Reader Discovers Symptoms are Not Parasites but Mold Sickness

Reader Discovers Symptoms are Not Parasites but Mold Sickness
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An All About Worms reader has discovered that the symptoms they were experiencing, including little threads of hair-like things, and the thread-like things stinging them, are not parasites at all but instead turned out to be mold illness caused by previously undetected mold in their house. Ken urges people to consider this possibility and get your house tested for mold.

Mold sickness, also known as mold illness, and more technically known as chronic inflammatory response syndrome or CIRS, can cause a host of symptoms, many of which mimic being infected by parasites. In the course of Ken’s research (see their comment below which they have given us permission to turn into an article because we feel this is such an important thing to know) they discovered that mold illness can cause many of the symptoms that they experienced and had originally thought to be due to parasites.

How Mold Illness Mimics Being Infested with Thin, Clear Hair-like Worm-like Parasites

The symptoms of mold illness can be astonishingly like symptoms one would attribute to parasites, especially because some of those symptoms include the presence of thin, often clear, thread-like or hair-like things, and the feeling of being stung.

Those symptoms include, among other things, skin irritation, skin infection, feelings of being stung or bitten, rashes, headache, dizziness, brain fog, anxiety, poor memory, joint pains, body pains, weight gain or weight loss, numbness or tingling in the extremities, metallic taste in mouth, digestive issues, ringing in the ears, fatigue, mood changes, and symptoms of allergy, symptoms of asthma, and even symptoms of hormone imbalance such as hair loss.

Both Medical News Today and Genesis Performance Chiropractic have excellent information about the symptoms and treatment of black mold illness. We find the one at Genesis a bit more comprehensive.

Below, with permission, we reprint Ken’s comment, slightly edited by us (we added a link, etc.). You can read the original comment here.

Ken’s Comment on the Thin, Clear Worm-like Organisms Infest This Reader’s Clothing in Oklahoma article

“After looking through the comments I just came here to say my husband and I went through the same thing. The whole works. I’ve been down every rabbit hole including things that aren’t mentioned here. I’ve suspected every pest imaginable and people did totally think I was insane until I finally caught a really good video of what I was talking about. We tried everything under the sun, natural and medical remedies, pesticides, you name it. Ivermectin, other parasite treatments, antibiotics, enzymes, diatomaceous earth, essential oils, permethrin, bug bombs, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, neem, steam cleaning everything with a professional grade steamer, hydrogen peroxide, bleach, Lysol, ammonia, (not at the same time lol), changing our diet, supplements, seeing doctors, calling in exterminators, bought brand new mattresses with encasements, threw out half of our belongings, but in the end NOTHING was resolved.

I’m no longer dealing with this but I think I’ve come to the conclusion on what our issue was anyway. I highly, highly urge anyone dealing with this to make sure your home doesn’t have a source of mold that you may not be aware of.

It’s unbelievably frustrating when everyone thinks you’re insane, and you start getting in that dark place. Nothing like that has ever happened to me before but I’ll never forget it. Even if you think you don’t have mold, do a thorough inspection, and if you have connected floors/walls with neighbors, see if you can figure out if they do. Not only can mold cause so many skin/body/mind issues mimicking a variety of parasites, but it also is very attractive to many different kinds of mites, bugs, etc. Mold mites being an obvious one.

JW Homecare explains that “Mold growing on any surface in the home will release additional spores. Ultimately, that will then travel and spread to other areas of the house. With mold traveling through the air, it can get into heating ducts, people’s skin, clothing, shoes, shopping bags, and even on the fur of a family pet.”

It turned out all of our efforts were useless because the inside of our walls were completely infested with mold and our place had to be condemned. On the outside it mostly looked ok, but it wasn’t. At all. Even if you only have a moisture problem but no mold yet, GET A DEHUMIDIFIER, dry everything out. Save yourself a potentially massive headache. Once we were out of there it took awhile STILL for our symptoms to subside and to stop finding stuff in our hair and skin but eventually it did in fact subside. Depending on how long you’ve been exposed, your mold sickness can take awhile to recover from. I’m not saying this is the case for everyone. I also found ticks in my hair. I originally thought I had lice until I realized I must’ve walked into a tick nest, or we actually also had wood ticks living in our home.

