White Bug Which Burrows Into Skin

by Barbara
(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.

Hi Barbara,

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)!

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May 05, 2013
White Bed Bugs NEW
by: Angie from allaboutparasites.com

I'm not familiar with any white bed bugs nor any mites that are the consistency of salt. I don't think you're crazy, but I can't specifically identify what you are dealing with based on your description.

I DO know that some of the medications they prescribe for anxiety, etc., can have side effects that make you feel like you've got bugs biting you. Have you only started experiencing this since you've been taking those meds or were you dealing with it before that?

Try adding about 20 drops of clove oil to your washing machine when washing your bed linen and blankets.

You can also make up a spray bottle of water and clove oil so that you can spray the linen lightly before bed.

Let us know if that helps.

May 04, 2013
Help! Small white bug under skin! NEW
by: Anonymous

Tiny white bugs in bed only. Consistency of salt. Biting me. When I scratch, tiny white particle is inside. Mark left is large and painful. Have three animals, all checked by vet and free of fleas and ticks. They are not bothered by these things. I have cleaned and used Lysol and fabric cleaners. Do not want to use pesticide unless absolutely necessary. Are these bed bugs? Mites? Am I nuts? I do have anxiety and OCD, but, am in treatment and taking meds.

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