Small Black Specks
Small black specks embedded in skin and infesting home...
I found small black specks embedded under my skin on my stomach, ankle and inside my lower eye lid. They all had to be cut out and seemed to be filled w/blood. They are also embedded in my dog.
Every morning I wake up and these black specks are on the sheets. They don't appear to move (but they must). They don't appear to have legs.
My apartment is now infested with them. I have no idea where they came from, how to get rid of them, or what they are.
We have several pages here on the site where quite a few visitors have been discussing very similar conditions and symptoms to what you are describing with little black specks on their skin. Some call them small round black dots.
You can use the search feature in the upper right column to find those pages if you'd like to read their posts.
It's difficult to determine what exactly each person is dealing with based on descriptions, but I suspect that some of the conditions are the same and others are something entirely different.
I have noticed that quite a few people who have commented on this problem have pets who are also living in the home and some of them are experiencing problems too.
It's interesting that you also have a dog and that it is affected, so there may be some connection there for you to consider.
Some people seem to have a form of
parasitic mite that is living under/on the skin, while I'm convinced that some of the others are dealing with fungal infections - either from their environment (mold in the home) or diet (too much sugar and processed food that has allowed candida to grow out of control in the body).
My best suggestions to you would be the following. Try soaking in a bath with sea salt and some clove oil. Do this daily, if you can, for a few weeks.
Also, I would definitely encourage you to try an internal herbal cleanse and garlic supplement. :) I've found that an effective internal cleanse makes your body an environment where parasites just can't thrive!
Order Herbal Fiberblend
and Bear Paw Garlic
and take it twice daily for at least a month (longer if you can afford it).
For your dog, pick up some organic apple cider vinegar (like Bragg's) and put a teaspoon or tablespoon in the dog's water bowl each day (depending on the size of the bowl).
You can also make up a spray bottle of water and the apple cider vinegar and lightly spray your dog's coat each day.
In fact, the ACV can also be sprayed on your own skin and drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon or so would be helpful for you, too. :)
I hope you find these suggestions for getting rid of the small black specks to be effective for you and that you report back with your results and/or let us know if you need more help.
Angie from allaboutparasites.com