Saturday, January 12, 2013

INVISIBLE BUGS BITING AND CRAWLING ANSWERS

Bugs Crawling on you - Red Bumps and Bites but you can't see them!  Everyone begins to think you are imagining them.  Oh well - just get through this.  We don't know what they are but we will soon.

I have answers for your suffering! They will cost you very little and I am not selling anything.  I'm only here to share what has worked for me so you can finally try something that makes sense and works.

I constantly searched the internet looking for someone to come back with answers that would clear the bugs, the invisible microscopic crawling and skin bites or bumps.

I tried it all, ordered it all - thought about demodex and bird mites and every other thing that people talked about.  I still don't know for sure what it is but my guess its an agressive scabies.

Other then my sister no one else caught it from me.  It made me look like I was imagining things.  But the tickle above my lip and in my nose and eventually across my cheek began to spread into what felt like several bugs crawling on my scalp.  Then a very itchy scalp and eventually bumps.  I began to have significant hair thinning and what looked like pink pimples that were pretty tough.  I couldn't scratch them off.  I ended up with sores across the back of my head and this continuous feeling like something crawling on my head.  Then I went to bed one night and it felt like there were gnats everywhere on my face.  I thought how could this be happening?  I can't see anything...what is this?  I was horrified.  Next was crawling.  All over my body crawling particularly worse at night.  Then I began to have spots showing up at the base of my spine, then moving upward on my spine, then moving outward across my back...then over my shoulders and under my arms around to my waist and front.  I went to the doctor.  She treated me for scabies with two doses of Ivermectin one week apart.  It worked for about 3-4 days but then came back each time.  She decided it was not scabies and began to treat me with other products which made the infestation explode.

I decided to go back to what I had started to try previously and my sister said it had cleared hers.  
At this point it was August and the beginning date was June...so 3 months at that point.

I tried many things - ordered creams - tried Coconut Oil, Clove Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Cedar Oil, Orange Oil, Clorox Baths, Borox Baths and application to my carpets and during wash.  I distributed Food Grade Shell Flour (Diametrious Earth) by shaking it around on my carpet and washing the wood floors etc.  Bagging clothing, removing plants, washing the carpets...I threw out so many things.

By now - December I was so miserable.  Night time resulted in sometimes 3 showers a night.  I found applying a scrambled (but uncooked) egg, left on to dry would kill the small ones on the surface and I could feel them fight against the egg as it was drying.  It worked to some level but would never take it away.  And eggs stink.  There had to be answers.  How do I find the answers.  People would talk about what helped but nothing about a cure.

I finally found what worked for me and I will share it with you.  I noticed some people become suicidal and I want to beg you to please hold on- this too will pass.  And I prayed all night long.

I sensed in my heart the phrase I had heard in a song that stuck with me - was an impression from the Lord.  "My way is not hidden from you."  So I sought out to find His way since it was not hidden.

I gave up on everything staring over.

I went back to the sulfur ointment.  The product De La Cruz Sulfur for Acne - its a 10% sulfur mixture you can buy at Walmart (in the hispanic section) or you can purchase online at Walgreens: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/de-la-cruz-sulfur-ointment-10-acne-medication-ointment/ID=prod2872361-product?ext=gooBeauty_PLA_Acne_Treatments_prod2872361_pla&adtype={adtype}&kpid=prod2872361&sst=3939a5aa-ccb4-4a29-1b0b-0000556e37e8

 I used 1 jar per day....it took me awhile so I purchased quite a few online so I didn't have to run to all the Walmart's everywhere to try to find enough for a few more days.

These are the things you will have to buy:  Sulfur Ointment, Sulfur Soap, Sulfur Shampoo, Food Grade Shell Flour, toothbrush,  "Yes" grapefruit face wash cloths (also can find at Walmart or Walgreens).  Also, any athletes foot powder.

 Purchase a beg bug mattress and pillow protector.  Buy the best quality that you can afford.  Toss your current pillow and buy a new one of any quality.  Bag and remove your bedspread, quilts etc. and buy new sheets.  Buy a smaller light weight blanket that you can wash every day with your sheets.  Depending on the size of your washer will impact the size of the blanket you can buy.  I was cold in the winter so used a small ceramic heater next to my bed so I could keep the size of the blanket small as I did not have a full size washer.

You will also need a vacuum that uses bags.

First Vacuum your floor very well.  I would also recommend Steam Cleaning your carpets.  Toss your pillow and sheets and cover your mattress and new pillow with the bed bug covers.

