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kids_skinmiteWhat I discovered was that only those treatments that did not weaken the immune system of my skin and body along with combating both the fungus infection in my skin and the Collembola infestation in my environment worked. I had to address the environment and my skin at the same time to eradicate this condition, or I would have ended up in an endless loop of the environment re-infecting me and me re-infecting my environment. What I learned was that anything that damages or hurts the strength of your skin’s immune system or your bodies’ ability to defend itself, repair or heal does not work. Many things gave symptom relief, but that is not truly getting this out of your life.

Remember both the fungus and the Collembola are microscopic so are impossible to see without magnification. However, as anyone who has felt this knows, you can feel the Collembola crawl on you. Because the cause is invisible re-infection is the hardest part of getting over this. Length of time required to get rid of this depends on how long the fungus and bug have been multiplying in your environment and how hard it is to clear the environmental aspect. The longer you have felt symptoms, the more saturated your environment will be and the longer it will take because of re-infestation by things you forget or miss treating.

Others in your environment may not be victimized because of their skin type. In almost all cases others in the same house are not affected by the bug because without the fungus infection in the skin, the bug is not attracted to them at all and will not be crawling on them. The vulnerability to the fungus infection may be related to skin type or thickness of the skin. Women, girls, and babies are the most targeted; about 90% of the cases. Men over 50 are second and young men are almost never affected.

I believe that once the Collembola comes in contact with this fungus to feed, it then becomes a carrier and spreads the fungus. We now believe this fungus is genetically modified as one plant pathologist confirmed this is a plant pathogen of some type. In another case, a Naturopathic doctor using computerized diagnostic equipment also identified it as a plant fungus. Growing on such a rich medium IE human skin as opposed to plant tissue, the fungus most likely is like a super food for fungus loving insects which is why they are so voraciously attracted to feed on it. The other clue it is modified is that this fungus does not seem to respond according to general laws of nature. There have been many cases of a “non-identifiable” fungus diagnosed as well as many specimens of common Collembola positively identified. These specimens show that the bug does not have any apparatus to sting or bite, so those symptoms are coming from the fungus skin infection. (To learn how to strengthen your immune system, read my book, Don’t Pollute Your Own Stream. Republished on Amazon as You’re Not Fat You’re Swollen)

It was critical to learn how to differentiate between the crawling (the ONLY bug symptom) and the rest of the fungus symptoms. If you can’t do this, you will be throwing away time and money treating the wrong thing with the wrong thing. ALL Itching, tingling, burning, brushing, pin pricking, stinging/biting sensations were NOT bug symptoms, they were all fungus symptoms. As long as I had crawling sensations, which meant I had the bug, getting over this was impossible. I had to first get rid of the Collembola infestation to get over this.

What I did, in the beginning, was to burn scented candles or incense under the desk near my computer until I got the product to fog my house (see below). Burning candles or incense does nothing long term, but it will help you to study my site or do your computer work if you need to.

What I did to clear my Environment


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Fog daily until no activity is felt.

The VERY first thing you must do to begin is to get all infected upholstery out of your house. You must also treat your car seat with rubbing alcohol BEFORE you begin fogging. The bug that is attracted to the fungus on your skin is also attracted to anything you have infected with the fungus and may be there feeding on it when you fog. This will drive the bug down into the padding where it will not be exposed to the fog. When the fog dissipates, there is no residual killing power so the bug will then just come back out and you have wasted the fogging. You will be shielding the bug from exposure if you do not get the infected furniture out of your house before fogging. Same story with your car. You must saturate your car seat with 90% + rubbing alcohol and cover it with construction thickness trash bags BEFORE you fog it. NOTE* Only the seats an infected person sat on needs to be treated. Now you are ready to begin fogging your house and cars.

Open everything possible to allow the fog in IE cupboards, drawers, closets, etc. You do not have to worry that it gets on dishes, boxes of food, etc. It is food grade, an EPA exempt pesticide, and it completely evaporates. It will change the flavor of produce and prepared food because it is strong, so I recommend you put away all fresh food. Remove all houseplants and leave them outside since they can also be a source of Collembola and the fog will burn them.

I would also remove your pets, birds, and fish even though this is a food grade overexposure can irritate the respiratory tract of small animals. You should also WEAR THE MASK that comes with the fogger. Even eating too many strawberries can make you sick so even though this is food grade, you will be getting a lot of exposure to a highly concentrated essential oil so do prevention and wear it. Be sure all windows are closed, and gas pilot lights are out (it is not flammable like gasoline but is an oil). Disconnect all smoke detectors since the fog WILL set them off.