Morgellons was originally thought to be a delusional diagnosis, but new research has shown for some very sane individuals that there is in fact a link to Lyme Disease and the others that can co-exist with it, having to do with the bacteria that gets into your bloodstream.

I strongly suggest looking into these things before you drive yourself into a darker depression or state of hopelessness. We got rid of almost everything we owned, got a new place and started fresh. With the exception of a couple of old bags of clothes. We eventually stopped having problems but not that long ago I opened up one of those bags looking for an old t-shirt and felt the unmistakable sting of what feels like a bite but isn’t, and saw the little threads of hairlike things attached in there. It made my skin flair up for the rest of the day and I ended up throwing it out. No problems since though.

Even if you don’t see anything obvious like water marks, white spots, black spots, or anything damp, it’s worth inspecting insulation, fixtures, etc to see if there is even a small leak or some source of moisture that’s causing an issue. Mold sickness is actually no joke and I’m so, so, so, relieved to be away from one of the worst 2 years of my life. And it certainly didn’t involve getting on an antipsychotic.

You’re not alone, but please consider looking into your surroundings. Mold attracts the mites, the roaches, and all sorts of things. Leading you to jump from one conclusion to the other. If it’s not in your walls or something else, make sure you don’t own something {harboring the mold}. Make sure there isn’t some cardboard or paper that’s molded somewhere. Check your window sills. Your air units. Make sure you don’t have a cross-contamination in your water system. Like a hose or some other inlet that’s submerged in water. Check underneath your carpeting. Floor boards. It’s no wonder those damn carpet beetles love it too.

Of course it’ll feel like it’s following you until you’ve identified the real source. But almost everything else, including the parasitic symptoms, the mites, while they can be very real, are probably being drawn in by something you may or may not be aware of. Just a few mold sickness symptoms include: skin irritation, skin infection, rashes, itchy red eyes, runny stuffy nose, post nasal drip, headache, dizziness, asthmatic symptoms, brain fog, anxiety, poor memory, body pains, weight gain or weight loss, numbness or tingling in the extremities, metallic taste in mouth, digestive issues, ringing in the ears, significant fatigue, changes in mood, excessive thirst/dehydration (even bedwetting in children), or can even give you symptoms that resemble hormone imbalances like hair loss.

If this helps even one person that would make me so happy. Good luck everyone!”

Reader Discovers Symptoms are Not Parasites but Mold Sickness

 

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Reader Discovers Symptoms are Not Parasites but Mold Sickness
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An All About Worms reader has discovered that the symptoms they were experiencing, including little threads of hair-like things, and the thread-like things stinging them, are not parasites at all but instead turned out to be mold illness caused by previously undetected mold in their house. Ken urges people to consider this possibility and get your house tested for mold.

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14 thoughts on “Reader Discovers Symptoms are Not Parasites but Mold Sickness

  1. I can only say Thank You as I read this and cry because I have been dealing with the same issues and thought I was going insane. I live alone in the middle of the desert in a travel trailer connected to water,sewer and electric. I have no family and work a very stressful job that I drive 45 minutes each way 5 days a week to. I told a few co workers of the fibers and threads the weird sheen that was on my face and hair, the weird popping/stinging sensation on my skin and offen times a small hole and blood from those spots. My co workers thought I was crazy. I’ve done several lice treatments, scrubbing my entire body with apple cider vinegar, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, saturated my entire body with coconut oil, sulfur salve, washed my hair and body with a parasitic animal shampoo and so on. I literally tried everything. I scrubbed the camper thinking dust kites or chiggers,even thought bird mites, but nothing helped. My clothes seemed to be full of lint/dust balls. I think the normal dermodex has also gotten out of control and made things worse. I even had a co workers drive to Mexico to get me some Ivermectin which I took for the 1st time today. You have given me Hope because I’m sure there is mold growing somewhere in my camper from the rain storms we had this year. Unfortunately it will be in the walls and places I would not be able to clean which means staying in my place till next year. Thank You for sharing I really contemplated killing myself and now after reading your story, I finally have some Hope.
    Sincerely
    Steph

