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Man Worries the Spots on His Body May Be Caused by Something Under His Skin

“Can it get on or in a man’s blood and skin? Because I have […] different spots on my body.” asks this man in his one-line query. No photos or more context accompany his question, but we will do our best to help our reader with his issue.

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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 Worries His Gut is Full of Pinworms; What Medical Help is Available to Him

“Can a person’s gut be so full of, like, pinworms […] that they come out of the skin and nose and start biting the skin on the outside?” asks this reader in his submission. He seems concerned about his eating habits and the symptoms he has been experiencing.

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White, Hair-like Fibers Found All Over Body Causes Concern for This Reader in Northwest Washington

“I have been struggling with these white, lightweight, hair-like worms in my hair and all over my body,” says this reader located in Northwest Washington, “out in the rural farm lands near the Canadian border.” Although our reader does not ask any specific questions in her submission, we will provide some resources she can consult if she worries for her health as a result of these worms.

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Translucent Organisms with Serrated Tails Plague Family for Three Years

“These things have been plaguing my family for 3 years plus” says this reader in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who worries about the “mostly translucent” organisms which “have completely brought down [her family’s] quality of living.” Our reader states that she “needs answers”, and has thus come to us.

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Woman and Family Overwhelmed By Parasitic Infection; Where They Can Receive Help Amid the COVID 19 Pandemic

This reader “would be extremely grateful” if we could help her identify some parasites that have invaded her family. Our reader writes to us in the hopes that the answers that we provide may “hopefully prevent others from experiencing a terror” such as the one our reader has faced.

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Leech-like Worms Plague Reader Who Asks for Help

“Have recently found a very small” worm, states this reader in his submission regarding the “black, glossy” creatures pictured below. “Maximum size is three quarters of an inch, to an inch.”

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Woman Wonders if Loitering Pigeons Caused Bugs to Show up in her Daughter’s Window Sill

“What is this larva I found on my daughter’s windowsill?” asks this reader from Chicago about the transparent, long creature pictured below. “If it helps there’s also some kind of nest outside the window (at the top left) and pigeons sit out there often.”

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Black and Transparent Organisms Infest Woman’s Hair for Over a Year: Where She Can Find Help

“I have had these in my hair for over a year”, states this reader in her submission regarding the black and transparent organisms pictured below. “Can you identify these things?”

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Woman Asks for Help After She is Told She has Head Lice

“I was told I have head lice” says this reader, who sends in multifarious images of organisms, her hair and what appear to be wounds on her skin. Our reader asks us for help, and states that she has “no insurance.”

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Horsehair Worms in People (Nematomorpha Infestation in Humans)

Horsehair worms are one of the most common parasites found in nature, and also one of the most misunderstood. Between the myths that surround them, as well as the vast claims that many make about them, this article intends to clear up any of the misinformation about horsehair worms, particularly their relationship to humans.

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Red Worms in Scalp and Car Bother Reader Seeking Help

“Can anyone identify these red worms?” asks this reader in her submission. “They are in my scalp.”

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Translucent Creatures, Black Markings and Snakes Terrorize This Reader Who Desperately Seeks Help

“I keep getting attacked at night by something” states this reader in his lengthy query about the creatures that have been bothering him since “August of 2020”. Our reader is concerned about his health and is currently not getting any medical treatment that is helping his issue.

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Red Sesame Seed-like Objects Found in Stool by Woman Seeking Answers

“I have had these weird things in my stool for a long time now”, states this reader in the submission she sent us. “They look like red sesame seeds but they are definitely not something I ate.”

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Woman Battling Organisms for Three Years Wonders if They Are Bugs or Fungi

“Is this a bug or fungus?” asks this reader in Phoenix, Arizona who has been dealing with what she believes to be some type of organism. The organism in question is in her eyes, ears, nose, skin and hair follicles.

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Woman Wonders if Translucent Organism on Finger is a Fluke

“Is this a fluke?” asks this reader in Morriston, Florida, referring to the translucent, yellow-green organism pictured below. She states that the organism was “difficult to get off my finger and when I did he left a stain.”

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Reddish Brown, Iridescent Organisms Plague Mother and Her Children; Where They Can Go For Help

“What are these translucent [organisms]?” asks this reader, who is concerned for herself and her kids. The organisms in question are “sometimes reddish brown with a green iridescent shine” and are coming out of our reader’s scalp.

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Black Dot-like Organism Found in Couch, Hair and Nails; Where This Woman Can Go For Help

“These are in my couch and I’ve had them get on me,” begins this reader in her query to us. Her issue concerns organisms which “start out” as “clear circles with a black dot in the center”, which are causing symptoms and concern.

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Organisms of Various Appearances Plague Woman in Search of Help

“These are everywhere: face, head, inside,” states this reader in her submission to us. “What should I do?” she asks about the organisms pictured below, which vary in appearance from long, brown pieces of matter, to ovate, green-gray objects.

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Woman Spits Out What Appears to Be a Centipede

“Can millipedes/centipedes survive in the human body?!” exclaims this reader in her submission. She asks with regard to the centipede-like creature she happened to spit out when brushing her teeth.