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What to Do if You Have a Parasite (Don’t Wait to See a Doctor!)

Parasites are a huge medical problem across the globe and especially in third-world countries. We get quite a few questions from readers in the Western world who are infested with parasites, but do not seek medical help, despite having the privilege to do so. Continue reading [...]

The Tapeworm Diet and Why It’s Problematic

The tapeworm diet is a phenomenon that took the internet and world by storm a few years ago as its absurd and unorthodox method sparked controversy. This article will explore how this diet works, and why it's problematic. Continue reading [...]

White Worms Infest the Skin of this Man and his Fiancée

Parasitic whitish worms have been infesting this man and his fiancée, who ask for our help in identifying them. These "tiny white worms" "burrow through the top layer of the skin" to lay "dark sand-like eggs", infesting "wounds." Continue reading [...]

Black, Thread-like Worm is Either a Horsehair Worm or Parasite

In response to a previous article we had written in 2017, this reader writes to us about her experience with a seemingly similar worm. The worm in question, as photographed by our reader, is described as being a 'black thread-like thing.' Continue reading [...]

White Worm-like Creatures on Japanese Maple Tree are Pulvinaria Scale Insects

White worms were recently discovered on the trunk of this reader's Japanese maple tree in New York City. The worms appear to be short in length, fairly large in girth, with ridges along their bodies, and have a pink/beige head. Continue reading [...]

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. Continue reading [...]
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