Crawling, bumps, itching.

Crawling, bumps, itching.

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Since: Sep 07

Budd Lake, NJ

#1 Sep 1, 2007
Hi,
Not sure where to start. The first time i remember i started itching was at night - when i was sitting by the computer it felt like some tiny things were jumping onto my feet. as a natural instinct i tried to brush them off (although i never saw them) but without success. then a bunch of tiny bumps appeared and caused me to itch both of legs up and down compulsively...
this repeated several times. i ignored it because i thought its restless leg syndrome and i thought im imagining it more than anything else.

after a weeks the it ceased just happening at night and it wasn't just when me feet were on the floor -
randomly throughout the day i feel as if tiny bugs are crawling on my skin in random places on my body (excluding the crotch) and at night when the crawling is sometimes replaced by a "jumping" feeling.

I can bet my life that at this point my diagnosis is a mental disorder, that would've been plausible if not for the blatantly obvious bumps occurring at the places where the crawling sensation occurred and the places that itch badly. for the most part they are not red ad at times they are.
Those bumps are EASILY noticeable and easy to feel as several of my family members have confirmed im not making them up.

the strangest thing is that both the crawling sensation, the bumps and the itching is:
1. RANDOM - in terms of time of day and in terms of body part
2. occur/appear for a short period of time ...those outbreaks occur from 5-10 times a day. and the bumps appear promptly, itch promptly and then disappear after maybe 5-15 minutes to leave the are almost smooth. within an hour im pretty certain the area is completely smooth.

*i'd like to emphasize that those bumps are as large or even larger than mosquito bites, when i get them it takes a second to feel them when anybody put their hand on the place.

PLEASE HELP
Sam

Courtland, CA

#2 Sep 2, 2007
Ok, I'll take a stab at this, hopefully others will try to help also.

First is that scabies affects people in many different ways, depending on your bodys reaction to the mites. Check all the photos of scabies rashes that are posted on the threads here.

The strange part to me is that the bumps go away without treatment, and that they are larger than mosquito bites. But just because that didn't happen to me doesn't mean it didn't happen to anyone else.

The part that does sound like scabies is that the itching occurs at night. And the crawling, that was my first symptoms long before I broke out in rashes. I felt like tiny bugs were crawling all over me because tiny bugs were crawling all over me. For some reason it took months before I ever broke out in a rash.

I'd give it a 50/50 chance that it's scabies because the bumps you have go away. Questions: Do you wake up itching after you are asleep in bed and feel like there are bugs in your bed? Do you feel the crawling when you are other places besides the computer area like at work or somewhere else?

The problem with scabies is that the symptoms can be so subtle, until you are really infested, then you want to rip all your skin off your body. See what a doc has to say, but don't mention crawlies, they don't understand that. They understand itchies.

Since: Sep 07

Budd Lake, NJ

#3 Sep 2, 2007
Thanks for your input.

1. well for the most part they are not larger, i was trying to say that they are by no means tiny.

2. it feels they are in bed when im falling asleep. never when i wake up.

3. recently i started feeling it at random times at random places (at home, work, on the road)

who should i see, a dermatologist ?

my biggest problem is that i dont have anything to show him, unless i'm """lucky" "" enough to have an "attack" right before i see him and there's a fat chance of that happening :/

i heard that scabies leave trenches and you can see holes and stuff, especially between fingers and etc ....i dont have none of that ....

you know what bothers me ?
that right now im sitting at my computer with my legs up and nothing seems to be itching.
if anyone else told me that i would say its in their head...
i can be imagining something crawling on me, i can be imaging the itch even, i most definitely cant be imaging the bumps that occur n clusters...
Mary

