July 11, 2017 at 4:43 AM #71383Hope u Get HelpGuest
Sorry you all are suffering and doctors don’t care but maybe try going to a vet who has more knowledge of fleas. Maybe, just maybe, they can help. Good luck, I really hope you all can fix this.July 11, 2017 at 4:45 AM #71427Cathy BenoitGuest
I’m not positive what is going on with my skin but it is extremely itchy all the time, almost a burning itch. This has been going on for 4 years! I can’t take it anymore. Now I have several skin ulcers and they are open and painful. I can’t keep living this way.July 30, 2017 at 9:32 AM #71904CourtneyGuest
I am just figuring out that this is what I have. I have been to the ER 4 times, urgent care twice, and my primary’s office twice. I have brought photographs and samples with me. The doctors glance at them then tell me there is nothing there or that I am doing it to myself by picking at my skin. I have been categorised as delusional and suffering from hallucinations. I am so angry at these doctors for refusing to see what is in front of them. I have asked every single one of them to send a sample for analysis and they refuse. I have had larvae and pupae coming out of my skin, they are in my ears, nose, scalp, breasts, groin, and internally as well. And no one will help me or even take me seriously. Any advice on eradicating this would be great. TYAugust 2, 2017 at 9:23 AM #72186ChebbieGuest
I contracted both fleas and lice from rodents. I learned this after seeing the residue on the kitchen counter and the floor. Additionally they laid eggs in the skin and yes I contracted tape worms. I have gone through hell, my PCP doctor says i’m hallucinating even though I have pics, she says she is not convinced and yes they invade the body, I have seen them in my urine and also passed parasites in the urine. I have had them in the ear and the ENT doctor has removed two balls of them from the ear. I am in healthcare so this is especially frustrating. I know how each of you feels, I have wanted to die. I am separated from my family and Grand Children for fear of infecting them. Showering does not help, bathing seems to make them smaller but does not kill them, I have used every essential oil I heard of, Hartz Mountain Shampoo out of desperation. They have only gotten smaller but has not eradicated them completely. It has been over 6 months now.August 16, 2017 at 3:15 PM #72283John McFarlandGuest
This is absolutely terrifying. I believe every one of you and will be snooping for evidence on and inside my own body.
One word of advice.
Please do not ingest “diatomaceous earth” or “dirt” as it is commonly known. While it is relatively harmless unless taken in large amounts, the practice is akin to leaching and buying snake oil. Any one selling the stuff is a charlatan, using your desperation for profit.
There may even be health benefits from the minerals in the dirt your eating, but you can get those elsewhere without supporting poppycock.
This sort of thing offends me on an intellectual level.August 16, 2017 at 3:17 PM #72498Aint OnyaGuest
Sounds like to me your people have morgellons! Or something along the lines of sporotrichosis. I’m no doctor but I’ve dealt with this for three years. I encourage anyone to, not take my word for it, look it up Get on a saturated solution of potassium iodine. MMS2, look it up! Or try hydrogen peroxide internally, must be food grade, for over the counter is junk. EMP, if you’ve got the smarts to make one, works great. And last but not least o3, get yourself an industrial size ozonator and let it run in your house on the timer. If it breaths it dies. The truth is we’ve all been lied to, most of us just have too much cognitive dissidents to realize it, let go of your old beliefs people this is a strange world we live in! Hope this helps somebody out there!August 20, 2017 at 7:33 AM #72780SerousGuest
To those who think this may be a made up thing in our minds. Go on to somewhere else. If somebody had said the same to me years ago I would have said the same. But after dealing with this crap for years and not being able to win is pure crazy. Unlike some of you I threw cation to the wind years ago. I have tried everything besides drinking straight rat poison. To the girl who said they were in your urine. No they were just in your vagina. They are attracted to carbon dioxide. If you have an animal and are thinking about getting rid of it, it will make them come straight to you. If you are just getting this problem don’t be cheap because it will kill you. You need to call somebody or pay for professional products to do your own pest control. Wish I could say there is an answer. It just seems to get worse and worse. If I didn’t have kids, I wouldn’t still be living. This is a true hell. MorgellonsAugust 22, 2017 at 9:49 AM #72848JesseGuest
I had them go up my nose too. I was put in the psych ward 4 times because no one believed me, i found lemon scented lysol will scare them away if you can get them off of you and give them an escape route out of the home, antibacterial soaps relieve itch but raw lemon juice kills larvae and is the best soap of the insects to run from and reject your blood. That and an escape route for both of you and the fleas.August 24, 2017 at 4:32 PM #72948carlabellGuest
I have read that wintergreen oil prevents flea eggs from hatching. Worth a shot 1/4 tsp to 8oz of water to spray furniture and carpet. This is not medical advice.August 29, 2017 at 7:25 AM #73005J garnerGuest
Oh dear after reading these posts my fears have been confirmed.. fleas are under my skin and are internalised. I think they are right in my ears as I have buzzing suddenly. All over my scalp burrowing in and a subcutaneous line of bites from the scalp to the neck. I am desperate. I tried Kleen Green products but it made my scalp raw. The doctor thinks I am insane.. it’s a hideous experience.November 13, 2017 at 10:21 AM #73282EmGuest
I have dealt with a few fleas before. When fleas or any other bugs go into my ears, it is drives me crazy! Luckily, I have learned that putting tape over my ears helps me get rid of the bugs that like crawling in and around my ears while I sleep. I have caught a tiny spider, a flea, a tiny cockroach, and a louse on separate occasions from covering my ears with tape. It may take a few nights or changing the type of tape you use, but it does work!
