White Bug Which Burrows Into Skin
(San Rafael, CA USA)
Is there a six legged white bug which burrows into skin?
I pulled a white bug out of one of my mom's moles this evening. It looked like it was upside down and had six legs.
It was white and left a red indentation about the size of a quarter as well as blood around the area.
I got it off with a Kleenex soaked in alcohol. It didn't look like a tick (I've pulled those off mom before).
The bug itself was white with six legs, I think, and about the size of the end of coax cable.
Was the bug engorged with blood? I've seen some ticks that were whitish looking (or at least a pale grey), so don't let the color fool you.
If you are sure it wasn't a tick, then it may well be some other white bug which burrows into skin.
People are always asking us about the specifics of what kind of parasite or bug they may be dealing with, but there are SO MANY (around 300) possibilities that I can't identify them apart from the most common and obvious ones.
There are usually agricultural schools or centers in each region that would be better equipped to examine and identify specific bugs and parasites. If you are eager to make an identification of this particular white bug which burrows into skin, that's where I'd suggest you try.
The main purpose of allaboutparasites.com is to help people get a general understanding of the fact that we are subject to so many different parasites, bacteria, viruses, and toxins in our daily lives and how to take steps to cleanse the body naturally so that we can enjoy better quality of life.
A good digestive cleanse at least once a year is an excellent idea for everyone paired with replenishing the body with good bacteria and nourishing the immune system with high quality nutrition.
If you do locate a specific ID on this particular white bug, I'd love to hear your findings. To your good health (and your mom's)!