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Man and Wife Potentially Carry Intestinal Parasites for Three Years

Since 2016, this man and has been finding worms in his stool. Our reader kindly provided us with a picture and video of one of these worms, which appear to be red, thin and long. Continue reading [...]

Doctor Turns Away Woman Infested with Parasitic Worms; What to do

In rural Virginia, a woman calls for help as her daughter is severely affected by a parasitic worm infestation. The "maggot-like" worms have left pustules in their wake, and caused symptoms of itching, burning, and sensations of something crawling under her skin. Continue reading [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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