White Hair Thin Worms

by Jenn S.
(Northern California)

Strange White

Strange White "Hair Thin" Worms In My Skin

Some Long (2 inch) and some short (2 cm) white "hair thin" worms that move when pulled out of skin.

Hello, my name is Jenn. I am a 27 yr old female. I am currently dealing with an odd frustrating issue that cause many (doctors, friends, family) to question my sanity.

I do not and have never done drugs of any kind. I do NOT pick at my skin, only at the occasional pimple from hormonal acne.

I am a healthy female who has recently discovered white long "hair thin" like "worms" I guess you could say, poking out of my skin. I just got out of the hospital after my immune system was low (Leukopenia) and had meningitis.

Prior to being admitted, I had these "sores" on my back, face (jaw, around mouth, upper neck & chin), and chest (cleavage and upper chest below collar bone), swabbed at the hospital. The sores were chronic (3 months). I had them swabbed and it came back that I had MRSA-a resistant staph infection.

However, I knew that it was something else because I had "pulled" out some tiny white hair thin "worms" that moved around on the tweezers!

To give you a mental picture - it wasn't like holding a caterpillar that squeamishly freaks out and thrashes around - it was like holding a real piece of hair up and blowing on it - causing a "sway" motion.

While in the hospital, I was on Vancomycin, a very strong antibiotic for my meningitis and MRSA. These "sores" healed completely during my 2 week stay in hospital, but now 3 weeks post-hospital, the sores have come back once again. :(

Now they are on my back and one has just started forming on my face near my jaw-line. They are a crusty brown color that hurt!!

From my past experience, if squeezed like a zit, it will pop like a blood blister, only blood coming out - so a blood blister. If given a couple days and squeezed again, it will continue to "pop" as a blood blister.

I have tried vancomycin, topical hospital grade antibiotic creams, tea tree oil which seems to work a little (3 healed after applying but 1 did not), mouthwash (I know weird, but every time I rinse with it, the "worm hairs" are in what I spit out).

So here is my concern - 2 days ago, I scratched my face on this sore and 2 secs after taking my hand away I noticed a 2 inch long white "hair thin" "worm" that was "swaying" about. I grabbed my tweezers to inspect it, and it continued to move!!

I am obviously freaking out at this point, telling myself, I am not crazy I am not crazy. I'm pretty sure I don't have morgellons. I don't have ANY of those symptoms.

I thought that it would be a good idea to have some proof, so I filmed it in different sequences - holding it with tweezers, setting it down, etc. Every time it continued to move. I also put it in a plastic container as well.

So here's the creepy part. My father has the EXACT same thing. We both got MRSA at the same time, were admitted to hospital 2 weeks apart, had the same sores, odd spinal tap fluid exactly the same, both had PiCC lines on Vancomycin - and we live 2 hours apart from each other! However, we both were staying at my grandparent's (his parents) house for about 6 months because my grandmother has Parkinson's and we were helping them.

Their house is old and we showered in well water water from old pipes. My father thinks we got it from their house. It could be a fungus? But can a fungus move around like that? I'm assuming they went dormant in my body while in hospital because they had no more sores to feed on. I don't know.

Oh and one other thing I forgot to mention is that the sores will have a small hole directly in the middle, so if the "scab" is picked off, there is a hole. Parasite or fungus feeding?

I'm scared to tell my doctor because I don't want him to tell me that I need to visit an institution. Being that I live in the USA, this is "UN-common" & considered a "drug user" affliction. I have been doing a TON of research and have found nothing. Please help!!!

Thank you.

Dear Jenn,

It appears that you forgot to sign up for the email notification when your question about white hair like thin worms was posted, so I do hope you DO come back and look for your answer here.

Not being a doctor, I can't diagnose you, but I can make some pretty good educated guesses. For one reason or another, your immune system has been attacked and weakened. It may very well be that your stay at your grandparent's house was the initial attack, if you were perfectly well before that.

It's quite possible and even likely that you and your father picked up some type of bacteria from the water there (or even another source that you were both exposed to). That may have been the first attack on your immune system which brought on the lowering of your white blood cell count (Leukopenia) and the subsequent infections.

Unfortunately, although you were given extremely strong antibiotics that may have helped initially, if you failed to get rid of the parasite entirely and boost your immune system after the antibiotics you were very vulnerable to a "relapse" and regrowth of the parasite infection.

