Multiple Parasitic Organisms Infect this Woman; Where She Can Go for Help

A woman who is in desperate need of help has reached out to us as she thinks she is experiencing multiple parasitic infections. From finding scab-like worms on her back to larvae-looking creatures, our reader is overwhelmed with the sheer number of organisms she is finding on herself.

Before we get into detailing the rest of our reader’s situation, it is important that we note that this article will unfortunately not provide any of the direct answers that our reader might be wanting, meaning we will not be able to identify any of the creatures that our reader has sent photos of or described. This is because our reader has expressed clearly that she thinks these are parasites, and so this situation is clearly medical in nature. As we are not medical professionals, we are unable to identify any of these creatures, as that would be tantamount of giving our reader a diagnosis. What we can do is tell our reader’s story so that any of our other readers, who may be experiencing something similar, also know to seek medical help and find out what they may potentially be dealing with. We can also give our reader some pointers as to where she can go to receive the proper help she needs.


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So, our reader begins her query by describing a “parasitic worm that comes off” as a scab of sorts that she found on her back. Removing the ‘scab’ would leave painful sores. She says “[the worm] always attached to a previous sore” and then large worms “would follow”, though we are not quite sure what she means by this. When she put the “big one” in water, it swam with “rapid fierceness.” When she left one of those worms in a “urine sample size container” over night and forgot to put the lid on, the worm escaped, leaving our reader to frantically search for it the next day. She continues on to describe another creature she found many of (which she has not photographed), these ones resembling “round larvae”, moving at a slow pace and breathing “like a heartbeat.”

Additionally, our reader states that she believes she has horsehair worms. “Every hair from my head lives,” she says, “and burning it is the only way to kill it.” “Sounds insane but I’m sure you know.” Here is the only place where we are going to step in and say that these are definitely not horsehair worms. We can say that because, while horsehair worms are parasitic to insects, they do not infect humans or any mammals at all. We are more sure of this because of what follows in our reader’s submission. She states that she “can put a strand of hair from anywhere off [her] body and surely it will swim, looking like a king cobra when coming up for air.” Not only do horsehair worms not infect humans, but there is no recorded parasite that grows out of one’s body and becomes hair. This isn’t to say that our reader isn’t dealing with something, but we can reassure her at least that they are not horsehair worms.

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Later on, our reader states that she has also found “corse red worm-like fibers” that are coming from her scalp and clothing and “doing the same thing.” We are not entirely sure what she means by “doing the same thing”, though perhaps we should assume that these worms also swim when put in water. If our reader wishes to clarify this, or any statement for that matter, she is welcome to inform us in the comments section below. Our reader tells us that there are pictures of not only all that she has already described, but also of a “blue egg with tail”, something she does not mention at all throughout her query, and so we do not know what to make of that. She concludes her submission by stating that doctors do not take her seriously while she is “infested with parasites.”

Now, there is a lot here that a medical professional could unpack, and despite our reader’s doctors turning her away, there are still options for her to seek help that we recommend she takes advantage of. The PCI (Parasitology Center Inc.) is generally a great resource for all things parasites, and if our reader wishes to, she can order a comprehensive stool sample that tests for intestinal parasite or contact Dr. Omar Amin for any help relating to her problem.

Further to this, we can also recommend Dr. Vipul Savaliya, founder of IDCare. After one of our readers came to us about a fantastic experience they had with Dr. Savaliya, we reached out to him. Despite his office being located in North Carolina, he also does online consultations and has agreed to hear from any of our readers who fear they are experiencing a parasitic infection. So this is definitely an option for our reader. Of course, in the case that she would rather have an in-person consultation with a medical professional, we recommend that she sticks to seeking out other infectious disease specialists.

To find one in her area, she can simply Google search ‘infectious disease physician (name of her closest big city)’ or ‘travel disease doctor (name of her closest big city’. Visiting her local county extension office and bringing samples of the worms to have them identified prior to her visit with a physician might also be a good idea. Additionally, our reader may also want to consult the ASTMH (the ‘American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene’), where they have a service that locates infectious disease physicians within the given area of the patient!

In conclusion, it seems as though our reader is dealing with a lot right now. While we cannot identify any of the organisms our reader has kindly photographed for us, we hope that this article was still somewhat useful, either in pointing her down the right path, or in helping any of our other readers, who may identify with this woman, realize that they may need to seek medical care as well. We wish our reader the best of luck.

