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2ScratchOrNot2Sc ratch

Sanford, NC

#261 Jul 22, 2007
I looked everywhere for my little pocket scope and couldn't find it anywhere. I put it away when I bought the microscope.

If it helps, I haven't been able to pull anything of significance out of my feet with the Aquaphor since I started using the cheese grater thingy.(That still cracks me up!) The only thing I get out of my hands is glitter...I use alot of glitter in one of my hobbies. I get some specks of dirt that just break apart when I try to get them off with a needle to examine them and alot of little clothing fibers.

I asked Hubby for my turpentine so I could do a favor for a friend. I got glitter and some black specks out of both my hands and my feet. Only two significant dots out of my feet. I was able to get them on the slide and look....and nothing. I see the specks on the slide in oil, but when I look at them under the scope, they are just very hard to see and are the same color as just normal skin under the scope. I can tell that it's something round in structure but nothing in the body of the dot to really see. It's very, very strange because in the past I could definitely see dots of that size under the scope and determine whether it was eggs or just debris of some kind or dirt.

I hadn't done turpentine since June when I gave it all to Hubby. That was very theraputic. It gave me alot of relief to see some difference in what I looked at under the scope from my skin. I did some scrapings as well and it looked like skin from my Hubby I scraped off a long time ago.( the only time he let me do it....lol) As if you haven't helped me enough already, thank you for asking that.

I'll keep looking for the light and actually look into the skin when I find it. I know it's here somewhere. Sorry that's not much help. That itching could be dead mites or crap (puke, puke) working itself out. That derm said if you were crusted it would be a long, hard road. I know you're scared to stop meds when you're so close. I don't know if I could do it. Maybe keep the meds and stop the soaks or vice-versa. I don't know about stopping them both. I'm a panzy about not being on meds though. I'm still so paranoid every single day. I suppose there's always the chance that it was that dose of lindane or the Eurax spot treatments a few weeks back that did it for me. Have you gotten any of that for the spots yet?
Sam

United States

#262 Jul 22, 2007
Thank you Scratch. Maybe Hubby could help you "find" your scope? wink, wink. I had the derm who diagnosed me send my records. It describes crusted areas all over, citing many body parts that had crusting. I guess I was worse than I thought. Oh but 2 doses of iver should have cured me.

Scratch you have helped me so much by stating that crusted just takes a long time to cure, and the help with the Borax and soaking and scrubbing. My reinfection was mainly from my hands and feet, so now I am not sure if they are clear or not. I'll assume not until I'm sure. I just don't know if the black dots are mites or normal.

I didn't get the lindane because I don't have any other spots to put it on. It's even banned in Mexico, I tried to get some there.

I'm really glad you're cured. Good job! I'd put you in my will for helping me, but I don't think you want all my debts from this ;)
2ScratchOrNot2Sc ratch

Sanford, NC

#263 Jul 22, 2007
http://www.blueskyhealthshop.com/search.php...

Just in case. ;) There's a small part of me that wants to think I was right all along and the lindane did the trick. Even if it didn't do crap, it didn't give me any side effects and I felt better and more assured after I did it. I never did do the 2nd treatment. I had no idea it was banned in Mexico or I probably wouldn't have used it. But, I did. It went on great, smelled great, no burning, no tingling...nothing. I'd still use it if I needed to, without hesitation.

Good idea on not assuming....you know what they say about that.

I need to be in Trump's will to pay this crap off, so no worries! lol Hubby knew I was looking for the scope and what I was doing...so I don't think he's guilty, but I'll ask just to be sure.
Sam

United States

#264 Jul 22, 2007
Thanks Scratch, you're a trooper. I think I'd feel safe just putting the lindane on my hands and feet, so I'll order some, it's cheap enough and they haven't canceled my credit card yet ;) The pharmicist in Mexico even showed me in her large book that the lindane was no longer available, but was replaced with a product called Fenotrina, but they only had it in a shampoo. I bought it because everything there is $4 if you bargain with them.

