We recently heard from a reader about her son. We are pretty sure we have been contacted by this reader before, and perhaps even answered a similar question, but we are happy to clarify. She explained that her son had some itchy pimples on his scalp. Thinking they were boils, she squeezed them. A month later she treated him for worm and the pimples disappeared. She wonders what kind of worm this was.
Although she has given many details, we are still confused with several aspects of the scenario. Did she wait a month before treating him for worm, or did she treat him for worm for the duration of a month? Why did she decide to treat him for worm? What exactly was this treatment? Without answers to these questions, we aren’t sure how to hone in on the worm species that her son might have been infected with.
Hookworms and pinworms, which are types of roundworms, are the most common worms found in humans. Humans might get these worms by eating contaminated food, or sometimes by way of an infected pet. There are several symptoms that are associated with worms, and one is an itchy rash. However, our reader didn’t mention any other symptoms that her son was experiencing.
Finally, although we have speculated on some possibilities, we are unable to provide any medical advice on this situation. If our reader is concerned about her son’s health, we urge her to contact a medical professional immediately.
To sum up, a reader reached out to us about her son and some pimples on his head that she believed were caused by worms. We have discussed some potential ideas, but we encourage her to contact a doctor.