Hollywood, FL

#4 Sep 2, 2007
crawling wrote:
Thanks for your input.
1. well for the most part they are not larger, i was trying to say that they are by no means tiny.
2. it feels they are in bed when im falling asleep. never when i wake up.
3. recently i started feeling it at random times at random places (at home, work, on the road)
who should i see, a dermatologist ?
my biggest problem is that i dont have anything to show him, unless i'm """lucky" "" enough to have an "attack" right before i see him and there's a fat chance of that happening :/
i heard that scabies leave trenches and you can see holes and stuff, especially between fingers and etc ....i dont have none of that ....
you know what bothers me ?
that right now im sitting at my computer with my legs up and nothing seems to be itching.
if anyone else told me that i would say its in their head...
i can be imagining something crawling on me, i can be imaging the itch even, i most definitely cant be imaging the bumps that occur n clusters...
Sounds like animal scabies. Are you sure you don't have a nest of birds around your home, or some rats in your attic? I have the same symptoms as you, and it first started with my cats. She was diagnosed by a vet with sarcoptic mange. You will need to take care of your bed, put walmart vinyl covers on bed and pillows. wash pillows in hot hot hot water. Spray bleach/water around areas you frequent, and thjen wipe up. Put borax in your carpets and vacuum. Put borax in your car's seats and carpeted floor and vacuum your car frequently. Keep your work area clean. Use topicals, lindane, benzyl benzoate, permethrin and also use ivermectin. What helped me was an air mattress. I have put my beds away, don't use them anymore.

Since: Sep 07

Budd Lake, NJ

#5 Sep 2, 2007
I live in a one bedroom apartment so no attic.
also no cats, no pets, no rats :)
the only thing i can think of is that i did let it get fairly dusty. obviously not doing that anymore.
is there anything particularly good i can use on my floors ? i have parquet floors.

i just know that if i will go to a doctor and describe what i described without even showing evidence he will send me to a psychiatrist ... the thought if that is frustrating.
Mary

Vero Beach, FL

#6 Sep 2, 2007
crawling wrote:
I live in a one bedroom apartment so no attic.
also no cats, no pets, no rats :)
the only thing i can think of is that i did let it get fairly dusty. obviously not doing that anymore.
is there anything particularly good i can use on my floors ? i have parquet floors.
i just know that if i will go to a doctor and describe what i described without even showing evidence he will send me to a psychiatrist ... the thought if that is frustrating.
I am not sure what parquet floors are - wooden? I mop with bleach and water, but have ceramic floors. Put borax down to go in between cracks. It helps dry up the mites. vacuum your floors. I use several insecticides around, too. I bought a good one from a do it yourself online insecticide place. My primary care physician will not give me any more mite meds, and only wants to refer me to the psychiatrist lady. I feel like attacking him for that. I hate when I'm talking to a doctor and I can feel a bite on my cheek or whereever, and they don't believe me. Yes, very frustrating. Check out some of the threads on this forum for ordering meds and doing laundry and cleaning. Maybe someone can chime in here to help you out.
Mary

Vero Beach, FL

#7 Sep 2, 2007
Yes, go see a dermatologist. The first one I saw was not very helpful, but the second one I saw was good. I had to tell the receptionist there to put me with one that will take the time and help me, and not just 30 seconds, slam, bam, thank you ma'am.

here is where you can order some bifen it, for an environmental spray (mix with water).

http://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/talstar.h...

try to get the derm to prescribe ivermectin tabs for you (2 refills). and permethrin 5% cream.
Sam

Courtland, CA

#8 Sep 3, 2007
crawling wrote:
I live in a one bedroom apartment so no attic.
also no cats, no pets, no rats :)
the only thing i can think of is that i did let it get fairly dusty. obviously not doing that anymore.
is there anything particularly good i can use on my floors ? i have parquet floors.
i just know that if i will go to a doctor and describe what i described without even showing evidence he will send me to a psychiatrist ... the thought if that is frustrating.
crawling, a trained doc may be able to see burrows on your skin that you don't see. Not everyone gets burrows though. When you mentioned clusters, that sounds like mine. The fact that they go away is strange though. But since the rashes are due to your body having an allergic reaction to the mites, debris, etc, and everyone's histamine reactions are different, I don't know. Some docs will just assume it's scabies if you are itching at night. It might be worth a trip to the derm though, you might get a good one.
2ScratchOrNot2Sc ratch

