Jet Black Parasites that Resemble Human Hair Trouble Woman

Photographs of “jet black”, “as well as translucent”, organisms have recently been sent in by this reader, who wonders if there are any worms or parasites which look “exactly like human hair” and “completely removes hair.” From the photos, we can discern a head of human hair (with the parasites presumably hidden among the strands of hair), as well as a black insect-looking creature.

To start with, we need to stress the fact that while we will answer our reader’s question of whether or not any worms that resemble human hair exist, we will not be able to provide our reader with an identification of these organisms. This is because we are not medical professionals, and this situation is clearly medical in nature. We are not qualified to provide medical advice, and so we urge our reader to consult a medical professional, as this is the only place one can get a dependable diagnosis and proper treatment. That being said, we advise seeking out a parasite specialist rather than one’s general doctor, as they are far more likely to be able to help with a situation like this because they are actually trained to treat parasitic infections, whilst a lot of doctors are not. To find a specialist, our reader can Google ‘infectious disease physician (name of her closest big city)’ or ‘travel disease doctor (name of her closest big city)’.

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So, we come to the question of worms/parasites resembling human hair. The first worm that comes to mind is the horsehair worm, which is a black/brown worm that is parasitic, but not to humans. They start off as eggs in aquatic habitats, and upon consumption by an insect or crustacean, they feed and grow in the body of their hosts until they are fully grown, whereupon they burst out of the host’s body, killing it in the process. If one if found in the home, it is usually because an insect that was host to a horsehair worms, went into the home and died as the horsehair worm left its host, and not because it was inhabiting a human. It is important our reader does understand that this should not be taken as medical advice, but simply as an answer to her question and as general knowledge about the horsehair worm. Further to this, we appreciate that our reader took the time to send us photographs, but we will not be able to provide any insight as to what the organisms in the photos look like to us, as that would be the equivalent of providing medical advice.

To conclude, yes there are worms that look like human hair, but they do not infect human beings. In order to find out what these parasites are, we urge our reader to consult an infectious disease physician and bring sample of the worms too. They can also be identified at a county extension office or entomology department at a university prior to a visit with a physician, which we recommend as a good idea if that is an option. Best of luck to our reader!

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Jet Black Parasites that Resemble Human Hair Trouble Woman
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Jet Black Parasites that Resemble Human Hair Trouble Woman
Photographs of "jet black", "as well as translucent", organisms have recently been sent in by this reader, who wonders if there are any worms or parasites which look "exactly like human hair" and "completely removes hair." From the photos, we can discern a head of human hair (with the parasites presumably hidden among the strands of hair), as well as a black insect-looking creature.

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15 thoughts on “Jet Black Parasites that Resemble Human Hair Trouble Woman

  1. I have only been dealing with this for about 4-5mounths I thought I was going crazy ! At first no one believed me my doctor told. Me I was mental. My husband also has them all though his symptoms are way more mild than mine anyway he went to the doctor they actually cut one out if him and sent it in they said it came back as his skin cells .I finally got them to run a few test everything came back NORMAL RANGE I’m at a loss I am mentally emotionally and physically drained if anyone has any answers or advice PLEASE HELP because none of the doctors will take me seriously I am desperate!!!!

  2. I’d like to share photos that I have when I’m having a break out ..I know you can’t determine my condition but know and believe what can happen to a human when infected with the “unknown”..

  3. OMG!!! My daughter thinks I am a mental case with my phone magnifier. I too have this hair like thing. Black dots, itching like crazy on scalp, sores on scalp, I continuously comb with metal lice comb and sometimes get white balls/eggs? At first I thought it was lice, but I see little black rolls of What appears to be hair. I vacuum with shop across and get sheets where I KNOW nothing is there and see brown little bugs, hair like things but under magnifier are clearly not hair, and the jet black rolls, sometimes I will see blue ones! This is FREAKING ME OUT!!! I do have a history of drug abuse but am not on drugs now. Thankfully I have found others going through same thing.

  4. Hi can somebody send ne pics and info about their horsehair worm issues. I believe I have them. Not even sure I’d the top of my head has real hair or not. It’s so bizarre
    My crow n of my head went nearly bald last winter and then it started. I’d see irradecent or liver flakes then tiny white squiggly hairline things and now hair u s out if control. I have a ton of footage. Please someone get back to me.

  5. I am so glad I found this website. I need any help that anymore will give. thanks Michelle$

  6. Please I need an update and hopefully a cure. I have these parasites in my hair and on the rest of my body. I’ve got bald spots. My skin is horrible with the black spots. I’ve been dealing with it for a year and a half. Please help me.

