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Collembola Infestation in Humans
Me | 26 Sep 2010 | gov_bean_ counter

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.


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: insectinfestation; parasite
The medical community hasn't been any help. We are going to have a pest control specialist take a look at it. I have found a website run by an entomologist and are going to send picturest there. Any other recommendations for a course of action would be greatly appreciated. Places to send
1 posted on 09/26/2010 7:22:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’d go to the health department in my town.


2 posted on 09/26/2010 7:24:57 PM PDT by Mears
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To: gov_bean_ counter

does your house seem damp?


3 posted on 09/26/2010 7:27:42 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Revelation 911

We think we picked it up working in a plant bed in the yard.


4 posted on 09/26/2010 7:28:56 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Revelation 911

As to your question, no.


5 posted on 09/26/2010 7:29:18 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


6 posted on 09/26/2010 7:32:13 PM PDT by Bubbette
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To: gov_bean_ counter
They are nasty little buggers.

7 posted on 09/26/2010 7:33:04 PM PDT by Krankor (Don't you see, no matter what you do, you'll never run away from you.)
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To: Bubbette

Thank you very much. God Bless...


8 posted on 09/26/2010 7:33:18 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You’ve probably already seen this:

http://www.headlice.org/news/2005/august/tiny_bugs_wreak_havoc.htm


10 posted on 09/26/2010 7:36:45 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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To: gov_bean_ counter

There are quite a few citations on Google. (Headlice.org for one)


11 posted on 09/26/2010 7:37:04 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gov_bean_ counter

12 posted on 09/26/2010 7:37:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: aft_lizard
So you didn't read the part about viewing SOMETHING through a microscope.
13 posted on 09/26/2010 7:39:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: JoeProBono

Is that a Yorkshire terrier?


14 posted on 09/26/2010 7:40:08 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: Tawiskaro
Yes, thanks, we have been through the head lice, scabies, etc and followed the protocol for removing them. This thing doesn't act like those creatures.
15 posted on 09/26/2010 7:40:49 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Tawiskaro

And this:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/484727


16 posted on 09/26/2010 7:41:53 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Was it “something” or was it a springtail? Big difference. Do you by chance have a picture of your specimen?


17 posted on 09/26/2010 7:42:24 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: JoeProBono

That looks like my first wife.;>)


18 posted on 09/26/2010 7:42:56 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

This might helphttp://www.cedarcidestore.com/COLLEMBOLA_TREATMENT.html


19 posted on 09/26/2010 7:43:28 PM PDT by cmsgop ( I don't think Rick Sanchez can handle any more "Breaking News" (Credit Market Ticker))
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


20 posted on 09/26/2010 7:44:11 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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To: aft_lizard

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.


21 posted on 09/26/2010 7:45:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Tawiskaro
Sorry and thanks again. I'll take a closer look. My wife contracted the problem while I was in Iraq and has done hours of research in addition to being talked to by doctors like she is an idiot.
22 posted on 09/26/2010 7:46:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: All

Thank you all for your responses. Freepers are absolutely the best!!!


23 posted on 09/26/2010 7:49:43 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.

http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2006/07/new_story_on_morgellons_diseas.php

The other info I found is a Dallas Morning News story in November 2007 concerning mites. FWIW


24 posted on 09/26/2010 7:49:51 PM PDT by Bubbette
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


25 posted on 09/26/2010 7:50:37 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: aft_lizard

We are doing that.


26 posted on 09/26/2010 7:54:42 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.

http://www.blogcatalog.com/blog/mites-central/d9858031845be202d486c5b904790b36

Best wishes


27 posted on 09/26/2010 7:55:13 PM PDT by Bubbette
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You need to see a doctor that specializes in tropical diseases. They have more training with these sorts of conditions.


28 posted on 09/26/2010 7:57:32 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Thunder90

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.


29 posted on 09/26/2010 8:07:10 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (They are the vultures of Dark Crystal screeeching their hatred and fear into the void ....)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


30 posted on 09/26/2010 8:09:33 PM PDT by bandit123 (there should be a law that requires some common sense before your allowed to vote)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Google search for collembol humans
31 posted on 09/26/2010 8:17:05 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Best of luck. I did not see Tea Tree Oil listed anywhere, but it works for lots of things.

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.

32 posted on 09/26/2010 8:31:41 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Try anti-freeze, I’m serious. Not super toxic to a large animal. Possibly mild chlorox too.


33 posted on 09/26/2010 8:46:37 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Scythian

Maybe you can help this guy....


34 posted on 09/26/2010 8:56:40 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


35 posted on 09/26/2010 10:42:30 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: DaxtonBrown

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.


36 posted on 09/26/2010 10:44:55 PM PDT by skintight buffoonery
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


37 posted on 09/26/2010 10:58:35 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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
http://www.firstpest.com/termidor.html
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


38 posted on 09/27/2010 5:39:18 AM PDT by bandit123 (there should be a law that requires some common sense before your allowed to vote)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; oprahstheantichrist

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
http://morgellonspgpr.wordpress.com/category/collembola-springtails/


39 posted on 09/27/2010 6:30:51 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Does this identification mean anything? I do not know

"So, to review at this point we have a group of people suffering, being told it’s all “in their head” only later to find out they were infected with Collembola after all. Then we have Dr. Wymore’s interview stating he cultured Pseudomonas Putida directly from Morgellons fibers. And finally, we have the scientific work above identifying Pseudomonas Putida as the favorite food of the Microarthropod Collembola. It would seem the skin and body of the Morgellons sufferer has become like a rotting log, or the very least as favorable a home to both soil bacteria and soil based pests that they are both perfectly at home living in us."

"I took slides to my friend who is an entomologist and we found fungal hyphae, alternarium, and pathogenic funguses on the slides. These are not things that grow in humans. They are organisms that grow in plants. So the human bodies of these sufferers are becoming like soil and what does that attract? Fungus, mold and parasites."

The key is to not freak out, it can be scary, but it doesn't need to be. At the heart of the matter (IMHO) is a fungus which takes hold, is contagious, and invites secondary invaders such as Collembola, which definitely will infest a human once your bio terrain becomes so bad you are effectively equivalent to a rotting log to them. You can do everything you want to you external surrounding but the problem lies within "you". This is why others can come to your house and feel nothing, but you feel as though there are million bugs crawling on and under your skin. It is not a delusion at all.

PM me ...
40 posted on 09/27/2010 6:48:35 AM PDT by Scythian
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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!!!!!!


41 posted on 01/06/2011 7:45:16 PM PST by CarolB
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To: CarolB

Where you or your sister feeling crawling in hair, lips, feet??? Where was the crawling occuring??? Please reply ASAP. I would appreciate it immensely.


42 posted on 06/01/2011 8:10:36 PM PDT by mange
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To: CarolB

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?


43 posted on 06/01/2011 8:10:40 PM PDT by mange
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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!

http://collembolahumantreatment.wordpress.com/


44 posted on 05/14/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT by oliviac26 (Here's Some Help!)
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To: oliviac26

Thanks.


45 posted on 05/14/2012 7:08:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin: More miles per sound bite than the closest competitor...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


46 posted on 09/14/2013 6:43:35 PM PDT by Hutt
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