It is difficult to get springtails off of your body because they are small secrete a sticky substance.
One time treatment options:
- Permethrin may work the first couple times, but they become immune quickly
- Lindane is effective, but is dangerous if used multiple times
Suggested skin treatment:
- Lava soap’s abrasiveness helps to scrub them off
- Half hour epsom salt baths with 4 cups of salt dries the springtails out and soothes the skin
- Have your doctor prescribe Nizoral shampoo to treat the fungus that springtails create on your skin
- A steroid cream, such as triamcinolone acetonide, helps with the symptoms and the dry skin and irration that may occur from the baths and lava soap. Do not use everyday because steroid creams thin the skin. Also try a lotion that repairs the skin such as CeraVe.
Ears: Neomycin ear drops. According to my doctor, this medicine changes the PH of your ear, making it difficult for them to live. If you do not have a doctor to prescribe you these drops, hydrogen peroxide will provide temporary relief.
Hair: Every couple days I spray my hair down with Windex or Nature’s Debriding Soap. Then, I shampoo it with ketoconazole shampoo and rub some epsom salts. Soak and then wash out.
Mouth: Mouthwash twice a day. Flonase also helps with the nasal passages.
Feet: Get rid of infested shoes. Cover your feet in Dr. Bronner’s and put socks on top. Leave over night.