Second, do your best to get off sugar.  Sugar shuts down your immune system for up to 5 hours and you need your immune system to combat this.  I believe that is why some people have systems that get rid of them before they are even aware of them and others, like us, get infested.

I had quite a few bumps and so began to apply the sulfur.  This is the recommendation by the Mayo Clinic to treat Scabies for small babies and pregnant women so it is a safe and effective method to treat this.  I cut my finger and toe nails short as my understanding is they hide under your nails when you are applying products.  The first night I took a shower using the sulfur soap and the sulfur shampoo. After drying off I  used a toothbrush and applied the sulfur under and around my cut nails.  I then began with my scalp - applying as if applying hair color to the roots.  If I had short hair I would have been able to just glob it on but I have longer hair.  I then moved down from my head to my toes.  There is an area on your back that no matter how hard you try you cannot reach it.  The clear package from my new toothbrush actually worked quite well at applying to that upper back area that I could not reach.  I added a faint yellow food dye so I could see where I was applying the first few times.  Later I found a back scratcher with a flat surface on the back which I used for application.  Stand on a towel because they drop off as you are applying it.  Step off the towel and roll it inward and wash it with the towels you just used in the shower.  Never wear or use anything 2 times.  Always wash immediately if possible.  From now on everything I dried came out crispy.  Use clothes that can handle those temperatures and bag the rest and put them in a dry out of the way place.  The garage should work fine.  I tied the bag as tight as possible and even double bagged just to be sure.

I found using tighter clothing was more comfortable then loose clothing when I was wearing the sulfur. As I said the sulfur is a little scratchy but seems to be an important component.

In the morning because I work in an office I showered with all sulfur products and applied the sulfer cream from the neck down including nails, eyebrows and just inside my nose.  You can apply a little cologne but keep away from sweet scents.  I also found nylon socks worked better at keeping them off my legs at work then cotton ones.

I applied shell flour in my shoes and on my feet.  I would leave my shoes outside at night because its below freezing now as well as my coat.  I would toss them in the dryer for a few minutes before leaving to warm them up.

In the past I had just tossed the shell flour around by hand but this time I carefully distributed a thin layer in a small section by rubbing my fingers together and letting it distribute through them.  I then took a scrub brush and rubbed it deep into the carpet (using a mask) so that it cannot be seen any longer - moving on to the next section.  It took quite awhile to do this painstakingly but I wasn't sleeping anyway.

We have kids in the house and a dog so I ground it in deeply into the fibers so nothing poofed up when walked on.  You want to keep it out of your kids and dogs lungs.  I didn't do anything to the vinyl or wood floors.   I stopped vacuuming.

I found that oils just caused the problem to get worse - I found dry products and the sulfur to work on their own.

I found I had to go for about 3 weeks to get rid of the burrows/bumps wearing the sulfur night and day.  The scratchy sulfur was very irritating on my bumps the first few nights but within a few nights I didn't notice it any longer.  My sister was my encouragement to get through it because it was irritating enough for me to want to quit.  I started to see improvements within 3 days - bumps getting smaller but they are hard to get rid of and it took awhile.

Once I stopped feeling crawling at night and the bumps were gone I mixed 1/2 shell flour to 1/2 cup of any other powder as long as it doesn't smell sweet.  I applied that on my scalp and the rest of my body but not my face.  Remember you don't want to inhale the shell flour.  I continued using the sulfur in my eyebrows and nose.

Before bed I used the Yes Grapefruit wash cloths and applied a vitamin C orange cream I got at the health food store but there is also one at Walmart you can use.

I continued this until I could go without feeling them.  Eventually they were gone.  I was on Thanksgiving break.  I went back to work and then bam.  Back.  So I realized I needed to treat my work also.  After everyone was gone I scrubbed in the shell flour there also and left a note for the cleaning people to not vacuum.

After I was done with the shell flour mixture I began to apply the powder for athletes feet to my feet, in my shoes, on my legs and arms and even in my hair at night.  It seemed to help with keeping anything that might still be in the environment from getting on me.

I did find that they were in my computer.  Turning it off and unplugging it at night helped but I found bagging it and putting it outside in the freezing temps for a few nights and then keeping it bagged for a total of one week took care of it.  I applied the shell flour to the desk where it had been and I also added some to the bag where the computer was.

They key is - as soon as you feel them - change your clothes and do what you have to to clear that place.  When you feel them - it is where they are. It is in those clothes.  Stop wearing them or immediately wash in hot water and dry.  Sweaters are a problem because its hard to get all the seams dry.  You have to dry those for around 60 minutes or just stop wearing them.

