Recently, we were contacted by one of our dedicated readers who was concerned about finding worms coming out his shower faucet. He was incredibly frightened by this and he was worried that he would somehow get these worms inside of his body. He was also very worried about getting sick or some type of infection from these worms. He did send us a video, which we were unable to open and watch, but we do have some thoughts on this subject.
This type of phenomenon has happened before in a town near Houston, Texas. There was a neighborhood that kept finding worms in their faucets in the bathrooms and kitchens. Over thirty of them complained to the city about these worms. This story can be seen here and this could be what is happening with our reader.
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These worms could be a type of larvae that has somehow gotten into our reader’s pipes. It would probably be best if our reader did contact the water supplier in order to report these worms and see if other neighbors have had incidents as well.
As far as our reader’s concerns about his health, we are not medical professionals, so we cannot offer any medical advice to our reader other than if he thinks he needs to see a doctor, he should go ahead and do so. It does seem highly unlikely that a worm coming out of the faucet could somehow get inside of the reader’s body. It is also a bit unclear how a larva passing over his skin could harm him.
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Most worms and larvae often live in very unsanitary conditions so they do carry bacteria and other pathogens. It is very important that if our reader feels he has been infected by these worms that he does talk to a doctor as soon as possible.
In summary our reader sent us a video of worms that came out of his shower faucet. We are unsure of what was on the video because we were not able to view it. These worms could be in the entire neighborhood’s pipes, so it is very important that our reader contacts the water company as soon as possible.