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Since: Dec 13

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#42 Apr 21, 2014
What is the point of spending money on the I.D. of your mite when the sole objective is to kill all of them?

Just take the meds and stop screwing around, wasting time and money. Know what it is doesn't help. A parasite is a parasite, focus on killing it with what works. Albendazole or Metronidazole with Amoxicillin.

Since: Jan 14

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#43 Apr 21, 2014
scratchmeplease wrote:
deja vu
Bird mites are very small; a mature NFM is no more than about .5 mm in length, and D. Gallinae is typically no more than about .4 mm in length. A mature bird mite would be about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
My source page 3: http://birdmites.org/mites.html
Well....I just don't know what type of mite I'm dealing with...scabies, rodent, or bird. I did take some samples that I had to a university extension office...but the guy that looked at them for me said basically they were no good. So he told me if I wanted to, I could bring more in and he'd check those out. But problem is, he is in Horticulture, not a entomologist. But he said he could be able to ID them for me. So I have to get new samples back to him and check out other options. But I did have a confirmed skin scraping it was a scabies mite. But just can't believe after 6 months I still have it...so I don't know, thinking it might be a combination of them.
Flossy

Brisbane, Australia

#44 Apr 21, 2014
ashleyshere wrote:
What is the point of spending money on the I.D. of your mite when the sole objective is to kill all of them?
Just take the meds and stop screwing around, wasting time and money. Know what it is doesn't help. A parasite is a parasite, focus on killing it with what works. Albendazole or Metronidazole with Amoxicillin.
Because mine are dead now and I would like to know what they were because I got them from an ex "friends" patio and would like an ID as proof that there is a major health risk on her patio.

For the sake of others.

I took the fg Albendazole, I am fg cured. I am not wasting time or money, we have written to each other privately, I am Faerie with Ooglies.

I wrote a whole ream of stuff supporting you and SK in the hope of getting the message about albendazole to everyone. Wrote it all out precisely, in depth, covering every single question people could possibly have. Took hours. I got wonderful kind feedback from people.

Then I get a comment like this.

Geeeez! this forum shits me.

By the way, they tested for the scabies mite and it was negative for that too.
Flossy

Brisbane, Australia

#45 Apr 21, 2014
Excerpt from email regarding negative results for bird mites and sarcoptes.

"There are over 25,000 individual types of mites identified so far with an estimated 1,000,000 more to go. As such, only the most commonly problem species can be focused on.
EC'


Ernest Colaizzi, President

Flossy

Brisbane, Australia

#46 Apr 21, 2014
I'm done! I've given all I have got to give. This place is just too irritating and I want to move on now. It's too easy to get mistakenly identified on this forum and targeted for everyone else's distress and stress and bad temper.

I think I've done enough. I've certainly had enough.

Good luck to all who decide to try albendazole, I know you won't regret it.

Since: Mar 14

Somerville, MA

#47 Apr 21, 2014
sosadsodesperateinil wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know if you know, but I have done so far-8 tubes of permethrin,. Only thing the first round of permethrin did was take away some sores and scars on my back. Other than that, nothing...
As far as household members, neither my boyfriend or our son supposedly have any symptoms...which I don't believe.
Birdmites.org strategies section, bottom of page: Regarding insecticides; Pyrethrin and Permethrin are not effective against bird mites.

Sosad I'm not saying you have this bird mite either, but isn't it amazing how so similar these two mites are-the human mite and bird/rat mite. The characteristics of this affliction point to the bird scabie mite more-so than the human scabie mite.

