A man in Sanford, Maine reaches out to us in need of help as he has been dealing with organisms that his body has ‘extruded’ for years. These organisms include the matter in the photos below, as well as “hairlike worms coming out of [his] knuckles” and eggs coming out of his mouth.
Our reader says that he knows in his “heart that there [is] something wrong” and asks if we know how he can be rid of these organisms. He adds that he has been diagnosed with delusional parasitosis. Now, we will unfortunately not be able to directly tell our reader how to get rid of these organisms. This is because, as we are not medical professionals, we are not qualified to give out medical advice, and this situation clearly calls for a professional’s opinion. Of course, our reader has already been to consult a medical professional since he got diagnosed with delusional parasitosis, and although he does not state what kind of doctor gave him this diagnosis, we are going to go out on a limb here and guess that it was a GP or ER doctor, or at least not a specialist. We assume this because many of our readers who have been to see a GP or ER doctor have been dismissed as being delusional, despite bringing along evidence of an infestation. Naturally, as we are not medical professionals, we would never want to dismiss a professional’s opinion, but we can and will encourage getting a second opinion from a specialist. The thing is that unless they specialize in parasitology, doctors generally do not receive training or education in this field, and so they are not equipped to deal with patients who believe they have parasites (or some other organisms causing them medical issues). That is not to say that our reader has parasites for sure, but when it comes to organisms that are being “extruded” from one’s body, it is a parasite specialist one is going to want to go see.
What we can recommend is that our reader do one or more of the following: 1) Search for a medical parasitologist in Sanford, Maine using this directory of medical parasitology consultants: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory. 2) Search for a local parasitologist by doing a Google search for “medical parasitologist Sanford, Maine” or “tropical medicine specialist Sanford, Maine”. 3) Get in touch with Dr. Omar Amin at the Parasitology Center at https://www.parasitetesting.com. 4) Contact Dr. Vipul Savaliya of Infectious Disease Care (“IDCare”) at idcarepa.com. When it comes to the two physicians linked here, they are both open to online consultations, so one does not have to be near their physical offices to get medical advice and treatment from them!
To conclude, we cannot say what our reader is dealing with or how he can get rid of them, as doing so would be to give medical advice. Of course, we can indirectly tell him how to get rid of them by referring him to resources through which he can find medical help, which will ultimately tell him how he can indeed be rid of these organisms. We hope this article helps and we wish our reader the best of luck!
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