Describe the "black spots" for me ple...

Describe the "black spots" for me please!

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Welty

AOL

#1 Jan 19, 2008
I'm so confused about these black spots and not sure what you all are describing.
Sizewise are the black spots more the size of a teen blackhead? More like the size of say, a freckle? Other? Are they smooth or sometimes rough? Either smooth or rough? Do they look cloudy like they're under a layer of skin, or like they're on top? Do they seem to be in groups or are they spread around? Are they in the actual bumps or burrows or just around near them? Thanks in advance for the info, Welty
itchy pinpricks

Adelaide, Australia

#2 Jan 20, 2008
hi Welty..I find many black specks on my skin. I wanted to know what they were, so i bought a microscope and looked at some .. and to me it looks like feces from the mite.. they are non moving, still not quite sure, but I think thats what they are... I have yet to catch a mite ,so i can look at it..sometimes they are black longish specks,but under the microscope they are brown, anyway thats What i think they are.. I have no rash, just pinpricks and itchy. and these specks.
Scabies3

Hollywood, FL

#3 Jan 20, 2008
itchy pinpricks wrote:
hi Welty..I find many black specks on my skin. I wanted to know what they were, so i bought a microscope and looked at some .. and to me it looks like feces from the mite.. they are non moving, still not quite sure, but I think thats what they are... I have yet to catch a mite ,so i can look at it..sometimes they are black longish specks,but under the microscope they are brown, anyway thats What i think they are.. I have no rash, just pinpricks and itchy. and these specks.
This is also what I find. I cannot find a live mite.
Sunflower7932

Tulsa, OK

#4 Jan 20, 2008
I am confused too. I don't have a microscope, just a magnifying glass so I really can't tell much. What I see is black specs but also when I feel a bite or pin prick if I look with the magnifier I see a black spec right where I got bit. The doctors say you cannot feel them or see them even with a magnifier but they are wrong unless I have something else.I saw a live mite (I think) one time. It was after I had appled permethrin to my daughter and I saw one squirming around frantically. I was amazed to see one. I am going to search around to see what to try next.
Mite Killer

San Diego, CA

#5 Jan 20, 2008
Sarcoptic mites can't be seen with the naked eye but they can be felt as they move, dig and hatch. Any MD who says mites can't be felt should remember the customer is always right. We are paying these fools.

Sarcoptic mites don't bite though, they dig and suck on the host's desolved skin. Sorry for the visual.
Welty

AOL

#6 Jan 21, 2008
Hi, Thanks for the info but I should still ask mostly what size these waste spots are? Using a pinprick as the smallest and freckle being the biggest, which would you say is closer in size? Or do they vary in size a lot? Oh, and are they usually in groups? By lots do you mean more than 25 on say, an arm? Thanks again!
Scabies3

Vero Beach, FL

#7 Jan 22, 2008
Welty wrote:
Hi, Thanks for the info but I should still ask mostly what size these waste spots are? Using a pinprick as the smallest and freckle being the biggest, which would you say is closer in size? Or do they vary in size a lot? Oh, and are they usually in groups? By lots do you mean more than 25 on say, an arm? Thanks again!
When I use my 60X scope, and just imagine, this is 60 times the size of these black specs, I will see a black spec on top of the skin. Sometimes there will be 3 in one area scope. It could be dirt, too. I have also seen with my 60x scope, a dark spec UNDER the skin. If I use my 30x jewelers loop, it doesn't really work to see the black specs. It's not like I see them floating on top of the water when boiling covers, like Jackie used to see. This is ALL microscopic.
Welty

AOL

#8 Jan 23, 2008
Scabies3, Thanks for responding. Oh, that is really, really tiny! I assumed these black spots were bigger because lots of people see them. Oh, as to the dirt theory, I don't think any of us has any dirt left, LOL! Welty
Mite Killer

United States

#9 Jan 24, 2008
I had black loose black specks on my face when my scalp was infested. They were on top of the skin. They could be either dead hair follicles or mite feces left by surface crawlers. I saw enough specks to know that something unusual was going on. They were small but visable to the naked eye.
crazy mite lady

Grants Pass, OR

#10 Jan 25, 2008
this was interesting on the black spots....... http://images.ask.com/fr ...
Sam

Courtland, CA

#11 Jan 25, 2008
cml, that link above didn't work, is it just me?

welty, what kind of black dots or specs are you seeing and where? Can you describe yours?

