I have been battling a pinworm infection for sometime now, I can get results with meds and herbs but they come back. I've had them under control in the intestine area but I have somehow driven them to other parts of my body. I looked down at my phone and see many very small moving worms, sometimes they glow or shine under the light. So, they are coming out of my skin. I can see them on the skin of my nose and they care coming out of my hands.
Does anyone know, what this could be (if not pinworms) and how to treat or cure?
Thanks for the help. I'm going to run out and get the coconut oil Steps recommended and give that a try for the moment...
How tiny are they? Pinworms can migrate to other parts of the body, but there are several parasite that can infest the skin. Strongyloides are tiny, about 1/10 of an inch long and no thicker than a piece of string. I'm not really sure about other skin worms, but better out than in!
I had a problem with herbs making my parasites scatter to my skin, and start coming out in droves. Once they get into your skin, they don't want to go back.
I hope someone else can tell you the other kinds of skin parasites. If you could describe them more fully, maybe they would have an easier time. What color are they? How big are they?
Once they leave your intestines and migrate to your skin, they seem to thrive there. I've kept them under control by constant use of coconut oil and Noxzema, which they hate. At first, it causes them to come out of your skin (in my case, by the hundreds) but if you continue to use the coconut oil on your skin, they eventually go away. Castor oil is good for healing lesions they cause.
How much coconut oil and Noxzema? I am desperate to get rid of these worms. My family thinks I'm crazy. The are also all over my house. I see threads on carpet and furniture. I sweep it all weekly but am going to be increasing it. If I zoom in on them I can see the threads are worms. They are also in my counter top. We have backyard chickens. The kitchen is where I fill their water jugs. I am also going to start filling those from the outside hose.
Also have chickens and see these threads like a skinny piece of hair but stretchy all over my house too. I do know that it is very difficult for people to get parasites from chickens as birds have a completely different biological makeup. Unlike another mammal. Like goat, dog, cat etc.
I have the SAME thing. I picked off a scab and put it in an airtight container. I looked at it after forgetting about it. And I looked and saw a white worm with another smaller white thing comming out of its side like a hook? Maybe. Or another worm. I was told I have exema...then scabies. ...then the dermatologist said I need a psych eval! Wtf? I've spent thousands of dollars going to the doc. And on scripts, which, are USELESS so far. Mine also reflect light.. little specs...eggs? I don't know but it's effing with my head! Please help me!
You may have strongyloides or another roundworm like infection . Do you notice any hair loss in these areas , strongyles burrow thru hair and leave small thin spider web looking threads . The specs are broken up molts as they have several stages of molting . Do you have an itchy butt or feet as that are other symptom .
Please help me...im at wits end...in 35 I'm a licensed nurse. N a mother. I'm going insane. I thought I had scabies. .took a partial dose ivermectin now I feel as tho I'm dying live things are comming out of me I feel it under myskin. I pissed em off. I think. My son has literally thousands of 2-6 inch worms in underwear 3 days later...im dying here
Are the worms like a fine silk thread of white , or sometimes red in color . It sounds like they responded to the ivermectin but I need to hear a detailed description of symptoms . Where do you live in general ? I will help if I can, if not I can forward your symptoms to my mom who is a retired farm vet and is quite knowledgeable , and was the one who diagnosed me when specialists failed. She taught me the black rag trick to find threadworms in her field of work. Let me know.