We may not eventually pay for all this, but being able to sleep in on a Sunday morning without any crawlies or itchies?... is priceless.
Sam

United States

#265 Jul 22, 2007
Anybody else with a pocket microscope - can you see little black dots under your skin in your hands? What about in the hands of people who you know don't have mites? I just don't know if the black dots are normal or mites.
2ScratchOrNot2Sc ratch

Sanford, NC

#266 Jul 23, 2007
Sam wrote:
Thanks Scratch, you're a trooper. I think I'd feel safe just putting the lindane on my hands and feet, so I'll order some, it's cheap enough and they haven't canceled my credit card yet ;) The pharmicist in Mexico even showed me in her large book that the lindane was no longer available, but was replaced with a product called Fenotrina, but they only had it in a shampoo. I bought it because everything there is $4 if you bargain with them.
We may not eventually pay for all this, but being able to sleep in on a Sunday morning without any crawlies or itchies?... is priceless.
You can get them down to $3 if you're a blond and have nice boobs. lol

Since: Jun 07

Uniontown, PA

#267 Jul 23, 2007
Sam wrote:
Anybody else with a pocket microscope - can you see little black dots under your skin in your hands? What about in the hands of people who you know don't have mites? I just don't know if the black dots are normal or mites.
The literature claims that the mites are white and slightly too small to be seen by the naked eye. The black dots could possibly be the detritus left behind.
Sam

United States

#268 Jul 23, 2007
Thanks Scratch and Mary, I have 4 microscopes. Does anyone else have a pocket scope? If so can you just peek into the skin on your hands or someone else's and see if you see tiny black dots? No picking or scraping required, just peeking?

Devastated, it's confusing that they say the mites are clear, white, or grey, but they also say at the end of a burrow sometimes you can see a tiny black dot.
Sam

United States

#269 Jul 23, 2007
2ScratchOrNot2Scratch wrote:
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You can get them down to $3 if you're a blond and have nice boobs. lol
Nope and nope, drat! It's good to see a little humor here though, we have enough doom and gloom. Most people go bar hopping in Tijuana, I go pharmacia hopping.
Mary

Hollywood, FL

#270 Jul 23, 2007
Sam wrote:
Thanks Scratch and Mary, I have 4 microscopes. Does anyone else have a pocket scope? If so can you just peek into the skin on your hands or someone else's and see if you see tiny black dots? No picking or scraping required, just peeking?
Devastated, it's confusing that they say the mites are clear, white, or grey, but they also say at the end of a burrow sometimes you can see a tiny black dot.
Gosh, Sam, 4 microscopes? lol... Oh my god.... I can only reach my arms, I can't reach down to my legs. I am using the jeweler's loope and I'm too fat to reach down to my legs. I have never seen a mite on me or under my microscope. Could the black dots be hair follicles? How many are you seeing? Are there a lot of them? I saw a couple of black dots on my arms, but only about 2.
hopeful

San Francisco, CA

#271 Jul 23, 2007
Hi Sam,

I looked with a loup and couldn't find any black dots. Maybe one teeny dark brown speck. I do remember one bite though that took a long time to "resolve' ie expell all foreign contents from the area and it had a spot in it.

The sign for me for live activity is a certain level of inflammation in an area. I figure that if there are live mites, their enzymes are creating the allergic reaction. As an area is healed (mites die and get worked out of skin) the inflammation fades away as does any (although slight) swelling.

Hope that helps some and that everyone is doing better!
Sam

United States

#272 Jul 23, 2007
Yup, 4. The 30x pocket, 60-100x pocket, a mono chemist scope with slides and 3 levels (never saw any thing mite related with that one) and my favorite, the usb Intel QX5 that takes digital snapshots and movies. Saw some good stuff with that one. You can take it out of the holder and put it anywhere you can reach and see the image on the screen. No wonder I'm in debt, huh?

No the black dots are not hair follicles because I see them mostly in the palms of my hands and my fingers. I'm pretty sure they are mite related. I'm seeing fewer and fewer of them, they mite be dead mites. There are different sizes, big ones and some tiny ones nearby the big ones. I'm thinking the big ones are mites and the little ones are either small mites, or (puke) mite crap.

