this is my first time responding to a question. so i hope you get this. several years ago i had a burniing sensation around my knee area that caused me to look down at that area. to this day i can't beleive that i saw a tiny worm come our and then go back in quickly! it happened so fast that i wasn't sure what i saw. no with your question/message i really am freking out that it really was a worm!!!!!
30242, I read that some tiny ones like that do burrow into or out of the skin.
Hookworms do -- and when people walk barefoot outside, they tiny larvea burrow into the bottoms of your feet. You feel a burning at the soles of the feet when they burrow through the skin.
Hookworms are especially prevalant in the Southern part of the United States, but I suspect they have adapted to most of other nearby states like Pennsylvania and NY, etc.-- and hatch during the Summer months.
once, as a kid- I was dusting off a cushion covered bench, and noticed a tiny clear worm crawling out from the cushion. So nothing surprises me.
YIKES!!!! i looked up and found lots of worms that do, and many that come from cats/dogs- i have three cats and a pooch! i SWEAR that it is happening- i am totally creeped out, now- i will be killing parasites for at least a year!
so it WAS a worm that crawled out from your knee!!!!!
i am concerned that the ones that came out of my skin came directly from above the site of my five-year long severe pain-
That's why I wear sandals when walking on the carpets in my home-- we've had dogs all our lives-- and we used to always have at least two cats.
I love animals- but wont' permit them on my bed or in my bedroom. After petting or hugging them, I wash my hands afterwards.
It's important to note that our housepets can be infected by parasites FROM US too! so maintenance parasite cleanses for our pets are also in order. I like Paralixer for the pets. Its' odorless, tasteless and scentless and very effective. Put some in the pets food. A lady over at the pet forum used it on her cats and had great results! KingBio sells it for very inexpensive. You can do a Google search for it and find it for sale for $9.95 a bottle.
It's also good to use for oneself if you have sinus parasites--such as thread worm.
(which can end up in the sinuses as well as small stages of other worms)
When our one cat died-- all the fleas we never knew existed on her came out of her fur and onto the carpet. She had been dead for about 2 days behind the Television stereo center. It is so heavy- you really need like 4 people to move it. We couldnt find her and thought she ran off outside.
When we smelled something funny-- my father moved the Television unit- and there was her body - cold and hard as a rock, but with fleas all over the carpet around her.
I read that the ordinary flea can carry dog tapeworm- and you dont even have to own a dog to get it. You can be walking outside with flipflops in the grass anywhere- and some infected flea in the soil can bite your foot and infect you that way.
Ever walk around in the grass with flip flops and get an itchy small bite? that's probably a flea bite.
I have evidence in my stools that I have dog tapeworm. Luckily, someone told me they dont grow large-- and are very small tapeworms- but who wants them !? yikes!
So now I spray my feet when walking outside. I have this bug spray that is all natural-- and proven more powerful than DEET- but non-toxic. I used it last Summer and it really works.
Animals need our love-- just use common sense with them-- and wash yourself after handeling their poop or handeling them. Keep them brushed and clean and give them twice a year parasite cleanses.
I read that MRI's and even X-Rays wont' pick up alot of these parasites because of their gellous bodies. Maybe they can pick up the larger ones like Acarius worm-- I dont know.
I guess MRI's are designed to pick harder massed things like tumours -but parasites arent the same type of density that a tumour is.
The same article I read this said that X-rays can pick up the cyst a parasite surrounds itself with in an organ but not the worms themselves. Often-times, a woman may be diagnosed with a breast cyst, but it is actually a parasite enclosed in it's own cyst in the breast.