I had a comment asking about symptoms, so I’m just going to highlight my symptoms page.
The main symptoms that my family and I have experienced are:
- a wispiness on the skin, like a feather brushing it, but nothing’s there
- a crawling sensation: can be caused by the fungus and bug
- a stinging senstation
- “bites”: actually cause by the furcula getting stuck in a pore or a sypmtom of the fungus
I had problems with them in my ears, while others had problems in their mouth, nose, and around their eyes.
Nizoral shampoo is a prescription ant-fungal shampoo that I use all over my body. It will relieve the crawling, itching, and bites caused by the fungus. Our doctor has treated others with mites, so he had some sort of protocol including this shampoo and doxycyline. The trick is to find a doctor that is willing to treat you instead of labeling you delusional. What might help is when I went in the first time my doctor took a skin scraping of a fresh bite and didn’t find a bug but found fungus. Perhaps a skin scraping would at least convince a doctor of a fungal infection. Epsom salt baths also provide relief by drying out the bugs and returning your skin to a healthy pH.
A symptom that may identify a collembola infestation is a wispy, feathery feeling and a jumping or popping sensation. These are unique to collembola because they jump. Mites only cause itching and crawling because they only have the ability to crawl.