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Multiple Parasitic Organisms Infect this Woman; Where She Can Go for Help
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Multiple Parasitic Organisms Infect this Woman; Where She Can Go for Help
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A woman who is in desperate need of help has reached out to us as she thinks she is experiencing multiple parasitic infections. From finding scab-like worms on her back to larvae-looking creatures, our reader is overwhelmed with the sheer number of organisms she is finding on herself.
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12 thoughts on “Multiple Parasitic Organisms Infect this Woman; Where She Can Go for Help

  1. I can truely attest to most of the information I have read above and can feel the pain and discomfort these people are experiencing. I am fairly new to the life altering dilemma of parasites. It started for me last summer. We had 15 days of 90 degree heat. A care worker for my 95 yr old mother placed raw boneless skinless chicken breasts in my oven but never turned it on or mentioned to me she had done this. Well of course after 4 days my house smelled as if something was dead and decaying. The oven had not been used in weeks because of the heat so i never thought to check it. I cleaned out the two refrigerators and my freezer. Still the smell persisted. It was becoming unbareable. I pulled out all of the furniture and cleaned under and around everything. I also cleaned my furnace and checked all the duct work and the attic in and around the trusses for a possible dead animal. But of course found nothing. Finally 10 days after the chicken was put in the oven i found it. When i opened the oven door a smoke or mist wrapped around me as well as a smell that almost knocked me out as it weakened my knees and caused me to regurgitate. The oven was cleaned extensively. Days after this occurance my home was infested with a white worm like bugs less than an 1/8 inch in size.(to this day i do not know if this chicken incident has anything to do with what happened after)These things seemed to become clear or dissolve when wet only to reappear. I could feel when i would wash the floor a feeling of something enveloping my legs and also sometimes the feeling of something crawling up my legs or arms but when i would look i would see nothing. About a week after the white worm infestation a small thin pine needle looking thing was also everywhere in my home. These however i could see when on me and they seemed to burn into my skin. This caused extream pain. From here i had small black dots everywhere on my body. These “dots” also burned into my skin causing severe skin irritation and a terrible crawling sensation. My hands became very chapped and sore. My fingers were unusable due the the pain any type of contact or pressure would cause. I called exterminators who could find nothing. I was laughed at and these bizarre incidents were the cause of many arguments in my home. My mother in the meantime was taken in for an emergency surgery. When she came home her wounds had to be cleaned and bandages changed daily. I started to find worms in her wounds. Just one or two at first. But by the end of the week there were more than i could remove in and around her surgical wounds. Her Dr claimed it was staph and she was given an antibiotic. By her 10th day home she had worms in her bowel movements and i was told this too would be treated and corrected by her antibiotic. Things just continued to spiral from here on. Bugs or parasites in my hair follicles, arms, back and in my stool. In my food. Yes in every piece of food in my refrigerator i can find them. Even in my dogs food. I am becoming lethargic and am losing weight due to the lack of sleep and the lack of food. I just hit my one year mark of dealing with either a very sick mind (if this is all in my head as stated by those around and close to me) or a very sick body as i am losing hair, body tissue, use of my hands and my feet due to the immense pain this infestation is causing. I am also starting to have nasal and breathing problems and my throat is very sore causing me to have bouts of laryngitis. I no longer try to confide in anyone for fear of accusations of physiological issues. I wash my clothes separately because of the strings and lint that seems alive and can infest them. I store them in air tight bags lined with a few drops of tea tree oil so i can wear them without ripping them off at some time during the course of the day due creepy crawling sensations. My skin and hair seem to go back and forth. Improving at times only to be even worse the next tome around. I seldom leave my home and have no one in my home. I do not wish this life on my worst enemy. I do not understand any of this and have no idea where to go from here. I do know that i am unsure if i can continue with my life the way things are. I sleep 3- 4 hrs a day from 5am until 8 or 9am. I eat very little and nothing prepared or stored for more than a couple hours in my home. I spend large amounts of money on large amounts of things that are supposedly going to make it stop but never do as well as things that help to keep things a little calmer like tea tree oils, shampoo and scalp treatments, peroxide, rubbing alcohol (and sometimes the stuff you drink!) I have good days and bad days. But what i want more than anything is for someone, anyone, to tell me i could have my life back if …
    PLEASE FINISH THE ABOVE SENTENCE FOR ME.