Hi and Thanks so much for replying! Sorry it's taken me so long to reply. Had a death in my family. (Young mother of 3 babies) anyway. I live in upstate ny.. lived in GA a few years. Never left the country. Tho my hubby went to Guatemala in 1998 w/ military. I have LOTS of new info. And symptoms. I a lso have several specimens. I'm so scared and disgusted. I've had many symptoms of something going on for years now. No answer. It's only been the passed 1.5 years that I suspected parasites. Relevant also perhaps that I've cared for Many Nigerian dwarf goats..sheep..rabbits..chickens..and I've got 2 cats and a small dog. Oh and a chinchilla. And used to have a painted turtle. Just today I used the toilet. (#2) I'm super constipated so the hard stool sunk but, when I looked I saw what appears to be a blade of BRown/green grass. Got it..put it in a container and got my magnifying glass. Whatever it is its alive. Little white strings comming out/off of it (seems to be made up up these things.) They are DEFINITELY MOVING. Now also About 2 Mos ago I put one of these I found in my shower..thinking it was grass from mowed lawn but I just recalled it and OMFG! NOW it's a CLUMP of over 8" long red things with "the ads comming off out of them and wrapped around these are a large clump of white thinks that look like bean sprouts. In addition there are black hairlike ones too. Also I've got Thousands if not millions of almost microscopic holes in my gums and often feel as if somethings in my throat. I spit out white small way smaller in width than a hair but some are over 6" long white ones. These hairs are in and on my skin and EVERY mucous membrane. Also have millions of holes in my fingertips with a clear sometimes yellow fluid oozing out. Seems to be more in areas of creases and over my bony prominenced. Elbows knees etc. I feel as though somethings crawling inside my feet too. Last winter I went through excruciating pain in my fingertips and feet if slightly cold. Also Every night Ide wake up crying in pain with this numbish, burning in my hands, forearms and feet. My heels and any area that had pressure from resting on the bed. I now sleep sitting up in a chair. Also My husband tongue is swollen all the time. And he's got all same symptoms. My teeth and health have gone to shit. The dentist was amazed at the amount of bone loss in my mouth after reviewing xrays. In just 2 mos. Every doc. Has given a different dx. Some laughed at me. I see infectious disease doc on Aug 4th. I'm PRAYING I get an answer. Also maybe relevant is I Do have Lymes and Epstein Barr. My primary said what I pulled out of my scab in her presence that it's a clothing thread. Psst. And said she knows Nothing about parasites. So y say it's a thread? How BOUT a lab analysis? Wtf. My kids have same symptoms and complaints. It's worse at night. I suspect the variances in size,shape etc are different stages in its life cycle and/ or different parasites? Also when I saw the "sprouts" I recalled a time I lived in GA in 2006 when I wiped my bottom and the same thing was there but smaller. I thought it was a clump of undigested broccoli or lettuce or veins from meat. Whitefish clear in color. I remember cause I knew it was ABNORMAL. hmm what else. I Never have an apetite, my kids either and we've all lost weight. All feel nauseous ALL the time. All have ongoing GI issues. Skin issues, fatigue. Moodiness. I'm at a loss for words for this horrendous suffering. I have been misdiagnosed so many times! For 9 years I suffered until surgery for stage 4 endometriosis. At which time it wrapped around my intestine and tied off a loop of it! But now I wonder if maybe it was not endometriosis tissue which looked like spaghetti in the pics of my Insides the doc showed me. He was amazed at the amount of scrap tissue and adhesions internally around my intestines, uterus, ect. Ect. And told me Ide never get pregnant again. And I haven't. In 15 years of trying I didnt. Also have odd brown freckle like spots on my face and arms. Even bottom of feet. Other day I sneezed and a black flake thing came out. But I lost it. It was size of a dime. Of also have a strange thing in my big toe nail. Looks like a blood blister but I KNOW it's not. It's in or under nail with little specks around it and what looks like a little hole on top of it. I think it's somehow connected to this. I'm so desperate for answers so my kids and hubby will be okay. Maybe it's too late for me. I feel it is anyway. Also I've had CRONIN SEVERE UTI'S for YEARS. Peeing out blood, pus etc. I'm talking sometimes 6-9 a month! Odder than that is so has/does My son! (Very uncommon in males) and my daughter too. My son once said about 2 years ago he saw a bunch of hairlike worms in his poo. Moving in toilet. Before I suspected ANY of THIS. But he flushed it. He also had HUGE, SEVERE pustules all over his bach, chest. Shoulders that left big, deep, purple scars all over his upper back and shoulders esp. We all have severe sweating at times. Esp my daughters and I have awfully sweating in armpits if we wear any clothing that's tight on armpits. Our hair has gotten very thin and halls out. Oh I just remembered a few more things that May be related and relevant!..we've had very itchy scalps too off\on my son thought he had lice..when I checked .. none. But all over scalp are perfectly round red circles. Think ringworm appearance. About dime sized some nickel sized. And itchy. Doc said dry scalp. But it's not. Nothing resolves it. We've all had SUPER itchy heads and skin intermittently. For years. I'm racking my brain to think back to try to figure this out. I could type all day about my symptoms alone. 