Also, fresh ginger is the best -and most delicious- remedy for itchy skin! I love anything cooked with ginger and soy sauce! It may take a week or two for itching to reduce, but it may not fully go away. It is important to use fresh ginger that is not moldy, and powdered ginger does not really help at all. You can also freeze sliced, fresh ginger or grow your own ginger.
A few comments seem to possibly be just people experiencing skin plugs (eating ginger will help with this if it’s caused by fungi). Any physicians or dermatologists or other MDs that do not believe you have a parasite even when you have seen the parasite should at least be able to explain why they believe you don’t have a parasite. If they cannot or will not explain after you request an explanation, the person may just be in denial of losing eye sight or the person may whole-heartedly believe that humans are superior to all other animals. However, it is possible to only acquire one or two fleas or ticks without a complete infestation if you live in a fairly clean house/apartment.November 13, 2017 at 10:26 AM #73291EmGuest
I also forgot to mention that there is a group of little irritating flies that are (informally) referred to as a midge. These flies are the most irritating pests because they can exist anywhere if there are plants living nearby, and they will crawl all over your entire body to suck moisture from your skin. (These flies would usually not be found around ornamental plants with waxy leaves, cacti, palm trees, and succulents if the soil is dry.) I don’t remember what I did to make the flies go away, other than not showering at night.
I don’t know if this is helpful, but I once had a small tick crawling in circles on my back, which was the worst feeling ever. I had to ask my dad to remove it, and he had to brush it off with a paper towel and pour isopropyl alcohol on the paper towel in the sink because the tick would not stop moving. From this experience, I learned it’s never a bad thing to check under and around your mattress before sleeping on it.November 13, 2017 at 10:49 AM #73333LlenaGuest
Whenever I see evidence of fleas in my cats I give them colloidal silver. I take it everyday myself for a health issue. I never have to give my cats harsh chemical treatments to get of the fleas, the colloidal silver does the job. Can’t hurt to try it… no, you won’t turn blue!November 14, 2017 at 7:15 AM #73603MichaelGuest
I was attacked by the human fleas. First i was treated for scabies, but that did not help. After seeing many doctors eventually i decided to treat myself and my environment. After six month of trying different things i found the following effective in their elimination. First I used a cocktail of clove oil and other essential oil like rosemary and peppermint. These are diluted in oil.
I massaged the oil every night on my feet that had many sores. The first time i applied this oil a lot of black specs came out of my skin. I fortified this cocktail by adding about 20-25% Benzyl benzoate. After a few months i have only one or two sores remaining that are healing. Next for my environment, i used a 50% Ammonia (in water) to spray and wash my floor, leaving the windows open. I found two products that are very useful and are produced by Raid. A carpet spray for fleas to spray the carpets and Raid flea fogger both have pyrethrin products. After using these products (about two or three times a month) i see a big difference in my environment, they have 90% disappeared. I only sometimes encounter them when i touch some old papers or plastic bags that were kept in the house for a while.