Sanford, NC

#9 Sep 3, 2007
What really helped my derm....(in the beginning, before he deemed me crazy) was taking pictures. Don't try and describe what's been happening. Document and show him with pictures. Maybe that will help prolong the "crazy" diagnosis. LOL

Just kidding, they don't all jump to that conclusion.
Bill

United States

#10 Sep 3, 2007
crawling wrote:
I live in a one bedroom apartment so no attic.
also no cats, no pets, no rats :)
the only thing i can think of is that i did let it get fairly dusty. obviously not doing that anymore.
is there anything particularly good i can use on my floors ? i have parquet floors.
i just know that if i will go to a doctor and describe what i described without even showing evidence he will send me to a psychiatrist ... the thought if that is frustrating.
Bugs are bugs and some, bring more bugs.
From Bill : Dawn dishsoap 1 part and 8 parts water will kill bugs. Leave it on the room walls ceiling floor for at least 1 hr.
I leave a light mist of it on and there are no bugs bitting me in my house on the wood floors (no carpet for me). Test it on a spider... or any bug, they die quickly. and dont come back to crawl thru the soap film. Much better and effective than bombs or insecticide
I used to feel them on my legs when at the computer. Not with a clean floor and a light soap mist.I keep my laptop in a bag with C02 in it...bye bye bugs ( NEVER DO I BREATH C02, it causes kidney failure, I do this filling out side. Nieghbors got to wonder ...
Skin head to toe : Sulfur 10 percent and 90 percent hand lotion 3 days apply nitely , take a break for 3 days and do it again for 3 days, break for 3 and again for 3 days, kills them fast and dosent poison you. and sulfur is over the counter at some drugstores
. You can buy sulfur at www.americarx.com , 8 dollars makes 100 - 200 applications . I hope to never find out.
Clothes why wonder if they are clean , I boil them in Big pot from meijors $22.00
Praise God He is Good
Kelli

Van, TX

#11 Jan 26, 2017
crawling wrote:
Hi,
Not sure where to start. The first time i remember i started itching was at night - when i was sitting by the computer it felt like some tiny things were jumping onto my feet. as a natural instinct i tried to brush them off (although i never saw them) but without success. then a bunch of tiny bumps appeared and caused me to itch both of legs up and down compulsively...
this repeated several times. i ignored it because i thought its restless leg syndrome and i thought im imagining it more than anything else.

after a weeks the it ceased just happening at night and it wasn't just when me feet were on the floor -
randomly throughout the day i feel as if tiny bugs are crawling on my skin in random places on my body (excluding the crotch) and at night when the crawling is sometimes replaced by a "jumping" feeling.

I can bet my life that at this point my diagnosis is a mental disorder, that would've been plausible if not for the blatantly obvious bumps occurring at the places where the crawling sensation occurred and the places that itch badly. for the most part they are not red ad at times they are.
Those bumps are EASILY noticeable and easy to feel as several of my family members have confirmed im not making them up.

the strangest thing is that both the crawling sensation, the bumps and the itching is:
1. RANDOM - in terms of time of day and in terms of body part
2. occur/appear for a short period of time ...those outbreaks occur from 5-10 times a day. and the bumps appear promptly, itch promptly and then disappear after maybe 5-15 minutes to leave the are almost smooth. within an hour im pretty certain the area is completely smooth.

*i'd like to emphasize that those bumps are as large or even larger than mosquito bites, when i get them it takes a second to feel them when anybody put their hand on the place.

