Black Worm Found in Tub is a Drain Fly Larva

"I found this on our water while I was filling the tub", states this reader in her query concerning the black worm pictured below. She is not sure if they are leeches or something else, and wants to know if it is harmful. Continue reading [...]

Multicolored Worm-shaped Object Found on Bedsheet Turns Out to be a Piece of Lint

"I found this worm on my laundered bed sheet as I was making my bed," says this reader about the multi-colored object pictured below. Our reader asks if we can identify it for him and specifically if it is a midge fly larva. Continue reading [...]

A Variety of Unidentified Substances Has This Reader at Her Wits End

"I'm writing you because I'm at my wits end and my family thinks I'm crazy," states this reader in her submission to us concerning the array of photographs of various organisms/matter below. "What are these?" she asks. Continue reading [...]

Organisms Melt Into the Skin of Woman in Portland Who May Wish to Consult a Parasitologist

"What are these and how do I get rid of them?" asks this reader in Portland, Oregon. She refers to organisms that have been plaguing her for almost five years, showing up in her hair, eyes, ears, feet, skin, stool and urine. Continue reading [...]

Man with GI Issues Worries About Parasites; Where He Can Find Help

"I coughed this up" states this reader in his submission concerning the glossy-white organism pictured below. He worries that he suffers from a parasite after his dog also had a worm, and hopes that we can help him with his issue. Continue reading [...]
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