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Worm Infestation of the Skin in Australia; What to do in This Situation

A woman contacted us asking if we could identify the type of worms that have been living in her skin. Our reader resides in Victoria, Australia and wonders if she has more than one thing living in her house. She also states that she has, in fact, been to see a doctor, who looked at her "stupid". Continue reading [...]

Liver Flukes Plague Grandmother and Grandson

"Liver and lung and skin flukes" have been plaguing this grandmother and her five-year old grandson. As both of the victims of this parasite are fighting this infection, the grandmother reports that her lungs are "not looking good" and that her grandson's gall bladder is in need of surgery. Continue reading [...]

Potential Symptoms of a Parasitic Brain Infestation

"What are the symptoms of worms in the brain?" asks one of our readers. No worm in particular is specified, nor is any context given, but we will do our best to answer this question nonetheless. Continue reading [...]

Worm in Toilet a Roundworm, Earthworm, or Something Else?

A reader in Buffalo, NY sent in a photograph of a long brown worm found in a toilet and asks if it is an ascaris worm, which is a type of roundworm. According to our reader, her bathroom has not been properly cleaned and the worm has been eating and growing inside the toilet. Continue reading [...]

Minuscule White Worms Found in Coffee Resemble Threadworms a/k/a Pinworms

Minuscule white worms were found by this reader on her coffee maker when she was preparing her coffee for the next day. She found another of the worms in a glass of tap water she had left out overnight, this one being dead, and wonders if we can tell her what these worms are. Continue reading [...]

Woman Suffers Pain and Skin Damage from Parasitic Infestation

A woman contacted us who has been suffering from a parasite infestation. According to our reader, and the photographs provided, the parasites resemble toilet paper, and have been noticed to exit our reader's body after taking a shower or bath. Continue reading [...]
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