PLEASE HELP
I have the same thing! 5 months! Get coconut oil, tea tree oil, and clove oil NOW! Put tea tree and clove oil into coconut oil and rub from tips of toes to tips of hair (sparingly) twice daily. I started yesterday and I feel 100 times better today. Body looks 100 times better already! Apparently you do this for at least 2 weeks. I thought I was going crazy until I saw mites coming out of my skin right after first treatment 😊
journey2noScabie s

Alexandria, VA

#12 Jan 26, 2017
Kelli wrote:
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I have the same thing! 5 months! Get coconut oil, tea tree oil, and clove oil NOW! Put tea tree and clove oil into coconut oil and rub from tips of toes to tips of hair (sparingly) twice daily. I started yesterday and I feel 100 times better today. Body looks 100 times better already! Apparently you do this for at least 2 weeks. I thought I was going crazy until I saw mites coming out of my skin right after first treatment &#128522;
The Scabies mites cannot, repeat CANNOT, be seen with the naked eye. If you are sure you are seeing something, then it is not Scabies. You have something else. I'm sorry to break that to you. Some folks that used to be here could tell you what they thought it was or redirect you to other parasite groups elsewhere, but I don't know about that stuff. I'm so sorry. You might want to start with looking up "human parasites" without the quotes and look for the ones that are in your area or in the area that you may have recently traveled to.

That's the best I can do. Good luck and I hope you have a speedy recovery.
journey2noScabie s

Alexandria, VA

#13 Jan 26, 2017
Maybe everyone else that used to help is just on an extended break.
Leelee

Akron, OH

#14 Aug 17, 2017
Iam sitting here with the same problem and I understand you so well gee if i could just speak to you
Roslyn strunk

Ardmore, OK

#15 Aug 27, 2017
Leelee wrote:
Iam sitting here with the same problem and I understand you so well gee if i could just speak to you
I've had this going on since may if this year, I'm finding that it's morgellons or collembila(spring tails). Not good news for us
Roslyn strunk

Ardmore, OK

#16 Aug 27, 2017
journey2noScabies wrote:
Maybe everyone else that used to help is just on an extended break.
Look up morgellons and collembola
Kandrews33

Chicago, IL

#17 Oct 2, 2017
It Feels Like Something is crawling on me but itís Not and I have Small Little bumps on my stomach, Back And Near my Breast Area . I have No clue what this is . Help me
Crazy bitch

Chicago, IL

#18 Oct 4, 2017
Sam wrote:
Ok, I'll take a stab at this, hopefully others will try to help also.

First is that scabies affects people in many different ways, depending on your bodys reaction to the mites. Check all the photos of scabies rashes that are posted on the threads here.

The strange part to me is that the bumps go away without treatment, and that they are larger than mosquito bites. But just because that didn't happen to me doesn't mean it didn't happen to anyone else.

The part that does sound like scabies is that the itching occurs at night. And the crawling, that was my first symptoms long before I broke out in rashes. I felt like tiny bugs were crawling all over me because tiny bugs were crawling all over me. For some reason it took months before I ever broke out in a rash.

I'd give it a 50/50 chance that it's scabies because the bumps you have go away. Questions: Do you wake up itching after you are asleep in bed and feel like there are bugs in your bed? Do you feel the crawling when you are other places besides the computer area like at work or somewhere else?

The problem with scabies is that the symptoms can be so subtle, until you are really infested, then you want to rip all your skin off your body. See what a doc has to say, but don't mention crawlies, they don't understand that. They understand itchies.
Need a DOCTOR Bryan somewhere around or st b!!! O and the term (mental) is also a definition for COMMON nonsense from ruthless bugs
Crazy bitch

Chicago, IL

#20 Oct 4, 2017
Kandrews33 wrote:
It Feels Like Something is crawling on me but itís Not and I have Small Little bumps on my stomach, Back And Near my Breast Area . I have No clue what this is . Help me
U need a family member that might be help like a doctor!!!
Mppadilla3

Pomona, CA

#21 Apr 3, 2018
You may want to research Morgellons no your not crazy but many drs dont know much about it so their lack of knowledge defaults to a psych whick will get you no relief or treatment

http://www.thecehf.org/morgellons-2017-confer...

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