Three years into this and I found something that is helping... at least on the outside...
I've been using it for a few weeks, and the results are insane. So put it in bath water (just a couple healthy squirts) and let it sit in there for at least 15 minutes, then climb in and make sure to lean back and submerge as much of you as you can. Then sit and soak, relax. After a short bit it will feel like you're sitting on pokey gravel. Effectively you are ... It's those "biters". When that happens, look at your bath water. You'll be surprised what you see in it. Then scrub with the actual soap and let it sit for the recommended 15 minutes. Meanwhile, have a cup handy to scoop stuff out of the water. When you rinse, use fresh water (shower, whatever). Run a lice comb through your hair. After the 3rd bath, even running a lice comb in your hair, you'll find that you are getting significantly less each time. It might not be a cur all (don't know yet) but it's sure making a huge difference for me.
Also, use it to wash ALL your linens and clothes, even pet stuff. Put a healthy squirt in a squirt bottle and spray what you can't otherwise wash. Even put it in your mop bucket.
As for me I FINALLY found SOMETHING that is making a difference.
I wondered if going the vet route would be more productive than a human doctor, and not knowing the origins of this pokey pest, I have decided to take the risk of testing animal products that fight parasites... So far, this is working.
BTW, these demonic pests DON'T like menthol. It doesn't seem to get rid of them, but it sure makes life a little more bearable. I use menthol Halls when the mouth and throat part start.
For me, these things seem to have unique and strange behaviors, but they DO appear to have cycles. And I noticed that they are most active starting at sundown until daybreak, being the worst between 2-4 a.m. I'm wondering if anyone else has the same experience.
That being said... I try to do any treatment during this time frame, and I seem to make more headway.
Also, I have noticed that using Ivermectin cream helps, but you need to be prepared for what happens AFTER, because these suckers will spill out of you, and you need to be ready with a paper towel (etc) to wipe them off the outside of your skin.
Anyone else notice particular behaviors or whatever with these little demons?