Same here. One advice you don't have to follow still avoid alcohol since these monsters already put too much pressure on your liver (leaky gut due to mechanical damage into the blood and waste from them). Alcohol here makes everything worse not even talking about the immune response. But that's just advice.
It's most likely a roundworm larvae like in my case in the muscle tissue next to skin since the head region is very sensitive. Freaky as hell right?
Protozoa? Nah. It's def a worm size.
Getting rid of this? Good Q. I still have it so I want to know the A myself. Albendazole helped a lot reg this but in my case they seem already getting somewhat resistant to it. Scary indeed.