Go through your house before you start to open up everything so you can go through quickly once you start the fogging process. You can wash with the Swiss Formula body wash (when we get it back in) or if not the best we can do is using Aveda Shampure as your soap. Then coat yourself with the Cotz sunscreen before the fogging, so when you leave the house, you will be not taking something with you. Be sure you have treated clothes on as well, so you don’t bring anything back. You can watch the instructional video that will come with the fogger but when the instructions differ from what I tell you, use my instructions. I have had much more experience at what works for this problem than people selling the product.

Start at the farthest point from where you will exit and aim fogger at the bottom half of the room and all furniture, then aim the fogger up and fill the room to the ceiling and shut that door behind you as you leave each room or area and move through your house room by room to the exit. Shutting doors will also lesson air movement, so the fog does not evaporate too fast. When I first got it, I used the fogger set on medium, but once you get the hang of it and move fast enough, you can use it on high without wasting product. Only fog until you can’t see across the room since once the air is saturated the product falls out of the air on to the floor in droplets and is just wasting product. This visual is the best way to judge how much product to use. It is just about the total saturation of the air and environment that you are after; no place for bugs to run and breathe any fresh air. Once the house is full of fog inspect the outside to make sure no leaks are allowing the fog to escape. Use tape or rolled up towels to seal under doors and around windows. Leaks cause air movement which makes the fog evaporate too fast to do a proper job. Leaks also mean the loss of money since the fog that leaks out is wasted. Fog when there is the most moisture present like sunrise since hot, dry air requires more product to saturate the air and also affects the length of time the product stays in the air before evaporating. Close up the house and car for as long as you can, at least 2-3 hours. On the first fog, I recommend leaving it closed up longer if possible. Please be aware that once the fog has evaporated out of the air, there is no benefit in staying away or keeping the house closed up. There should be NO air movement in the house during the fogging treatment. Turn off all fans, air conditioners, and furnaces. Air movement will cause the active ingredient to evaporate. The goal is to have the fog stay in the air for the entire time you have the house or vehicle closed up. Be sure and check that you can still see the fog in the air during your wait. When it is no longer visible, there is no point in keeping the house closed up any longer.

NOTE: The product is an essential oil that needs to be used with a COLD thermal fogger which CedarCide sells with the product. Spraying does not work so do not waste product spraying things; only fog.

In some rare instances, the bugs will appear to escalate after the first fogging. This is because the product triggers an instinct in the bug to get out of your house to fresh air. They may come out of all the places they were hiding (from the fogging) in great numbers. It happens after the fog has dissipated when there is nothing left to kill them. There is no residual killing effect once the fog has dissipated. Just fog again right away if this happens. If you do a second fogging you will not need to keep the house closed up for long. Do not wait like the company that sells the fogging product suggests. Since these things multiply quickly if any are left you want to keep hitting them as they decrease to prevent them getting a stronghold again. It is important not to run out of product before you get them all since they will just start multiplying again in the gap between treatments if any are still there. Remember they have had whatever time you have had symptoms to get into everything so getting rid of them is going to depend on how thorough you are.

Unfortunately, it will take longer to get rid of them the longer you have let them multiply. You will need to fog for consecutive days until the crawling is gone. If the amount of crawling does not diminish with each treatment/ day that means you are either doing something incorrectly, or you have infected upholstery still in your house; usually a couch or mattress.

Even if you fog the whole house, if your bed is a problem with bugs until you get this under control, I suggest spot fogging your bed before you go to sleep. Leave the bed made and aim the fogger under the sheets and blankets just long enough (2-5 seconds) to see them inflate to trap product under them. Do this every night before you get in if your bed is a problem in place of the insane work of washing your sheets every night (NOTE: this advice applies ONLY if you are sleeping on a safe blow-up mattress. You will need to stop sleeping on an infected mattress to make any progress. Sleeping on a beach float can work temporarily if nothing else is available, but it is not comfortable).

So far, no one has been able to clear an infected mattress.

NOTE: the dust mite mattress covers and pillow cases do not work at all. Blow up mattresses are safest. They sell them at Costco and Walmart. * Note the flocking on the blow-up mattress that looks like cloth is made from plastic and is not a problem. If the blow-up mattress starts to sag in the middle of the night exchange it right away. Many of them leak, but if they are good, they never leak so if you have to add air it is defective.

