Skip to comments.Collembola Infestation in Humans
Posted on 09/26/2010 7:22:31 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
My wife and I seem to have become the hosts for a skin parasite. Mine is localized, however my wife's condition is much more serious. Most of the literature we have seen does not recongize collembola as a parasite able to impact humans. My wife has been told by a dermatoligist that the bugs only exist in her mind. We have been able to extract whole specimens from our skin and take a look at it under a microscope. What we have seen isn't any figment. Nasty looking bug.
I’d go to the health department in my town.
does your house seem damp?
We think we picked it up working in a plant bed in the yard.
As to your question, no.
I have seen a show on this. No one would believe the people affected. It’s been several years at least and I can remember bits and pieces but not where I saw it....perhaps 20/20 or Nightline. I will look around locally here in the Dallas metroplex to see if it was local media. My heart goes out to you. I remember the people in the story and they suffered for years. No one would believe them.
Thank you very much. God Bless...
You’ve probably already seen this:
There are quite a few citations on Google. (Headlice.org for one)
Is that a Yorkshire terrier?
Was it “something” or was it a springtail? Big difference. Do you by chance have a picture of your specimen?
That looks like my first wife.;>)
This might helphttp://www.cedarcidestore.com/COLLEMBOLA_TREATMENT.html
The link is from the head lice folks, but not about head lice. Fwiw, I found one sufferer who claims Windex kills the little buggers—collembola, not head lice.
Not that I can upload. I am working on that. A larger problem is that the doctors we have seen so far have discounted the possibility of us having ANY borrowing parasite.
Thank you all for your responses. Freepers are absolutely the best!!!
Ok, I remember the story. It was about a condition called Morgellons disease. Here is a link to scienceblog with a story about it on an epidemiology site.
The other info I found is a Dallas Morning News story in November 2007 concerning mites. FWIW
But aren’t all parasites borrowers...zing :)
Look I don’t want to discount your case just that history is what it is.
I would look for some reputable home cures.
We are doing that.
You mentioned Iraq. The November 2007 story in the Dallas Morning News concerned a question from a lady who thought her son returned from Iraq with biting mites. Here is the link to the blog and if you click on Dallas Morning News it will take you back to the original which is included in the blog post.
You need to see a doctor that specializes in tropical diseases. They have more training with these sorts of conditions.
A friend dealt with this several years ago. Doctors, hospitals, clinics and etc were of no help other than to be insulting. I looked at the bugs under a microscope. No doubt but that they were alive.
She routinely spotlessly cleaned her entire house, throwing out much of her wardrobe, furniture and carpets. She treated the bites, mostly on her arms and shoulders with disenfectants and physical removal. She had scabs and open sores for months. She was diligent and finally defeated the buggers. Hope you find better solutions.
try termador its for termites , you put it around the edges of your home in the dirt , it kills termites spiders and likely just about any bug ( it killed all bugs around here )
, it can be sprayed indoors in diluted form
, im not a pest control guy , but i can tell you for sure that stuff will kill just about all nasty little bugs , supposed to be harmless to humans ,,,, but DO NOT PUT IT ON PEOPLE !
its an insecticide for termites ETC.
My kids had nightmarish infestation with some different looking lice in the early 90s. The usual stuff did not work. I forbid them from playing with the kids they caught them from, disinfected my house and vehicles from top to bottom. I was losing my mind. I took them to the doctor and we tried prescription shampoo that did absolutely nothing. Finally, I purchase flea shampoo and that did the trick. True it was off label use, but I figured it was worth a try.
Try anti-freeze, I’m serious. Not super toxic to a large animal. Possibly mild chlorox too.
Maybe you can help this guy....
I’m sure there would be some medically qualified person on FR willing to take a look. Any takers? I’m sure there are more than a few medical doctors in here.
Just want to say, don’t try using anti freeze on yourself because some guy on the internet recommended it. Really, don’t do that.
No idea how to get rid of your bugs, but just wanted to give moral support. My dad got a tropical skin disease that was supposed to only be caught in the Middle East ... and there he was in a small town in Texas. The dermatologist he went to was so surprised and fascinated by his case that he asked my dad to attend a dermatologists’ convention so they could all get a look! Anyway, my point is that just because something is “supposed” to be one way or another doesn’t mean it is. Good luck with your search.
BTW, I agree — please do not try antifreeze, even topically. It is very toxic (used by some people to kill their neighbors’ annoying pets!) and that toxicity might go in through your skin. Bad idea.
I realize termador sounds crazy
but its fda approved to put on puppies
and its the active ingredient in parasite killers like
front line for dogs , read here
I would not put it right on my self but i would nuke the whole yard and house with it , and if you got some front line
for dogs and put just a little on you i bet it would kick those bugs but, buy the stuff for small puppies , i dont think that would hurt you , just try one drop the first day to make sure you dont react to it in a bad way. when the termite guy did my house he didnt even wear a mask , he said it is harmless to humans , good luck
First, oprahstheantichrist thank you so much for alerting me to this thread.
gov_bean_ counter, I have been through what you are going through and beat it, it’s not easy, here is some information that I have on it. Filling your house with pesticides will make it worse, trust me on that.
Blog posts I have on Collembola infecting humans
All of you who are concerned you are infested with something, please have your doctor do a blood test to check for herpes. It’s not the sexually transmitted type, it’s called Herpetic Dermatitis. I am so angry most doctors know nothing about this. It is treated with Acyclovir 400mg. My sister went through 8 months of hell thinking she was infested with birdmites and then collembola. She threw everthing she owned out thinking her belongings were infested. I drove to where she lives to try to help her since her doctors all told her it was in her head. About a week or two after coming back home I came down with sores on my body, crawling sensations and stinging all over. I didn’t muck around and found an infectious disease/tropical medicine/parasite specialist. He knew right away what I had and also said Morgellons is the same thing. I started the medicine and within one day had relief and now I’m doing well. My sister is just starting with her treatment. When the blood work on me came back, I definetely had the herpes virus extremely active in my body. Don’t let a doctor tell you it’s in your head!!!!!!
Where you or your sister feeling crawling in hair, lips, feet??? Where was the crawling occuring??? Please reply ASAP. I would appreciate it immensely.
How did you catch it? Obviously your sister past it to you but did she catch it from some one she knew? Did she have crawling in her nostrils too?
My family and I have had a collembola/springtail infestation for about a year and a half. We went to dozens of doctors who told all six of us we were delusional, which is impossible by the way. We finally found a doctor through one of my mom’s acquaintances that had dealt with bird mites, demodox mites, etc. He prescribed us the same treatment. I have created a website with all the protocol we use. The infestation now is managable, and I believe we are on our way to full recovery. Here’s the link. I’d love to help and hear feedback!
Yes this is a problem: Please check the below site as this lady said she has eliminated her problem. GOOD LUCK, and GOD BLESS YOU, http://stopskinmites.com/symptom. I thank GOD for leading me here to this site and to post a solution to this here, PLEASE find someone on the web and post the solution for them.
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