Not scabies skin mites

Not scabies skin mites

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Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

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#1 Aug 9, 2012
Skin mites are transmitted between animals and humans. Skin Mites live on the scalp and ears and nose and eyes as well as on the body. Skin mites can live 8 months off the human body. They burrow under the skin like scabies, they jump to their next victim. Many times the cats or dog have to be put down.

8 months with out feeding and off of the host makes these almost impossible to beat. Some people have had them for over 20 years. Long term uses of ivermectin and cream 10 months or more is what it takes if you're lucky.

Langoliers

Since: Apr 12

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#2 Aug 9, 2012
http://www.asktheexterminator.com/Mites/Skin_...

http://www.asktheexterminator.com/Mites/Skin_...

"I finally got an (insect) ID this month: Dermatophagoides Scheremetewskyi Bogdanow. It was the second mite that I researched, after Dermannysus gallinae.
I had my cats put down because of this. I threw away everything I owned, and all my clothes, twice. I have moved four times. It (the mite) is now living in my scalp, as well as my current house.

This mite burrows in the skin, similar to sarcoptes, is contagious, infects humans and pets. The ova to nymph (instar) stage is 8-14 days. It lives independently in the environment without a host (the only parasitical mite to do so). Adults can live up to 8 months without feeding. It evades topical treatments by re-entering the burrows, is commonly found in houses and public places, and currently, there is no known cure for the skin infection. Surfaces, clothing, pets and contact can all be vectors. Environments can become infested by infected inhabitants and inhabitants can get re-infected from their environment.
People in both the UK and US are reporting this to be a huge problem. I know of over 500 people who are trying to be rid of this thing. I know one man who says he has (been infested) for 20 years (since Viet Nam), and there are many people having infestations for 2 to 14 years. Some people have committed suicide over it; some have been institutionalized in mental hospitals.
Environmentally, folks have tried a arsenal of things to kill it including Permethrin, tetramethrin, pyrethrins, deltamethrin, carbamates, malathion, acetamiprid, sevin, mint oil (Victor), cypermethrin, cyfluthrin, phenothrin, resmethrin, pyrethroids, flumethrin, benzyl benzoate, and benzylkonium chloride. None of these have worked."
Codyh00

Arlington, VA

#4 Apr 15, 2013
Hi I have had skin mites for about 3 months now. Itching and red welpy bumps and all. I finally think I found something that will help. It seems to be helping me. Mine r slowly starting to go away. You think the red bumps you can see are bad? You havnt seen anything yet. First step, get baking and lice shampoo from closest food lion or walmart. Go home fill bath up with the hottest water you can stand. While waiting run lice shampoo all over your body hair everything!!! Let sit for 5 min. Then take baking soda and do the same process. Get into the hot bath and sit with everything under water for 5min atleast besides your head. Get up and turn shower on with hot water and rinse hair off and rest of your body. You will see then the red bumps you have are nothing. There will be twice as many as u have now in my case it was about 5 times as many. This is the actual amount of mites you have. Don't be alarmed though. You will get through this. Take a picture of it go to your doctor they will prescribe you permethrin 5%. Run on your body from head to toe. After your bath everyday or night whenever you take. Also go to lowes and get raid off for flees mites ticks bla bla. Spray all over your carpet bed pillows everything!!! Twice a day! Everyday repeat the bath process and raid off your room process and the permethrin after your bath and take pics. Your progress will show in days! After my first bath I had about 100 bumps on my chest and about 50 on my back. All I really thought I had before bath was about 10 to 12 at most on cheat and back. But do this process everyday and watch the progress. After day 5 I am down to about 10 to 12 bumps on my back and chest. Which is originally what I thought in first place. You will see the progress I promise. Just try? If you have had mites like me and tried all the things people say, what do you got to loose? It is working for me and I hope it works for you! Best of luck to you all!

Since: Jan 13

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#5 Apr 18, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
http://www.asktheexterminator. com/Mites/Skin_Mites_landing.s html
http://www.asktheexterminator.com/Mites/Skin_...
"I finally got an (insect) ID this month: Dermatophagoides Scheremetewskyi Bogdanow.
This is fascinating: http://www.birdmites.org/resources/1951.pdf

I hate that since the 50's derms have been telling people it's in their heads. It really makes me mad.
FRED

Golden, CO

#6 Apr 18, 2013
The Hungry Ghosts wrote:
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This is fascinating: http://www.birdmites.org/resources/1951.pdf
I hate that since the 50's derms have been telling people it's in their heads. It really makes me mad.
It is fascinating, especially if you don't look very close.

"Skin mites" doesn't say much and that isn't a widely used term among anyone considered a credible source.

As far as "Dermatophagoides Scheremetewskyi Bogdanow" there are only two references to it that I found on google . One is from "ask the exterminator", and the other is from birdmites.org written in 1951.
Neither one of those sources are substantiated at all and are just anectdotes. I'd like to see someone post an actual science based reference.

So you've got some story from 1951 and what an exterminator says, otherwise I couldn't find anything on them. The exterminator reprinted something that someone else wrote and didn't give a source.

Langoliers said he had rat mites,( Liponyssus bacoti) so that's a different mite entirely.

You can't really use these homespun tales of woe to make any real progress they just serve to get people panicking and freaking out.

