Woman With Rashes Suspects Worm- and Fluke-like Creatures are to Blame

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“PLEASE HELP ME” begins this reader in her submission, in which she details a “form of infestation” she has been dealing with for three months. Our reader has been to see multiple medical professionals with no luck in treating what she suspects to be the real problem, and she asks for our help in identifying what that problem may be.

First off, we want to provide a quick viewer discretion to the rest of our readers; explicit images of unidentified organisms and the inside of a mouth will be shown. Secondly, it is imperative that we state from the get-go that we will unfortunately not be able to fulfill our reader’s request and identify whatever potential organisms may be plaguing her. This is because providing an identification of a problem that is clearly medical in nature would be the equivalent of providing a diagnosis, and as we are not medical professionals, we are not qualified to do this. Doing so could result in giving misleading information and would likely do more harm than good. What we can do is point our reader in the right direction and give her some new options as to where she can go for proper help, and where she can get concrete answers on the source of her problem.

That said, we think it important to first detail the context our reader provided, so that if any of our other readers identify with her problems, then they too might benefit from the information in this article. Our reader states that her dilemma started with a rash on her thighs that “visually resembled scabies”, though the rash did not itch like a scabies bite would. Following that, the rash began to spread to her stomach, chest, arms and then her face. Her symptoms include: itchiness, crawling sensations, headaches, unexplained bruising, muscle and joint pain, stomach problems, shortness of breath, sore throat, dry cough, blurry eyesight and pain in her eyes. Then, “the rash began to take on some sort of pattern,” says our reader, who consequently began to see “things crawling under [her] skin, leaving trails.” She went to the ER three different times and was treated with scabies cream four times. She also treated her home for scabies. Unfortunately, none of the medication worked, so our reader went to her doctor who just gave her more scabies medication, which she used to treat her problem twice more. Still, it did not help. After this, our reader began to cough up “specks of things” and began finding “worm-like things” in her urine and feces. “Fluke-looking things” also began coming up her throat every time she ate, and it feels as though something is in her throat at all times. “They even get between my teeth”, she reports. She then went to see a dermatologist, who diagnosed her with Neuropathic itch and dismissed the idea that she may be infested with something.

Now, it is our understanding that our reader does indeed think she is infested with some type of organism(s), given that she mentioned “fluke-looking things” and “worm-like things” coming from her body. For that reason, we suggest that our reader consult an infectious disease physician. The thing with ER doctors and GPs is that, more often than not, they have not received training in parasitology, and so they are not equipped to deal with this sort of issue and do not know how to identify it either. Contrarily, an infectious disease physician specializes in this field and will be able to help with this sort of problem. What we can recommend is that our reader do one or more of the following: 1) Search for a medical parasitologist in their 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.

To conclude, we hope that our reader can make use of the resources listed above and that she gets the help she requires as soon as possible. We apologize for our inability to help in more direct ways, but as we are not qualified to do so, this is the best help that we can offer. We wish our reader the best of luck and wish her well.


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Woman With Rashes Suspects Worm- and Fluke-like Creatures are to Blame
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Woman With Rashes Suspects Worm- and Fluke-like Creatures are to Blame
"PLEASE HELP ME" begins this reader in her submission, in which she details a "form of infestation" she has been dealing with for three months. Our reader has been to see multiple medical professionals with no luck in treating what she suspects to be the real problem, and she asks for our help in identifying what that problem may be.

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6 thoughts on “Woman With Rashes Suspects Worm- and Fluke-like Creatures are to Blame