I was unaware you had a scraping done

Since: Jan 14

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#49 Apr 21, 2014
scratchmeplease wrote:
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Birdmites.org strategies section, bottom of page: Regarding insecticides; Pyrethrin and Permethrin are not effective against bird mites.
Sosad I'm not saying you have this bird mite either, but isn't it amazing how so similar these two mites are-the human mite and bird/rat mite. The characteristics of this affliction point to the bird scabie mite more-so than the human scabie mite.
I was unaware you had a scraping done
I did see that...that those two are not effective for treating the bird mites. Well, when I had the scraping done...all she said is they found a mite, didn't tell me what kind it was, just that they found one. I say it mite be a combination of mites because when my boyfriend bought the house it had been vacant for at least 5 years...the roof was very damaged and there was a bird problem...but we took care of that. That is why I thought/think it could possibly be bird mites...but that was right above my son's bedroom...so don't know why he wouldn't be affected by them. Then thought it might be rodent mites, because we do live out in the country...literally the middle of no where, bunch of farm land around and people here do have mice that get in their homes....we have and do continue to take care of it. But first thought it was scabies....because of the symptoms I'm having....but still...with whatever mite it may be, why only am I affected? I know the site talked about the scent they leave on the host....and as happy as I am it is me and not my son, why wouldn't they go to him first because it seems like the mice are coming in somehow where the furnace is, which is in his room in a separate closet and the birds were directly over his room as well. But if it is scabies....same question, why only me and no one else...even though we were living as normal before I started showing symptoms. Just weird...so who knows. Point is, yes I do want to know which one it is, but getting over these mites is more important right now and need to take care of that. But the information you put out there is appreciated....I think it will be useful if it is bird mites.

Since: Mar 14

Somerville, MA

#50 Apr 21, 2014
from my reading when the birds get killed off or chased away, the leftover mites need another host and will go after another mammal if one is found, many times that is the rodent. So rodent mites can be bird mites one of the same.

from birdmites.org : "We do know that mite populations tend to be higher on mammals with a weakened immune system."

I don't know why you would be the only one, but your sons immune system may be stronger than everybody else and once a mammal is selected the mites sing out with the pheromones to let the other mites know a new home territory has been located.

I think this can apply to both bird and human scabies since they are both mites. Would we feel so differently if we were talking red vs. black ants?

Since: Dec 13

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#51 Apr 22, 2014
I stand by my original post. I don't need to know what put me through Hell for more than two years. I killed all of them, they're dead, and that's all I care to know. I'll buy a new outfit with the money you give to a lab.

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#52 Apr 22, 2014
Spoke with my cousin in Seattle who is a licensed Vet and he said 99% of Vets and medical doctors don't know the difference between one mite from another! Some are more resistant to treatment than others but what's important is they be killed because they cause disease and infection in the body. So again, identifying them doesn't help a doctor or you know how to kill them, a mite is a mite unless you have a fungus or worms. Albendazole and Flagyl kill all parasites no matter what they are!

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#53 Apr 22, 2014
But please throw away your money.
pretty crazy

Paris, France

#54 Apr 22, 2014
pretty crazy wrote:
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Why would you not want to know what kind of mite is attacking you? Are you really that stupid? If you know what kind of mite you are fighting, you have a much better chance at killing it as well as determining where you might has got them in the first place. Unbelievable comment!
I did not write this. The troll is alive and well. The above comment will be removed. Au revoir.

Since: Mar 14

Somerville, MA

#55 Apr 22, 2014
pretty crazy wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would you not want to know what kind of mite is attacking you? Are you really that stupid? If you know what kind of mite you are fighting, you have a much better chance at killing it as well as determining where you might has got them in the first place.

I like that comment-maybe a little straight to the point!

Knowing what mite is attacking you would have a big difference in your defense to reinfection. Sarcoptes scabiei can last up to 3 days without a host but D.Gallinae can live 9 months without a host. Both very common!

Since: Jan 14

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#56 Apr 22, 2014
scratchmeplease wrote:
from my reading when the birds get killed off or chased away, the leftover mites need another host and will go after another mammal if one is found, many times that is the rodent. So rodent mites can be bird mites one of the same.
from birdmites.org : "We do know that mite populations tend to be higher on mammals with a weakened immune system."
I don't know why you would be the only one, but your sons immune system may be stronger than everybody else and once a mammal is selected the mites sing out with the pheromones to let the other mites know a new home territory has been located.
I think this can apply to both bird and human scabies since they are both mites. Would we feel so differently if we were talking red vs. black ants?
I would agree with that...about the weakened immune system...but thing is...ever since my son has started school...at age 3 until now(7).....every school year throughout the entire school year, he gets head colds and URI that last for months, clear up for a week or two, then start back again. I get bronchitis a couple times a year...that is about it...so still, don't understand it.

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