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Concerned Father Wonders if His Daughter has Parasites

After giving his five year old daughter a dose of albendazole (anti-worm medication), this reader from India wrote to us about the worms he discovered after his daughter used the toilet. The worms were found "wriggling around" inside the toilet together with his daughter's stool, and appear to be, as described by our reader, "smooth and dark in color." Continue reading [...]

Clear Worm Crawling on Man a Flea Larva, or Something Else?

A reader of ours contacted us about finding a little worm crawling on him after coming inside with dogs. He asks that we help him identify this worm, which appears to be clear, with a black inside. Continue reading [...]

Unidentified Worms Burrow into Snorkeler’s Skin in Crystal River, FL

A reader contacted us after finding tiny worms burrowing into her skin when snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River, Florida. When exiting the water in a shallow area called Jurassic Springs, she found one worm on top of her hand, and another on top of her foot. Naturally, this scared her, and she asks for our help in identifying the worms. Continue reading [...]

Green Worms Show Up in the Wake of Dog Tapeworms

A woman recently contacted us about discovering that worms were crawling on her and her mattress when she woke up for two days in a row. The worms appear to be somewhat oval in shape (though it could be the worm contracting its body to make itself smaller) and are described as being almost flat and a 'greenish' color by our reader. Continue reading [...]

Woman Faces Medical Emergency as she Finds Two Species of Worms Inside Her

Recently, a woman in crisis reached out to us with her story, saying she had been seeing transparent worms crawling under her skin and around her eyelids. In addition to this, she said she had also found dark, threadlike/fiberlike worms under her skin that she could pinch to see move, and that she could even pull out. Continue reading [...]

Woman Blows her Nose and Discovers Worms

A reader recently informed us that she found a worm in her sink after blowing her nose, and has become paranoid as to whether it came from her or not. She describes the worm as being a wriggling, tiny thread; it was more than 0.5cm (0.2-inches) long and about 0.1cm (0.04-inches) wide. Continue reading [...]
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