Collembola/Springtails
lola

New York, NY

#235 Jul 14, 2013
How did you get rid of them in your home?
Which anti fungal did you use, are you taking it forever, I think they are not so great for you?
Thanks
lola

New York, NY

#236 Jul 14, 2013
The Hungry Ghosts wrote:
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I got rid of them in my hair by using Ketoconazole shampoo... plus the anti-fungal pills... and some peppermint in my conditioner. You might also try Sulfur8 which you can get at the drug store.
Clothing is the real pain. I have to soak my clothes in vinegar (or PCO - expensive) for 24 hours before washing. I also found these blogs helpful
http://www.morgellonsandme.com/morgellons-and...
http://collembolahumantreatment.wordpress.com...
http://invisibleparasites.com/
It's great when you put on clothing and it doesn't crawl! Although I made the mistake of putting on something I dry cleaned months ago thinking it was safe... immediately I felt the pin pricks on my back so I took it off - too late! It's been 2 weeks and my back is starting to feel normal again. One infected piece of clothing and it's weeks of suffering. UGH!
I was hoping that Shelly would pop back in... I'm looking for other doctors who are treating collembola infestations... my derm wants to present about my case. He didn't believe me until he saw (through a magnifying glass no less!) a springtail crawl out of my skin and hop away!
Anyone who has a doc that believes them, let me know!
How did you get rid of them in your home?
Which anti fungal did you use, are you taking it forever, I think they are not so great for you?
Thanks
MissV

Antioch, CA

#237 Jul 15, 2013
misery_in_au wrote:
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Think they may definitely be part of the problem. I seem to have two sets of symptoms, one of scabies/bird mites and one of something else. Looking back on it there was a whole lot of dusty stuff flying down from the roof that fateful day... who is to say that it was one species alone that infected me? I only recall the two clear bugs I brushed off my right arm that day...
Funny you mention the feeling when the collembola spring off. I'm going to try to find one of my first posts ever here, where I said I felt 'popping' from my scalp when they hatched. Think it was back in November here on the boards...
Hello I'm suffering from who knows what- it started with a raised area on the scalp, and then bites that started with the pin prick, the itching. Thought it must be scabies- did the permethrin an d Stromectol twice but they come back- misery. Tried every natural remedy, horrible nightmare, I wish it was over. The doctors don't know what it is so diagnosed me with dermatitis factitia, like I'm hallucinating! I learned more from these online threads! Good luck and let us know what works!

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#239 Jul 15, 2013
lotus_fan wrote:
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Your link doesn't work and this world expert is who? Go read some entomology studies on collembola not these drama sites that you are so fond of. Collembola only infest people if you are selling a cedar fogger or some nonsense like that.
READ SOME SCIENTIFICALLY SUBSTANTIATED ENTOMOLOGY RESEARCH.
Oh yes... I'll go read some research and believe that over what I can see with my own eyes under my microscope. That's a brilliant idea Fred.

All research happens because of a theory. A theory usually is born from an experience. Just because the research hasn't been done doesn't mean it's not happening. To say that no research means it doesn't happen is not logical. Just because the research hadn't been done linking Lyme to Morgellons didn't mean it wasn't happening. Same goes for collembola infestations of people (and there are PLENTY of scientific citations about it... since you refuse to acknowledge them, it reflects badly on you).

You are not me, you don't know me, you don't know what I experience. Therefore you cannot speak with any authority on me. To tell me I have lyme disease and what I'm experiencing and seeing is impossible makes you exactly like the doctors you despise.
Plus, Lyme disease doesn't show up on glue traps.

Feel free to call me stupid, it doesn't bother me in the least. I'm going to do what I know works, and listen to people who actually listen to me. Your rude insistence on diagnosing people you've never met says more about you than it does about me.
bargsin

Prairie Village, KS

#240 Jul 19, 2013
Shelly wrote:
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Hi Lost! We had some problems with the cedarcide in my car, too... Just got them fixed. If you have kids or pets, please be careful with the Transport. I just got my cat in to the vet yesterday... The vet is trying to save him.:( My other cat is fine, but I think the chemicals we sprayed on the floor were too much for him... The vet said some cats react to pyrethroids, while others don't. You may want to try the Onslaught with the Nyguard, as Aurore suggested after calling up domyownpestcontrol. Maybe Transport as a crack and crevice? It is kinda pricey... But a little really goes a long way. I would definitely spray the Nyguard or the Martins IGR in your cars and then try the menthol crystals in a coffee cup... On a cup warmer. It really does seem to help. Hope you find some relief soon!
. Check locally. We bought the Transport $23 cheaper than doyourown wanted
aasbfd

Hollywood, FL

#241 Jul 19, 2013
Menthol crystals DO NOT WORK in the car. You need cyonara and an insect growth regulator from doyourownpestcontrol dot com. Take this one to the bank, from someone who knows.