ANY time you take an antibiotic, it is essential that you boost your immune system with probiotics and as much good nutrition as possible so that you don't end up with a fungal infection or something else.

My suggestions to you (and your father!) to deal with your current situation and try to get rid of these white hair thin worms is to CLEANSE INTERNALLY and BUILD UP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. I put that in bold for a reason. It's extremely important.

Internally, you need to take the following supplements:

  • Herbal Fiberblend
  • Para 90
  • Florafood
  • AIMega
  • Garden Trio

The first two will target and eliminate the parasites and fungal infection and the others will rebuild and strengthen your immune systems so that you don't keep falling prey to re-infection.

Externally, for the sores you can apply some topical essential oil mixed with some olive or coconut oil, or even Aloe Vera gel (if you happen to have a plant). You mentioned tea tree oil, which is good, but I find that clove oil works really well and I've read some excellent studies about the bacteria fighting properties of coriander oil.

I sincerely hope that both you and your father will get started cleansing and rebuilding your immune system as quickly as possible before your situation gets worse. If you want to follow this protocol as suggested, order here.

Angie from allaboutparasites.com

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Jul 01, 2016
Thin white hairs NEW
by: Helen

Jenn-I have the same holes in my skin. They are red and look very deep. Always under any scab, or no scab, I have red holes. My skin has brown crusty lines, as if a brown worm were under the skin. I thought I was aging poorly, with deep forehead creases and deep lines outside the eyes and around my mouth. When I soak my skin with Vaseline mixed with tree tea oil I am able to take the tweezers and they come out. For some reason shaving cream, in the can, really makes them active and come out. I shower with the shaving cream and the drain clogs with white and clear slime. The white, crunchy and stiff hairs on my shaved head swell when lotion is applied and they look like small white worms that try to go back in my scalp. They are not moving and wiggling after they are pulled out. They swell and get fatter in alcohol. My wigs are being ruined, they look like something is eating the hair because they look chewed up and frizzy. If I leave a new wig next to an older frizzy wig, the new wig becomes frizzy and chewed up, so I can only think that it is contagious. I have thought before maybe I picked up a dreadful condition from the wig shops. After wearing a wig just a few times the hair becomes bushy and thicker, too thick at the roots, it makes the wig look like dried out straw. They start out soft and beautiful and turn ugly very quickly. Yes, I shampoo them after each use, but if something is feeding it isn't going to be washed out with shampoo. I have observed with a microscope in my hand, something looking like hair travel down the length of the wig hair. This "fake" hair is with clear or white, my wigs are blond as I was a blond before I started shaving my head. When I try to let my hair grow my scalp gets so itchy and the crawling is much worse, so I do what no woman should have to ever do, shave my head. There are black colored hairs that grow in along with the white and clear hairs, I have never had dark hair in my life. My face and ears have grown these crunchy white hairs that move too. My nails have changed drastically. They have ridges and my experience has led me to believe that the worms travel behind my nail beds to the end of the length because there are definite holes. Also the cuticles are thick and a dark color. The nail clippings show ridges and grooves with brown lines and holes. I know this all sounds insane, but I am an intelligent sane woman who has never before had these issues. If pictures and specimens had nothing in common I would not believe this is a parasite infection but the same shape, the same texture and colors match each other, whether it be skin, hair, mucous, nails, nose, hair clippings or eyes. The exact same symptoms with the exact same parasite. I can take a q-tip and gently rub it across the skin around my eyes and black hairy fuzzy material rubs off on the tip. Same with the outer ear. Black mold? I have also had water damage under all the sinks. The leaks have been repaired and I have sprayed chlorox and water. Also, I had black mold growing on the closet organizer that is made from cheap particle board. I sprayed that with chlorox and water and repainted the entire house. I pulled out carpeting and had tile flooring in the entire house as well. Mattresses are so expensive but that is my next expense. I would lay my head down on the pillow and feel pulling from my scalp, as if everything in my scalp was escaping into the pillows and mattresses. This feeling never occurred when I laid my head on the couch or chairs, just in bed. Of course I throw away pillows every month and buy new. It seems in the beginning I had unusual lint or dust balls in my house. I would do the normal broom or vacuum cleaning and they seemed to move to avoid being cleaned. These were everywhere and not behaving like usual dust, nor was the amount normal. This has improved over three years, but then I clean every day and vacuum under furniture, in the seams, everywhere, and I didn't do that before. The lint catcher on my dryer seems very full, after just one load I have to clean the lint out of it. Much more lint than ever before. Threads on clothes are more than used to be, also, always pulling threads off everything I wash. I pull the clothes out of the dryer now and spray disinfectant spray while still in the laundry room. If too much lint, I will rewash until there is none. One other strange occurrence is the disinfectant spray I buy is cheap from the dollar store. When I spray it on fibers, thread, strings etc. it makes popping noises and you can see the popping with a release of fluid. Doesn't happen with Lysol, just this cheap spray. I wear a knee high stocking under my wig. I take the stocking off and spray it and it sounds like popcorn popping. When I tan with the tanning bed I hear popping sounds coming from my skin. That is the only reason I tan. Sometimes the popping on my skin continues after the 20 minute tanning session and I have to wait before I exit so nobody will hear me. I spray a wig I just took off and it pops from the spray. I have these huge callous looking lumps on my knees that won't come off. It looks like a callous but when I use the pumice stone or chemical peel the lumps just bleed. Does any of this sound familiar to anybody?

