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Please read last question

Dr. Peter W. Pappas pappas.3 at osu.edu
Tue Feb 9 06:04:09 EST 1999


"Is there a parasite in Spain or Morocco that comes in through the
feet, looks like you have athlete's foot?"  Right off hand, I don't know.
However, you won't get an answer to your most important question, "Am I
infected with something and with what" on the web.  You need to contact, in
person, the appropriate medical personnel.  But, before you do, collect some
samples of these "parasites" (put them in a container containing some
rubbing alcohol) and get someone to identify them!!!  If you live close to a
college or university, contact someone in the biology department and see if
they will look at the "parasites."  If that's not possible, contact your
local (country) agricultural extension agent.  While an extension agent
might not be able to identify a "parasite," he/she will probably be able to
tell you if your "parasite" is really an animal.  Or, take one of these
"parasites" to a local vet and see what he/she thinks.  If, in fact, someone
confirms your belief that you have a "parasite," then go to a physician with
the "proof."  On the other hand, it someone confirms that you do not have a
"parasite," stop posting your stories.


Jules wrote in message <36BF7473.378D11A7 at tuna.net>...
>Okay parasitologists, one last question that I hope someone can
>address:
>
>Is there a parasite in Spain or Morocco that comes in through the
>feet, looks like you have athlete's foot??
>
>After much reflection, it is clear that my health problems started of
>and slowly have multiplied since 1990 - after I returned from Morocco
>with a 'flu' in 1989.  I stayed in Marrakech, Azilah and Tangiers,
>mostly with my girlfriend whose parents from Sudan have a home there.
>There was also another American lady  we met who had a severe foot
>infection and was trying to get medical help - not easy as there, as I
>remember the streets did not have names in the Medinas and there wa s
>only one phone in the town of Azilah. I did have what I thought was
>athlete's foot under the same two toes where I have had an 'incurable'
>neuron for 6 years.  I later heard that my girlfriend returned from
>Morocco and was sick for months until they found a parasite, though I
>don't know what it was and can't get in touch with her now.
>
>thank you for your help, I won't clog your list with my troubles any
>longer, it can be a scary thing to have these experiences and I surely
>was and am a bit freaked out by it all.
>
>peace, Julie
>
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