Mary, I'm thinking mine might be animal mites because of the length of time they live in the environment and the fact that I don't get burrows. Both of these were stated in that article I posted several times from emedicine.com .
Mary

Hollywood, FL

#273 Jul 24, 2007
Sam wrote:
Yup, 4. The 30x pocket, 60-100x pocket, a mono chemist scope with slides and 3 levels (never saw any thing mite related with that one) and my favorite, the usb Intel QX5 that takes digital snapshots and movies. Saw some good stuff with that one. You can take it out of the holder and put it anywhere you can reach and see the image on the screen. No wonder I'm in debt, huh?
No the black dots are not hair follicles because I see them mostly in the palms of my hands and my fingers. I'm pretty sure they are mite related. I'm seeing fewer and fewer of them, they mite be dead mites. There are different sizes, big ones and some tiny ones nearby the big ones. I'm thinking the big ones are mites and the little ones are either small mites, or (puke) mite crap.
Mary, I'm thinking mine might be animal mites because of the length of time they live in the environment and the fact that I don't get burrows. Both of these were stated in that article I posted several times from emedicine.com .
Hi Sam. Yep, animal mites for me, too. They are in the environment. Recently, my car. I just let a Raid bug bomb off in my car. How awful to be using so many chemicals in the car, and ruining the interior. I'm totally in debt, too.
Mary

Hollywood, FL

#274 Jul 24, 2007
2ScratchOrNot2Scratch wrote:
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You can get them down to $3 if you're a blond and have nice boobs. lol
blue eyes and long eyelashes works, too.
crazy mite lady

Grants Pass, OR

#275 Jul 24, 2007
Mary wrote:
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Hi Sam. Yep, animal mites for me, too. They are in the environment. Recently, my car. I just let a Raid bug bomb off in my car. How awful to be using so many chemicals in the car, and ruining the interior. I'm totally in debt, too.
same here...can we get a loan for bug killer....ya the humor here is good to laugh....how are you mixing the martins for surface spray...i cant use in on myself makes me get more bumps but is cheaper than the bb so think i will switch it up a bit to save the $$ if possible..along with the meds is the elec bill....geez
Mary

Hollywood, FL

#276 Jul 24, 2007
crazy mite lady wrote:
<quoted text>same here...can we get a loan for bug killer....ya the humor here is good to laugh....how are you mixing the martins for surface spray...i cant use in on myself makes me get more bumps but is cheaper than the bb so think i will switch it up a bit to save the $$ if possible..along with the meds is the elec bill....geez
I don't really measure it. I just pour some permethrin in a spray bottle and then add water. I don't like it too weak, then it won't work. I use permectin II, too, I think it is stronger. I have been using bleach and water, too. And alcohol. My gas bill is really high now.:-(
Sam

United States

#277 Jul 24, 2007
hopeful wrote:
Hi Sam,
I looked with a loup and couldn't find any black dots. Maybe one teeny dark brown speck. I do remember one bite though that took a long time to "resolve' ie expell all foreign contents from the area and it had a spot in it.
The sign for me for live activity is a certain level of inflammation in an area. I figure that if there are live mites, their enzymes are creating the allergic reaction. As an area is healed (mites die and get worked out of skin) the inflammation fades away as does any (although slight) swelling.
Hope that helps some and that everyone is doing better!
Thanks Hopeful. Are you talking about a jewelers loope like Mary has? I'm not sure what that is or what the magnification is, or if it has a light that lets you see into the skin. I'm seeing fewer black dots, so I'm thinking that is a good sign.

So are you done, almost done, still treating? This is the closest I have been in 3 years, so I'm hoping the black dots are dead mites or maybe something not even related to mites.

Since: Jun 07

Uniontown, PA

#278 Jul 25, 2007
Sam wrote:
Devastated, it's confusing that they say the mites are clear, white, or grey, but they also say at the end of a burrow sometimes you can see a tiny black dot.
Egg deposits, maybe?
hopeful

San Francisco, CA

#279 Jul 26, 2007
Sam wrote:
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Thanks Hopeful. Are you talking about a jewelers loope like Mary has? I'm not sure what that is or what the magnification is, or if it has a light that lets you see into the skin. I'm seeing fewer black dots, so I'm thinking that is a good sign.
So are you done, almost done, still treating? This is the closest I have been in 3 years, so I'm hoping the black dots are dead mites or maybe something not even related to mites.
Hi Sam,

I hope those dots you see are harmless too. I am feeling the closest I've been too. Still using the paste as a topical alternating with BB in a lotion base. No ticklies or crawlies but the occaisional itch that feels like a "normal" itch if that makes any sense.

I've been pretty busy but I'm reading when I can and will post more later.

Have a great day Sam, everyone else too!

Since: Jul 07

United States

#280 Jul 26, 2007
i have a question.. what is the difference between a freckle, sunspot, and a scabie? i used to go to the tanning bed and i have these freckle things. can't tell the difference, so i thought someone could clarify it for me?

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