May 11, 2016
Crawling, biting and itching.
by: Helen

Thank you for your comments. It is now 2016 and things are pretty much the same. I have no life. These days I have these light, airy, white or translucent, different lengths, but always the same width, almost ribbon like parasites coming out of my nose, going in and out of my ears, within ten minutes after I eat. It feels like cobwebs when it first starts coming out, causing me to swat at my face and head. There is also a a bug looking parasite coming out of my nose with a ragged edge down the length. I apply Vaseline all over and they get stuck. They roll up into something like a very hard grain of salt. They come out of my eyes and stick to my mascara on my eyelashes. When I use eyebrow pencil to outline my eyebrows they move, changing the shape of my eyebrow. I know, , it sounds like I am delusional. I have a psych that treats me and claims she is giving me enough medication to treat delusions and it is not possible to still suffer, if that were the case. I still have to shave my head. When I have an area or spot on my scalp that out of nowhere begins intensely itching, I look to see what it is, it is always a bright red, pink, blue, black, white, or green thread looking parasite. It goes under the scalp, over follicles, curls up, it is different lengths. Some come out of one follicle and enter another.

I am so tired I can't stay awake for more than an hour at a time. I take a shower, wrap up in a towel, sit down to dress and don't wake up for six hours. My dogs itch when they are near me. They won't lay by my head or if they do, within minutes they get up and move away. My eyesight is so worse, my Opthamologist tells me I am losing my sight. He saw a black worm flash by during an exam. He tells me to rush to Stanford, UCLA tells me to go home and get a referral and return ASP. My G.P. told me to not make an appointment if the subject is bugs. I can remember things from 40 years ago but could not tell you what I cooked for dinner last night. I have spent thousands on wigs and that is all that I have left, wigs. I really believe I will die from this disease. Lately I look at my granddaughter and out of the blue come to the realization that I won't be going to her graduation. It's not a feeling sorry for myself type feeling. It is just a realization that this will be what ends up defining who I am and who I was. I am ready so it is not even emotional for me anymore. I used to be so much more. If you are reading this, I hope you get well. I hope one day you will be able to confide in a loved family member who turned their back on you and say "see? I wasn't crazy, it has a name, and my doctor is treating me." That would be a glorious day. Years ago I had a hysterectomy and when the hormone didn't help my symptoms, I was told get psychiatric help. Nobody else reacts the way you are, it is all in your head. That later changed and hormonal changes having adverse effects in the woman's brain is now accepted and treated. A year later, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. That was a time when you were told it was caused by a misfire of pain messages to your brain, which somehow lessened the seriousness and painful disease it truly is. It was all in your head my G.P. told me, both times. I feel I was blessed both times to have been referred out of my G.P. office and into the specialist doctor who not only believed me, but treated my symptoms. Hopefully, this will happen again one day for people suffering, it will have a name, a treatment plan and maybe a cure. Personally, I don't care anymore whether it is mental or medical. I don't care if it is called an infection or infestation. I don't care if the doctor announces to me he is going to call my psychiatrist or my husband and report me delusional, psychotic or on drugs. I don't care if when I walk in the office all the chatter quiets and nobody will make eye contact me. I don't care if relatives and friends stop calling or coming over to visit,. I don't care when they do come to visit if they are watching me and rolling their eyes every time I reach up and scratch my head or face. I am way past feeling dirty and ashamed. What I do care about is that I don't hate myself or find fault with myself, feel guilty or of no value. Whatever this is, no matter how disgusting, I can't freak out anymore about it. I can only do what I can, keep the house disinfected, clothing and linens clean, the garbage taken out every day, keep trying to eat healthy foods, and not use more than one bar of soap in the shower. 🙃

May 04, 2016
Little White Worms

EXACTLY the same thing...thought it was little in-grown hairs. when i would try to grab them they wiggled up back inside...GAVE ME THE HE-BE-GEE-BEES!