  2. I also am looking for help my dermatologist just thinks I’m crazy and like to pick not the case at all ,don’t know where to turn for help

  3. I am having these same problems and have since 2016 if anyone has any answers please help me it’s driving me crazy and everyone around me think I am the one that is crazy.(229-531-3153) [email protected]
    Thank you

  4. Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with an entomologist? I too am dealing with what seems to be a parasitic infection. I have all the symptoms of it and photos of things from my body and my home. First I caught head lice. Got rid of that but then I spent thanksgiving with my daughter and her kids not knowing that her 5 yr old son had scabies on his behind until he started streaking. My daughter didn’t tell me about this and let me sit next to him on the couch. In January I started feeling something crawling under my skin and had sores all over my behind. I also had bites on my body. I Went to Dr and got cream for scabies which I left on overnight but only after trying every otc lice medication you can buy in Florida and washed myself with vinegar and oil from head to toe. While doing this I felt something popping all over my body and these little red balls started coming off of me as if they were scabs or dead mites of some kind. Now I keep finding what feels like something crawling all over my back, arms, and legs and sometimes it feels like a small brush of wind passing over my skin as if someone blew on me sometimes it feels like something was flying across the room and hit me. When I do find something in the affected area it always looks like lint or fuzz of some sort with a tiny black dot. I find extremely tiny dots that are the same size,shape and color. I mostly find this in the bedroom and bathroom but they have been found in other places as well.Sometimes I catch something in my vision that is a blur, as if it were dust riding a breeze but then the biting. Everyone I talk to thinks I’m crazy. Last night it felt like something was biting the bottom of my foot as I was standing in my living room, which I had just vacuumed and mopped twice. (The last time this happened,a little over a week ago, I could feel something digging into the bottom of my foot but could not pull it off. It was like a splinter but not as hard and I wasn’t on my feet when it happened. It eventually disappeared . I grabbed a broom and dust pan to see if I could find something on the floor this time and was totally freaked out by what I saw on the dustpan! Upon taking pictures and looking through my Google Lens to see what these things were everything told me they were hammerhead worms. There were three of them less than a foot apart and what looked to be droppings that I’m always sweeping up. I am fanatical about my floors so for these things to show up after I mopped is very stressful for me. Im always seeing black dots appear out of nowhere on my socks and something moving on my feet or ankles and it moves upward. I also just got done dealing with eyelash mites. I don’t have animals and I live alone. I keep a very clean home, vacuuming and mopping every day , sometimes several times. I have No guests and I rarely go out so it is confusing trying to figure this all out. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I suffer with anxiety and this is making me feel very ill mentally and physically. If anyone else wants to reach out to me to chat about this or see the pictures I have my email is [email protected]. I am a little bit relieved that I am not the only one but also afraid. I’m trying to get in with a Dr but I don’t even know what kind of Dr or what to say. The urgent care Dr made me feel stupid and dirty and I am neither. Who in Daytona Beach could identify these things?

  5. Please have this person contact me. I have the same thing. My house is infested, I am the primary host and very sick. My husband and pets all have symptoms as well. My research has led it to a Fluke worm. I’m losing hope, I have quarantined myself. I can’t see my kids because I’m afraid they will get sick and my daughter is getting married in August and I don’t know if I will be there. These are real, the hairs are real, I have video of them that looks crazy and magic. I am starting to think the only way I can get help is if I reach out to others that have it too

  6. I’m not sure how I came across this site, but I’m in tears cause I’m not alone or the only one going through this I have been dealing with this for three years now that all really started with a perfect looking piece of white string about a have inch long just sitting on top of my head. I picked it off and something posessed me to pull it apart. I have videos of strings that move by them selfs and hairs that bend away from the flame of a torch lighter. It’s in the dust and lint and I spend most of my money buying cheap new clothes just to keep my sanity some days then to deal with everything I’ve been trying to eliminate it off my clothes. Cause the crawling sensation in the legs of my pants or the neck of my shirt. Has brought me so close lately to killing myself. I don’t know what to do but I have a few things that help minimize them and plenty of video of what it’s doing to me and the things I’ve put in baggies along the way from both me and my environment. If anyone would like to talk to or exchange pics or videos or whatever or just chat to someone who can relate to know your not crazy and neither am I. PLEASE TEXT ME first as my phone auto screens calls. My name is Shanna and anytime 24/7 is okay with me as I really don’t sleep much these days or never more then a few hours at a time. 214-287-7685 or [email protected] just put WORMS in the subject line so it doesn’t get looked over to quickly as spam.

