A reader recently sent us two photographs and asked, “What is your opinion of these pictures?” He also mentioned that the creature is very good at disguising itself by using hair and the adhesive from band aids. He said that lab tests show highly elevated B – 12. Finally, he wants to know the mortality rate. Here is the first photograph he sent us:
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The creature appears to be flat and brown colored, but it is hard to understand what exactly we are looking at. We think it might be on our reader’s skin, but that is just an assumption based on what we can see in the photograph. We don’t know the exact size or shape. The other photograph shows the arm of our reader covered in open sores:
This looks quite painful! We understand that our reader is dealing with some health issues that are probably quite stressful. Unfortunately, we cannot be of much help to him. Since we aren’t medical professionals, we aren’t certified to give medical advice to any of our readers. Also, we don’t feel comfortable speculating on a potential parasite infection since we don’t have enough information about the situation, or the expertise to diagnose or treat medical issues. We recommend that our reader make an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible to have his questions answered. Since he mentioned lab results, he may have already seen a doctor. If his doctor wasn’t able to provide the help or information our reader was seeking, we encourage him to see a travel infectious disease specialist. These professionals are often better equipped to treat elusive and mysterious cases. To find one in his area he can do an Internet search for “travel infectious disease specialist [his location]”.
To sum up, we received a message and some photographs from a reader who might be suffering from a parasite. We encourage our reader to visit a doctor as soon as possible!
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