  2. My wife and i went through all this about 8years ago cause we lived in a rv.Ive experienced everything written here and a lot more not written here to.But the positive is it gets better and i hope it completely goes away eventually.Since we moved out and away 3 years ago it immediately starting getting better,but yep dont take clothing and stuff from the place with you.I can still dust my hair and flick and clean the nose and ears out but its not the same characters maybe just one.But it doesnt mess with me anymore.god bless anyone going through it.When we were we didnt have but ourselves to tdy and figure it out.And we didnt a good job but it all makes since kinda now.But dam there’s a mythological side to it also and you have 2 people experiencing and seeing the exact same thing.And we knew we weren’t crazy but learned quickly not to discuss it. But it doesn’t when trust me just change environments.k

    1. It does get better.i dont know why some of that text transformed wrong.it was we studied it and it does get better and goes

  3. This is exactly what I came to the conclusion of. I was feeling all the symptoms and I had just gotten rid of a carpet beetle infestation and a month later started feeling twice as itchy and crawling skin sensations and led to the stingy bite feelings, I was so fixated on the dust and particles and tiny thread like hairs and I even thought it to be mold and or a type of nematode due to there being rats that took over our garage and my room was right across the yard from the garage. But ultimately my dog and I had it worst and my wife only had minor itchiness or dander on her head. We ended up setting up a move from San Diego where it started to mount Shasta in the mountains and rural area thinking if there’s any way to get rid of this it’ll be in the middle of nowhere with fresh air and no pollutants. Well we got rid of everything besides some clothes in a suit case and we left. After about 2 months it all subsided and after a couple plunges in the pure spring water of the upper Sacramento River my dog seemed to stop itching all together.

    Unfortunately after 2 years of my life back and no worries we just decided to move down the mountain to Redding for some good new opportunities and bought a home and it’s been 2 months here and the other day I started feeling that unmistakable crawling sensation again and of course it’s back again. I did however notice above the washer and dryer there’s a ceiling tile that has a big spot which is obviously indicating there is a leak in the roof there which who knows how bad the issue may really be? It’s also been raining non stop and I started to feel it at first again after it had rained for a week straight then it was very warm and humid. But at least now I know what I’m dealing with and can face it properly this time around! So glad to know others have found this out. I just wish more ppl would believe us even though they don’t see any mold or think there’s some mold around and not stress thinking it’s something else.

    1. Please look into white piedra and/or black Piedra. My husband and I have been told over and over again that were crazy and that one of us is Psycho systematic and the other is just crazy. We went from scabies to carpet beetles to M Pox and back again. I was vomiting in the shower from permethrin and ivermectin. I was so sick from all the bug spray we were literally killing ourselves. I cried so many days after being told twice by 2 different doctors that we need to be put in psychiatric facilities within 1 week. Too scared, and if he didn’t even see another doctor, I was afraid I was going to be put in a psychiatric facility. It’s emotionally mentally and painfully exhausting. we have done everything cleaning disinfecting getting rid of our clothes, new washers and dryers exterminators, you name it we’ve done it. Finally the paint of these tiny little black things that kept landing on me were making me so crazy. I thought I was going to end up in a mental institution. I’m not joking. Until finally a couple of symptoms of my husband, and a couple symptoms of mine , and after reading a lot of these articles from you and others thank God I came across this page because you are on the right track for sure and all of you posting about your mysteries and problems probably literally saved my life and my husbands as we were giving up. But then ? It all came back to MOLD! The craziest and most mind f@$”&$@ living organism that Junio could be painful, itchy and so controlling over your entire life. Mold, Fungus! Fungal Infections, yeast Infections, thrush. All ending with a diagnosis I made myself and It Is Black Piedra. Strong course of antifungal‘s topical and Oral. Although cleaning and disinfecting is a must to stop the transferring back-and-forth from wife, husband, boyfriend girlfriend sheets pillows etc. please take a look and let me know if this helps any of you!! so many times my husband and I were at a loss and wanted to give up. We just didn’t know where to turn. I just kept reading and doing research. I knew we weren’t crazy. He was having second thoughts. I didn’t give up and he didn’t give up on me he had faith in me he knew I would figure it out. He built me up every day as I researched and cried and researched and cried. don’t ever give up you are the only person that can advocate for yourself. You’re the only person that knows you and that knows your body and knows something is wrong, don’t give up!! Keep researching!!! You will come to a conclusion! Please keep helping each other and getting the word out. There is always a reasonable explanation. You are not crazy. Do not ever let anybody especially a doctor. Tell you you are!

