“I have been finding these worm/snake-looking things in my house since I moved in” states this reader in her query. These “things” have been found all over our reader’s home and she has been experiencing symptoms at the same time; she says the situation has become “traumatic” and would “greatly” appreciate our thoughts on the subject.
Before we get into the context of our reader’s situation, we must address the fact that we are unable to identify the organisms our reader is dealing with. This is because, as our reader has mentioned experiencing symptoms as a result of the worms’ presence, this situation calls for medical advice. As we are not medical professionals, this is not something we are qualified to give out. What we can do is point our reader in the direction of some resources she can use to seek a professional’s opinion. We will, of course, also relay her story to the rest of our readers in the hope that anyone else who relates to it can benefit from the resources.
Our reader moved into her home three years ago, and it is around autumn of every year that her hair begins to fall out. She states that “this year it was much worse”, which led her to consult a dermatologist, who was unable to give her a reason for the symptoms she has been experiencing. The symptoms include hair loss, and “issues” with her “eyeballs, eyelashes and eyebrows.” The worm/snake things themselves have been found in her carpet, on her “hard flooring”, as well as along her drains in the kitchen, tub and bathroom sink. At this point, she does not know what to do, which is why she reaches out to us.
What we can recommend is that our reader 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.com. 4) Contact Dr. Vipul Savaliya of Infectious Disease Care (“IDCare”) at idcarepa.com. We recommend parasitologists because non-specializing doctors are often unequipped to deal with situations such as our reader’s, where an organism is directly impacting one’s health. We should also note that the two physicians mentioned here are available for online consultation, so our reader does not need be close to their offices, nor does she have to have an in-person consultation if she is not comfortable with it.
To conclude, we are unfortunately not qualified to provide any direct answers concerning the worm/snake-looking things, seeing as they are impacting our reader’s health. For that reason, we urge her to seek the medical advice of a parasitologist, who will be qualified and equipped to diagnose and treat this sort of issue. We wish our reader the very best, and welcome any updates she can provide us as she uncovers the truth behind her situation.