“Can it get on or in a man’s blood and skin? Because I have […] different spots on my body.” asks this man in his one-line query. No photos or more context accompany his question, but we will do our best to help our reader with his issue.
Firstly, we do not have any information as to what our reader is referring when he writes “it”, but seeing as this is a website dedicated to the identification and exploration of various worms and worm-like creatures, we will assume it is something of the sort.
So, in a very generalized response to our reader’s question, yes there are indeed worms that can get under a man’s skin, and they would thus be ‘in one’s blood’, so to speak.
Usually, worms that display this type of behavior are parasites, meaning they enter a person’s body because they want to feed off the nutrients the human is getting without giving anything in return. There are several types of parasites that are worms (or worm-like), including tapeworms, pinworms and hookworms.
Secondly, if our reader is concerned that these “spots” on his body are parasites, or are the result of parasites, then we can unfortunately not provide any direct medical advice. This is because we are not medical professionals and thus not qualified, or legally able, to diagnose or treat any reader’s medical concerns.
If our reader would like proper medical care, we suggest consulting a medical parasitologist. We need to stress that we recommend particularly this type of physician, as a primary care doctor or ER doctor will likely not have received training in parasitology and will not be equipped to address our reader’s parasite-related concern.
What we can recommend is that our reader do one or more of the following:
1) Search for a medical parasitologist in his area 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 (name of the closest big city)” or “tropical medicine specialist (name of the closest big city)”.
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.
We should note that both Dr. Amin and Dr. Savaliya are available for online consultation, so our reader does not need to be in the vicinity of their physical offices to get help!
To conclude, there are indeed worm-like creatures that can get “in a man’s blood and skin”, and when they do, the symptoms can be severe. Such concerns should not be taken lightly, and so we urge our reader to make use of the resources listed above and consult a medical parasitologist at the earliest opportunity so he can figure out what he may be dealing with and get it treated. We wish him the best of luck!