      1. I can only say Thank You as I read this and cry because I have been dealing with the same issues and thought I was going insane. I live alone in the middle of the desert in a travel trailer connected to water,sewer and electric. I have no family and work a very stressful job that I drive 45 minutes each way 5 days a week to. I told a few co workers of the fibers and threads the weird sheen that was on my face and hair, the weird popping/stinging sensation on my skin and offen times a small hole and blood from those spots. My co workers thought I was crazy. I’ve done several lice treatments, scrubbing my entire body with apple cider vinegar, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, saturated my entire body with coconut oil, sulfur salve, washed my hair and body with a parasitic animal shampoo and so on. I literally tried everything. I scrubbed the camper thinking dust kites or chiggers,even thought bird mites, but nothing helped. My clothes seemed to be full of lint/dust balls. I think the normal dermodex has also gotten out of control and made things worse. I even had a co workers drive to Mexico to get me some Ivermectin which I took for the 1st time today. You have given me Hope because I’m sure there is mold growing somewhere in my camper from the rain storms we had this year. Unfortunately it will be in the walls and places I would not be able to clean which means staying in my place till next year. Thank You for sharing I really contemplated killing myself and now after reading your story, I finally have some Hope.
        Sincerely
        Steph

  4. I had these exact same problems 2.5 years.
    I didn’t bother attacking the people who didn’t believe me I just stayed true to myself, explored amd treated myself. I had multiple rounds of ivermectin however as above wasn’t the solution.

    There is no quick fix once your at this level of symptoms. It took me over 6 months of persistent to feel normal again.

    My solution,

    Headlice shampoo one day over the body
    Antibacterial body wash the next
    Antifungal shampoo
    No soap

    I used
    Perithium cream( scabies treatment ) over my whole body then chew one worming tablet and swallow another. Every 2 weeks
    Also use the Perithium cream around every hole out of your body. Nose, ears, around mouth, bum, willy, belly button. To get me through the day without feeling like I’m shedding my problems on other people

    I also had antibiotics and worming tablets together for 5 days ( check compatibility)

    Sip vinegar and mouth gargle when I would feel in back of throat.
    Throw socks out once they start getting stained.

    Eucalyptus and lemon mertle with sanitiser in a spray bottle, always seal bag and bin anything you wipe straight away.

    Continue cleaning washing machine after every load with either bleach or Eucalyptus lemon mertle.

    Whim Hoff breathing method

    Don’t give up. Be persistent. When your skins too dry you just flake more and spread it so moisturise sparingly. Just enough to keep your skin ( protection barrier in good form)