  1. I’ve been fighting this for 3yrs now. Labelled crazy cuz doctors aren’t really educated in the field of parisatology and are under the assumption that one must travel in order to have a parasite that isn’t on their every day, common check list. My whole family has this, including the dog amd cat. I started investigating my home. I found something is living in the walls and under the floor. I’m going to try a bug bomb. We have the exact same symptoms that this woman does. The infection is now systemic since it’s gone untreated for 3yrs. We’ve been denied any further testing outside of the go-to o&p lab. We’ve been denied medication and referrals to specialists. I’m losing my eye sight now. It’s bad. Double vision all the time and my eyes burn and sting constantly. Trust me, none of this is “just in my head.” I did see a psychiatrist who agrees, I’m not delusional like the ER doctor thinks. He even called Children’s Aid so on top of this unbelievable amount of anxiety and stress, I had to deal with that too. The case was closed after I was invested but it was absolutely unnecessary and unwarranted. I’ve been treated terribly by the medical community since this started. I ended up paying hundreds of dollars to have a stool analysis done by a naturopath but again, they only checked for common parasites. It did shoe that there is a severe yeast overgrowth though. But this infection is much more than just yeast overgrowth. I believe the yeast is a result of the parasite. I’ve also desovered that there is something coming up through the drains. I’ve been telling my landlord for a while now, that I think the sewage is backed up and then I start finding this sh*t in my sinks. The rash we have is very distinctive in its pattern and our hair is thinning quite a bit. I personally, have been lucky to not have really ever suffered headaches but that was then. This is now. We have a headache practically every day now. We all have tummy trouble and feel these little stings here n there. Like a bee sting but not quite as bad as a bee sting. Ive got the whole lint thing happening here too. I get dizzy all the time now too. Not sure if that one is related as nobody else has that symptom but who knows. I’m the one that spends the most time in the house so it would make sense that my symptoms are more severe. We’re actually talking now, about buying a new house in hopes we can escape this madness. We would still have this infection but at least when we treat it, we won’t keep getting reinfected. The exterminator only sprayed around the baseboards. I was hoping the whole house would be sprayed or whatever. This was not the case.

  2. I believe it’s casing moths,bits of fluff you see on your clothes probably have moth eggs in them… They can cling on to anything. It’s almost impossible to get rid of them.As soon as there’s any heat you see more appear.Then you probably get a microscopic tape worm infection from where the larvae bite you….I say this because a second hand room screen I bought had an infestation of casing moths….I didn’t see them til it was too late,they were hidden behind the frame & they had already spread to other areas of the house….Then I started feeling bites on my skin & constantly sneezing.

  3. I have been dealing with the same thing for over two years I’ve seen 6 dermatologist infectious disease doctor went to the ER multiple times and still no answer?? I’m afraid this is seriously going to take over my body and do me in

  4. I have been to numerous doctors, Infectious Disease doctors & ER’S .. I’ve done blood, stool & urine.. my last stool came back as C. Difficile which I probably got from taking Clindamycin.
    I have taken Albendazole, Metronidazole, Sulfameth/Trimethoprim, Doxycycline,
    Ivermectin, Clindamycin , Cephalexin & Mupirocin plus OTC Claritin. The Claritin with Metronidazole after 4 rounds of Albendazole along with an anti-parasitic diet of fruits, fiber, yogurt & Vegetables, Vitamins , Green Tea w/ Organic Honey, Turmeric & a tablespoon of Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade helped bring this nightmare closer to the end. Remove Sugar & Carbs from your diet as thats what parasites live on ( Starve them out of you ! ) I shower with Dr Teal’s Epson Salt & a Charcoal Body Sponge. Put Vaseline & Plastic Bandages on all lesions & keep them tightly sealed. I believe I have Morgellons/ Lyme Disease with a secondary infection of Schitomosa.
    Best of luck to you !!!

  5. I have been dealing w/ the same issues for over a year! 7 Dr’s.& 3 E.R. visits later & no one will listen…I also have extreme hair loss!!!! I feel like people think I’m crazy! I’m still searching & praying 2 get through this. I have lost over 100 lbs.& cant gain weight even though I eat constantly! My teeth are actually chipping away. I pray 4 relief!!!!!

  6. I’ve been suffering from the exact same thing for about 5 months. I have photos that look just like yours. spent 2 nights in ER because my face and tongue swelled up after getting itchy hives. Dr game me permethrin cream. It only worked for a couple days. I think something was biting inside my mouth!! It seems to get worse when I am vacuuming or doing laundry. Maybe as my body heats up they come out? My joints and muscles hurt and I have brain fog. I have been to the dr many times. My family thinks I’m crazy & even called CPS on me!! They dismissed the case as soon as they saw I was “normal”
    I’ve been doing parasite cleanses and anti fungal protocols. It seems to help for a day or two. I’m exhausted and feel so alone. I hope we can find an answer soon. I’ve been looking at morgellons I definitely can see iridescent colors and little white hair-like things in my hair follicles when I take a photo across my back.
    Please let me know if you have found any answers. I’m desperate and in pain. My vision is getting worse too.
    Best wishes

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