Worms in my foot

Canada
January 3, 2013 2:31am CST
Last year in Jamaica I caught a tropical disease. I forget the proper name for it but it is worms from animal desease in the sand that burry its way through your skin and live inside you. I was in pain for 2 months until doctors in Canada were able to figure out what was wrong with my foot. I couldn't walk, I couldn't sleep due to the pain. The medication to kill the worms is also not available in Canada so we had to improvise a bit. I had to go to the animal clinic to get medication they give animals for worms. But hey it worked and the pain disappeared after a few days. Most painful thing I have ever gone through. Have you ever caught a strange illness
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@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
I've never experience such strange illness but your is scary. Have you feel any moving living things in your foot?
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@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
3 Jan 13
Only thing I know is what we call "sand fleas". At some beaches (mostly not the cleanest ones) in Africa you find them as well. So wear slippers. They indeed eat themselves through your skin. Never had them but always have something with me so I am able to cut them out. If it comes to strange illnesses I don't know.. but fact is I mostly get sick of rediculous things, they nearly kill me, and seldom of what others have. I turned out to be allergic against malerone (against malaria), tonque started to swallow I nearly choke, had all the side effects one can have. So will never use that again.
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• China
3 Jan 13
My goodness,it sounds so frightening.I had allergic purpura when I was in the fouth grade of primary school,it was a little bit hard to cure,and the treatment lasted for almost a year.
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@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
Have you completely gotten rid of those worms? I hope you did coz if there would still be worms inside your body, it could destroy your internal organs as well.
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@prashu228 (23399)
• India
3 Jan 13
Hi Is it fibrosis ,its a foot disease too. So finally you got cured. Good to know that the animal clinic have the medicines and they were able to trace it. yes sometimes we wont get the proper medication in the normal clinics. I have never faced anything so far.
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• China
3 Jan 13
Sorry for that ! I get cold these days, but it's all right. hope you can defeat the worms soon ;) You can surely make it!
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@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Jan 13
Hi, That sounds awful. So did the worms die or got out of your foot? I saw a show on tv that featured a worm that goes inside the skin of animals and also humans, it grows inside the skin and comes out when it becomes mature and turn into a fly. The person who had this type of worm on his back used a docktape to suffocate the worms and make them come out of his body. There was another type of worm that stays in the body and move everywhere. This one is very dangerous because it can go through the vital organs in the body and can cause someone to get very ill. Unfortunately, I forgot the names of the worms.
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• Canada
8 Jan 13
The second scenario you discussed is what I had. They move around it your body and can live months inside of you. It is very painfully.
• Canada
3 Jan 13
This is one of the reasons why I am not interested in going to tropical places, and if Ido, I would not go in bare feet. I prefer hotels with swimming pools, where I am not going to pick up something off of the beach. I am glad that they finally figured out what happened, though. Sounds like something off of the show "untold stories of the ER" that I saw on TLC last week.
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• China
8 Jan 13
Tropical Travel... I haven't experienced that yet ;(
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
3 Jan 13
That is so weird! I never heard anything like this before! I heard of things from animals that people can get but never heard of people getting worms like yours! At least the doctor found out what the problem was and got it taken care of! Glad you were able to get the medication from the vet office! I honestly have not had a strange disease! Hope I never do! LOL!
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• Greece
3 Jan 13
I haven't caught a strange disease but I remember something similar when I lived in Africa. There was a fly that layed its eggs on wet clothing. When the clothes were worn close to the skin then the eggs hatched and a worm got under the skin. We had to make sure that clothes were ironed with a hot iron if they were going to be close to the skin. This was a particular hazard with nappies. I remember a baby who wore a cotton sunhat and it had not been ironed, as a result this child got little bumps on his head and worms came out. I have remembered this for years!