"Rice" in the stool?
We have no dogs or cats or animals in our home and I haven't been around any animals. Now I have this parasite.
The only thing I have been around is mold. We lived in a home for 9 months with severe mold in our bathroom, it was in the attic and closets. When my bed was moved there was black mold starting from the carpet going up the wall.
Can this parasite come from black mold in the home? There for awhile I had black drainage coming out of ulcer that was on my right leg. The ulcer area turned black around the edges with golden yellow color. There are black spots under the skin still. I used acetic acid and it seem to stop the black drainage, but the black spots are still under the skin.
Again, can this rice like parasite come from mold? When one came out I squeeze with the end of toothbrush and white stuff came out. Everytime after I have a BM and wipe myself I see black on the wet ones that appear black like long pepper.
Please let me know.
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Fleas play a necessary role in the life cycle and reproduction of a certain type of Tapeworm called Dipylidium caninum.
Humans can also be infected with Dipylidium caninum, but cats and dogs are the primary hosts cause cats and dogs more often swallow a flea.
The adult form of the Tapeworm Dipylidium caninum lives in the small intestines of dogs and cats( and humans). The worm is made up of multiple segments. One at a time, the segments, full of eggs, are passed in the feces. While warm, the segments are active, but as they dry, they break open and liberate the eggs inside. A flea larva ingests the eggs. The egg develops into an immature form in the flea. When a dog or cat eats the flea (usually while the animal is grooming), the immature form of the Tapeworm is released from the flea. This immature Tapeworm then develops into an adult in the dog's or cat's intestine and the life cycle is completed.
The tapeworm D. caninum can not be passed directly from cat to cat or dog to dog. It must live part of its life in the flea.
Pets may be infected with other types of Tapeworms in which the larval form of the parasite can be found in rodents, pigs, or fish, instead of fleas.
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