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I have something in the house that is microscopic.  I feel it in my cloths.  When I feel itchy I use a lotion and than sometimes I feel something tiny that I believe to be white.  I don't know how to rid myself of them. I purchased an oil spray which helps but has not solved the problem.
Your help and direction is greatly appreciated.

Answer
TC,

These "creepy/crawly" sensations are very common and are caused by a variety of things like allergies, dry skin, chemical/physical irritants and so forth. Even some prescription drugs can cause these reactions. There are no mites or insects that do what you describe. Because there are so many causes I can't be more specific but I would suggest that you focus on these other possibilities. The first step might be to talk with your MD.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects such as aphids and spider mites, insects that bite and sting such as ticks and wasps, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

Publications
see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html Fine Gardening magazine

Education/Credentials
Ph.D. in Entomology (the study of insects)

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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