Are Sinus Problems Parasite-Related?

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The woman who sent them asked us, “What is this worm I spit up?” She further explained her situation: She has had sinus problems for quite some time now, and complains that she constantly feels as though there is something stuck in the back of her nose. In addition, her phlegm (the thick viscous substance secreted by mucous membranes of the respiratory passages) is very sticky and looks clear and has jell-like balls covered in black specks in it. (We believe you can clearly see the described “jell-like balls” in the photographs she sent us.) Finally, she explained that she is coughing up what looks like black thread and is “super bubbly and when spit into a clear glass of water it webs out with different viscosities.” This reader wants our help because she thinks she might be suffering from a parasite. Eek!!

We are really concerned about our reader! It seems as though she is suffering from a truly scary experience. However, we are NOT medical professionals of any kind. Therefore, we cannot advise this woman or speculate about if she is suffering from a parasite or not. We encourage her to make an appointment with a licensed medical professional as soon as possible! When she goes to see the doctor she should bring these photos, as well as a list of her symptoms. A doctor will be far more equipped to help her out than we are!

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In summary, one of our readers believes she might be coughing up a parasite that is infecting her sinuses. Since we aren’t medical professionals, there is not much we can do to help our reader out in this scary situation. Rather, we think she should see a doctor immediately. We wish her the best of luck in finding health!

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Are Sinus Problems Parasite-Related?
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One of our readers believes she might be coughing up a parasite that is infecting her sinuses. Since we aren't medical professionals, there is not much we can do to help our reader out in this scary situation. Rather, we think she should see a doctor immediately.
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