Through out the whole quarantine I have been in Peru. I was 4 months in the Amazon rainforest and there I got a parasite called siso. Its a parasite that lays eggs in the skin and in the late afternoon and night they start crawling and jumping on the skin. What a journey it has been. Especially intense in the crotch area, but basically they were existing all over my body. I had it for 2 months in the jungle and then we moved to Cusco (which is mountain region, more cold and dry) where I had it for another 2 months.
I tried a lot of different remedies, but the only thing I found that worked was ASH. Morning and evening, and sometimes during the day all over my body. Its simply too dry for them to survive. I would boil my clothes, wash it with vinegar and 10-15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil plus borax. For the bed I had a spray bottle (1 liter) with water and 10-20 drops of eucalyptus oil and another bottle with a chemical used to kill insects and parasites for animals.
For everyone having this difficult experience, I wish you all the best and assurance that there is a way out. I had some nights crying myself to sleep and feeling like this was just life now, but I am free from them now. Also be aware of the fact of it being psychosomatic. So any way that works for you to calm the mind down really helps. The fear of them still being there, when they might not be is very real. I found that weed helped me a lot, both with sleeping and calming my mind down. And I have a feeling that the way it affects the short term memory helped the muscle memory of the parasites on my body to be less severe.
All the best
EC: Hi John, thank you so much for the feedback.
We can't find this parasite on Google. When we search "siso parasite", or "siso parasito", nothing comes up. Can you please send us the full English name of the parasite? Thank you!