I had one of the black specs sent to the state agriculture inspection branch. They said it was an arthropod, but couldn't id the species. I found it on the vasaline on my leg when I was soaking my feet in borax. It's the one I described that I said I'd post the picture of, but haven't had time yet. They said if I caught another one to put it in a vial of alcohol instead of squishing it on a slide, and they would try to identify it further. I knew it was a mite, and I had high hopes that they would be able to determine what kind of mite.
crazy mite lady

Grants Pass, OR

#12 Jan 26, 2008
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Welty

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#13 Jan 27, 2008
The reason I was asking about black spots is that I don't think I have any. I did have/still have hundreds of bright red pinpricks, mostly on forearms, some on legs. They are smooth, almost more of a pigment change but very bright red, very tiny. I had many of these appear at once even before the itching started. Then, after a few weeks to a month, some of these same bright red pinpricks turn dark on their own. They were red, now they are dark. They can look black. They have never been closer than a half inch to one of my bumps, though. Oh, my bumps have always been individual, and not that many, the pinpricks are lots. Also, since I've been using sulfer, no bumps at all on body, but still itching, still crawling, still red pinpricks, still itching of scalp. Thanks for asking, BTW, Sam, how are your feet doing?
Sam

Courtland, CA

#14 Jan 28, 2008
Hundreds of bright red pinpricks? Like someone poked you with a pin or needle? That is strange. I've only had a few of those, and they do turn darker after a few weeks, dried blood I thought. Depends on your skin type maybe.

But lots of pinpricks, crawling, itching without seeing anything sounds a lot like scabies.
Welty

AOL

#15 Jan 30, 2008
Well, okay, maybe more like about 35 bright red pinpricks per arm, where most of them are. The pinpricks are very, very tiny and scattered, but are just like pin pokes and some of them last for up to two months before they turn dark but they stay. I wonder if they're practice bites, because even in the winter I wear a sleevless gown with spagetti style straps, (maybe I should try Lasagne straps, LOL) so I can feel unconfined, but maybe it's too easy access to my outer arms, where I get almost all of these pinpricks. Well, I guess it's time to turn in, I really hate going to bed now, but it's almost l:30 here.

Since: Aug 12

Newark, UK

#17 Aug 24, 2012
Sam, this is an old thread I know, but I'd love to know if you identified your arthropod, as I keep getting lots of the black spots you are describing. I'd assumed it was scabies, but maybe not. Perhaps that's why the Permethrin isn't working?

I would love to know the answer if you're still around.
mitynutty

Canton, OH

#18 Aug 28, 2012
bananabarb wrote:
Sam, this is an old thread I know, but I'd love to know if you identified your arthropod, as I keep getting lots of the black spots you are describing. I'd assumed it was scabies, but maybe not. Perhaps that's why the Permethrin isn't working?
I would love to know the answer if you're still around.
please take my advice & get off this forum befor u drive urself buggier!! these black spots are excretions of debri & sebum that has been building up in your skin. They're not mites!! Promise..u cant see a dead mite! after treating w/ all the things we use, our skin is getting so damaged & pores so clogged that it is making crazy sensations & even changing texture of our skin. Do an effective treatment..& leave ur skin alone for a week, no matter how hard..& try to quit thinking & reading about it. ppl do get rid of it. some of us are so afraid to get it back, we obsess & our mind takes us places it wouldnt have went before scabies.

Since: Aug 12

London, UK

#19 Sep 21, 2012
Mitynutty, thank you for your sanity. I think you're right. These forums are reassuring in a way because they help you realise you're not alone, and you're not completely delusional, imagining all sorts of things. But they also freak me out and get me into this downward spiral of despair.