This is not a medical advice but some information that has improved my own conditions.November 14, 2017 at 8:51 AM #73622KimGuest
Try this. Wash hair with blue Dawn and have it soak for 5 min. Then use neem products, shampoo and soap which is anti parasitic. Increase your immune system dramatically with probiotics called bacillus coagulans. Use spray from Advantage for the home and yard. Use capstar generic for your dogs every day. That should do it.December 11, 2017 at 10:10 AM #73879PatsyGuest
I went to stay with my husband for a weekend while he was away working. The day I headed home my legs were itching so bad I could hardly stand it. The hotel was a ****hole. There was an old drunk with a mangy looking dog. The dog ran all over the hotel. When I got home I stripped off my clothes outside I headed for the washer and a shower. Not knowing what had followed me home was not a good thing.
The next couple of days I kept finding black flecks and blobs on my mattress top and side. I vacuumed. Not knowing what I was dealing with I dumped the vacuum contents outside. It has been two years we’ve been fighting this battle. I vacuum everyday I can and steam mop every second day as well as vacuum. Steam mop first. It will kill fleas and their eggs. My body is covered with bites on my head, my arms, my legs, my buttocks and God knows where else. At first my husband didn’t believe me. I saw fleas jumping off my window sill, my curtain, my bed. Now that I am covered with bites my husband believes me. I took stuff I kept picking up out of my bed to my doctor. He put me on medications which were supposed to make these imaginary pests away. Well I’m off of the meds. Doctors won’t believe you. Some of the fleas have burrowed into my skin in various spots. I have almost gone crazy. Even had an exterminator from Orkin come spray our house. He was a joke! 300 dollars later for 45 minutes tops! Of course they don’t guarantee their work. Still fighting this bullshit. Steaming and vacuuming seem to work best. Now they’re in my clothes closet. I just have to keep fighting and not give up.December 20, 2017 at 12:48 PM #74544JanetGuest
Wow! So glad I can across this site. My life changed dramatically (for the worse) about 6-7 weeks ago when I found I was infested with fleas. I can’t really bare to talk about it or think about it but I definitely have them! So far I’ve seen 4 different health ‘professionals’ including paying £250 to a private dermatologist and the conclusion was that I need to go on antidepressants. They wouldn’t even look at the samples I gave them. I am so pissed off! It’s cost me nearly £500 so far trying to get rid of them myself but nothing works. It’s not about the money though I would give anything to get rid of them. I’m going back to read all of your stories now and really hoping to read that someone has found a way to deal with this dreadful problem as I’m barely functioning now.February 22, 2018 at 3:35 AM #74741KàteGuest
I have been infested with what I believe, after much research, to be sand fleas for 3 years and 5 months. I have tried everything known to man and nothing helps. They have now started going in my nose and into my anus. I can’t sleep at night for the torment of them crawling all over my face and feeling like I’m lying in a bed of red ants. It has cost me my job and my health is getting bad. It is probably going to end up costing me my marriage if it doesn’t kill me first. I’m losing hope so if anyone finds a way to get rid of these awful things please post.February 22, 2018 at 4:23 AM #75703JodiGuest
We need to get the CVS involved with this! For the past 3.5 years my brother has been telling us that he has bugs inside of him. He is a drug user so pretty much we all thought he was nuts! 5 doctors gave him scabies. Mites. Fleas outside and also he has graves disease so there is a disease associated with graves profile nodularis? But this past year my parents had 4 pets die. 2 dogs, 2 cats. I take care of our parents and he lives with them. My dad just refused to take them to vet. Well now I’ve seen them and now because I’ve had to be there everyday I started to notice bites on my stomach and they itch. But if you pull the hair follicle out you see a yellowish hop too. But they are in my small apartment. I’m disabled so live in an elderly/disabled building. I’ve tried everything! Bombs, tee tree oil, lavender oil, borax, shampoo and spray. My doctor looked at me like I was nuts. I’m so pissed! I believe if their pets were treated every month this never would have happened. Nobody wants to be near you. My first grandchild will be due in April and there’s no way I’m getting near her with this. I say we all get together and start writing letters to the CVS and our local medical malpractice attorneys for all these doctors that are misdiagnosing us and calling us nuts. This is serious! I’m sitting up at 5 am and haven’t slept in 5 days. I feel terrible for not listening enough to him but I told him keep going to doctor. Well now they’re crawling all over me and I have scabs. I’m losing it! I won’t live like this. Please we need to band together. I’m taking my brother to another dermatologist at 8 with all your stories and my new bites. He better listen because I’m not letting him tell us we are both nuts. I’ll get back to you all. God bless.February 22, 2018 at 4:34 AM #75955JodiGuest
Hi you don’t have fleas, you have scabies! And I had to literally call the Center for disease control and threaten my doctor. I have severe rheumatoid arthritis and so when you have an immune problem scabies will severely affect you but just scabies alone is horrible. They come out at night and the mother lays eggs inside you, leaves little tracks, the bites look like a red circle with a white center. If you scratch they spread bad. You need to keep going to another doctor until they listen. Ivectermin pills is what you take. 6 pills for 2 days, wait a week and repeat, wait a week, reappear. You do this for 7 doses, also permethrin cream, 5% applied 2× a week. I’ve only done my first 2 days and they’re dying. Good luck.February 22, 2018 at 4:45 AM #76008Thajudeen IdreesGuest
Feel like I am a great scientist hurray! Didn’t know so many people have it. Such an important antidote with me.
