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Subject: bug found in skin surface
Location: Toronto, Ontario
November 7, 2015 11:39 pm
I found this ‘bug’ embedded in my thigh. It was sticking out of a red spot. I pinched it and pulled it out. Can you identify it. It was never itchy or painful. Just noticed it during shower.
Thank you.
Signature: Concerned

Thing Found Under Skin

Thing Found Under Skin

Dear Concerned,
Regrettably, there is not enough detail in your image for us to make an identification.

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Subject: what is it
Location: San jose ca
November 8, 2015 8:53 am
I found this on the nape of my neck
Signature: karie

Thing found on Neck

Thing found on Neck

Dear Karie,
Regrettably, we are unable to identify what you found on the nape of your neck.

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Subject: What bit me??!
Location: Illinois
November 4, 2015 10:41 pm
Hi! So me and my boyfriend just moved into a new apartment. The first night we slept there I woke up with horrible red itchy bumps on me. An hour or so after I woke up I couldn’t stop itchy them cause they itched so bad. The next day they became painful swollen and blistered and also still itched. I have about 10 on one foot and a couple on the other foot. Plus a couple here and there on my arm, leg, back, and one on my chest. The most of them are on my feet though. It’s been about 3 days now and they are still very itchy and blistered and it looks like some kind of clear liquid is coming out of them. Please help me figure out what these bites are so I know what I’m dealing with. I’d really appreciate any feedback!
Signature: Thank you!! – Lauren

What's Biting???

What’s Biting???

Dear Lauren,
Our best guess is that you are being bitten by Fleas.  If the previous tenant had pets and there is no longer a mammalian host for the bloodthirsty critters, they will bite humans and the itchy bites can last for weeks.  We do not believe these are Bed Bug bites.

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Subject: Caraway seed with body inside
Location: STL, MO
September 22, 2015 7:50 am
Hi Bugman,
This is thought to be a parasite that has been infecting me and many of your readers after reading their posts. Are you able to identify this bug? From the eye it looks like a caraway seed however my flash was able to put light inside the body. There is a worm looking figure inside.
Signature: stephanie

Thing

Thing

Dear Stephanie,
While we cannot identify your thing, we suspect some of our readers may have some idea what you have captured thanks to the marvels of digital imaging.

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Subject: Parasites
Location: Everywhere
August 9, 2015 12:03 pm
There are black or white things that burrow into me. They are microscopic when they hatch and I have seen white ones 3″-4″ long, looking like dried spaghetti and a black one 6″ long and fuzzy, looking like a black fuzzy pencil. I have seen them all over the U.S. . They have been in me for two years and I feel them moving throughout my body. My area to pee and poo are so swollen that it takes me 5 min. To fully pee and I can not go poo unless I take a a lot of thing to keep it moving and then it comes out in poo the diameter of my thumb.
There is something else hurting me. It is airborne and when adult it looks like the tiniest cream colored ball ,fuzzy you have ever seen.
We are spreading the airborne ones every where we go. 16 hotels, 8 family members homes, numerous people that came through our house before we sold it in Texas. Now I am in Ohio and staying with my sister in law who has both parasites in her house. My sister in Texas has the stinging ones and both of her arms veins have collapsed . My hands look green sometimes and the shin dries everywhere they go in .
My hands feel things moving all the time as do my chest and legs and arms. Please try to find out what they are. My sister Dr. In TX told me they were in Africa. He told me when my heart can’t pump anymore because of the parasites, I will drop dead! I feel this will happen soon. Please help me as I am running out of places to go that won’t sting me and Every restaurant has them in the dinning area or in the kitchen. So many will die from these. What are they?
Signature: Terry Rose

Parasites

Parasites

Dear Terry,
We empathize with your situation, but we haven’t the necessary skills to assist you with your problem.  We cannot find any evidence in the images you have provided, but we are posting them with your request in the hopes that one of our readers may provide some assistance.  We do have a robust network of readers who comment on our Unknown Parasite posting and you may be able to gain some valuable information there.

Parasites

Parasites

Thank you for trying.  Before I die I would just like people to know.  These things are dangerous.  Terry Rose

You should visit our site for the posting Terry.  There are some cruel comments, but there are also some compassionate and helpful comments.

Parasites

Parasites

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Subject: help please help
Location: Locust Grove Ga
July 14, 2015 1:37 pm
I think these are being placed in my home on purpose i’m not feeling wel
Signature: Help Holly

"Bugs" in Home

“Bugs” in Home

Dear Holly,
While we sympathize with your situation, we are not able to provide you with any identification or advice based on the images you have provided.  We are posting your request and our readership may wish to comment and provide you with suggestions.

Update: Undeliverable Mail
It seems that in her distress, Holly was unable to provide a correct email address or perhaps our response was rerouted or intercepted based on the return email we received:  “Technical details of permanent failure:  The email account that you tried to reach does not exist.”

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