Thought I was imagining things, glad to know I AM NOT CRAZY

Dec 02, 2015
White Thin Worms
by: teresa

I am only seeing comments duringOn 2013 and 2014.. Is there any new solutions to these disgusting little (and sometimes not so little) white worms? Mine are living in my carpet, my hands, my feet, my face, might as well say my entire body and home. My family thinks I am truly crazy (or on Drugs). My husband is ready to commit me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 02, 2015
I feel Cerazy
by: Autumn

I have all those problems & Dr says im crazy so does boyfriend & family I cant take anything all natural I'm allergic so what can I use

Sep 28, 2014
why am i here doctors told me im wrong when i was right
by: jackie

So yes you have brown worms you have worms coming out of everything a nat wouldnt have cause that to be honest it would have to be a fly. But if there that bad go to a doctor or bag your evedince right then take to be evalutaed if you dont have alot money then send it to a rescherch place and honesty the for parasit killing would be methodole for killing namotodes which is what this worm would be classified i think that how you spell it but hellen it sound like you got a bot fly investation i heard ovile oil works well but i never had that dont sollow the worms at all swish with ovile oil if i saw pictures hellen i could help u better hritypie@outlook.com

Jul 20, 2014
Possible Help For Your Worms, etc...
by: Angie from allaboutparasites.com

Hi Helen,

Are you in a position financially to follow the suggested protocol that I outlined to Jenn above? I really think that would be your best option, if possible.

You need to tackle the problem internally, in my opinion, in order to achieve any lasting results.

In addition to those suggestions above, another supplement you may find helpful is called Composure (also an AIM product) that naturally helps lower stress levels, anxiety, etc.

I hope these suggestions are do-able for you and that you will soon be seeing progress and improved health.


Jul 20, 2014
Scalp eggs and tiny black gnats
by: Helen

Two yrs ago had infestation of tiny black gnats, flew at my face as I vacuumed, got in carpet, in my eyes, and in the mascara on my eyelashes, noticed passing the mirror they landed on the back of my head, flew around twice a day. Then I began losing my hair, itchy scalp, fatigue, I am now bald. I have seen brown worms that have a v shape at the top, shiny thin black worms, fat white and/or pink larvae going in and out if the pores on my scalp. The white circles fall from the huge pores on my head to the floor and are everywhere. I have seen tiny legs on the circles. I wear a knee high stocking under my wig and when I put it under the water to wash the stocking blows up like a balloon. The worms are visible in the stocking. Thousands of tiny white pieces are also trapped in the stocking. I change it 3 times a day and it is always full. My wig came off in the pool and the stocking was able to wildly swim about the pool. They are in my mouth so I hate to eat.. I spit my food out and brown worms are in my food. My nose, my intestines, skin, eyes, clothing, car have them.Help me, please. I have a psych for depression, no drugs or alcohol.

Jul 22, 2013
white hair thin worms
by: Anonymous

Oh my goodness. Finally!!! It has been twenty years I have been dealing with this. I have looked up everything, been to doctors who all roll there eyes when they walk away. Mine sometimes gets so bad I just want to crawl up an hide. I know out in public people stare which so makes me want to just go hide!!!

May 29, 2013
white tihin worms
by: Anonymous

hi I have been fighting something like this. One dr told me I was picking it and causing it my self in other words "morgellons" not so I went to another dermatologist and with in 5 mins he had seen what I have it is simaler to a rash from a hot tub anyway he gave me doxicyclen and it is working well and seen my family dr and he gave me another prescription for it he said it needs to be taken for a FULL 30 DAYS to clear it up it is a not sure how to spell it is psudnomas and it is resistant to most antibiotics and he also said to take the probiotics daily also so far I am finally getting better I also did a lice treatment you get it any pharmacy over the counter you put the stuff on your whole body and wait 10 mins it will help to kill parasites I had some small tiny brown things come from my skin I hope this helps

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