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Itchy Face

Hello, I have a very itchy face, especially around the nose and eyes. My dog has the same thing which he seemed to start itching after I moved into my boyfriends apartment. I have had these symphtoms for about 3 years now. I believe I could have something called springtail or cambollan just wondering your advice for this problem. I have noticed that people I am around also develop long-term itching problems as well.


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Hi,,
The reason for your itchy face could be an allergy or just dry sin.
You could take OYC anti-histamines for it and initially apply calamine lotion.After the itch settles down you could regularly use a moisturizer with sun-screen and keep your face hydrated.
Also drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day helps in keeping facial skin healthy.
Various sources and publications have suggested that some springtails may parasitize humans, but this is entirely inconsistent with their biology, and no such phenomenon has ever been scientifically confirmed, though it has been documented that the scales or hairs from collembolans can cause irritation when rubbed into the flesh . They can sometimes be abundant indoors in damp places such as bathrooms and basements.
If you are really around them, maybe they are the reason for your allergy and those around you.
ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springtail
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Sounds like Demodex. Tiny mites that live in follicles usually on your face. Animals get "mange" from mites although I think that they get different mites than what we get, I'm not sure about that. It is normal to have small parasites for anyone. They live in our mouth, intestines, on our skin and most can only be viewed by a microscope. In a previous thread you mentioned flakes on your face, Facial dandruff is a symptom. The problem really is why are the mites out of control. Sometimes an autoimmune disorder is the root cause. There are many autoimmune disorders. Some serious, some not so serious and treatable. Large amounts can cause these symptoms. Normal amounts would normally not be noticed. There are treatments for this if you do some research and contact your Dermatologist. Most treatments need a prescription. I will tell you, I am not a doctor, just someone who has researched this. You are far from alone.
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I don't won't to alarm you but there is something else out there called Morgellon's. It's currently being investigated by the CDC. They are not sure if its a real disease or not though. It has roots in the Bay area of CA, areas of Texas and Florida, although it has been found worldwide. The CDC did not take it seriously until this year. It doesn't seem like you have it but its odd that the dog started itching unless they CAN get the same Dermodex mites as humans.
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any solutions to this problem? I am living in Australia and when i started working for this company in an office enviroment i started noticing this weird itch around my nose, up fore head and ears. it also gets itchy all over my body but not as much. i have no visible rash, bites or any marks what so ever. it also is contagious and i notice people around itching there faces around there nose and ears when i dont even itch myself. i havnt noticed any pattern to when it is worse but it is pretty contstant. this is ruining my life socially and mentally. i have read alot of different posts on this and been to the doctor a few times for him to say its all in my head when i insist it isnt. someone help! im desperate
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has anyone managed to get any answers?

i noticed a few people have disappeared. im wondering if they fixed the problem or gave up posting here.

i am thinking i might start a forum dedicated to this problem,

the invisible contagious itchy bites and crawlies face syndrome.
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hello there.  I started feeling better, and stoped blogging.  i even put out the microscope for a while.  DIET is the key.  turnign from normal vegetarina to almost vegan or low sugar diet to zero sugar diet, has reduced the symptoms by 50% half.  I get the dirty feeling in my face, hair, immedietly i walked into my apartment.  i even feel it just getting out of the car, in front of the building.  This building is what they call here "edificios enfermos"  sick buildings (1968 moldy structures) Also i leave in front of a bay, alot of insects, bats and creepy stuff in this area.  I work 3minutes wlking from here, and also feel them there too.  I need to move.  This place its too contaminated, even do im feeling much, much better..

probiotics, KEFIR its magic, boost your imune system...  ZERO GMO food,
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hey, i have a pic of the original bite/site of infection on my scalp.

if will upload it later and send a link, or put it somewhere on these forums.

its very hard to get a clear shot of (being on the back of my head), i will try get a better pic as well.

it shows a tiny bump that i can just feel, when i find it, it sets off the itching bad.
my hands itch like crazy after touching it.

it looks to be a sort of orangey color lump, what i do not know. .. it feels weird. not like skin tissue, not like scar tissue. hard to explain, but does not feel right.
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Hi, I have had exactly the same: itchy nose (around the nostrils), eyebrows and ears.  This first started when I shot a rabbit but did not kill it.  I had to pick it up to wring its neck.  I then noticed this facial itching which lasted for a few days.  It was unbearable but the most effective treatment was washing head face and neck many times a day with Head and Shoulders shampoo.  I also used a flannel to get a deep as possible into my skin.  Washing towels, bedding and clothing regularly also helped.  So no more shooting rabbits for me eh?  Then I petted the dog next door and to my horror the itching was back.  I did some research - please see link:http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/dandruff.html and believe this to be walking dandruff or the Cheyletiella mite.  But this time it was worse.  More sever itching and this time all over my head and face including inside my ears and up inside my nostrils.  Also in my eyelids and eyebrows and lashes.  In desperation I rubbed surgical spirit into the most affected areas and this helps a lot.  But it stings like hell for a couple of minutes - like after-shave but worse.  However this is a short term remedy as in a few hours the itching is back.  I also discovered that eau de cologne helps too but I smelled like a tart!  

There must be a remedy to this if anyone can help?
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I am having the same problem with my face ears eyebrows and scalp and there is no lice. It is driving me nuts!
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i have had his for about tens years tried everything starting to have liver pain or gallbladder kefir helps and any probiotic contact me ***@**** if you have a cure
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