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scalp parasites or what?

Danny dannyvic75 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 30 12:55:22 EST 2005

poorsightedinSydney wrote:
> Can anyone help please. My partner, a 55 year old male, was bitten by
> a tick or white tailed spider about two years ago. Since then he has
> had severe stinging pain in his scalp. He had a scalp reduction
> operation about 10 years ago and initially thought the pain was to do
> with the sutures from this, which he thought had become infected.
> However he now believes he has some sort of parasite in his scalp as
> he can feel something moving and stinging under the skin. He believes
> he saw a white worm coming out of one of the ulcers one night, though
> he could only see it using mirrors. He has shaved all his hair off
> used numerous antithelmatic medications, but to no avail. He is also
> having problems breathing and says his lungs hurt. Alvomectin, taken
> orally, eased the symptoms (including the breathing difficulties) for
> about a day, but then they came back. None of the parasitologists
> been able to find anything and he is getting desperate. Does anyone
> have any idea what this could be? He hasn't been anywhere tropical in
> the past 2 years but does swim frequently in the local river, which
> flows through a local rainforest.

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