Yes, permethrin insecticide or body wash is toxic to cats. Don't use near cats, but, cats don't hang out in cars, do they?
Aggi Arssman

Hollywood, FL

#242 Jul 19, 2013
Mel007 wrote:
I don't need to read more rubbish from idiots declaring springtails don't infest humans. I know they do because I'm living proof. Reading posts by other sufferers has helped me struggle through the past year, so if you just wanna abuse people go down your local pub and stop reading these posts.
Idk what I would've done without reading about others in my circumstance.
I agree. Be nice and helpful, and don't make a post such as yours.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#243 Jul 22, 2013
Here's a study for Fred:

36. Dasgupta, R. and Dasgupta, B. Collembolan insects as potential parasites. Trans. R.
Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 1990; 84: 438.

Duh.
kasey

Brampton, Canada

#244 Jul 22, 2013
NO doctors are willing to help. its a joke if you think they will. I have been suffering with this condition for nearly 3 years now. been to a handful of specialists relating to skin and even the brain and there still stuck with no possible answers yet. i'm 21, I shouldn't have to live like this. 3 years ago I was healthy and full of life. Now it feels like a struggle every single day.
FRED wrote:
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You should go to an infectious disease specialist and get a proper diagnosis. Your kid will be proud of you for making the right decision down the road.
If your skin scraping comes back negative then there are other tests Like the western blot that will reveal your condition.
Also taking organic clove capsules kills eggs and mites, it takes a couple weeks to build up in your skin, take 12-16 every day , 4 or 5 after meals. Take them for a month. If you still have "mites" after that then you should definitely go to an infectious disease specialist.
kasey

Brampton, Canada

#245 Jul 22, 2013
I went to a infectious disease specialist, and all they wanted to do was dope me up on anti-psychotic meds . I refused and never went back.
FRED

Golden, CO

#246 Jul 22, 2013
The Hungry Ghosts wrote:
Here's a study for Fred:
36. Dasgupta, R. and Dasgupta, B. Collembolan insects as potential parasites. Trans. R.
Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 1990; 84: 438.
Duh.
You may want to try actually posting the link instead of always presenting these dead end pieces of phony evidence for your phony science.

here is a link that was returned using your search terms.

http://www.tropmed.org/primer/chapter10-2.pdf

"PARASITIC INFECTIONS OF THE SKIN
10.2.5.1 Insect infections/infestations
Many insect species can infest/infect the skin
. This can vary from a simple accidental
bite (eg from a thrips or collembolan
34,36
) to a more severe infection (eg from a fly
maggot, jigger flea or a louse in
festation). Thrips and collem
bolans are free-living, plant
feeding insects which occasionally bite human
s, become encapsulated in small nodules in
the skin or cause a pruritic rash."

This means that collembola do NOT infect people. They may incidentally bite you if they are all around you and become encapsulated in a wound incidentally. But they do not infest humans.

It is very unlikely you are still dealing with a collembolla infestation of your living arrangements especially after all the over the top environmental measures you have done.

You are infected this much is true, BUT not with collembolla because they don't do that. Anyone who says collembola infest humans is wrong and you haven't provided any scientific proof because none that is from a credible source exists. You have tried the smoke and mirrors approach though.

Duh.

Post the actual link, see how that works?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#247 Jul 22, 2013
kasey wrote:
NO doctors are willing to help. its a joke if you think they will. I have been suffering with this condition for nearly 3 years now. been to a handful of specialists relating to skin and even the brain and there still stuck with no possible answers yet. i'm 21, I shouldn't have to live like this. 3 years ago I was healthy and full of life. Now it feels like a struggle every single day.
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Have you ID'd it as Collembola with a microscope?
FRED

Golden, CO

#248 Jul 22, 2013
The Hungry Ghosts wrote:
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Have you ID'd it as Collembola with a microscope?
You may stick a bug from your filthy house under the microscope but that doesn't mean anything. Your derm saw one come out of you and hop away so that is in know way and identifies anything. You have not established anything but a bunch of nonsense.

The morgellons debris that you have coming out of you look just like collembola sometimes. BTDT.

Send some of the morgellons debris to an entomologist to get identified instead of some juice bar scientist.

the post's you made a few months ago conclusively showed your symptoms and evidence as , guess what, Morgellons disease.
FRED

Golden, CO

#249 Jul 22, 2013
This is what the H.G. science is like.

"Six Collembola found infecting U.S. agent"

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/world/ameri...

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#250 Jul 22, 2013
FRED wrote:
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You may stick a bug from your filthy house under the microscope but that doesn't mean anything. Your derm saw one come out of you and hop away so that is in know way and identifies anything. You have not established anything but a bunch of nonsense.
The morgellons debris that you have coming out of you look just like collembola sometimes. BTDT.
Send some of the morgellons debris to an entomologist to get identified instead of some juice bar scientist.
the post's you made a few months ago conclusively showed your symptoms and evidence as , guess what, Morgellons disease.
I don't need to establish anything Fred. I'm sharing my experience with others who have the same problem. Insulting me isn't going to make me think I have Morgellons... it's going to make me think that you're less than a stellar human being.

