A woman in Florida states that she is infested with parasites (as seen in the images below), and that she is desperate to get them identified. The first image displays a black worm, with an arrow-shaped head and a thinner, red tail, and the second image displays a long, semi-transparent worm.
First and foremost, we need to make explicit the fact that we will unfortunately not be able to provide our reader with an identification of the worm(s). This is due to the fact that situation is clearly medical in nature, and to give an identification would be equivalent to providing a diagnosis. As we are not medical professionals, this is not something we are qualified to provide for our readers. In order to get professional assistance, we urge our reader to consult a medical professional, be it a doctor, or a parasite specialist. Many of our past readers have found that going to their regular doctor has not been helpful in dealing with their respective parasite infestations, and although we do not know if these circumstances are true for this reader, it may be worth considering seeking out an infectious disease physician, or consulting both a doctor and a specialist. In order to find someone that may be able to provide more specialized insight into parasite infestations, our reader can do a Google search for “infectious disease physician (name of her city)” or “travel disease physician (name of her city)”.
Secondly, we understand that healthcare in the United States is incredulously expensive, and that may or may not be the reason why many come to us for identifications rather than going to the hospital, or seeking out physicians. Some even attempt to cure themselves of their parasites via home remedies or self-operation, but we need to stress that these options are neither good ideas, nor will they be sufficient in ensuring one’s health and safety. While certain diseases/viruses can be treated at home, such as the common cold, having a parasitic worm is no small issue. Parasite infestations can be very serious, and not seeking proper treatment could be detrimental to one’s health. A doctor will be able to take samples, run tests, and provide all kinds of aid that a person sitting behind a screen cannot provide. Therefore, we urge any reader who even just thinks they might have a parasite to consult a medical professional, as no amount of money or debt can amount to the value of one’s health or life.
In conclusion, it is unfortunate that we are only able to help our reader so far as recommending she seeks out a doctor or infectious disease physician, but we need to emphasize that no person on the internet, including us, will be able to provide accurate diagnoses or proper treatment, and thus consulting a medical professional is vital to ensuring one’s well-being.