Black Specks On Skin

by Marian
(Vicksburg, MS USA)

What are black specks on skin?

My husband for the past week has had 3 episodes of black specks on his ear, behind his ear, and on both sides of his face.

You can brush them off or use a washrag to remove them.

Took him to the ER and they did not know what it was and said it was not coming out of his skin and that he must be getting into something.

His blood work was fine. EKG fine and he is on a lot of meds. Can you please tell me what it could possibly's a mystery to us!

PS: It does not itch.

Hi Marian,

There have been quite a number of people complaining of very similar black specks on skin over the last year. It's really remarkable.

If you'd like to read their posts, just use the search feature in the upper right corner of this page and type in "black specks."

Interestingly enough, your husband seems to be having a very minor problem compared to others who are finding the experience both painful and difficult to remove.

There's a good chance that you are dealing with something entirely different. Who knows?

A few thoughts came to mind when I read your post. The first is that you mentioned that your husband is on a lot of meds.

Prescription medications in many cases tend to weaken the immune system overall, which may lead to a fungal overgrowth in the system. This is particularly true when you are dealing with antibiotics and such.

These specks may be a manifestation of too much candida albicans in the body. It would be good to boost the amount of good/friendly bacteria in his body with the use of probiotic supplements to help bring the body back in balance.

A second thought I had was wondering if you have any pets. If so, consider whether or not this may be something coming from one of the pets.

Another visitor recently discovered that his condition was definitely caused by his pet. Once he removed the pet from the home, he cleared up. It's a hard call, but if your health is at stake, it may become necessary.

Finally, if you are still unable to determine the cause but are concerned about the health implications, consider a digestive cleanse and nutritional support.

My fall back position is always to support the body's own immune system by natural cleansing and building and pray that the body will do what it is designed to do - heal on its own.


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Sep 13, 2011
Black specs in hair and on skin
by: Danielle

To all those people that have black specs and fibers like coming out of pores (blue or red)and hair, I can tell you that you have "Morgellons Disease"...

It is real and now being recognized in the USA.

It is a combination of Parasite/Fungus/Bacteria in the blood. The researchers don't know where it comes from but think it could be a mutation of "Lyme Disease" since all Morgellon's sufferers test positive for Lyme (the Lyme test in useless in Canada). There is no cure yet. It will drive you crazy at time, specially a week or so before a full moon. It is when parasites lay their eggs.

Please look it up.
There is a "Morgellon's Research Foundation" in the Kootnays, Canada.

Thank you and good luck. You will need it.

Danielle, BC, Canada

Sep 13, 2011
Black Specks On Skin
by: Marian

Well, my husbands mystery has been solved. I feel so embarrassed about it but also relieved. I had found an old pair of ear muffs with receiver in the closet and the pads around the muffs had dry rotted and when he would put them on it would leave the black specks. It's used to listen to the TV instead of having it up so loud. Glad it has been resolved and thanks for your concern in this matter. At least he does not have something else wrong with him like parasites.

Sep 13, 2011
Source of Black Specks
by: Angie


You've made my day!! :) So glad to hear that there was a simple explanation for your husband's black specks. That sounds just like something we would do, so don't be embarrassed at all.

Praise the Lord that the mystery is solved it was nothing to be concerned about.

Thanks so much for letting us know!

Feb 11, 2012
Odd black specs...question could it be mold..?!
by: Anonymous

Recently I had developed these same black specs on/under my skin, other crazy symptoms developed but most subsided as stress was reduced. However, the crazy feeling of bugs all over my scalp, my nose, eyes, ears and relentless stinging and itching! I have very bad acne as well. Recently noticed what looks like mold growth along sides of nose. I just started using sesame oil as I hear it is good for acne also started oregano tablets in desperation to get healthy again!

Feb 11, 2012
Could it be mold?
by: Angie

Yes, mold is definitely a problem that can be very harmful to the body and create all kinds of problems.

I was recently speaking to someone about a woman who was having severe migraines and eventually discovered that she had a huge amount of mold caked in her nasal cavity.

The doctor cleaned out the mold and the headaches were relieved.

Most of us would be more familiar with the terms yeast infections, fungal infection, or candida.

Candida is a fungus that naturally grows in the body, but if it is not kept in balance by the good bacteria in our bodies, it can become an overgrowth and create all kinds of unpleasant symptoms - including acne.

Oregano oil is a good anti-fungal, so it may help. You should also rinse your face and hair with sea salt in water, before applying the oregano oil.

I would strongly suggest an internal cleanse. It sounds like your body needs a good clean out which should help clear up your skin condition as well as get rid of these new creepy crawly sensations.

If you follow the recommendations for a candida cure you'll almost certainly see good results. It's a very good protocol for fungal overgrowth as well as a natural parasite and digestive cleanse.

Feb 16, 2012
Black specks on skin
by: Mauren

I don't know if this will help anyone but if it helps one person then I will feel great! I have suffered for years trying to figure out what those black specks on my skin where. After spending thousands of dollars to find a remedy this is what I found.They are fungus gnats.They breed/live in the soil.You track them in your house on your skin, shoes,and pets.Through trial and error and alot of research this is what will get them off of your skin - vanilla extract. They get into everything-carpet, clothes furniture ect.Clean,vacuum and mop your floors.Apply the vanilla on your skin.My conclusion is they feed off of your sloughed off skin cells.Their main goal in life is to feed off dead grass/matter in your soil and when that environment changes to you oh my goodness! You feel them on your skin and scalp.They are so tiny that half of them you can't even see with the naked eye.Once you apply the vanilla to your skin rub vigorously. During their 7-10 day life span they can lay up to 200 eggs.Their life cycle (egg to adult)may be completed in three to four weeks.Diligence is key. If this brings you relief then my suffering was not in vain.

Jan 14, 2014
Relief at last!!!
by: Sean

To the person who said to try vanilla extract, I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have been fighting this sickness for several years now. I applied the pure vanilla extract to my face and scalp about 30 minutes ago and rubbed vigeriously. I almost instantly saw hundreads of white and black threads come to the surface of my skin, and easily wiped them away. I am a nurse and have not found any triditional or holistic cures for this untill now. You have changed my life and given me hope of once again feeling normal. Thank You!!!

Feb 04, 2014
What I have started with little tony specks.
by: Kathy F

I've been to the emergency room 3 times. They thought I was a meth head! I've never even seen meth let alone use it! I someone ever figures out what we have, I plan on suing! Anyway, I've had this for over 2 yrs. I now have it everywhere including my mouth & nose, ears, top of head ....everywhere!!! These little creatures lay eggs about once a month and when they hatch, look out!!! Then I get sores everywhere they've landed. God, I hate this!!!

Feb 05, 2014
What To Do About Tiny Black Specks In Skin, etc
by: Angie from

Dear Kathy F,

Please let me encourage you to get the AIM Daily Essentials pack and use it faithfully for a few months. I feel quite confident that you will find genuine improvement. If you turn out to be one of the very few who don't get positive results, you can get a refund.


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