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BANGKOK 23 April 2019 15:27
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Help... I Am Infested With Ticks

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Hi...ya would you believe it... I am infested with ticks...now for the last 6 months! I've tried everything...dog shampoo(cannot get human shampoo with permathryn in Thailand), vacuuming extently, home exterminator and now I am taking Ivermectin pills which kills the tick when they bite! I thought that would do it...logically dead ticks no egg reproductions! However I am way off...they die but the egg production continues and I am at my withes end on what next to do...they interrupt my sleeping...twice I've had to go to PIH to get my ears cleaned... I ve gone to see a dermatologist 3 times... and she's not ending the problem with Ivermectin! They are not biting my girl(don't like her blood) so I really don't know where all the eggs are coming from...in the morning they are in my eye lids, nose and ears! Does anyone have an answer on how TO STOP THE EGG PRODUCTION! I would appreciate any positive comments...!

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Sounds more like Bed Bugs.

But in your eyes and ears sounds strange, bed bugs don't hang around in the open.

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Unfortunately I don't have pics right now...but I assure you they are ticks... I've found and removed several burrowed on my back!

And definitely they're not bed bugs!

 

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Brother, where you living. In the sticks somewhere? Ticks just don't show up for no reason. They usually associated with dogs.

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I just red ticks dont like solutions with DEET !! Same as  for mosquitos and other insects. So maybe helps and dont get to you then ? 

You cant just poison a tick, they get sick and start to vomit when on your body. This could infect you with Lyme disease. Watch your skin where you are bitten. If you have within 3 days a red lining around the bite, you maybe infected with Lyme disease. Then you have another big problem. As lyme causes many issues in your body, which at first you wouldnt think about the tick bite. If you have them, take them out with a pincet. Be aware you also take out the head when pulling them out. Then you need antibiotics as soon as possible.

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Thanks for the info XTR... However Ivermectin is a proven killer of many parasites and so far it's killing the ticks on my body but the eggs still keep on coming...until I can say there's no more egg deposits on my body I am not rid of them! BTW deet isba forbidden substance mostly all over the world now...if I had any deet I would surely spray my room condo everywhere...!

RSKDEV...I got the ticks hand me down from cats I bought in the Chatuchak market...!

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7 hours ago, brianthainess said:

Strip the bed, vacuum the mattress spray mattress (and girl 55)with med alcohol,no long grass around property,spray whole place alcohol. they could be bed bugs also.

My house had ticks and my 8 dogs were constantly bit. Frontline did its job, but there were every-present. By faithfully cleaning all the detritus around my house I got rid of all the ticks. Dead leaves, grasses and such are where they hail from. I no longer need Frontline for my dogs - saves me a small fortune. I check them all the time and have literally only seen a handful in the three years since I started my new regimen.

 

Best of luck.

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Eyebrows and eyelashes sounds like scabies.  Either way try kerosene.  years ago I camped in a really nice protected area among bushes in sand dunes on a fishing trip.  Unbeknownst to me the kangaroos must have thought it was a comfy place too because once it got dark, my mates and I discovered we were covered in kangaroo ticks.  A stop at a pharmacy on the way home we acquired some kerosene based shampoo which worked wonders.  You need to only wet yourself under the shower then cover yourself completely with the shampoo from head to foot and wait 10-15 minutes before rinsing.  The trick is that kerosene is a light oil and as such it suffocates the ticks who breath through their bodies.  It will also cause them to remove their barbed proboscis? from your skin which they use for sucking your blood.  Do not try to pull them out as you will nearly always find the barbed point will break off and remain in your skin causing an infection.  Ive heard of some bushies using vaseline with success but unless you are covering your entire body, hair etc you need to be sure you detect every tick and treat it.  I believe its a punishable offense in the Australian army to remove them yourself because of the threat of infection.  A particular green tick in Australia can even paralyse its victims....be careful!! 

 

If you cant get any Kerosene based shampoo anywhere then try straight  kerosene.  You will need to repeat the treatment after a few days to rid yourself of any new hatch-lings. 

 

see also Monty Python's "After the Great Kerosine Flood".

 

Oh and make sure you fumigate all your bedding etc where they will hide when full of blood.

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