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A tape worm bit me, didn't get inside, just a bite. it was very small and left almost like a small flea bite on my hand. Am I to be worried?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Tapeworms

Human, and canine for that matter, tapeworms do not bite.
They are ingested as eggs or larva too small to be seen and only attach to the intestines after they have grown somewhat. They cannot bite your skin. Since I can't speculate on what actually did bite you, I would say that you should see your doctor if it does not heal up within a few days. Good luck.

In brief: Tapeworms

Human, and canine for that matter, tapeworms do not bite.
They are ingested as eggs or larva too small to be seen and only attach to the intestines after they have grown somewhat. They cannot bite your skin. Since I can't speculate on what actually did bite you, I would say that you should see your doctor if it does not heal up within a few days. Good luck.
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