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Have strange worms that come of body, taking ovex, developed heart murmurs. What could we be infected with?

Hi. Me and my children have strange worms that come out in the bath. Some are long and thin, some are small white wavy ones and some actually look like tadpoles. We are taking Ovex and they are spewing out of us. A small one came out of my eye. I took it to A and E. They said it looked like a waterworm. My husband travels on business and recently went to mexico and Africa. We have developed heart murmurs we didn t have before. What could we be infected with? So scared
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Ascariasis is the most common human worm infection. Infection occurs worldwide and is most common in tropical and subtropical areas where sanitation and hygiene are poor. Children are infected more often than adults. In the United States, infection is rare, but most common in rural areas of the southeast. Anesthesia appears to agitate the worms and when there is infection of adults in the lungs they can exit the mouth and nose. The normal life cycle of ascaris is to migrate to the lungs for the larval stage and grow to an adult in the intestines, but sometimes the adults reside in the lungs. Ascaris eggs are found in human feces. After feces contaminates the soil, the eggs become infectious after a few weeks. Infection occurs when a person accidentally ingests infectious Ascaris eggs. Once in the stomach, immature worms hatch from the eggs. The larvae are carried through the lungs and then to the throat where they are swallowed. Once swallowed, they reach the intestines and develop into adult worms. Adult female worms lay eggs that are then passed in feces; this cycle takes between 2-3 months.
Answered: Fri, 21 Jun 2013
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