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This Woman Wonders Where She, Her Dog and her Family Can Receive Medical Attention for Potential Hookworms

“Where can I get help?” is the first thing this woman writes in her submission, posing the question that many face when they are concerned about parasite-related health concerns. This reader in particular is concerned about a “hookworm” that “came out of [her] dog” which has spread to her and her family members.

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Man Suspects He has Hookworms Under his Skin and Wants to Know Where He Can Go for Help

“These worms are under my skin” writes this reader in his submission to us about the hair-like worms in the photo below. Our reader believes them to be hookworms and asks for any feedback we can provide as to what the organisms are.

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Man and Woman Deal with Hooked Worms Coming From Nose and Sores

“This one worm with the hook on it came out of his nose, the other one that had 2 in it came out of a sore in my leg,” this reader writes to us. She wonders if we can tell her what these worms are.

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Worms in Pets and What To Do About Them

There are many wonders and joys to owning a pet, but along with the enormous responsibility they impose, there are unfortunately also a lot of complications that one might have to overcome, such as health problems. One of the health problems that both dogs and cats alike can face are intestinal worms.

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Precautions to Take When Going on Vacation so You Don’t Get Worms

It is not uncommon for us to receive submissions from readers who have been on vacation and have come home to discover that they are infested with some kind of parasite. Naturally, we sympathize with any of our readers who have ever experienced something like this, and thus we wanted to write this article in order to give some basic tips to our readers on how to prevent something like this happening to them.

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Are Hookworms Alive in Reader’s Yard?

One of our readers reached out to us because his dog has hookworms. We encourage him to clean up any feces in his yard to prevent future infestations!

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Reader with Worms Emerging from Skin Needs Immediate Medical Attention

A reader wrote to us in an understandable frenzy because she has white worms (or worm-like things) coming out of her skin. She included the following picture:

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Worms that Cause Pimples on Head

We recently heard from a reader about her son. We are pretty sure we have been contacted by this reader before, and perhaps even answered a similar question, but we are happy to clarify. She explained that her son had some itchy pimples on his scalp. Thinking they were boils, she squeezed them. A month later she treated him for worm and the pimples disappeared. She wonders what kind of worm this was.

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Hookworms and What They Look Like

A reader wrote to us about hookworms, or what are believed to hookworms, afflicting his dog. Having observed the worms, which the reader described as 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch long with rounded (or perhaps “hooked” is the better term) ends, he asked what hookworms look like. We’ll address this specific question, but we’ll also say a few remarks about hookworms in general, just in case some of our readers are not familiar with this common parasitic worm found in dogs (and other mammals, including humans, for that matter).

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Help! My Cat Threw Up Two Tapeworms

Symptoms of worm infections are similar regardless of the worm that has infected the cat or kitten. The only way to be 100% sure of the types of worms infecting your animal is to provide a stool sample to your local veterinarian for testing.

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How Do You Know If Your Dog Has Worms?

If you don’t have your pet screened often, you will have to become familiar with the symptoms of worms. One of the most obvious ways to determine if your dog has worms is to take a quick look at your pets feces. Worms can be seen protruding from your dog’s waste without examining closely.

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Dogs with Worms

Dogs with worms will show a number of symptoms that will tell you that he has an infection. With the exception of heartworm, most dog worms will cause similar symptoms.

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Signs of Cat Worms

Even a small number of heartworms can be serious. Signs of heartworm include respiratory stress (difficulty breathing or rapid shallow breathing), gagging or vomiting, lethargy, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

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Worm Detection

If the infection is allowed to progress, worms can lead to weight loss, anemia, vomiting, and in some cases, even death. Fortunately early worm detection can be as easy as a quick trip to the vet or a two-minute exam that you can perform on your own at home.

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How to Identify Parasite Worms

You can identify them by becoming familiar with the way common parasite worms look or you may browse through images online.

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What are Kitten Worms?

No matter how your kitten becomes infected with worms, he must be treated immediately to avoid any serious problems.

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Organic Dog Worm Cures

Garlic, wheat bran and pumpkin seeds are considered common organic dog worm cures by some, unfortunately, most organic “cures” do not work.

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What is the Most Common Worm in Humans?

The adult pinworm, which is small, white and threadlike, develops in the body’s large intestine and lays its eggs in the anal region. The female pinworm can lay up to 15,000 eggs at a time.

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How to Test for Worms

When testing for worms, your doctor may ask a series of questions to determine if you are experiencing symptoms related to a parasite infection. These may include diarrhea, fever, coughing, vomiting, mucous in stools, abdominal cramps and gas, loose, foul-smelling stools, loss of appetite, and listlessness.

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Worms Survival in the Human Body if Left Untreated

If left untreated, worms in the human body can cause everything from anemia to rashes to weakness. And according to CNN Health, an adult tapeworm can live up to 20 years and grow up to 50 feet long.