If you are having trouble around your head get rid of the pillow and buy a new one but wrap it in a plastic bag and seal it with duct tape airtight before you ever use it. Same goes for a new mattress if it is not a blow up one. I highly recommend getting rid of your mattress in a landfill if you are having lots of activity in your bed. Either slash it or write fungus infected on it so no one will try to take it and use it. Please do not spread this by selling it or giving it to anyone!

Spot fog problem areas like computer, kitchen sink, and bathroom sink areas a couple of seconds before you spend time in them if after your daily fogging you feel any bug symptoms anywhere in your environment. This can be just a few seconds of fogging. * Note: Best Yet does nothing to help repel them on the body or treat skin or treat clothes even though the company may say it does… at least not for Collembola! This is after consulting with 1,000’s of people and hearing this from all of them.

If you stop feeling symptoms and then feel ANYTHING return, start treating again. In this case, an ounce of prevention is worth months of cure! Do not ignore any symptoms. You must train yourself to have zero tolerance to get rid of this. This thing multiplies in the millions and very quickly so don’t leave any alive to start over. You will need to buy the fogger and a few gallons minimum of the fogging product depending on your house size and cars. Also, if you order through our link, it costs no more, but the manufacturer compensates me to consult with you on how to best use the product for this condition. (See Fogging Products for order information and instructions on how much you will need.)


I still have not seen a correlation between victims and their pets. If your pet is frantically itching, you may want to SPRAY it with the Cedar fogging product. This is the only instance I recommend spraying the fogging product. It does kill fleas and mange, and Collembola. It may provide relief for animals because they do not have the fungus, only the bug. If they only are being bothered by the Collembola, you can also dust them with food grade diatomaceous earth. (I take care of two dogs at my job and use the Cats Claw on them for any skin problems. I even cured sarcoptic mange with the Cats Claw and Cotz after trying hundreds of dollars of stuff and months and months of trying nontoxic products that did not work). Fogging infected clothing does not work. You need to soak them in either bleach or PCO. (See Laundry instructions below) The fog is a contact kill. If it does not reach the Collembola, it will not do anything. It is not a residual killer. Once the fog is gone, the active killing is over. If the fog can’t pass through something, it will not kill the Collembola. You can leave the product in the fogger in between treatments, but if storing it away, long-term run warm soapy water through it to keep the seals good. Be careful filling the fogger since the bottles the product comes in are really difficult to pour from. The product is expensive, so I suggest you place a pan under your fogger to catch any spills while filling it. I looked for months for a pour spout that would fit the bottles with no luck since they are an odd size. You can fog outside if there is a porch or area you are feeling activity in. Just know that the inside fogging product burns plants. You can use the PCO laundry product which is a water-soluble formula if you need to fog around plants.

Spray 91% or higher rubbing alcohol on all non-cloth objects that touch your affected parts (less than 91 % proof rubbing alcohol does not work.) Get a spray top from any cleaning product and screw it right on to the alcohol bottle. Also, spray backpack straps, purse straps, seat belts, car seats till thoroughly soaked anything you can't soak but can't throw away. Be sure to cover the treated car seat and headrest with thick trash bags to keep from reinfecting it when you are sitting on it after clearing it. Always put a towel or blanket over the plastic so you can treat it after sitting on it. Remember plastic traps heat and moisture against the skin which equals increased fungus.

If you feel any crawling in your car crack the door on your car and fog just for a few seconds or minutes until you can't see across the car. Keep closed up for as long as is practicable. ( Warning: Do not overdo it by placing the fogger in the vehicle and leaving it running. Do not have the air conditioner on during fogging).


Infected real estate files and papers were the last things I discovered were reinfecting me. Using my oven on the lowest possible heat, I laid the papers out on the oven shelves so that the piles were only a few pages thick and watched them cook on the lowest possible temperature until the corners curled. This successfully cleared them so I could again handle them without getting reinfected. You can clear paper by dehydrating it to the point of almost igniting. It is not the temperature since high heat or freezing cold does nothing to this fungus. If the ink does not run, you could also spray them with the 90% or higher rubbing alcohol to clear them.

This fungus not only can live in cloth but also in paper for up to 10 years! I sadly found this out twice after I was well for many years. Once unpacking some Christmas ornaments that were in my environment while it was infected and another time unpacking some stored dishes I reinfected myself. I knew immediately what to do so it did not last more than a day. I jumped up, put those things in the trash, and then ran and showered with the bodywash, put on some Cats Claw, Cotz and Baby powder and soaked my clothes. Next day I was fine.

PCO Laundry Treatment

I suggest you use your bathtub and do all your laundry once a week, but if you want to use your washer here is how.