  7. We recommend contacting the Parasitology Center (PSI) at https://www.parasitetesting.com/, 480-767-2522, which is run by Dr. Omar Amin. Another resource is Dr. Vipul Savaliya, founder of Infectious Disease Care (IDCare) at https://idcarepa.com/, 910-729-6552, who also has a great deal of experience with parasites that affect humans. Each of these doctors will work with people remotely, and neither of them will consider you crazy – they understand that people actually get infected with these things.

    If you want to try to find a local doctor who will understand what you are going through, you can try consulting the directory of the American Society for Tropical Medicine here: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory

  8. We recommend contacting the Parasitology Center (PSI) at https://www.parasitetesting.com/, 480-767-2522, which is run by Dr. Omar Amin. Another resource is Dr. Vipul Savaliya, founder of Infectious Disease Care (IDCare) at https://idcarepa.com/, 910-729-6552, who also has a great deal of experience with parasites that affect humans. Each of these doctors will work with people remotely, and neither of them will consider you crazy – they understand that people actually get infected with these things.

    If you want to try to find a local doctor who will understand what you are going through, you can try consulting the directory of the American Society for Tropical Medicine here: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory

    Good luck!

  9. What kind of medicines do you take? I have it too, I am exhausted, really. Please help me!

  10. I too am experiencing whatever this is. It has over taken my whole life. We started noticing something about November 2019. Please help me!!!! What do I do??? I can’t work and my husband is infected too (even though he won’t admit it). I thought maybe advanced stages of Lymes disease or Morgellons or some co-infection like Babeiosis or something similar????? I have many pictures and videos but sometimes my camera mysteriously will malfunction and won’t save it or my phone shuts of or the camera ap won’t load. Other weird stuff happens as well. I live in the midwest and would love to know if anyone else experiencing similar issues lives near me. What about amphetamine use??? Does it advance it or cause it or ???????

  11. I agree with the commentor above. There is absolutely an epidemic occurring. I am a doctor of pharmacy and have witnessed first hand the absolute nightmare thousands of humans are experiencing dealing with parasitic infections. Medical doctors dismiss them as delusional, and infectious disease specialists will not accept a new patient without an infectious disease diagnosis. Primary care physicians are not educated in diagnosing parasitic diseases, and regular laboratories are not trained in identifying most parasitic organisms. Most patients have better luck with veterinarians. I do believe this onslaught of parasitic infections is caused by environmental factors. It is unfortunate that researchers are too busy trying to profit off the suffering of humans to acknowledge the problem, research how and why it is occurring, and identify solutions.

  12. I believe every one of these claims- I do not feel any of these persons are delusional I do fear there is a huge crisis of some sort! I am not sure if they are true parasites or possibly related to thread that has been manufactured in China or Japan using actual spider webs. Or if these are just something we are not used to in the United States. I myself am experiencing a wide array of mostly skin issues by my hair is doing very strange things as well. Upon careful observation of my hair, I always see what appears to be a very tiny threadlike or string that definitely moves like a worm or a snake! It baffles me, is very tiring and keeps me up most nights. I believe the thread worm has made a comeback and doctors here are just ignorant to the fact that we do suffer from from them or something similar.
    The wood in my home seems to be infested with what also just looks like hair, long hair that is taking over my home- I also see this in my yard all over. My dog is bothered as well.
    I have thousands of photos and many videos. If anyone would like further info please contact me at [email protected] or text at 708-254-5152! There must be a common link that we need to find.
    Do we shop at the same stores? There must be a common link and somehow many physicians just don’t want to invest time in our genuine concerns. Possibly something has adapted, it just may be a possibility!
    I am very concerned for all of our health as everyone around me seems to be experiencing very odd symptoms after symptoms: Some have even died following surgeries ( infections). It is so odd and such an uneasy, uncomfortable dilemma to be living with! I pray for us all-
    Please any drs reading this- help!!!

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