“So I got a rental home in Glendale, AZ, and the first month me and my family were fine”, starts this reader in his submission regarding the long, thin, black worm-like critter pictured below. “Well, the second month being in this home, the city of Glendale decided to clean out the sewers. Ever since then it has only been me and my dog and I feel like we are the ones being infected by these things. I honestly think I have a few that I have in mind. I think it’s microflair or lymphatic filariasis, and the other two I think are a Guinea worm, which I contracted from my dog, and horsehair worms, AKA Gordian worms. So I see black and white thin-like parasites, but the black ones are a lot bigger and huger, I guess you can say. And then, when they, like, go over each other, they produce a greyish little one – well, that’s what it looks like to me. My husband and the people I live with honestly think I’m going crazy.”
“Three and a half years ago I had occasion to visit with my father, and during the long term visit encountered some type of parasitic bug/worm”, writes this reader in her submission. “It seems that the “bug/worm” things are various colors but usually range anywhere from clear, white, tan, orange, yellow, chlorophyll green, red, pink (I believe it’s due to where and on what they lay their eggs), and come in 2-3 different shapes and sizes (I think it’s just different levels of their life cycles) – from microscopic to the size of a large flake of dandruff. They are so small that it’s very difficult to see any details with the naked eye, so I bought several different brands of Android cell phones which had better and better zoom quality on the cameras and then I purchased a microscope that clips onto the cell phones.”
“Does anyone know what this is?” is all this reader asks about the strange, lobster-shaped organism pictured below. We have never seen anything like it, and it is not particularly worm-like in appearance: this, in conjunction with the lack of context, makes it impossible for us to identify this creature. We also do not know what concerns we could address, since our reader did not make any known to us. For that reason, we will simply do a quick overview of some information that may prove helpful.
“Please help, I’ve been plagued by this for eight years!” states this reader in her submission to us. “I lost my hair. It’s in my nose, mouth, ears, eyes, and stomach. I’ve lost my children because they said I had delusional parasitosis?”
“Hello we are based in New Zealand and have had problems with a type of parasite, but we don’t know what it is”, states this reader about the black, spiky organisms pictured below. “We have already gone to medical professionals. We are deemed crazy yet have got multiple photos and samples.”
“What kind of parasite is this?” is all this reader asks in their submission regarding the various organisms pictured below. The creatures range in color and shape: some white and some black, and most of them worm-like in shape with the exception of one that looks more ovate.
“Can a person’s gut be so full of, like, pinworms […] that they come out of the skin and nose and start biting the skin on the outside?” asks this reader in his submission. He seems concerned about his eating habits and the symptoms he has been experiencing.
“Can millipedes/centipedes survive in the human body?!” exclaims this reader in her submission. She asks with regard to the centipede-like creature she happened to spit out when brushing her teeth.
“I swear white worms get under my nails in my skin,” states this reader in her submission to us. She describes a frightful situation for herself, and asks for “any suggestions”: “I need medication or something to get this out of me.”
“Please help, I have things clawing in my veins,” states this reader in his submission regarding the organisms pictured below. He states that he has “stuff” on all of his “lipnotes” and it is “very uncomfortable.”
“Has anyone experienced this worm or bug […] stinging like a razor?” asks this woman in Dayton, Ohio who is looking for any help she can get. She has experienced multiple symptoms because of what she believes to be bugs that are hatching in and on her body.
A woman who has been struggling with what she believes to be parasites has contacted us with her story. She does not ask any questions, but simply wants to share some sentiments regarding people suffering from parasitic infections.
“I have these different looking worm types that I pull out of my nose,” states this reader about the red organisms pictured below. Our reader does not ask any specific questions in her submission, but we assume she wants our help identifying the creatures.
“My family thinks I’m crazy”, states this reader in her submission regarding the condition she is dealing with right now. Her doctor has given her “a list of delusional parasite groups” that she can work with, but she thinks her condition is far more real than a delusion, and she asks for our help.
“I see different types of worms in my hair, but some look like snakes,” states this reader in her submission, which included the photographs below. Our reader resides in Alberta, Canada and asks us if it is possible that worms resemble snakes.
“Are there instances where a worm can be big enough for you to feel them traveling through your body?” this reader asks in relation to a medical issue he has been suffering from. After discovering “several lumps all over [his] back”, our reader is concerned that he is experiencing an “infestation” and asks that we help him.
“What are these and how do I get rid of them?” asks this reader in Portland, Oregon. She refers to organisms that have been plaguing her for almost five years, showing up in her hair, eyes, ears, feet, skin, stool and urine.
“I coughed this up” states this reader in his submission concerning the glossy-white organism pictured below. He worries that he suffers from a parasite after his dog also had a worm, and hopes that we can help him with his issue.
“I am polluted with this parasite,” starts this reader in her submission to us. What she describes as an “iridescent, curvy, wiggly worm” has been causing her trouble for a year and a half, and she writes to us to find out what it is she can do about her situation.
“Is this a parasite?” asks this reader about the cottony, white substances pictured below. Our reader, who is based in Modesto, California thinks this substance looks like an “aspicu”, which we assume refers to the aspiculurus tetraptera, which is a type of pinworm.