Fill washer cold water only and do not add clothes yet. (Hot water will cause the active ingredient to evaporate out of it faster reducing how long it will give results) . Fill the washer with cold water only. Start with a 1/8-1/4 cup of PCO for a washing machine, then agitate to mix well and stick your finger in it to see if it smells like cedar. It should have a definite cedar smell if it has enough product in it. Keep adding a little at a time if needed and mixing until water is milky white (should look like skim milk). Once you have the mixture right then add clothes agitate a few minutes, then let soak for only an hour and then spin or rinse and spin then wash as usual. If you want to save the solution after soaking in your washer, spin out the solution into a bucket by catching it from the hose drain from your washer to reuse it). It's best if there is no residual cedar smell in the clothing since some have developed a sensitivity to the PCO because of residue. Sensitivity to the cedar is a disaster since this product is the only one I found works reliably on all fabrics.

To save money, you can use a large laundry tub or bathtub (recommended) to soak multiple loads at once. After a soak, you can drain the clothing first by propping up a plastic laundry basket over the bathtub and letting the solution run back into the tub before wringing. I suggest you bag (trash bags work well) the soaked clothes to take to the washing machine and use the same solution in the tub for additional loads BUT ONLY IN THE SAME DAY. You can use the solution for many loads as long as there is a strong smell left in the solution. To minimize making the water dirty and decreasing how many loads you can use it for, soak your least dirty clothes first.

NOTE: Do not attempt to leave this solution longer than a day and do not soak clothes for longer than an hour. Many people have wasted time and money doing this, and when the active ingredient is too weak, due to evaporation, the clothing and linens are not disinfected.

After a soak, no further treatment is necessary, just launder the clothes normally. If you can seal the solution with no air in the container to prevent the active ingredient from evaporating out of it, you can possibly re-use the solution more than one day, but this does not work if dirt from clothes alters it too much. If after laundering and drying the clothes still smell of cedar, you are wasting product by using too much. It clears the Collembola and external fungus, so it is most important to have it thoroughly mixed in the water and soak the clothes long enough (1 hr) than making the solution too strong and trying to soak less time. You can put your treated clothes back into your dresser or closet if there is no chance of any untreated clothing being there. You must fog your closet and spray 90% + rubbing alcohol in the drawers to disinfect them before putting treated clothes back. If the drawers are exceptionally porous wood, you may have to paint them to seal any fungus, but this is rare; usually saturating them with alcohol is sufficient. No need to do anything else to clothes as this clears the clothes. Remember to bag all your dirty laundry as you use it in marked and sealed trash bags until you wash it. Do NOT re-use the bags from the infested clothing for anything and remove them from your house. It is better to bag laundry based on what and how much will go into a load so you will not have to touch I again. Do not handle the dirty laundry item by item, add the whole bag to the soak. One girl I consulted with got over this and was well until she became re-infected doing a stored last load of laundry because she forgot not to touch the clothing. Powder and surgical gloves are a good safety measure if your hands have any fungus infection. * Note you do not need to treat clothes you have not worn during your infection, but most people are in denial for about a month before they realize they have something so treat clothes going back one month before you knew you were infected.

Thick fabrics and items like backpacks and baseball caps with stiffening and thick jeans can’t be cleared in a soak since the solution will not pass freely all the way through which is necessary for any item to be cleared. You can try saturating the seems on cloth with 90%+ rubbing alcohol but no guarantee that will work. This warning also applies to any leather items or straps or purses because the solution cannot pass freely through them to reach all the fungus.


For all white bleach-able cloth. Use normal directions for bleach, but you must allow it to soak for at least 1 hour to disinfect. Launder as normal after the soaking by adding the laundry detergent and running a normal cycle.

NOTE: We have had lots of feedback that all the “NEW CONCENTRATED” bleaches DO NOT work at all. It is most likely due to a new chemical they are all substituting since the percentage of active chlorine has not changed according to their labels. The only true chlorine now that I know of is pool shock chlorine, but the amount to use might be difficult to calculate.


