November 2, 2016 at 5:03 AM #56450
I don’t know exactly how long I’ve had fleas but noticed them on my kitten end of July. Started treating cat end of July. Found fleas , larvae and pupae in my bed. Had house exterminated on August 3rd. Have been vacuuming every day since. Have thrown out mattress and boxspring, bleached drawers and cabinets, mop bathroom and kitchen floor every other day with bleach. Washed curtains. Now battling fleas in hair, body and genital areas. Washed hair and body with lice treatment, hair and body. Used vinegar, baking soda, head and shoulders, not combing daily several times a day for the past two months. I’m going crazy. I have concidered suicide! I can’t do this anymore. Please help.May 11, 2017 at 4:00 AM #69387
Dear Sharon, I can’t believe nobody has answered you yet. I’m assuming you still have the kitten and you still live in the apartment and you haven’t committed suicide. They have to be living on some other host if not on your cat. Fleas also live on rodents which can be residing in your home and reinfecting you. Or perhaps there are cracks and hiding places where they are avoiding being vacuumed. After all your effort you should be winning this battle. I would ask your doctor to verify that you do indeed have fleas and not something else. If it’s confirmed, then write back to let us know! I’m just a passerby on this site but I hope your plea for help is answered soon. Don’t give up! My dog is scratching and biting and today I think I found a flea on me and bites inside my shorts. Not fun. I am sorry to hear how much you’ve been suffering, and I hope the problem is cured by now.
SuzanneMay 28, 2017 at 8:29 AM #69943
Need serious help. Embarrassing. About to lose everything for this. Fleas inside me. Hatch in skin, come out and straight back in. Have pulled worms out even. I live in Ohio. I have no pets at all. My boyfriend got this when we moved in the new place. He’s struggled for 9 months. Now all of a sudden I guess they got hungrier and have chosen me also. Scars and holes all over. We look like junkies. I’m so tired of this. Ivervectine we have tried in and out. Many oils and even clove. He’s been to the hospital 6 times. Marysville 3x, Dublin 2x, and osu. Would rather say he’s crazy than to acknowledge any of it. Taken samples in even. They have eaten around a few teeth even. Like root canals! You can see where worms were laying in his gums. Please help!June 6, 2017 at 3:37 AM #70496
The stories above are so horrible! Unfortunately I’ve got 1 of my own. My Ex-fiances mother mailed (Fed-Ex) me a box of my dogs belongings. Unknown to me she had included sand fleas in the package. By the time I knew what I was dealing with my sweet loving old blind pug was dead from infection caused by a horrible flea infestation. It was mid November with snow on the ground in Central Virginia. Nowhere near a beach. These fleas burrow into your skin, basically any place on your body that’s warm. I have scars on my face and body. They will also make your hair fall out extremely bad. Baking soda in your shampoo & added to your washing machine helps a lot. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy! Thanks for reading.June 6, 2017 at 8:01 AM #70365
Yes I to have experienced fleas, mites bugs in and around my feet in Varicose veins, in hair, in eye brows where when admitted start kicking out eggs every 2 minutes or so, never thought of my back hair, yuk, there they were last night, at night my scalp goes wild. My forearms oh and buttox as well after all we probably sit on them all the time so they burrow into my skin there, remember don’t scratch.
My Cornel University Graduate Dermatologists insist they don’t live on our bodies, wrong! I find Larvae and eggs right in my skin. Every bath I take produces lots of dead flea and mites in the tub. How many people see sparkling foods? Those are baby fleas, their backs are like Silver, and so when I allowed hair to grow I put soap on my legs and man, there were hundreds of sparkling babies trying to figure out a way up my legs.
Thanks for letting me share, I’m jumping into the bath and its 3 in the morning.
Buena Park,CA 92621