  7. This is some type of a parasite whether it be a might I don’t know but it is a parasite. Because when I start feeling my hair on my head moving I’ll grab the spot and pull a few strands of hair out and put it on a white piece of paper and the hair itself starts to move and twitch by itself something is moving my hair there’s no fans there’s no air going it’s it’s a parasite and when I get my microscopic magnifier and put it to my hair I see clear translucent and black tiny little threads that are very very small but they are all over my hair and little white specks and black specks all through my hair but can only be seen with my microscope attachment for my phone. I know when I rub aloe vera gel on my face and then I rub firmly my skin these hard things come off but it seems like some kind of casing that this worm type thing creates because when I look at it with my microscope there is a black thread in the middle of all of these things that come off of me. I’ll scrub my skin with aloe vera gel and hand sanitizer I’m in the shower in my bathtub will have all these but look like a little black things floating in the water but when I get them and put them on a piece of tissue paper and look at them under the microscope they’re not black they’re kind of brown it’s some kind of a brown wad of substance of some sort and it has always a black worm type thing in the middle of it that is hard and stiff and they poke and they bite like pin pricks. And they move by themselves because for no reason I’ll be sitting there and all the sudden I feel this very strong this is no little feeling it is a strong movement on my eyelashes side of my face and I will rub real hard right there and I will pull off of my face something something that has a black worm in the middle of it. It seems they are clear and translucent when they’re alive and they turn black when they’re dead I have extensive photographs I even have a video of my hair moving all by itself and I have one video of the strand is moving my hair these little strands of what looks like lint. And I have also a video of one of the clear translucent strands seems to be disturbed because I pulled the hair from my head and it separated from the other hair and you can see it moving around and testing the surface of where it’s at and moving over here and over there and tapping it it’s like a worm and it move but I had to buy a very very high powerful microscope attachment for my phone in order to see these things and they produce I don’t know this stuff that I guess they live in on top of your skin and it’s never ending I can scrub my skin in 30 minutes later it is full full of these things again I rub my skin put aloe vera gel and rub my skin and it continues to just come off these these wild tiny little wads like the size of a mustard seed and just come off of me and by the thousands and I get a little relief but sometimes they get aggravated and makes me moving everywhere these things are on the hairs on my leg on my stomach my back on my chest they’re everywhere all over my body but I don’t get sores they’re not causing sores on my body there seem to be on top of my body when I look at my skin close up in the microscope I can see little black specks on the surface of my skin it is the strangest thing that I’ve ever encountered in my life and it doesn’t go away no matter what I do and I have used dog flea shampoo in my hair and left it there for 20 minutes I’ve used vinegar tea tree oil just aggravates them they come off but they’re back in 20 or 30 minutes. And they start getting active every time I eat something they start moving around almost like they know that I’m eating food it’s the strangest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. But it is definitely a parasite because mold doesn’t move by itself those fibers of morgellons I don’t know what that is or how that is related to this parasite that we’re dealing with because this parasite clearly moves all by itself it moves my hair all by itself it starts moving down my face by itself and it is not a psychosis and I’m not on drugs it is there I have evidence of it I have pictures and video I went to the doctor too they wanted my stool I gave them some of my stool took them 3 weeks to tell me that I don’t have worms these things are not inside of my body they are on the surface of my skin. I do believe they’re in my pores and it is not demodex. They look like a razor stubble or cactus hair and they’re stiff and they’re pokey and they hurt and it is a parasite most definitely but like I said they hate aloe vera gel so I’m constantly rubbing aloe vera gel on me and pressing firmly and rubbing it off of my skin never-ending constantly constant. They’re in my nose they get to be about a quarter of an inch long and they are thinner than the human strand of hair they’re about a quarter of an inch long at the most and they are thinner than a human strand of hair but they’re very strong cuz they can move their hair but there’s also gritty granules on my skin not all the time it’s a stage that this thing goes through but whatever it is it attaches to hair. Please tell me how I can submit pictures

  8. Hello! I have these same things but I’ve been watching them carefully and here is what I learned.
    No PROFESSIONAL has admitted I have these. Just wanted to get that out there.
    ******I have made appointments at several different Parasitologist but you find out that they are sending you to a Dermatologist first. If the Dermatologist says you have bugs, then they will see you. The problem is that you end up in the same endless circle of let’s try this, let’s try that. I’ve gone along with that for a few months but only ended up with a changed diagnosis of Psoriasis, contact dermatitis, etc.
    I have taken my samples to the centenarian and a tapeworm was present but she wouldn’t tell me anything else without seeing the patient and this is during COVID.