Try to not wear any fabrics that don't allow air flow to the skin. Anything that holds moisture and heat against the skin creates the perfect climate for the fungus to flourish. Using towels once is advisable, so get some cheap small ones you can bleach and bag after each use (I found small cheap white ones at Wal-Mart for $1.50 each). You will need two a day since I found what worked for me was showering morning and night as long as there were true crawling IE. Bug symptoms. (Please see more about the fungus vs. bug symptoms in FAQ since many symptoms are confusing and treatment for each differs.) The smaller the towels are, the more will fit in a single load of wash and the less work you will have. I also used the ones at Costco in the car washing dept that are small and inexpensive. Once you replace your bed with a blow-up bed, sheets can be fogged daily (for bug symptoms) and washed once a week in bleach or PCO. I do recommend a mattress pad and some 100% wool fabric under that, so you are not sweating on the plastic blow up mattress. The pad will need to be soaked in bleach or PCO and washed at least once a week as well. I used bleach for everything I could in the laundry to save money on the PCO.

NOTE: the bleach is harder on cloth and is toxic, but it's less expensive if you can find a laundry one that is not concentrated.

NOTE: get a quart mason jar with a tight lid and fill it with your newly mixed solution to soak glasses in trading out pairs if you have any symptoms around your eyes

What I Did as an Internal Treatment


I have witnessed over the last 8 years that internal treatment attempts have been the least effective. So far only the following suggestions have worked for everyone. There have been no internal antifungal products that have shown to clear people. Also one doctor admitted to me that antifungal drugs are dangerous and can cause liver damage.

Solaray HCL with Pepsin 650 MG Digestive Enzymes

I took one or two with every meal (Found in health food stores usually or order online) Start with one and if you do not see any results increase to two. Do not ever take it on an empty stomach! Just before or during a meal. The enzymes seem to work the best of anything I tried with added digestive benefits. Maybe it is less waste in the body from partially digested foods that is the benefit. It may be that the fungus thrives on our waste products and minimizing them decreases their food supply. It could also be that giving your body the added amount of stomach acid to balance any alkaline spikes in the body is why everyone benefits   Not sure…. Just know it helps more than anything with reducing the fungus that make you a bait and magnet for the bug. Buy it cheap on Amazon.

DIet Adjustment

I came to discover that although every other pathogen that attacks humans thrives in acid chemistry in the body, this fungus likes extreme alkaline and likes what benefits the body IE probiotics, alkaline generating foods and juices. Anything that SPIKES the body's chemistry to go into extreme alkaline will trigger the fungus symptoms. Ripe citrus, apple cider vinegar, cultured vegetables and kefir, coconut milk AND COCONUT WATER, alkaline water. The fungus seems to like sweets and does not like bitter or sour. It is wise then to watch your diet and also stay away from refined sugars and starches (candy, pastries, etc. alcohol turns to sugar in the blood faster than anything). The other thing that seems to spike symptoms is concentrated sugars although they are generally acid forming as well as caffeine or stimulants. Most likely the sugar and caffeine reaction is because the fungus is in the nervous system and stimulants irritate the nerves. Irritating the nerves is how they give the feeling of energy. As far as food choices, you can rapidly change your PH with cranberry (Organic Cascadian Farm frozen Cranberry juice is the best) as well as unsweetened pomegranate juice (they have both at Costco). Stay away from orange juice and lemon. Grapefruit juice does not seem to be a problem either. Try distilled water instead of alkaline water since this is something you are consuming in large quantities. You might test the water you are drinking to see if it is too alkaline with PH strips available in most health food stores. Other choices are walnuts instead of almonds, rye bread instead of wheat. Study alkaline-acid food charts and pick healthy but a little more acid forming foods. Stay away from the strongest alkaline forming foods. The goal is to have neutral chemistry but not acid chemistry which will bring a host of other undesirable health hazards. Once you get over this, you can go back to a slightly alkaline reserve which is the best for a healthy immune system.

NOTE: No amount of internal parasite cleanses help because the fungus is in the nerves, not the digestive tract; It is not candida either.

Positive Affirmations

The mind is a powerful tool and can be used for healing or destroying your body. Your cells understand and totally obey the voice of authority that you recognize. Your cells will make true whatever is said to them. Anything you say after the words I AM are self-defining. It is critical that you do not label yourself as sick in any way. It is imperative that you speak affirmations as a form of spiritual medicine; this is part of the protocol. Write down what negative thoughts you are repeating and then write the opposite and speak those as many times a day as you can as an antidote. Write them on your mirror to remind you. An example might be " In all my cells Gods healing light is shining. They are entirely well because God's healing light is in them". You would never make an affirmation that in any way repeats the negative you intend to overcome. For instance, you would never say "The fungus in my skin is completely well" since that reaffirms the problem. You would instead say " I have perfectly healthy skin." For more on this subject see my book You're Not Fat You're Swollen available in print from Amazon or read for free digitally on Amazon prime.

