Woman Believes She Suffers from Blood-Sucking Cutaneous Parasites; Where She Can Go For Help

“I have had a brown/white […] blood-sucking cutaneous […] parasite that besieged me in July 2019” says this reader in her query to us. After having gone to several dermatologists and her GP, who have all dismissed her problem, she is itching to know where she can go for genuine help from someone who will take her problem seriously.

Firstly, we wish to express our sympathy to our reader for the situation she has found herself stuck in. It is especially difficult to hear when our readers have reached out for medical help but been immediately dismissed without an second thought. This is usually as a result of the lack of training that GPs and other doctors (like dermatologists) receive in parasitology, but, of course, that does not excuse calling a patient “crazy”, as this patient says her doctors did. Naturally, sympathy will not cure our reader of her issue, but a trained professional might, particularly an infectious disease physician. This brings us to our second point. As much as we would like to directly help and confirm our reader’s identification of these supposed parasites, we cannot do this due to our lack of medical qualifications, which is why we will at the very least fulfill our reader’s request and tell her where she might find someone who is medically qualified and who will take her seriously.

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To find someone who fits this description, our reader might want to do one or more of the following: 1) Search for a medical parasitologist in her area using this directory of medical parasitology consultants: https://www.astmh.org/for-astmh-members/clinical-consultants-directory. 2) Search for a local parasitologist by doing a Google search for “medical parasitologist (name of the closest big city)” or “tropical medicine specialist (name of the closest big city)”. 3) Get in touch with Dr. Omar Amin at the Parasitology Center at https://www.parasitetesting. 4) Contact Dr. Vipul Savaliya of Infectious Disease Care (“IDCare”) at idcarepa.com. These are all more than viable options, and Dr Savaliya has even been personally recommended by one of our readers (he is even available for online consultations, regardless of where one is based). Wherever our reader does go for help, we recommend that she show the physician the photos she sent to us, and that she tell them the context she gave us. This includes: 1) the color and shape of the organisms vary depending on the stage of their life cycle, which is “approximately 3 weeks” long “with 4 or 5 days of ‘quiet time'”. 2) That the organisms are mucosal, intestinal and audial. 3) That she first thought the organisms to be chigoe fleas. 4) How they have been affecting her mental health.

To conclude, this has been a brief article outlining some of the places our reader can go for help regarding the brown and white organisms affecting her health and life. We hope that these resources aid our reader in getting help, and that she receives said help as soon as possible. The best of luck to her!

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Woman Allegedly Suffers from Blood-Sucking Cutaneous Parasites; Where She Can Go For Help
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Woman Allegedly Suffers from Blood-Sucking Cutaneous Parasites; Where She Can Go For Help
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"I have had a brown/white [...] blood-sucking cutaneous [...] parasite that besieged me in July 2019" says this reader in her query to us. After having gone to several dermatologists and her GP, who have all dismissed her problem, she is itching to know where she can go for genuine help from someone who will take her problem seriously.
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3 Comments

  1. Bree

    You most certainly arent alone….I have been going throu the almost identical thing year and a half. And my doctor is dead set against the possibility of being a parasite. I to went to a dermatologist. They chalked it up tp itching. I dont it. E.r that was humiliating to say the least. …and now i have so much pain in my abdomen its a awful. Excrusiating pain. I will not subject myself to the er again.Can you please share what you find out?

  2. Charity

    You are not alone in this struggle . I promise

  3. Iso help

    Lady that’s not parasites, it’s you’re imagination! At least that’s what my doc says.? I’m so sorry for what is happening to you. I know exactly how you feel. Ive been dealing with the same thing since 2016. Doctors are of no help. They say I have a belief in ectoparasites and refuse to do any testing. I know it’s not my imagination. I’ve got literally thousands of pictures so I know I’m not crazy but the doctors won’t even consider looking. I’m left sitting alone feeling dumb and frustrated.

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