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Worm With Tail Found Swimming in Bathroom is a Rat-tailed Maggot

A concerned reader recently sent in this image of a worm-like creature he has been finding in his bathroom for the past two months. He says it is about an inch in length and "swims like a worm, contracting and extending its body". Continue reading [...]

Getting A Worm Infestation Abroad and How To Deal With It

A woman wrote to us about getting infested with horsehair worms while visiting Costa Rica, and wanted advice on how to permanently rid herself of them. Continue reading [...]
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Reader With Worms In Scalp Should See a Doctor

One of our readers reached out to us because  she has worm-like organisms living in her scalp. We encourage her to see a doctor immediately in order to get this sorted out. We wish her the best of luck in returning to good health. Continue reading [...]

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: Continue reading [...]

Some Black Worms Can Live in the Human Body

Today, we answer an inquiry from a gentleman asking if black worms live in the human body. The answer depends on what he is referring to with the words “black worm.” Continue reading [...]

Reader Believes She Has A Parasite

A reader just reached out to us because she believes she is suffering from a parasite. She says she is always sick, and she thinks the parasite is "invading her skin." Continue reading [...]
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