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What I did for Body Treatments


This soap is as good as sulfur and all the lethal chemicals I tried and did not strip your skin's protection which, with this problem, you desperately need to keep intact. It made all the itching go away, so I believe that it somehow cleans the fungus and removes whatever is on your skin. Do not take any baths (especially hot) since this will spread the problem to other areas. In the shower, don't get your skin wet yet, just thoroughly wet a Nylon Wash Cloth, found the best ones at Longs drugs, (see PRODUCTS for the one I used) or use the nylon puff that comes with the soap until you get a nylon cloth and put about a Quarter’s worth of product on it. Do not use any natural fiber cloths or brushes ever until you are over this or you will be re-infecting yourself. Work up as much suds as possible in the cloth or puff BEFORE you try to apply it to your dry skin. This may take a little while, and you will know when to stop working the cloth when no new lather is formed. (It will not suds applied directly to your skin) Apply to dry skin, clean your entire body. If you still feel itchy add more to those areas and even leave it on until almost dry. Keep adding a product that is on the cloth or puff till all itching stops then rinse well. If any lesions are scabbing and healing be careful not to scrub them and re-open them. (See ordering instruction under PRODUCTS). I suggest you get a 10x magnifying mirror on a stand so you can more accurately see what needs to be treated. A 40x magnification lighted Jewelers Loupe is also a cheap way to get a really high magnifying glass.

I discovered this product because after using all the horrible things on my skin I looked about 80 years old. A friend told me that this company made products that really benefit the skin so I decided to try them. I was using this wash to try to heal my skin after each wash with the other medicated washes and soaps to remedy the damage those treatments were doing. One day, just out of curiosity, I thought I would just use it alone and was shocked to find it worked better. I dropped all the other products and started to see huge improvement. The company has gone to great lengths to make their products safe. Their ingredients are mild and pure compared to most soaps on the market. I still use their soap because when I was well and tried my old soap (a really healthy soap made by Weleda a homeopathic company in Germany) I found it dried my skin out so went back to using the body wash which cleans just as good and does not remove the protective part of your skins natural immunity like most soaps. That layer is what protects you from all environmental damage AND INVADING MICROBES, and it takes 24 hours for your body to replace it when you strip it away.

NOTE URGENT MESSAGE: The company discontinued this bodywash formula and replaced it with a body wash that has some different ingredients. We do not know for sure it has the same benefit but have had some good feedback. Please try it and let us know so we can confirm that they just improved the bodywash and it still helps. Just to be on the safe side, a grateful client who was helped with this condition has begun the process of making and packaging the old formula bodywash, and we will hopefully have it available for purchase soon.

NOTE: I will be sending that as a notice to my newsletter mailing list so please sign up if you want that update and any other important discoveries I make.

COTZ Sunscreen

I used a Swiss formula sunscreen for protecting myself from the bugs in my environment. For some reason, they did not like it. Unfortunately, the company has discontinued this particular formula, so now I only recommend the Cotz. All other creams and oils should be avoided while trying to get rid of the fungus since they all tend to make it worse. That goes for mineral oils, tee tree oil and all the essential oils that are not listed on my site under products since all but the most refined ones will make it worse. Although they may have some anti-fungal qualities, the high oil content counters any good that they can do.

NOTE: The brands suggested on my site are the highest quality for the lowest price I could find. If you find anything better quality for less money let me know.

In areas that you sweat try dusting with some Corn Baby Powder over that to keep the Cotz sunscreen on longer (Johnson & Johnson Powder works best). All other moisturizers and oils I tried made the problem much worse. Other than the below Cats Claw treatment and suffocating, drying up is next best. I recommend thoroughly drying your skin since fungus likes moisture. You might at least use the baby powder on areas that are affected that may get sweaty. I discovered this sunscreen when I noticed that I never felt any crawling when I was at the beach even if I was sweaty. I would still not feel anything when I got home (even though my house was totally infested) until I showered it off then I would be attacked by the bugs again. So this became a God-send to protect me until I got the environment under control. (See ordering instruction under Skin PRODUCTS)

Treating the Fungus Symptoms Topically
(red bumps, pimples, intense itching and burning itch, pin pricking, biting sensations, lesions)

Make sure the area you need to treat is bone dry. The skin is like a sponge, and if filled with water, the Cats Claw will not go deep into the skin. The goal is to get it into the deeper layers of the skin to completely reach all the fungus. Only a dry sponge can absorb anything into it. After a shower, the skin, like a sponge, is full of water. You can use a hair dryer on the areas that you intend to treat to dry it out before treating. Use the glass dropper that comes with the Cats Claw and cover area with a generous amount of Cat's Claw Tincture. Do not use a Q-tip or your finger since more of the Cats Claw will be absorbed by them than what gets to your target skin. Once applied let it soak in then re-apply and let soak in again. Do this 4-5 times in each area each time you treat.