Christmas break and I was out of work for 11 days.  I got rid of them the first night and I was bug free for the entire break.  I used the athletes powder at work and it slowly went away there also.

The toothbrush - very important to me.  Everywhere I felt the bugs I found rubbing that place in a circular motion with the toothbrush would kill them.  Straight motion just seems to drag them around.  Oil of Olay makes a face scrub brush that works well as long as you don't push down on it - you want the tips of the brush fibers to be on your skin.  When you're in bed and you are feeling them - I kept mine in the bed with me - I would just knock the ones I felt out with the brush.

When I got home from work while still infested - I would take the toothbrush and go over my lower legs and then my upper legs in the circular motion and it seemed to really help.  Also, the last place - my lips for some reason I could find them there.  I used the sulfur mixture around the edges of them and I had a small travel toothbrush that I used to treat that area.

All in all - the sulfur on my face made me look like I was 90 but after it began to heal my skin was beautiful.  I basically gave myself a very inexpensive "acid peel" but with something very natural and non-harmful to your skin.  I took good care of my skin after I was done and it was better then ever.

I also found applying shell flour across the foot of my bed helped - where my feet are while I was going  through the process.

I got rid of it and you can too.

I would suggest when you start this to first ask your doctor for some anti-depressants.  If you go to your doctor and tell him/her that you are feeling like bugs are crawling on you at night and you have confirmed that they are not bed bugs....they will be happy to give you anti-depressants.  Its important to rule that out because often Post Pardum Depression and other issues can create the bug crawling feeling.  Have your doctor give you a good check up to make sure it is nothing else.

Rule out depression.  Then - the anti-depressants will do so much to help you get through this.  Please hold on - and pray.  God will help you.

I hope this helps - don't give up.  You will run into them from time to time and have to reapply but it won't take long.

Don't delay treatment because it will just get worse.

Blessings.

REMEMBER _THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO BUY:  SULFER CREAM and SHELL FLOUR.  Neither are expensive.












8 comments:

  1. thank you so much for posting your experience and including details, so helpful. thank you for reminding us that these bugs can be beaten. I am currently battling them, and am chronically ill so limited in what I can and can't do. To say it's a nightmare is an understatement but knowing there are people such as yourself who have beaten them gives hope. If you still check your blog - are you still free from the little devils? I sincerely hope so. Blessings

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  2. Yes, still uninfested! The sulfur and shell flour ground into the carpet were key! I had tried it prior but my sister got rid of it by continuing to use it and so encouraged me to keep going until all was gone. Stop using bleach, ivermectim etc. ALL DESTROY YOU - NOT THE BUGS. I had them in a pillow I tried to reuse and I immediately started the process and they were gone quickly! :)

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  3. Start using organic Red Raspberry oil when you are done. It will heal your skin.

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  4. I have been trying to get rid this nightmare (invisible bugs) since Boxing Day 26/12/2013. Like you we have tried all the scabies and hair lice products to no avail. I saw my doctor and he didn't know what it was and sent me to a dermatologists who took a punch biopsy, although I have very little faith in him I am anxiously waiting the results which I get in 10 days time when I go to get the 2 stitches out. He said that it was not demodex and told me to stop using the tea tree oil and coconut oil as I was causing the problem. I agree I don't think that it is helping the underlying problem (killing the bugs) but it stops them crawling for most of the day. I was not happy with his attitude towards me. He is testing for demodex to appease me and I asked what does he recommend for treatment if it turns out it is a demodex infestation, his answer pyrethrum cream "Lyclear". Which I have already used twice, 7 days apart, to no avail. Ivermectin is not readily available in Australia, unless you know a vet who will make it up for you, but if it doesn't work then no point trying to get it. Like you I wondered if it is a scabies superbug which has become resistant to all chemicals, as I am having better results with the tea tree oil and coconut oil mixed about 25/75 than I did with the cream from the Chemist. I use the tea tree oil and coconut oil mix morning and night and put in my hair at night, just all over my body in the morning after my shower. Like you we have used the Shell Flour (Diametrious Earth) sold at Bunnings Hardware store for bed bugs and then we had all the carpets and mattress steamed cleaned and moved out for a week, had the whole place fumigated the day we left. We then treated ourselves before going to bed with scabies cream Lyclear and then every day from head to toe with head lice treatment, then on moving back in 7 days later applied the Lyclear scabies cream again from head to toe, before going to bed and left it on for 24 hours. Showered the next night. When we woke up the next morning, both of us still could feel them. Like you I am bagging dirty clothes when I take them off at night and washing in really hot water and in the dryer on hot. Also changing the sheets and pillow cases, towels daily. I was doing the blankets and mattress protectors but read that this was not necessary. Well, I am going to get the bed bug mattress protectors and pillow protectors like you suggest and go back to washing the mattress protectors and blanks daily. I have already thrown out my lovely $150 pillow. I was thinking about reusing, but now that I have heard that brought them back well I won't risk trying that. I am going to get the sulfur cream and get the shell flour again, food grade if I can find it and rub into our carpets as well, while wearing a dust mask. My partner and I both became aware of the crawley's one afternoon after a nap on the couch. We run a business together 7 days a week and we are both not very well, so our immune systems are functioning the best. I have found that vitamin C and Echinacea in large doses which I take when I have a cold is helping the feeling to dissipate but they are still biting, mainly on the chest area now, they have started on my back yet. Got to get this sulfur cream. I have been brought to tears a few times, particularly after I get out of the shower and I still feel them, usually cause I was too tired the night before to apply any treatment. My doctor suggested taking antihistamines but it does nothing for the crawling feeling only the reduces the intensity of the itch.

