This began about 3 weeks ago. Someone in the household came home one day with head lice after helping her friend with roaches in her house. So at first, I thought this may have been lice. It hit me all at once - itching from time to time anywhere on my body, bites or perhaps sores that has white-nit-like, tough substance in them. Squeezing(I'm aware this was a bad idea) the bumps would easily release it. There were a few bumps that had what almost seemed like tiny, white hairs sticking out.. but the strange thing is that it seem to have a single wing? I use "wing" only describingly though, as I have no idea what they were. Just sticking out of the pore. At night, in the dark, I'd get the skin crawling sensation throughout my body, including my face, head, eye brows, etc. Leaving the light on helped a bit, but laying down still had crawling. The major issue is that I could never see what was causing it. I've looked all over myself, my bed, my room, etc. These symptoms lasted up until a friend suggested to try tea tree oil mixed in with body wash and shampoo, just to see if it'd help. I'd like to point out that I sleep in my clothes.
Whether it died down on its own, or the oil helped, by the week's end I noticed a major decrease in a lot of the symptoms. I also treated it as if it was caused by lice; constantly washing my clothes and sheets in hot water, showering twice a day, using the oil, keeping the room vacuumed, etc. (Don't know if it makes a difference, but I threw away a bunch of boxes that had carpet beetle larvae that I found trying to figure out what was going on. We've also had a major lady bug problem that we had to take care of.)
Up until recently, I've been able to sleep fine with no crawling and minimal itching. The bites heal slowly, and new ones appear much less often. One thing to note, it seems like every time there's an itch, I can scratch and there's a tiny white, almost dandruff-like substance. But it isn't just in the pores, it's in my hair(any hair), my nose, and my ears. I've recently seen a dermatologist last Thursday. She's treating this as folliculitis, taking amoxicillin and using an erythromycin topical rub. But it feels like it isn't getting any better, and if anything, it's getting worse. Barely scratching causes a rash. Anyhow, if anyone recognizes this and has another opinion for me, I will be extremely grateful. Perhaps it is as she's said and it'll just take time? I dunno. The appointment was rushed and left me doubting.