WARNING: do not substitute any other brand of Cats Claw. The linked one on my site is the only one that works because it is a formula! This Cats Claw is the ONLY thing I know of that works (other than my scalp protocol) after studying this for over 12 yrs and speaking with now amounts to thousands of victims and hearing what they tried that did not work to add to my 2.5 yrs of trying things that did not work.

Next, apply a thick spot of Cotz SP 58 sunscreen over that and let dry ( it will mix with the Cats Claw, but that is OK. Cotz increases the speed in killing the fungus when added to the Cats Claw treatment By additionally suffocating the fungus. Dust it with enough baby powder to make the surface dry to keep it from rubbing off on your clothing. Patting the powder into the sunscreen works best (see ordering instructions under PRODUCTS for all these products)

NOTE: If you get the Cotz on your clothes or linens, it stains but washes and even rinses right out easily if a degreaser called Oil Eater is sprayed on the spot while the fabric is still dry. It does not work on wet fabric. Oil Eater is also sold in some automotive stores. Not even a soak in bleach will get these stains out or anything else I tried.

Suggestions from others

Treating the Scalp

While I suffered for 2.5 yrs with this all over my face forehead and eyes it never once went to my scalp. Almost every case I have consulted with has this on their scalp. The are only two possible explanations. I brushed my hair 50 strokes two times a day with a nub brush and or I washed my hair with Aveda Shampure shampoo and Aveda Shampure Conditioner. So we know that this shampoo at least does not proliferate the condition. That is why I recommend this brand and this kind to use in the scalp treatment. If oils and moisture increase the fungus, then it is obvious that many shampoos will make things worse. Please note that no lice or dandruff shampoos work at all according to the feedback I have received and most other things being sold on the internet do not work because those selling things do not understand the cause is fungus, not bugs. I have heard again and again that using the bodywash worked on the scalp when used as shampoo. So you might try that before any other treatment. If that does not work then try the suggestions below.

Here is what has worked:

  • Washing the scalp with the bodywash found under skin products on my site and letting it dry before rinsing out. This works only if the problem has just started and the fungus is not yet too deep or spread.
  • If there is intense activity, then the next thing people have tried that worked is the Aveda Shampure shampoo and mixing the following high-quality essential oils into it. Start with three drops of each of each: Now Peppermint oil, Melaleuca, Simpler Oregano oil in a capful of Aveda Shampure shampoo. Use a scalp massager/ shampooer as shown under Other Useful Products on my site. Scrub your scalp and leave on until all activity stops. If this does not completely stop symptoms use more drops in the shampoo by adding one more of each and trying that before increasing further. Mix the shampoo each time you are going to do the treatment. Rinse and dry your hair making sure your scalp is really dry. Do not make the essential oils so strong that you burn your scalp. * Warning: The oregano recommended is extremely strong and can burn. Be careful not to get it full strength on your fingers and touch any delicate tissue like your eyes or mucous membranes.
  • You can try to use a spray on natural and organic detangler and no conditioner but be careful not to use anything with any oil or moisturizer if it has some in it. Spray all brushes and combs, headbands, hats, etc with 91% +rubbing alcohol after each contact to prevent reinfection or better yet soak them in the PCO with the rest of your laundry.
Treating the Eyes, Nose and Ears
  • Washing the eyelashes with Johnson and Johnson No More Tears Baby Shampoo worked to clear the bugs out of my eyes and lashes. Put half a drop on your fingernail and carefully scrub your eyelashes. This was recommended by an eye surgeon after I had an eye surgery once. So I tried this, and it worked. I also used the COTZ sunscreen around my eyes even on the lids, and that also helped prevent reinfecting my eyes. Visine and Vetericyn after the wash also helped. If these do not work, I would suggest getting a prescription from an eye doctor for an ointment.
  • Use the glass dropper that comes with the Cats Claw and carefully swab the inside edge the nasal passage avoiding getting it too high up on to the mucous membrane because it is not needed there and it will burn and damage it; then apply the COTZ to it. No bugs would be crawling there if the fungus were not there so realize that you need to kill the fungus to stop the bugs from being attracted to that area. The fungus is not up inside the nose where there is mucous membrane, but the collembola likes moisture so once attracted to the edge of the nostrils where the fungus is, they travel up for moisture. The fungus is always found on just the edge of the mucous membranes. Use full strength Cats Claw on a Q-tip and swab the inside of the ears. Also, keep ears dry as possible by wicking any water after showering using a Q-tip or rolled and twisted single sheet square of toilet paper. Remember fungus likes warm moisture. If ears are dry, you can use foam earplugs coated with COTZ to keep bugs out until you have the fungus gone. Melaleuca can also be used to keep bugs out until you can get rid of any fungus that may be attracting bugs into your ears.
  • Soak glasses in the same concentrate of PCO laundry solution mixture. Keep some mixture in a tightly covered quart jar where you can soak glasses before wearing them. So far as I have heard even soaking overnight does not seem to damage glasses but use your own discretion.
Treating the Crotch