    Lots of vitamin c

  5. Ken…
    Thank you so much for this article as I’ve been going thru this… All of this for far too long… I’ve never been diagnosed by a physician for the simple fact I don’t wanna end up in a looney bin like I’m convinced most my family believes as well… It’s a lonely lonely long uncomfortable not to mention very risky road to walk alone… Face it…. Or trust me when I say it’s the loneliest way you’ll ever feel…. Everyone thinks you are effing crazy … Don’t believe anything you say cause you lost their attention or reason to believe something is wrong the second you told them about these fibers coming out of our skin…. Which reminds me AMANDA from 2nd comment… These things strings threads that are coming out of our body are actually mold spores… Gr8 now y’all are gonna think I’m crazy too but that’s ok… You can read on it anywhere or Google the question can you grow mold spores in your body or can you produce them in your body…. However you wanna word it but the answer is…. We cannot produce them but they manifest in us… We become the host and I know anyone dealing w or that has dealt w this will agree when I say it’s like facing of w satin himself just invincible version… It’s the scariest loneliest most miserable life threatening humiliating disease/sickness I’ve ever known or heard of… Add a 2 yr old daughter to the mix and I’ll tell you first hand… Sorry to sound morbid… But sometimes it’s so much I wish the damn thing would take me so that my family will finally see the seriousness and severity of it and do something about it or to help you w it before your babygirl is just as sick as you are or were…. It sure as hell sounds easier at this point…. Everything I do and I mean EVERYTHING I do is a thought process… Things as simple as putting a diaper on my daughter…. Getting her ready for bed .. 3hr process… Bathing… Cleaning… Mopping… Changing bedding daily… Not letting anyone else help w baths cause if you rinse or brush hair the wrong way poor babygirl has one of the worst tension like migraines which you also know cause you suffer from them too…. And well it’s just easier to do it all yourself than to try and explain yourself only giving others any validity to believe you are just down right crazy and are on the verge of being admitted into a coocoo bird place… So far this beast has caused all the symptoms you touched on Ken… Along w untreatable hypertension… On a daily mine reads anywhere between 180/90’s to 210/105… Hr 116… No matter if I’m active or just waking up…. (Should I be lucky enough to even get sleep that night) which leads to my 2,3,4,5,6 and, 7th symptom… I have tachycardia (fast heart rate) along w 6 other heart rhythm problems/diseases… W no fix or cure unless I wanna get a difibilator and pace maker since the 6 ablations I’ve gone thru have not held…. They’ve blown thru again before my post opp checkup…. Aside from those being the most crucial effects this crap has done to me … Drs do find reason to believe I need to be tested for neck throat brain thyroid shoulder mouth gum cancer or ones such as lymphoma no big shocker tho as black mold spores contain carsinogen and I kid you not…. The us at one time considered using this in the chemical warfare let that sink in for a minute…. Crazy right it’s amazing how much you’ll find out about this stuff living with it and dealing with it for 5 years I almost feel like there is no cure or won’t be it’s almost too late… Not really sure what will happen I just know that something needs to sooner than later aside from those symptoms I told you about and or diseases I suffer from dental problems back problems kidney problems skin problems that you can’t even explain not to mention changes stress stress stress life is not enjoyable I wouldn’t wish this upon anybody not even my worst enemy thank you so much again Ken as you made me feel not so alone and I’m not the only crazy one in the world LOL and I also hope you don’t mind me posting the fact that I do know about it I’m just trying to spread the information because as you know you feel like you are losing your mind when you’re going through this so any information I can share as well I feel might help somebody and show the severity of it I’m so glad you overcame this beast and I will be sure to keep you and you all posted with any newer hopefully upcoming events with getting better and recovering from this crap God bless you all and you’re not alone!!!
    Also not that I’m a doctor or any kind of position or or assistant for that matter not even a student just been doing a lot of research for a long time and I wouldn’t share information if it weren’t factual but should anybody need help or have a question and if there’s any way I can help feel free to email me cb********@gm***.com

    1. Have you read the book Cure for All Diseases? I’m going to repurchase it again for myself, because it’s been years since I’ve read it. It’s a very good reference book for healing your body and environment. There are several dietary explanations in that book. And, there are environmental conditions of the home that can make us sick, also discussed in great detail. This book comes wrapped in plastic to keep it clean before you purchase it. It is written as a labor of love by a Chemist who devoted her whole adult life to your issues of sickness. It will become your best friend to help you sort out all your symptoms, and it can help you understand what is going on with you. She goes over how to read your symptoms due what you have been exposed to from any source. The sources are all spelled out, from environmental irritants, to the food choices that you eat. Even there are suggestions for the way you prepare your food.There are even lessons on how to clean, to keep molds under control, better than you might know now.