If you understand everything that doctors are clueless about then you realize it's not just Derms it is about 99% of all doctors. they understand a lot less than you think they do.

The majority of people on this forum have different infections than mites or have gotten other pathogenic infections from their mite infection that have similar symptoms.
FRED

Golden, CO

#7 Apr 18, 2013
Also Rat mites don't burrow in the skin they just bite a person when they are on someone so saying you are personally infested with them isn't accurate. Although the scalp problems that langoliers said he and his wife had are consistent with pathogenic infections. So you definitely wouldn't be using some highly toxic organophosphate like Lindane, you could just hire a good exterminator and take a shower.
Lee

Houston, TX

#8 May 26, 2014
I have been dealing with this for most of my life it seems. Always thought it was scabies but in 2002 it became intolerable.By 2004 I thought I was mad. Since then I have been looking for answers. There are things living in my ears, skin nose and scalp. I found out I have Hep C and in 2010 went into treatment. It got so much worse. I guess the interferon was irritating them. After treatment it continued and did seem to get better in 2012. The treatment for Hep C did not work so I have recently started a new drug added to the other medications I had been taking. This was 2 weeks ago and I am now breaking out again. It's different this time. Not so much in the throat and nose but the ears, scalp and skin are bad. I have a rash on my arm and put sulfur on it. Now I have them coming out of my skin and samples I can send off. I know not to go to a doctor because the psych meds they gave me were extreme and made everything much worse. I will send to the CDC or an independent lab but I know this is not going away.
Bubba

Mountain View, CA

#9 Oct 3, 2015
Langoliers wrote:
Skin mites are transmitted between animals and humans. Skin Mites live on the scalp and ears and nose and eyes as well as on the body. Skin mites can live 8 months off the human body. They burrow under the skin like scabies, they jump to their next victim. Many times the cats or dog have to be put down.
8 months with out feeding and off of the host makes these almost impossible to beat. Some people have had them for over 20 years. Long term uses of ivermectin and cream 10 months or more is what it takes if you're lucky.
Try tea tree oil.
Jen

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Feb 16, 2016
FRED wrote:
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It is fascinating, especially if you don't look very close.
"Skin mites" doesn't say much and that isn't a widely used term among anyone considered a credible source.
As far as "Dermatophagoides Scheremetewskyi Bogdanow" there are only two references to it that I found on google . One is from "ask the exterminator", and the other is from birdmites.org written in 1951.
Neither one of those sources are substantiated at all and are just anectdotes. I'd like to see someone post an actual science based reference.
So you've got some story from 1951 and what an exterminator says, otherwise I couldn't find anything on them. The exterminator reprinted something that someone else wrote and didn't give a source.
Langoliers said he had rat mites,( Liponyssus bacoti) so that's a different mite entirely.
You can't really use these homespun tales of woe to make any real progress they just serve to get people panicking and freaking out.
If you understand everything that doctors are clueless about then you realize it's not just Derms it is about 99% of all doctors. they understand a lot less than you think they do.
The majority of people on this forum have different infections than mites or have gotten other pathogenic infections from their mite infection that have similar symptoms.
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The bottom line is people are suffering and the medical establishment is failing them mr know it all
Jen

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Feb 16, 2016
FRED wrote:
Also Rat mites don't burrow in the skin they just bite a person when they are on someone so saying you are personally infested with them isn't accurate. Although the scalp problems that langoliers said he and his wife had are consistent with pathogenic infections. So you definitely wouldn't be using some highly toxic organophosphate like Lindane, you could just hire a good exterminator and take a shower.
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Ever personally had something definiatively parasatizing (not a bacteria or dermatitis but a biting burrower) your skin and everyone else had their two cents trying to invalidate your experiwnce?
i hate scabies

Laurel, MD

#12 Jun 17, 2016
I am so feed up with trying to cure whatever this is on my skin I have had these mites for 6 years and they have completely changed the corse of my life, to what job I pursue to where I live to how I wear my hair and what clothes I buy. I miss everything I used to have before I got mites, the ability to sleep in my bed with out something crawling on me. I worry about every one I come in contact with. I have had at least 2 dermatologist call me crazy.
Tea Tree oil doesn't not work! baking soda, sulphur nothing that can be prescribed is strong enough for these bugs. The crawling on my scalp has caused me to cut my long hair very short, I hate it. Everyday it reminds me that my life is not my own that it is run by the mites. I am so overwhelmed, I often just start crying. I can't find any information on the internet that works. It feels like this is a new disease, my husband hates me because he thinks that its my fault we have this disease!
I don't know what to do or where else to research natural remedies do not work.
Fighting2years

Chicago, IL

#13 Jun 17, 2016
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Candac

Halethorpe, MD

#14 Jun 21, 2016
Langoliers wrote:
Skin mites are transmitted between animals and humans. Skin Mites live on the scalp and ears and nose and eyes as well as on the body. Skin mites can live 8 months off the human body. They burrow under the skin like scabies, they jump to their next victim. Many times the cats or dog have to be put down.

8 months with out feeding and off of the host makes these almost impossible to beat. Some people have had them for over 20 years. Long term uses of ivermectin and cream 10 months or more is what it takes if you're lucky.
Use zertec antihistamine and panoxyl scub. Kills them.

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