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  5. Continued....My partner wears sport shoes and he has put the Diametrious Earth in them but he has a bigger problem on his lower legs than me as I only where thongs which I wash every day. I notice in the bed loss of his leg hairs on the white sheets every day. I can also see lots of little white egg shaped things and tiny little brown dots which I hope are all dead bugs, but to be sure, it all goes in the wash. Like you we must had them in the office and we have had that fumigated where we had to evacuate for 5 hours and I no longer think they are a problem here, so we vacuumed up the shell flour on the tiled floors. I am thinking that would be best to put in back down again to make sure and also put some on the desk. My partner suggested putting in his hair and on the bed where our feet go, now that I know this helped we will also do that. We also vacuum and bombed our car, as the bites were worse when I was in the car. I think I will rub in some of the shell flour in the car seats, and carpets too now. Like you I have using the athletes powder on my feet as I had a problem with my feet which started about 2 months before we felt bugs on our faces, which flared up after trying on several shoes and buying some new shoes, which when I wear causes the top of my feet to be covered in a red rash where the straps go. (Hmm I am thinking that these $225 shoes maybe the culprit I had best put them in the freezer.) I have tried feminine powder in my hair and all over my body, I found it very drying and uncomfortable the next day and after the 2nd night decided it was no better results than the tea tree oil. I must try it with the athletes powder, have been doing this with my feet only. I also have long hair good to know I don't have to cut it off, was thinking I might have to, or that all my might fall out like the hairs are in nose, not worried about losing them there, the grossest feeling having them in my nose! I just hate it. I too have cut out all sugar, take a probiotic daily and Collodial Silver several times a day. My partner however is harder to get him to do all of these things and it is hard enough to do what I need to do to keep them off me without having to constantly chase him around. He is very addicted to sugar. It doesn't seem to distress him as much as it does me. Hopefully he doesn't just keep giving them back to me. I am prepared to sleep in my own room in my own bed if that is what it takes until I know he has got rid of them too.
    When I started reading your blog I was hoping that it was going to be easier to get rid of these bugs, however having said that I am most thankful to know that with consistent perseverance they can be overcome. I am so glad that we have the money to access these things, what about the people who can't or are too sick to do all of this, so I am grateful I am able to. Thanks again. I must go order some sulfur cream. Are you still using the mixture of 1/2 shell flour to 1/2 cup of any other powder to keep them at bay?

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    1. Hang in there. The sulfur cream (it must be the acne scratchy kind) and the shell flour ground into carpets WILL work. Just keep it up until its they're all gone. Put the sulfur cream everywhere on your body..in your nose..anus (they breed in there) but they don't seem to like female area. Its really not that expensive...stop using all poisons they're killing you. You can stop changing your sheets and just grind in the shell flour. Also what helped at work super fast at work (hard to grind in shell flour there) is i bought these double side sticky mats that contractors use to walk off dust etc. And put it under my desk with my feet on them. Its not necessary but it did work fast. My sisters husband is almost a hoarder and I was worried she'd never get rid of them but she just wore the sulfur night and day and it ended after a few weeks so its really just a matter of killing them all for awhile with scratchy stuff. Everything else is optional.
      They are still gone...yay.;

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