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Subject: Biting ghost
Location: NC
January 26, 2016 9:10 pm
We have been being stung by what looks like hair. Even our dogs have red spots on them. They are also getting a lot of ear problems. I find a lot of what looks like leaf litter on the floors and it always has hair with it. The last picture I had to get it off my dogs eye one morning. I almost looked like some kind of slug with a soft shell. I wonder if something is using the leaf as a hiding place.
Signature: Lost in the woods

"Hair Bug"

“Hair Bug”

Dear Lost in the woods,
Much like your previous submission, we cannot recognize any life form in your images.  This looks like debris picked up from the floor.  We cannot help you but you may benefit from the network of sufferers who share parasite information in our comment section.  For the record, we do not endorse any methods described in comments.

"Hair Bug"

“Hair Bug”

"Hair Bug"

“Hair Bug”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: lyme disease coinfection…
Location: Ontario
December 31, 2015 10:04 pm
After I ate I pulled this out of my mouth. It curled up & has a hook thing on the end. Please let me know if you know its origin/how to treat me (and my father) these come out of our mouthes, nose. We also have white bumps that grow & you can pull fibres or chunks of something…sometimes flat and one end is smaller. I have sores on my face and neck scalp arms legs and chest.
Signature: sincerely stressed out and clueless

Possible Parasite

Possible Parasite

Dear sincerely stressed out and clueless,
We are unable to identify the thing you pulled out of your mouth, but it looks remarkably like a thing someone found on the body while showering.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide you with some information.

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Subject: whats that bug
Location: Yucca Valley, CA
December 23, 2015 8:39 pm
I felt a pinch on my back, after taking a shower went to scratch my back and pulled this off my back. It felt like it was leeching on to my back felt like ripping off velcro. Please help me find out what this is I completely freaked out.
Signature: C. Lamar-Ryan

Possible Parasite

Possible Parasite

Dear C. Lamar-Ryan,
While we are unable to provide you with an ID, we are posting your image and we believe our readership will write in with comments.  We have several postings with external and internal parasites and we also have a robust network of folks who comment on those postings.

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Subject: Unknown shrimp like parasite
Location: S Florida
December 18, 2015 12:51 pm
Bugman could you please attach this image to unkown shirmp like looking parasite disscusion. I am desperately sleeking an answer to what I have been dealing with for almost a year.
Thank you
Signature: Lauren

Parasite

Parasite

Dear Lauren,
We have numerous Parasite postings, so we created a unique posting for your image.  You may provide a comment to the posting to which you are referring, and you may link to the posting with your image.  There is not enough detail in your image for us to be able to provide you with any information. 

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Subject: Suspected parasite
Location: Barcelona
December 14, 2015 3:55 pm
Hello, can you help me find the name of this strange looking thing in my 5yr olds stools? He’s had strong stomach pain since November 28 and pediatrician seems to think its just roughage and that he just has oxymorons. It measures about 1cm or more, has a forked tail and it seems to have 2 teeth like structures at the front. He’s been treated with lomper but stomach pain persists still today. Now he’s also getting itchy pimple like button with center. Not sure if that’s just chicken pox or associated with that parasite. My husband travelled about month ago to Eritrea. Not sure if has any connection or if this thing is local.
Grateful for any info you can provide me with.
Regards.
Signature: Worried mom

Possible Parasite

Possible Parasite

Dear Worried Mom,
We empathize with your situation, but we haven’t the medical credentials to diagnose this alleged internal parasite.  While we refrain from providing any medical advice in similar situations, we have a robust community of sufferers who freely share home remedies.  We must clarify that we accept no responsibility for side effects of ingesting kerosene or any other cures that are provided in our comment section.

Possible Parasite

Possible Parasite

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Subject: scary bugs
Location: central calif
November 13, 2015 6:16 am
Please help I’d these bugs? They came from my nose.
Signature: herb

"Scary Bugs"

“Scary Bugs”

Dear Herb,
While we empathize with your situation, we are not able to assist with your problem, and we would suggest you seek assistance from an expert.

"Scary Bugs"

“Scary Bugs”

"Scary Bugs"

“Scary Bugs”

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