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Parasites from Cuba

A reader wrote to us a little while ago about some health problems her mother has been experiencing after a trip to Cuba. She periodically has a burning sensation and is experiencing “a lot of pressure with her bladder.” (The reader doesn’t make clear exactly how these symptoms are manifesting themselves; it is not clear when she suffers from a burning sensation, for instance.) The reader’s mother has been put on six antibiotics, which temporarily alleviate the symptoms, but then the problems return. The reader speculates her mother is suffering from a parasite from Cuba, and that it keeps adapting to the antibiotics her mother is taking. She fears that since her mother has returned home to Canada, doctors won’t be familiar with what is afflicting her. The reader is wondering if we have any advice.