2 nights ago a picked at a lesion on my chin and under scab I can see little white things poking out of my skin but in the middle a big one. Like the Lil ones were around it. I pulled N pulled but whenever I let go it went back in! I was trying to get the entire thing out. Eventually it just broke. Joint pains another sx we all have. Also when I cut my hand on a knife (by accident ) I cut into the meat of my Palm and I could see HOLES and Tunnels in it. big holes. I just don't know. I feel so alone and isolated. Oh and yes some ARE red. (In answer to your ?. Only see small red ones. Look like tiny red hairs. And the tiniest ones I see ate Black. Another thing is that For YEARS NOW. (I First noticed about 1999 or so that in my head hair are BILLIONS if TEENY TINY white specks NOT LICE EGGS. They are way smaller. Glued to each strand. Some have thousands on one strand. More visible when it's wet. They are very difficult if not Impossible to get off. I've been kicked out of hairs along MANY X's and they all come look together and say nope not lice but we can't risk our clients or staff. It's not build up either. And it's ALWAYS left in my hair brushes. In my brush and fine combs look like Fuzz. I've shown my husband many X's too. He suggested it's towel fuzz so I bought clarifying shampoos and used no towels for weeks without any changes noticed. We all also thought at various times over passed several years thought we had athletes foot. No burn but awful itch. Not at the moment though. Like the freckle things the brown thing in my toenail I've got a brown spot on my nipple. Just appeared one day. Few yes ago. And when I gently squeeze the nipple. Clear and yellow fluid comes out. Oh and my tongue has an Odd texture and pattern . Thought I had hairy tongue but no resolution after getting tongue cleaner etc. Even in my eats are the white hairlike things. I keep trying to think back to when,who,how but I don't know. I just DON'T KNOW. The scars on my leg are very odd where I had lesions.and in the exact same spots as the scars is where about 3-5 years ago I thought I caught something from goats as I suddenly Had VERY painfull pustules at the base of the hair follicles on my legs. And they wouldn't pop but when poked w a needle and squeezed very hard this Thick, yello/green liquid came out. It eventually went away but, I had a feeling back then that something got Into my hair follicles from the goats. Many goats died esp babies. One died while in labor I guess cause I went to find a dead mamma with one baby crying next to her. I had to bring him inside my home and bottle fed him for 8 months. He slept on my chest every night. I've since sold ALL of the goats. But maybe it's connected. If anyone can help me (us) in anyway PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME! Sharman thanks so much for your reply and time. I Know it's a Lotta scattered Info here I'm just anxious to get it all out. maybe NONE of its connected but, maybe it's ALL Connected! I just don't know. And doctors are a lost cause thus far and I'm at the End of my rope here. Thanks again!
I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone. I am experiencing pretty much exactly the same symptoms. It started for me in late 2011. I also had an exaserbation of symptoms when I was given ivermectin. Also, I have tried over-the-counter worming medicine pyrantel pamoate--both ivermectin and pytrantel casued hexemer reactions the first time I used them.
Here is the short version of my story:
I had been experiencing itchy lesions on my legs and scalp that were not healing in 2011. I went to numerous dermatologists, and I received the usual treatments: antibiotics, steriods.
After about a year of no change, I noticed that I was getting new lesions. However, they were now showing up on my back, hands and arms. At this point I was desparate, since I was now no longer able to wear short-sleeve shirts without constant questions or comments such as "do you have AIDS?" This led me to another shot at the dermatologist.
Since I had been experiencing the itching and the lesions for over two years at this point, and the fact that steriods and anti-biotics made no difference, I asked the doctor to perscribe some topical anti-parasitical medicine (permethrin 7%). This was my first attempt at treating this disease as a parasite.
After I applied the permethrin, about an hour later, my skin exuded a grey, sticky substance. This was happening all over my body (where I applied permethrin). This was exciting, because I assumed the grey matter was dead parasites, and I was rejoicing.
However, after a short period of time, the itching resumed, and once again I tried permethrin. The same results occurred: more grey substance exuded from my skin, and I acheived some relief from the itching for a short time.
Over the years, I have also tried ivermectin (stromectol). Ivermectin has been the single most effective medicine that I can attest actually makes a clear difference in my symptoms. It is an oral, systemic anti-parasitic. However, it is hard on your system (liver mostly) due to it literally being toxic/poisonous to some degree. Therefore, you can only take it for short periods of time to avoid damaging your organs. What I experience with ivermectin is relief, while I am taking it, but about a week after you stop it the symptoms come back and it is WORSE. So, only take ivermectin if your doctor agrees to prescribe it for a long period of time where you alternate one week on, one week off.
I have not been able to get a doctor to do prescribe ivermectin for long periods, they are very concerned about prescribing this medicine in the first place. However, I feel like that will be the only way I will be cured. Once I have health insurance again, I will attempt to get on an ivermectin regimen once more. I will let you know how it turns out.
To this day, I have itching, horrible itching (wrose at night). Most of my body is covered in unsightly dark-purple scars. I no longer date (I am 34, so I guess I have had my time anyway at this point).
I constantly can rub away this grey film off of my skin. If I apply glycerin products to my skin, it accelerates the amount of foreign debris that starts to come off of in the area that I apply it.
I have used hand-held microscopes, and I have seen the same kinds of objects that most people report. The globs of grey matter that come off my skin have little threads intertwined inside the glob, they are sometimes colored, but most of the time they are jumbled, clear, intertwined treads. They look like plastic, but they are very distinct, tube-shaped, threads and microscopic.