“I vomited this animal”, writes this reader in her submission regarding the gray organism pictured below. She wrote to us in German, so the following is a rough translation: “Got little worms in me. They lay black eggs through the skin, these will fly. White coating comes out of my tongue and gums, and black eggs come out of it. If I touch meat with my hands, these things develop like in the mouth. Please answer quickly, nobody takes me seriously.” Right off the bat, we will unfortunately have to say that we will not be able to identify these “worms”, because this situation is clearly medical in nature.
We are not medical professionals, and because of this, we are neither qualified nor legally able to identify organisms that could be negatively affecting someone’s health. Doing so would be tantamount to providing a diagnosis, which, coming from a non-medical professional, could do much more harm than good. For that reason, we recommend that our reader consult a medical professional. We are not sure if she has already tried this, since she does say that “nobody takes [her] seriously”. Of course, we do not know who that refers to, but similar language has been used by past readers who have consulted their primary care doctors about similar issues and not been taken seriously. As unfortunate as those cases are, the reason for this is because most primary care doctors do not receive training in medical parasitology (the field of medicine that concerns itself with parasitic issues and concerns). That does not excuse dismissing one’s patients’ concerns as nonsensical, of course.
Regardless, since most primary care doctors do not receive training in parasitology, we always recommend instead that any reader who is concerned about an organism affecting their health consult a medical parasitologist. They specialize in this very field, and always take their patients seriously. We also want our reader to know that we do take her situation very seriously, and we are sorry to hear that others have not. To find a medical parasitologist or other health care provider who can actually help, our reader can do one or more of the following:
– Visit our parasite care resources page here: https://www.allaboutworms.com/get-medical-attention-and-tests-for-parasites
– Search for a medical parasitologist in her area using this directory of medical parasitology consultants: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory.
– Search for a local parasitologist by doing a Google search for “medical parasitologist (name of the closest big city)” or “tropical medicine specialist (name of the closest big city)”.
To conclude, we cannot identify the worm that our reader vomited, because the situation calls for a medical professional’s opinion. We hope nonetheless that we were able to help in some way, and we wish our reader the very best! For any readers who are curious, or are German speakers, here is the original submission: “Ich habe dieses Tier erbrochen. Habe kleine Würmer in mir. Die legen schwarze Eier durch die Haut, diese werden zu fliegen. Aus meiner Zunge und Zahnfleisch kommt weisser belag, daraus kommen schwarze Eier. Fasse ich mit meinen Händen Fleisch an, entwickeln sich auch sofort diese Dinger wie im Mund. Bitte antworten sie schnell, mich nimmt niemand ernst.”
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2 thoughts on “Little Worms and Black Eggs Plague the Body of this Concerned Woman”
I have these too! She’s right. They produce balck & white keratinatous filaments, the white ones become airborne, weave themselves into fabrics, secrete a honeydew-like substance from your skin and once your home is saturated with them, the honeydew-like substance coats everything, covering everything in a mustardy yellow tacky glaze.
I’ve been studying my own condition and am making headway. If anyone has something like this living in your skin pores and making you sick, ruining your, your family’s and pet’s life, email me.
I have quite the assortment of entertainment and while I am starting to believe there may never be identification or an end to this…one thing that could really help me is having someone to talk to, research with or diffuse an especially infested day of trials. The horsehair worm which they say humans are not bothered by, have you suffered at all with this this one?