A member asked:

How do i get rid of hookworm i have cutaneous larva migrans all over my inner thighs, butt, arms, face, breast, i think it started lower and prob spread from itching, shaving, etc.... i think they are in my lungs, and now they are in my eyes they gunk up

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Because : Because of drug resistant hookworm with reinfection, you might be wise to see an infectious disease specialist.

Answered 10/3/2016



Curious post: You get hookworm through your feet & they migrate in the blood & under the tissues. Itching is common but not a cause for spread. Confirmation requires testing. A variety of medications can kill the worm which could otherwise persist for 5 years or so. I would find someone to confirm that this is not something else & get treatment. Patients are often anemic & need other help.

Answered 2/26/2018



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