  6. I just want to add that if you don’t believe me, I still keep a video of my hair shooting straight up on the side of my head. Mold spores multiply, and they can stay airborne indefinitely getting into everything and onto you. If you’re immune compromised they can complicate existing conditions or make a home causing fungal infections. They don’t die with extreme temperature but can be temporarily inactivated with very cold temperatures or with very dry environments. Ask yourself why your moving hair seems so attracted to moisture! When it touches your skin or stays in contact with your skin, it can resemble a sting like bite that seems to be invisible or only leaves evidence of a mark. Not to mention you can develop an issue with other microscopic & non-microscopic organisms because of mold or a moisture issue. Systemic infections are hard to treat and often difficult to identify for this reason and many others. My son’s sicknesses & chronic allergies started disappearing only 5 months after starting fresh. It can take way longer than that for some people, and displays differently for others. Also, this website is awesome for posting this so that people can be informed enough to explore this option. I wouldn’t have believed me either if I heard it from the outside. We even bought an ozone machine & air purifier. It’s all a bandaid until you treat the causes. I’m sorry if this isn’t the case for you but if it is I hope you finally got some answers. If you can’t find the source, get your air quality tested. If you’re wondering why it seems so attracted to your phone or increases near EMF producing devices, you might also be interested to know that EMF can increase mycotoxin production. The more you know. Test your water too while you’re at it. I still keep photos/videos so feel free to email me: kr***********@gm***.com

  7. Still doesnt explain how these thread like hairs are excreted from the poors of the body and can move and sting and multiply

    1. Mold spores can be inhaled or absorb through the skin so yes it does explain them…trust me move homes, leave all your shit behind and only take very few items. Wash them very good and place them in a trash bag until washed again for the first month or so to be sure your not introducing any spores into your new environment and I promise you you’ll be thanking us when your symptoms subside and it starts to go away. But just remember that all it takes is a small amount of mold nowadays and you’ll react the same as this which is the crappy part cuz 50% of homes in the US have mold issues. Just be vigilant and I promise you that mold is going to be one of your main issues. Also mold and Lyme disease go hand and hand too I’ve had doctors tell me if you have one you most likely have the other. They both release mycotoxins that destroy our bodies. Lyme disease causes these symptoms we are all feeling too and too long unchecked can turn into morgellons. Please just have a bit of faith with what we are trying to tell you as I promise this will help you all! I know how unfortunate and unrealistic moving can sound and especially leaving all your things behind, I just barely got my life back in order after 2 years of being free of this and just spent half a million dollars on a new home that is giving me these symptoms again after only being here for 2 months. I’m already planning a way to get out of here and I’m going to get an RV so I don’t have to worry about it having mold at least and am going to cover couch cushions and mattress with plastic protection covers until I know it’s all gone again. But also remember that even though we get away from it and it seems to be better that all of this stuff is still inside of us and we must take the proper steps to start detoxing it from our gut and our bodies altogether. Please everyone stay strong and vigilant and we will get through this. This needs to be addressed on a national level. This is why everyone gets misdiagnosed because we are looking for the wrong things and this is why anti parasitics aren’t working either. Once you realize the real issue it’s easy to start fixing it I promise you. I personally know that there is a way out of this and that way for me was to get out of the environment I was in and make a run for it and never look back and it went away for myself, my wife, and our dog. It’s unfortunate I’ve ended up back in its clutches but I now know there’s a way out. Which gives me hope.

  8. this is a beautiful article! I know this battle very well. The biggest problem is no body sees the problem they only want to see that you are crazy. I have witnessed so many suffer at the hands of their own loved ones who refused to believe that their environment was making them sick. Hypersensitivity is a very real struggle in a lot situations.
    thank you for talking about this

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