Worm with Hideous Face Found in Shower

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One of our readers was shocked to notice a reddish brown worm (or worm-like organism) crawling up the wall of her shower. She noted that this worm moved quickly and had the most disgusting face she has ever seen. She acknowledged that prior to this sighting, she has never seen a detailed face on a worm. Everyone she showed the worm to brushed it off as an earthworm, and we agree, based on the description a reddish brown worm that is a couple of inches long is likely an earthworm. However, as our reader pointed out, earthworms don’t have noticeable faces. She lost the photo she took of the worm, so she couldn’t share it with us.

Since spotting this creature, she has found three smaller reddish brown worms in her shower that are 1/4-1/2 inch long. She said she has bleached her shower and used drain-o to try to solve this issue. After explaining all of this, she expressed her biggest concern: she recently returned from a trip to South Africa. She is worried that these worms might be coming out of her, and wonders if there is a way to figure this out without going to a doctor.


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So far, our reader has been following all of the steps we would have recommended to her to get rid of these creatures. She cleaned the shower, and more importantly the drain, which people often overlook. Unfortunately, we aren’t familiar with any worms that are characterized by their face. Also, the worms that people do discover in their bathrooms regularly, like earthworms and bloodworms, don’t have faces. Since our reader has traveled internationally lately, we recommend she see a doctor immediately. She didn’t describe any symptoms that might be associated with a parasite, but we are not medical professionals and cannot determine if these creatures are coming from our reader or somewhere else.

In summary, a reader discovered some reddish brown worms with ugly faces in her shower. We suggest she see a doctor about this situation, because she has expressed concern that these creatures might be coming from her. If any of our other readers are familiar with worms that have hideous faces, we encourage them to share their experiences!

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Worm with Hideous Face Found in Shower
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A reader discovered some reddish brown worms with ugly faces in her shower. We suggest she see a doctor about this situation, because she has expressed concern that these creatures might be coming from her.
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