Human Parasite Lives On The Outside Of The Body

by Sonya
(Sparta, WI, US)

What human parasite lives on the outside of the body, is small, has wings and bites leaving welts and bumps?

Any information or help is appreciated.

Hi Sonya,

The way you've worded your question almost makes it sound like a riddle. :)

The simple answer given that description is "I don't know!" Sorry about that, but with such a vague description it's almost impossible to guess.

The truth is that there are many hundreds of possibilities and I, of course, don't know all of them.

We do try to cover the most common human parasite pests (both internal and external), and various suggested natural remedies and treatments, but can't identify them all over the internet.

When you say a human parasite that lives on the outside of the body, the first thing that comes to mind is body lice, but they are wingless critters.

When I read the rest of your description, black flies come to mind. They aren't really "tiny" and they don't "live" on the outside of the body technically, but they do have wings, bite, and leave welts and bumps.

Do you have a photo of this parasite you are describing? If you can take a picture and upload it to the form, that may help one of us to identify this parasite.

How tiny are you talking about? The size of a flea, a louse, an ant, or bigger? Are you sure it is actually living on your body? What color is it?

Could it be a bedbug you're dealing with? Are you getting bitten only at certain times of the day or in certain locations in your house, etc.?

The more specific you can be, the better.

Have you tried using anything to get rid of the problem of this possible human parasite? You can try taking Bear Paw Garlic and applying tea tree oil or clove oil to your skin (blend it with a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil before applying).

You can also try using apple cider vinegar (organic unfiltered only) in your bath and in your drinking water. That may be very helpful, too.

Do provide more information if you want us to try to help identify the problem further.

To your good health!
Angie from

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Sep 17, 2013
White Bugs/Parasites NEW
by: Angie from

If you are eager for an identification, you may also want to try a local vet or a local cooperative extension.

Have you been anywhere that you might have been exposed to sand fleas (jiggers), by chance?

As for concentrating on treatment to get rid of whatever it is, this is what I would do:

1. Soak in a bath with sea salt and clove oil daily for a couple of weeks.

2. Cleanse internally with antiparasitic herbs for several weeks. I prefer Herbal Fiberblend.

3. Take Bear Paw Garlic or eat lots of fresh garlic to make your body an unfriendly environment that pests will want to avoid. ;)

Hope these suggestions help. Do let me know if they do the trick for your situation and if you and your hubby eliminate the problem.

Sep 16, 2013
White bugs/parasites? Biting NEW
by: Anonymous

My husband and I have these white things on us that bite. We feel the bite and can't see anything so we've taken to keeping a piece of scotch tape and slap the tape on the bite. We "caught" white bugs with wings. Took samples to Health Dept., doctors, and Orkin. No one could identify! The dermatologist went so far as to tell us it was all in our heads. But they itch and we see the bites all over us. They are even burrowing into the skin between my husbands toes. WE need help! Please!

Jul 31, 2011
by: Anonymous

What are the suggestions please???!! Thanks

Apr 01, 2011
Tiny, White, Flying, Crawling, Burrowing Insects
by: jen

These insects are coming into USA from overseas, on new clothing esp.... from Kohls & Old Navy stores, BUT they have been found in higher retail stores such as MACY'S, ETC...

Search the web for cloth flea or just tiny dots... You will see millions of posts from all over USA...

There was specials on television (CNN & DISCOVERY) about this. They do think these insects were engineered to eat all other bugs in the cotton fields (which they do kill all other bugs!).

I have been infested with these tiny, white, flying, crawling, burrowing insects for an entire year now! I do have many suggestions for you if needed.

Dec 28, 2010
parasites w/wings
by: Anonymous

we are dealing with the same issue and have been to numerous medical doctors. We have been dealing with this for a year and we are miserable. Please post if you hear or know additional information,

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