A reader recently reached out to us with a startling message. We will share the message with some minor editing, ” I have been dealing with these worms that are in my carpet, furniture, clothing, and me. I have been to several doctors in the past fifteen months. I have skin sores all the time that have worms in them, and the worms are in my hair, eyes, nose, and mouth. When I bleed they are in my blood. I feel them penetrating my skin. My blood is thick dark and sticky. I clot very fast sometimes I don’t even bleed when I have a open wound. I’m short of breath and whistle when I breath at times. It seems to feel like a stinging sensation. Please help.” As you might imagine, we were quite startled to read this message and we understand that our reader is truly suffering and concerned about her health.
She sent us a few photographs. The first is of a small, black worm-like organism burrowing into the carpet. The other photograph is of her fingernails, though we aren’t sure what exactly we are supposed to be noticing in this photo:
Unfortunately, despite her reaching out to us for help, there isn’t much comfort we can offer her. Here at All About Worms, we aren’t medical professionals and therefore aren’t licensed to give medical advice of any kind. We know she said that she has already seen a doctor, and since she has seen several we are guessing she hasn’t found them particularly helpful. We encourage her to see an infectious disease specialist rather than a general physician. To find a specialist, we recommend she do an Internet search for “travel infectious diseases doctor (her location or nearest big city).”
Today we responded to a reader’s potentially worm-related health concerns. We can’t offer medical advice, but encourage her to reach out to a specialist.