I am 64 now. At 16 I got them running all over my body, was shy even to tell my mom. I did an experiment myself, a simple one, it worked well, never seen again or heard about from anybody or didn’t get an opportunity to talk of it. Only today read about it on this website.
Ok it is nothing but karosin oil, I applied it all over my body tip to toe and waited for 15 minutes and washed away, thats it.
Anybody try and succeed please let me know.February 22, 2018 at 5:00 AM #76376Cheri DunnGuest
Me too, they are hatching in my rectum and feeding on my buttocks. The doctors think I am crazy. This is so horrible to live through. I definitely know how you feel.February 22, 2018 at 5:22 AM #76717Jennifer RogersGuest
I am so sorry everyone has been dealing with the fleas like this. My husband and I have been dealing with different types of fleas and have tried just about everything and have been successful with using peppermint extract diluted with water since you can’t use too much of it because it can be toxic so read up on how much is too much. And also try sucking on peppermints since the fleas do not like the smell. We tested both theories and are working well and we’ve been treating everything with this chemical combo called MARTINS I.G. Regulator and MARTINS Viper. You have to leave for a few hours but trust me it’s worth it, oh and take your animals with you it’s not safe for them either. Hot temperature or really cold will kill them also so wash everything in hot water and dry everything on high heat then put in trash bags. And also in the animal department at Walmart buy the sentry flea spray that stuff works great. But if you have them bad it might take 2-4 treatments and the martins products will run you about $20 for the 2 bottles and the sentry around $10 I think and the peppermint extract is only about $3 for 1 ounce but all are worth it when the fleas are as bad for everyone as they have been for us. I have been bitten but it’s not affecting my health like my husbands since he’s experiencing pain and places on his skin where they are getting under his skin and camping out he feels like he is dying a little more each day and we are at day 73 with the flea problems. When you dilute the peppermint extract with water use a spray bottle and spray your clothes, skin, your bedding and even your hair and spray everywhere inside your home, your car, and outside. It really does repel them but it’s short term. And also if you have a vacuum with a bag, throw it in the trash and burn it. They stay alive in the vacuum. And vacuum every day. All that will help. As for healing your skin use vitamin e oil or aloe vera, they should help ease the pain and heal the skin. I hope this helps and everyone gets some relief as you are all in my thoughts.February 22, 2018 at 5:35 AM #77087TrishaGuest
I have also experienced everything you guys are talking about except I have been like this for 5 years and I have shaved my head 6 times, went to numerous doctors and they all said the same thing. That I was a drug addict or had a phycological disorder and it was in my head. But, I know it’s not. What do I do because it’s been 5 years and every day I feel more and more sick and yes, they are up my nose and all over my body, especially my head.February 22, 2018 at 5:57 AM #77130Teresa HeroldGuest
Dear Claudia, or anyone helpful! Not afraid to share my number. Please help. Five grand-children I am raising. Please text me 706-508-7932 Teresa. I’d like to talk to you over the phone. If you have time to. I am a nurse. Not feeling very competent! Can barely work for being afraid to infect others. Help me please. I will gladly donate every chance I get to MS! (When I am well enough to work enough). Last year, around April; My grand-daughter (autistic), stayed the night with my sitter/friend. She started getting blush colored rashes on her arms. The first time, steroid cream worked; so.. I thought! She visited again, the rash was back and worse. Took her to her paediatrician. Assuming it was poison, he prescribed steroids by mouth. Thought again, that it was resolved. Her behavior worsened, she was constantly picking at her nails, as if she thought there was something in them. (There was!). With her autism, I was told it was a tick (ironic wording, huh?). Later, my grandson stayed the night in the same bedroom. A couple weeks later, his behavior was crazy. Said he had lice. I could see nothing. Soon after, he broke out in a horrible rash from head to toe with sores. The