Just like the scalp and feet, the other moist place on the body is the crotch so the fungus can get really intense in these areas.

The best treatment after washing with the bodywash is drying area and applying COTZ and baby powder. Baby powder was invented to prevent babies from getting fungus rashes caused by sitting in a damp warm diaper. If there are lesions or pimples needed to be treated then follow the suggestions for Cats Claw use on them. Remember to treat anything you have been sitting on since it is most likely reinfecting you.

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Saunas and Steam Baths

I do not recommend ANY baths what so ever since they tend to spread the fungus much like poison oak would be spread by a bath. Hydrating the skin, meaning plumping it with water, is the exact thing the fungus needs to proliferate, making it the exact opposite of what gets rid of it. Hydrating the skin is like watering a plant you are trying to kill by not watering it. In this condition, dehydration is your friend not hydration. Even worse is sealing the water in with creams and oils since this keeps them hydrated and provides a prolonged perfect condition for the fungus to thrive. Because anything that makes you sweat spreads the fungus, steam baths and saunas including infrared are not be advisable for this condition, but they help strengthen the immune system for all other health challenges.

Raising your body temperature kills off many things that may be a problem internally which frees up and strengthens your immune system. Did you know that aromatherapy steam baths were Hippocrates’ (the father of medicine) main prescription for all diseases?


For many who have gone through this ordeal, it is difficult to stop the protocol for fear of falling back into the hell even when they are clear. What needs to be addressed is both the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome that happens to everyone as well as weaning off using the external treatments and shifting to strengthening and healing the skin and nerves.
What I mean by PTS is that everyone becomes hypersensitized to sensations that they would normally accept without even noticing. Lint falling on your skin or an ant crawling on you makes you literally panic. This sensitivity is helpful at the beginning of the protocol since it allows you to catch each symptom and treat it, but at the end, it may keep you doing the protocol well past when you need to. The fear may keep you from trusting you are over this and you may be causing your symptoms due to your skin being damaged by over treating and never getting to normalize without a product on it.

If you no longer have bug IE crawling symptoms, you can stop fogging but continue the rest of the protocol.

When you no longer have pinpricking or stinging, it is beneficial to stop showering daily and try to keep your infected areas of skin as dry as possible; even going for days without showering and getting the infected areas wet. You would still do the laundry and use the topical treatments.

Once you do not have burning and itching, you can stop using the Cats Claw and drop down to only using Cotz and baby powder. Remember you can use Baby powder during the protocol to protect healthy skin from getting fungus as you treat infected parts of your body. Any areas at the end that have been problematic since the beginning can be protected just with baby powder for as long as you are concerned.

To strengthen the skin and nerves the very best thing you can do is expose your clean skin to wind and sunlight (with nothing on it). Do NOT burn your skin since this will weaken it but early morning light is ideal. The sunlight dehydrates and also passes through the top layer of your skin into the nerves and heals them. There is a time when this air and sunlight should be considered your protocol to strengthen and heal your skin and nerves. There can be residual nerve symptoms since the nerves have been damaged in many cases. The skin can also have a residual itch from the damage and not be caused by active fungus. There may also be hard bumps, white spots, and red spots, that are damage to the skin and not active fungus. In this case, continuing to treat with the products is damaging and should be stopped.

The skin can only communicate a few messages. Its language is hot, cold, burn, itch, and stinging or sharp pain when anything is wrong with it not just this fungus. At the end of this ordeal, some of these symptoms may be just residual damage. This sunlight and wind treatment will strengthen and heal residual symptoms faster than anything else. At some point, you may need to begin moisturizing the damaged skin with a healing, clean, and non-chemical cream. If you feel there is a fungus returning by moisturizing just immediately go back to the protocol. If the itch goes away with moisturizing, you are well.


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