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Are blisters in the throat and moving sensation in the eyes and ears, headaches, chest, abdominal and back pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting symptoms of a parasite infestation?

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Posted on Sat, 17 Oct 2020
Question: i have blisters on the back of my throat and white streaks just underneath the skin inside my mouth, strange movement in eyes with gold streaks, bubbling movement sensation in my ears, headaches, chestpain back pain, abdominal pain, pressure and movement across bridge of nose. extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, soft stool. been diagnosed and treated for pin worms but it seems to only get worse. do i possibly have another kind of parasite
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please follow up with some additional details

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have gone through your query. Please follow up with the following additional details so that I can give you a definite analysis.

-How long have you been experiencing blisters in the throat and the eye, ear symptoms?

-did the chest pain and abdominal pain also start simultaneously along with the throat, eye and ear issues? If not, what did you first notice?

-Have you noticed blood in stools?
-Any recent unintentional weight loss?
-Do you have fever?

-Any ear pain or discharge from ears?
-Have you undergone stool analysis, microscopy?
-Please provide details of any other investigations you have undergone?
-Also, provide details on travel especially in case of outside of united states

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Dr.Lekshmi

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (4 hours later)
January My eyes ears and throat started first with soft stool and vomiting, and a terrible headache felt like migrain but nothing would relieve it and pressure wouldn,t move it all across top of head and in eyes for 3 or four days. Month later pains in body chest, back, abdomen started. No other tests have been done january to present except my own to which i have pics but can,t get them to download. I do have pain in ears at times with weird feeling of bubbles moving around not as usual like going in higher elevation. My stomach growls all the time, my heartbeat always seems really fast, short of breath, momentum and energy lost quicky, agitated all the time. Home remedyies aren,t working. But the do make me flush thin white string things in soft stool
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Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 minute later)
No blood in stool
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possible diagnosis: strongyloidiasis

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,
Thank you for following up

The symptoms you are describing is likely to be strongyloidiasis, caused by paradites in the genus Strongyloides. These parasites enter the body through skin and travel to different parts of the body including lungs, eyes, intestines etc. You are at higher risk if your immunity is suppressed as in diabetic patients, HIV patients, those taking steroids etc.
In United States Strongyloides is rare (even though there are occurances) and you are at higher risk if you had travelled to any tropical countries.
Diagnosis is through stool microscopy looking for larvae and ELISA antibody testing.
Once confirmed, treatment is with Iveectin for 2 weeks, followed by rest period of a week and then restarting Icermectin for another 2 weeks. Then your stool need to be analyzed again for presence of larvae and if positive treatment need to repeated.
Please be advised to follow up with your primary care provider for further evaluation and management.

Hope this answers your question
Please let me know if you need further clarification
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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Are blisters in the throat and moving sensation in the eyes and ears, headaches, chest, abdominal and back pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting symptoms of a parasite infestation?

Brief Answer: Please follow up with some additional details Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query. Please follow up with the following additional details so that I can give you a definite analysis. -How long have you been experiencing blisters in the throat and the eye, ear symptoms? -did the chest pain and abdominal pain also start simultaneously along with the throat, eye and ear issues? If not, what did you first notice? -Have you noticed blood in stools? -Any recent unintentional weight loss? -Do you have fever? -Any ear pain or discharge from ears? -Have you undergone stool analysis, microscopy? -Please provide details of any other investigations you have undergone? -Also, provide details on travel especially in case of outside of united states Awaiting... Dr.Lekshmi