doc was a bitch. Excuse my language, but it IS what it IS. Without a skin scraping of course, a quick glance toward him; she said ew it looks like scabies. So I asked for cream for the rest of the children, my husband and myself. They didn’t even offer at first either! Duh. So without knowing, I creamed everyone head to toe except for his privates. He was 13 or 14 at the time. The other 4 were too young or autistic to treat themselves. (Two have autism). My husband and I treated each other. We frantically cleaned and washed everything. Apparently, My sitters son was diagnosed with scabies before the 1st time my grand-daughter had the first rash, but it wasn’t told to me, and had a girl at their house who had come from a home infested with bed bugs. Also, they suspected they came across sand fleas while vacationing. Also, there were squirrels on our leaking roof, and mice in our home. So.. Two months later, I had a small scab at the end of my nostril. I kept removing it, but it kept coming back. Soon after, my nose was driving me crazy by itching, and my face! My grandson from before had a fingernail just drop off for what we thought was for no reason. The above info, I didn’t know about yet. The pests involved with my sitter, that is. (the sitter also came to my house regularly and slept with the kids that took naps in my bed, because it is/was king sized.) She was afraid to tell me. Ugh. So we went through months of hell! I separated from my husband. He accused me of being crazy. He has very thick skin. Also, kind of macho. But during the same time period, the 6 year old mysteriously had lymph swelling in his neck. Was hospitalized. Wasn’t getting better until the doc (a good ENT doc), treated him for cat scratch fever, although he tested neg. for it. (Apparently, the bacteria from this was similar because it mimicked that illness. Also, my husband had to see a surgeon for knots in his glands. New surgeon, didn’t do squat. Said wait til they are bigger. Also, I was burning itching and was hospitalized for a kidney infection. Also thought I had trichomonas. Didnt though! Just appeared that way (A bacteria with tails perhaps). We got back together. I had gotten better, so had the children. But soon after, it was like something pounced on me when I was vacuuming the inside of a dining room cabinet, in our old place. (My husband had stayed there, we had left). The place with the squirrels on the leaky roof, that had a ton of mice. I had killed the mice before we came home. Wanted to try again by cleaning like I was on crack. Apparently, whatever was there remembered my scent. After the whole thing repeating, we thought it was bird mites. Had it exterminated, while treating ourselves in a motel. We came back, only to get attacked by what had hidden. Again, my husband and I fought. Things I tried got expensive. At that time it was picky about who it fully attacked. I suffered through it praying and praying until I convinced my husband to move. We have moved, but I was way behind on laundry. Had it bagged for a while. We threw out so much and I hadn’t worked, so I had to keep some clothes. What I didn’t know was it would become bad again after I brought all of those clothes in. Ugh. After all of my research and docs being stupid, etc, mites do not hop like fleas. Neither do lice, or worms, or bed bugs. At least I don’t think they do. The hop isn’t as fast as a dog flea. Sand fleas can only jump around 4 feet. So.. Any advice about what to do? I suspect cysts now. I’m thinking ivermectin 5 days because of cysts. Mixing permethrin, ivermectin and a good penetrating cream with sulfur powder, maybe one morning then in 24, then in 3 days, then in 7. But the cars and home. We have carpet. I heard salt would make them explode or something. I have my laundry outside about to go through it. I have doxycycline for us, but the doc wasn’t helpful. Ordered most from India. It is in our eyes, nose, ears, on our skin, nails, feet, underwear area, and hair. I have to do this myself. I am raising the kids because their mother is bi-polar and not quite ready to face it yet. (part of the disorder). I am a nurse. I can’t keep giving people the opportunity to consider me crazy or neglectful. The kids and I need each other! Anyway, please call me. If you can, please text and say hey it is me, gonna call from whatever number. I will be 4ever grateful and helpful in return! God bless you. Teresa 706-508-7932
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