A reader just reached out to us because she believes she is suffering from a parasite. She says she is always sick, and she thinks the parasite is “invading her skin.”
She sent us some photos, which we will share. The orange creature in the photo featured above the title of this post is one she said she found in her underwear. The other three photos (shown below) are of creatures that she found either on herself or in the bath:
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The photo with the Q-tip allows us to grasp just how small this creature is. Based on that image, we assume that the other two have been taken from a close distance. There are a handful of parasites that might infect a human, most of which are minuscule, and many of which cause severe symptoms.
Since we are not medical professionals, just worm lovers, we cannot give any medical advice to our reader about how to handle this situation. We encourage her to visit the doctor as soon as possible.
In summary, a reader wrote to us because she thinks she has a parasite. We are apologetic that she is sick, but we are unable to give medical advice and recommend she go to a hospital.