    1. These things hate Hand Sanitizer – rub hand sanitizer where you are being “bit” or being bothered and within a few seconds you will start to feel solid particles. Sometimes these objects may feel sharp. Similar to salt or ground glass. I anyways find something out of my skin to take a picture of. Mine are usually a small black dots, tiny lint types, or thread type.
    2. I believe that these are Springtails and Collembolas. I seem to have a few different types of appearing bugs. I know that I have RATTAIL MAGGOTS. I have a video of it rolling around. These insects turn into Drone Flies. My problem is that I cannot find any life stage pictures that look similar to mine.
    3. All these bugs appear to be inside the hair follicles (all hair) and loosely in my hair. I don’t have anymore. Lol They are probably in my scalp too but I haven’t messed with that. I believe that this is probably the reason they cause the hair to fall out. Being in the hair follicles.
    4. I believe they get covered in the hair, thread, lint, etc because they crawl so slowly and along the ground pulling these items along until they end up being rolled up in it and can’t move anymore.
    5. These also appear to suck human blood and they actually bite to drink human blood. Not sure on this one. I have so many skin sores and these bugs will be on top of the sore where you think it is a scab but you notice that it doesn’t feel like a normal scab. When you use your IPhone Camera (magnified or zoomed into anything above 4:00) you can see several of these bugs. Sometimes they are cuticle made (appears like a thick white substance) and other timers these are black or brown. I had a cuticle one sent to the lab and that is what they said it was. Just my cuticle. Don’t know what all they looked for.
    6. Do not magnify or zoom in too much because only their cells are visible. You only zoom in until you can see the insect perfectly.

    I have been dealing with these for over 3 years and I think I would be farther along with a cure if COVID Hadn’t happened. It’s harder to see my doctors and some have left the area. Small town living so I have had to travel to Cleveland and John Hopkins.

  9. All, visit the website
    I don’t sell or promote those. I thought that I was losing my mind for a long time and finally found some thing that sent me to this website. There are a few different things that could cause this, and those “things” carry and cause morgellons. I had even came across some thing that said morgellons at one point and I kept looking elsewhere because I didn’t think that’s what it was. They don’t always “grow” out of your skin. This website goes over the different causes and sells things that help. The debriding soap is amazing.
    Then, enter your email for the free e-book called, “getting your life back from morgellons and other parasites”. It goes over every single thing. Everything you’ve been experiencing. I hope this helps somebody. I’m currently going through the process of getting rid of them now.

  10. I just came across this website…praise GOD ???I have been very sick & losing all of my waist length hair for last 8 months.four(4) ,ER VISITS…thyroid,stress,divorce,etc. I KNOW I HAVE A PARASITE! have kept all of my samples on slides!!! I NEED HELP ! going through dom.abuse divorce, married for 22 yrs. Got sick a month after I had nerve 2 leave. Will take any advice, gladly!!!!

  11. Sorry to say,but this looks like Morgellons.Ihave it and they have killed my hair and i have only just managed to have somewhat slowed the process.i would suggwst investing in a couple of things. 1.Coconut oil, i put it in my hair every other day but rotate with Neems hair oil leave it in all day if you can. #2. organic Tea Tree oil shampoo and conditoners,as well as Tea Tree oil. add about 10- drops to shampoo leave on for at least 10 mins.while im waiting to rinse i use Tea Tree oil body wash and add straight oil as well. i use AUSSIE conditoner with JOJOBA,as well as aussies leave in conditioner spray and their curls youself a thin tooth comb or a lice come a brush will just devistate you with all the hair you loose..i do mine upside down over the sink at least 5-10 times a day.. also borax for laundry and add to bath with apple cider vin and baking soda.go see a doc ,do not mention the Morgellons word,it may be derma mites or bird mite either way these are natreual so you will be maintianing anyway till you get a diagnosis. also test for Lymes a.s.a.p. good luck i hope you can dodge the MORGS bullet..

  12. OMG, I just sent a comment regarding another parasite and described these to the T. I truly am infected and my doctor gives me keflex for skin infection. My skin is only infected because I have worm and parasites that are being left untreated. I’m ashamed of my skin. It’s horsehair worms as I have every symptom of them and morgellons. I’ll send pics. Do they look like they are coming off with “dirty”skin? Look forward to hearing your update.

  13. I wish people would post updates. Wad this ever identified? Did you get cured? Do you send these comments to the person who posted it?

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