I'd rather be me with my problems than you with your answers.
FRED

Golden, CO

#251 Jul 23, 2013
The Hungry Ghosts wrote:
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I don't need to establish anything Fred. I'm sharing my experience with others who have the same problem. Insulting me isn't going to make me think I have Morgellons... it's going to make me think that you're less than a stellar human being.
I'd rather be me with my problems than you with your answers.
No one has the same problem that you came up with from those stupid drama websites you go to. Collembola don't infest people. I asked you several times to post some substantiated science saying they do and you posted a bunch of incoherent gibberish.

Just because your finding "collembola" in glue traps doesn't mean they infest people . You can find mice in glue traps too but they don't get inside you.

Any collembola that are where you live are feeding off the mold you described in your place. This has been what you've been posting for at least 3 months now. If you can't figure out how to abate some mold and treat the environment for collembola in 3 months or move out in 3 months that's pretty lame.

If you can't figure out how to do that call the county health board. Spraying white vinegar around kills mold and putting a moth ball every 3 feet and leaving for a day will kill the collembola. Allow for ventalation because the moth ball trick puts out some toxic vapor so you'll want to open a couple windows for a while to ventilate before you go back in and pick up the moth balls.

You may want to research the diseases that collembola pas to people when they incidentally bite them , they do not infest people. Wolbachia and Bartonella are common infections of colembolla.

Collembola do not infect people except on drama websites. The Neurological problems associated with the infections that an incidental collembola bite will pass to a person explain the nature of your posts.

Going to a Dermatologist for these types of problem is useless, you might as well go to a podiatrist.
aasfd

Hollywood, FL

#253 Jul 23, 2013
FRED wrote:
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No one has the same problem that you came up with from those stupid drama websites you go to. Collembola don't infest people. I asked you several times to post some substantiated science saying they do and you posted a bunch of incoherent gibberish.
Just because your finding "collembola" in glue traps doesn't mean they infest people . You can find mice in glue traps too but they don't get inside you.
Any collembola that are where you live are feeding off the mold you described in your place. This has been what you've been posting for at least 3 months now. If you can't figure out how to abate some mold and treat the environment for collembola in 3 months or move out in 3 months that's pretty lame.
If you can't figure out how to do that call the county health board. Spraying white vinegar around kills mold and putting a moth ball every 3 feet and leaving for a day will kill the collembola. Allow for ventalation because the moth ball trick puts out some toxic vapor so you'll want to open a couple windows for a while to ventilate before you go back in and pick up the moth balls.
You may want to research the diseases that collembola pas to people when they incidentally bite them , they do not infest people. Wolbachia and Bartonella are common infections of colembolla.
Collembola do not infect people except on drama websites. The Neurological problems associated with the infections that an incidental collembola bite will pass to a person explain the nature of your posts.
Going to a Dermatologist for these types of problem is useless, you might as well go to a podiatrist.
Fred. Stop arguing with yourself about Collembola. Give it a REST.

Take your ORAP.
Dont see the bugs

Austin, TX

#254 Aug 14, 2013
Shelly wrote:
PPS-- Blow dry your hair after every shower, too! I found this out way too late...
hey shelly, srry to hear about ur horrifying situation , most especially for ur baby. We have been through a similar situtation, but dont know if its springtail. We cant see anything. I have only seen 2 black dots attached to my leg & thats it. I pulled them out with tweezers but cant make out what they are. We dont feel pin pricks but I did have dermatitis on my hands & I could feel sumthing pushing up against my nails but I cant see anything. Which symptom is a definite springtail symptom? Could u plz help? Thank u. My prayers are with u & ur family.
FRED

Golden, CO

#257 Aug 14, 2013
The cedarcide headquarters is in Texas. Hollywood you could drive there straight through and do what you think is appropriate to exact your vengeance.
It could be just like that astronaut chick driving from Houston to Cape Canaveral only in reverse. You could do crazy things just like she.

You should probably wear a diaper too just like she did so you don't have to pull over. But you probably already do since the mites ate your peepee.
vss

Hollywood, FL

#258 Aug 15, 2013
FRED wrote:
The cedarcide headquarters is in Texas. Hollywood you could drive there straight through and do what you think is appropriate to exact your vengeance.
It could be just like that astronaut chick driving from Houston to Cape Canaveral only in reverse. You could do crazy things just like she.
You should probably wear a diaper too just like she did so you don't have to pull over. But you probably already do since the mites ate your peepee.
It sounds like you are part of the Cedarcide crew. Are you? If you are, I would suggest that you stay out of it, dumb arse.
Cedarcide is an overpriced product that contains cedar oil, which doesn't do a thing in killing parasites. you are a fkfce and you know you are. "peepee"???? lol... what a dumb a.
You are probably very much invested in all of the snake oils being pushed on this forum. I wouldn't put anything past you.

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