leave DE in pie pans under your bed supports. Sprinkle DE lightly into your sheets. Place pillows, mattress, box springs into zipper bags. Sprinkle DE liberally over the mattress + box springs.

Treat yourself
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Mix DE into Grapeseed oil 25% and apply to all affected areas. You can also use Olive Oil, or Almond Oil. Grapeseed oil is extremely healthy & leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and luxurious, even reduces
wrinkles.

Treat your furniture, car
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Mix DE into Windex [25% to 75%], spay on all furniture
Place DE liberally on cookie tins under all furniture legs.

Now regardless of what kind of mites you have they will be KILLED ON CONTACT or soon after while searching for their favorite food [YOU].

Complete details here:
http://www.topix.com/forum/health/scabies/T47...

Cure your mite infection the easy & inexpensive way. Also kills bedbugs, lice, roaches, springtails. In addition, amazing health benefits when used internally.

Complete details here:
http://www.topix.com/forum/health/scabies/T47...

Vann
Pokadot Patty

United States

#21 Jan 14, 2010
I'm pretty sure that the black specks are what people call black pepper mites. They "hang out" with bird and rodent mites.

Since: Feb 10

United States

#22 Feb 15, 2010
Pokadot Patty wrote:
I'm pretty sure that the black specks are what people call black pepper mites. They "hang out" with bird and rodent mites.
Do you treat them any different Patty....I have those too and I can see them on different things not just on skin. Thanks for information.

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