Can you identify this mite?
My problem started when I moved into this house in June 2019. I got an itchy rash on my scalp and top \back and shoulders. I was told it was a medication reaction and would go away in a few months, but it didn't. This slowly got worse and in mid March I went to the dr and got misdiagnosis as another until I was waking up at night scratching sores on myself that got inected and wouldnt heal. I got tons of antibiotics and was told I was alergic to something and I showed my therapist my rashes all over me and he said man that looks like bed bugs. So I thought i had bed bugs but pest control two companies found no signs and I set out traos and nothing. I was talking about tiny bugs trying to get va health to refer me to dermatology and they said I was delusional but my therapist refused to have me committed because he said you have some skin problem. Stop talking about bugs. I bug bombed the house and this seemed to help for a while but they were in my jeep and in me. After months I finally saw dermatology and they didn't do a skin scraping or identify the mite just said it was scabies and gave me pemethrin and ivermectin. The permethrin seemed to help but only for a couple days. I couldn[t tell if the ivermenctin did much. I ggt online and found I could make my own permethrin cream so I did many treatments and also got ivermectin for horses and took that. Still this did not work. I was finding tiny black specs like pepper everywhere and on me. I realized a few days ago that it isn[t scabies because they are too big. The symptoms are similar except my scalp is heaily infested. Eating lots of garlic seemed to help. I had been suspicious they were coming inside from outside and I sprayed the outside windows and foundation. I mowed the yard which had gotten high as my feet had been so torn up I couldnt do it. I covered all up and wore gloves and put permethirn all over me and I wore permetrhin treated clothing and shoes, but lots of these things got on me mostly from my shoes. I accidntally broke my jeep back window with a rock from the driveway and mower and when I couldn't get it replaced quickly I was putting plastic on the jeep and these mites some big black and round were on the jeep. I had sprayed the insdie of the jeep with permethrin and then bifethrin. I have big oak trees all in the front and back yard. One of the neighboring houses is strangely unoccupied. I realized they are falling out of the trees I am pretty sure. I covered myself yesterday in garlic juice and these things went crazy and many came off of my scalp running from it. I found some big ones and some were light gray and almost white. I had put DE all over the floors in the house and sprayed permethrin inside but this doesn[t seeem to help a lot. I suspect it is the Northern Fowl Mite but I'm not sure. I can send you some pictures of the different ones which vary in size. The smallest like pin dots and black and the biggest round and black and the gray whitish ones are not quite round and are bigger. These came out of my skin tho I also found one in the cabinet in the kitchen. Will Onslought get them out of my house and things and how do I go about getting them off of me. Their headquarters is on my scalp tho they are everywhere. Will the garlic juice work?
Open Aug 03, 2019 - 07:08 AM
Aug 05, 2019 - 03:46 AM
If you have been to several doctors, been diagnosed with scabies and also had professional pest control companies visit and look at your home, there is little I can do over the internet. Also since mites are extremely difficult to identify, I would have to send the mite to an Acarist at Texas A&M for identification.
Here is my first question - are you on ANY prescription medications? If so please specify which ones.