Small bright red dots in a linear fashion is associated with leishmaniasis VL
- wounds that do not heal, (many have) or this could be a staff infection (bacteria in the skin layer), or a filariae infection, or Lyme.
Red dots and worms actually drawing blood, can be schomiasis.
Reds dots around a open wound, in a circle is more associated with VL.
There are 2 million types of parasites, and a few dozen meds. After eliminating what you can, or getting a random test - minimal due diligence, you are on your own, there are no real expert doctors that practice ID. A few do it for children, there are a few on these forums, that have helped with ID, but not as much from the skin, as with worm pictures.
The primary issues for systemic issues are flat worms, white worms, red worms.
Forget the phylum or species names for a minute.
The meds one uses is different for each kind.
Typically I suggest challenge tests, where one understands what to dose, how much to dose, how long to dose.
Have a camera ready.
Many start with Albendazole, or Mebendazole, I usually suggest Praziquantel is the first one to start with. About 40% of those I have corresponded with have flatworm infections that make it nearly impossible to treat roundworm types.
If your toxin level is low, then you may not have this issue. Liver enzymes, Immune stresses, help confirm. Actual parasite testing is in the stone ages.
Any realistic dose level in mg/kg will most likely cause a reaction, positive, negative, or wiggles.
Those that have no reaction, can move on with a challenge list, and move down the list.
It is unlikely that any 3 day challenge test will evoke any real impact to the infection, but it may help you understand if you have one type vs another, or how many types you have.
If you have more than one, or have washed stool pictures that use a macrozoom camera that has clear pictures, many can ID the type or kind of parasite, at least putting some names on the parasites.
For me, I took one dose of Invermectin, saw a significant pause in the infection level for 18 hours, knew I had parasites.
Most parasites have at least one stage that relies on the GI tract.
Strongylodes can be very small, and no visual ID may be possible, excepting the pattern, locations, symptoms.
Strongyloides ELISA positive does not necessarily ID strongyloides. It also shows association with Strongyles.
it takes time,
to ID the parasites,
prior to buying a larger amount of stuff.
Systemic infections tend to take a longer time to clear.