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Old 06-19-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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HELP itchy skin

I could not find the attachment to make this into a link. It is an older thread from 2006. I am having the same problem. It is so terrible I haven't had regular sleep all week. Now it is so bad I have not slept in 2 nights. Here is a quote from that thread in case the thread does not work

[QUOTE]Lately I have been very itchy when I'm on or in my bed. I believe it is my bed because I don't have that problem nearly as bad as when I'm in it. I recently moved into an apartment about 2 months ago and this started to happened a few weeks ago. It has just been getting worse as the days go by. I have tried many things but nothing has worked.

I do not have any signs of bitings or a rash, yet I keep feeling like something is biting or jumping on my skin. The feeling does not happen in any specific places while I'm on the bed. I do not see any bugs at all. If there are they are too small for me to see.

What I always have on:
- Mattress cover ( the non allergenic kind with a zipper)
- Pillow cover ( the non allergenic kind with a zipper)

What I have tried:
- I changed my detergent to a non toxic non allergenic soap.
- I washed everything over and over again.
- I have wiped down my bed cover with ammonia

What I have tried in the past (last summer) and it worked.. till now:
- I threw my bed out, my sheets, my pillows, everything and bought everything new.

Obviously I cannot do this again because it is too expensive. It certainly solved the problem but now its back.

Because I do not have any furniture, my bed is where I sit and relax. Now I can't even do that. I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel like I'm going crazy and I'm feeling a little screwed. I cant afford to replace everything again... there has to be something else going on.

Any ideas? [/QUOTE]

I am even itchy right now as I writing this, not like at night just light tickles all over my body, It makes me feel sick. I need help so bad. I can;t find any answers. I have cleaned, sprayed, washed, dryed, layed it out in the sun, mattress, pillow, sheets, more than once. I can't take it anymore. I have to throw everything away and bomb the place that is the only option?

It sounds like dust mites but it is unbearable.

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Old 06-21-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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Unhappy Re: HELP itchy skin

Hello, bumping this thread. I hope someone can help.

I have washed my sheets/blankets/pillow 3 times, left them in the sun a couple days, had them sprayed with heavy duty insecticide, put a mattress cover and pillow cover on, cleaned my room, and I think that is about it. I am even in the laundry mat right now washing clothes and I'm going to stay in a hotel tonight.

It feels like I have tiny maggots crawling all over me at night. Suddenly in the middle of the night it starts burning so bad from itching. I can't get away from it. I haven't had steady sleep in over 4 nights but 4 nights have been super bad all in a row. They get in my mouth and ears and my whole body feels like it is laying in them. I Googled everything I could find and it says they must be dust mites. I guess I just have to throw everything away but I do not want them to come back. If I had a better idea of what they were I could make sure they don't.

They are microscopic so I can't see anything. They are invisible to the eye but they are a nightmare!! I really hope someone can give me some advice. I think I got them from sitting on a public couch were they offer free wifi. I went back there the other day and I could feel the same feeling as in my bed so I emailed the store owner. There must be someone who can recommend something.

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