I'd like to think that you're right, and some days I believe that an explanation like yours is possible. I'm a very rational person, so of course that's what I'd like to believe. But then other times when the detritus looks white and oval just like eggs, I start to doubt myself again.

I'm a lot better than I was, and that's NOT through more chemicals. I stopped using them, heavily suspecting that they are part of the cause in some way. I also gave up sugar, and found an almost immediate calming of my symptoms. I already avoid wheat, and I'm now eating a lot of vegetables and not so much processed food.

So I'm wondering if the symptoms are to do with yeast, as well as chemicals like Permethrin. I'm treating myself to the odd sauna too to counteract stress, am listening to calming music and having earlier nights. I might also consult a nutritionist,(if I can get enough money together), as I'm still not sure what is best for me to be eating, and feel very run-down.

I'm still having stuff coming out of my skin, which I hate, but not nearly so bad.

Can I ask you, as someone who's gone through all this, how long does it take for things to STOP coming out of your skin? Or will that just be sth that happens to me from now on?? Thanx again for speaking sensible words!:)
mitynutty wrote:
<quoted text>please take my advice & get off this forum befor u drive urself buggier!! these black spots are excretions of debri & sebum that has been building up in your skin. They're not mites!! Promise..u cant see a dead mite! after treating w/ all the things we use, our skin is getting so damaged & pores so clogged that it is making crazy sensations & even changing texture of our skin. Do an effective treatment..& leave ur skin alone for a week, no matter how hard..& try to quit thinking & reading about it. ppl do get rid of it. some of us are so afraid to get it back, we obsess & our mind takes us places it wouldnt have went before scabies.
Chris

Utica, MI

#20 Sep 22, 2012
bananabarb wrote:
Mitynutty, thank you for your sanity. I think you're right. These forums are reassuring in a way because they help you realise you're not alone, and you're not completely delusional, imagining all sorts of things. But they also freak me out and get me into this downward spiral of despair.
I'd like to think that you're right, and some days I believe that an explanation like yours is possible. I'm a very rational person, so of course that's what I'd like to believe. But then other times when the detritus looks white and oval just like eggs, I start to doubt myself again.
I'm a lot better than I was, and that's NOT through more chemicals. I stopped using them, heavily suspecting that they are part of the cause in some way. I also gave up sugar, and found an almost immediate calming of my symptoms. I already avoid wheat, and I'm now eating a lot of vegetables and not so much processed food.
So I'm wondering if the symptoms are to do with yeast, as well as chemicals like Permethrin. I'm treating myself to the odd sauna too to counteract stress, am listening to calming music and having earlier nights. I might also consult a nutritionist,(if I can get enough money together), as I'm still not sure what is best for me to be eating, and feel very run-down.
I'm still having stuff coming out of my skin, which I hate, but not nearly so bad.
Can I ask you, as someone who's gone through all this, how long does it take for things to STOP coming out of your skin? Or will that just be sth that happens to me from now on?? Thanx again for speaking sensible words!:)
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try this
I have tried a mixture of 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon of tea tea tea oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of (Peru Balsam oil) DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS Necessary. Put this mixture in a small travel size spray bottle from K mart. spray on the afflicted areas. Just rinse off with cool water, My scalp is healing for the first time in 6 years. The relief of itch is very quick.
Hope this works for you.
My heart goes out to you.
Love Chris
Kim

Kissimmee, FL

#21 Feb 19, 2017
Welty wrote:
The reason I was asking about black spots is that I don't think I have any. I did have/still have hundreds of bright red pinpricks, mostly on forearms, some on legs. They are smooth, almost more of a pigment change but very bright red, very tiny. I had many of these appear at once even before the itching started. Then, after a few weeks to a month, some of these same bright red pinpricks turn dark on their own. They were red, now they are dark. They can look black. They have never been closer than a half inch to one of my bumps, though. Oh, my bumps have always been individual, and not that many, the pinpricks are lots. Also, since I've been using sulfer, no bumps at all on body, but still itching, still crawling, still red pinpricks, still itching of scalp. Thanks for asking, BTW, Sam, how are your feet doing?
From what I've seen pictures of on utude and reading sounds like a bird mite

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