“What Are These Bugs in My Skin?”

We recently received a long message from one of our readers. She explained that about 6 months ago her vacuum blew up, blowing mites, diatomaceous clay, and fine dust into her home. Shortly after the explosion, she developed a horrible rash which she saw a doctor about and was prescribed scabies medication. The rash didn’t improve and now she sees worm-like things all over her skin, which she believes are parasites. She thinks they might have something to do with her dog, who is also behaving oddly. She wrote, “I feel thorns and bites all over my body and my back, chest, and legs, are all infected with worms. I have swollen eyes and scabs in my hair.”

We really feel for our reader. From her message, we can tell that she is extremely frustrated and is experiencing severe physical discomfort. Unfortunately, since her complaints are medical, we can’t offer her much help. While we do know a lot about worms, we aren’t medical professionals and therefore can’t speculate on medical issues, diagnose problems, or offer any advice. We will share the photos in case there is someone who has dealt with something similar and wants to connect with our reader:

In this first photo, we can see two objects. The first is small and brown, and the second is larger, white, and looks almost like mucus or a crumpled up tissue. We don’t know where on her body she found these. In the next photo, we see four tiny white things. They almost look like grains of rice:

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The photographs our reader sent reminded us of an article we wrote about Morgellons Disease. Morgellons disease is a condition that isn’t very common or well understood. According to Mayo Clinic, “people who have Morgellons disease report the following signs and symptoms:

• Skin rashes or sores that can cause intense itching
• Crawling sensations on and under the skin, often compared to insects moving, stinging or biting
• Fibers, threads or black stringy material in and on the skin
• Fatigue
• Difficulty concentrating
• Short-term memory loss
• Depressed mood

We can’t diagnose our reader, but we do recommend she see a travel or infectious disease doctor since specialists are often more experienced in handling these sort of cases. She can find one by searching “Travel infectious disease specialist [her location or nearest big city.]” We wish our reader the best of luck and hope she returns to good health ASAP.

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We recently received a long message from one of our readers. She explained that about 6 months ago her vacuum blew up, blowing mites, diatomaceous clay, and fine dust into her home.
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12 Comments

  1. The Top Worm

    Hi Dallas, we strongly recommend that you contact Dr. Omar Amin at the Parasitology Center at https://www.parasitetesting.com and/or Dr. Vipul Savaliya of Infectious Disease Care (“IDCare”) at idcarepa.com (in fact Dr. Savaliya was recommended by another of our readers – while he is in North Carolina we have confirmed with his office that he will work with people remotely so you can be anywhere in the country). You can also search for a medical parasitologist in your area using this directory of medical parasitology consultants: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory and/or search for a local parasitologist by doing a Google search for “medical parasitologist (name of your closest big city)” or “tropical medicine specialist (name of your closest big city).

  2. Dallas Shuck

    I have been getting the same spots all over my skin. Now my girl friend has this stuff too. We’ve been getting them all over our entire bodies for almost a year now. People look at me as if I’m a meth head who is picking these sores all over my body. I’m starting to question my sanity as this is truly a living horror story. Can some one. Please point me in the right direction to finally see someone who will understand and be able to treat my condition??? Please… This is pushing me towards killing myself as I am horrified…….

  3. The Top Worm

    We recommend contacting the Parasitology Center (PSI) at https://www.parasitetesting.com/, 480-767-2522, which is run by Dr. Omar Amin. Another resource is Dr. Vipul Savaliya, founder of Infectious Disease Care (IDCare) at https://idcarepa.com/, 910-729-6552, who also has a great deal of experience with parasites that affect humans. Each of these doctors will work with people remotely, and neither of them will consider you crazy – they understand that people actually get infected with these things.

    If you want to try to find a local doctor who will understand what you are going through, you can try consulting the directory of the American Society for Tropical Medicine here: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory

  4. The Top Worm

    We recommend contacting the Parasitology Center (PSI) at https://www.parasitetesting.com/, 480-767-2522, which is run by Dr. Omar Amin. Another resource is Dr. Vipul Savaliya, founder of Infectious Disease Care (IDCare) at https://idcarepa.com/, 910-729-6552, who also has a great deal of experience with parasites that affect humans. Each of these doctors will work with people remotely, and neither of them will consider you crazy – they understand that people actually get infected with these things.

    If you want to try to find a local doctor who will understand what you are going through, you can try consulting the directory of the American Society for Tropical Medicine here: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory

  5. cassy

    i have this and have discovered after 2 going on 3 depressing years they are worms. most likely you may also have intestinal worms also. I had to find out on my own as I have been tossed around like a rag doll from doctor to doctor, given meds but no diagnoses, referred to a psychiatrist because they said I did this to myself not to mention with a smile on their face as they are basically telling me im a freak and they are too good to help me.its rare to find a doctor who is a doctor to help people anymore. they are there for a paycheck and are government puppets aka worthless.
    anyway, I hope this helps

  6. Matthew

    Has anyone figured out what these are and how to cure them or get rid of them???? Please anyone, reach out to me if u have an answer. My haddy is, the real sully 87 at gmail dot com.
    Please if anybody has an answer to this please reach out to me

  7. Sam

    I also noted ticks(?), the small black dots in my skin with a thick sticky substance…

  8. Sam

    I have a pic just like it too! The clear “thing”!!

  9. Schuyler Kennedy

    They’re ticks.

  10. Travis

    I have been dealing with the same exact thing. At first I thought it had something to do with fleas because I had a major flea infestation, but I got rid of the flea infestation and still am being attacked by these blood thirsty suckers. They’re very sticky and don’t let go easily but I used rubbing alcohol on them and they came up quickly from any sore I had. I wish I could find a cure before I lose my friends and mind. They seem to be nocturnal also

  11. Denise P.

    I also been dealing with this for yrs now, they mainly cum from my scalp and when I use the restroom there on my toilet paper when I wipe!

  12. Kris

    DORI!!

    I recognize your photos ALL TOO WELL. I am about to lose my MIND in NC. I’ve been dealing with these nasty critters for almost 2 years. Ive seen 2 Family care doctors, 3 Dermatologist, and 2 Infectious Disease doctors. I look like a meth head covered in lesions, from head to toe. Some are extremely black. And still to this day as some of these idiots we give our money too stand like 4 feet away and “examine me” they say, stop picking, or your doing this to yourself, or my favorite “ YOUR Delusional” well…evidently My Delusional Disease sure is contagious cause there are folks all over the dang world suffering the exact same symptoms. What’s next? We are all going to start having the exact same dreams at night? yeah, cause that’s possible. Anyhoo, do you have any areas that are brown, dark brown, or black that seem to be threaded on your skin tight? Do you feel as thou you have a hard sticky glue type substance on your face over the sores? Do you sometimes pull out what seems to be several juveniles all piled together? Have you seen threads of red , black or translucent in the sores as well? Have you discovered any getting your food ? Of course there’s a lot more to this, but it’s a start. I had thought I figured this out a couple times, but I can never find anything online that fits it all. And just as of last week honestly I got curious and started researching something different. And it’s almost funny, but that something I was looking at actually fell out of my nose right into hand. I’m 99.9 sure these are tiny leeches. Leeches can go flat FLAT like a piece of tape flat. I’ve had some that are translucent and just blended right into my skin on my face! I’ve thought it was dry skin before, going to peel it off and it felt “ strange” As I peeled this off it had an oval or like flatworm shape to it. Some that have matured more on my skin, that I just hadn’t got to yet to murder yet. Will have had lots of babies right under them , beside them, and in that area. Reach out to me if you’d like. Good luck to you.

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