Me and my 3 1/2 year old son have had anal itching and poking / worm wiggling for 1 1/2 years. I had my stool samples tested and was diagnosed with trichostrongulus. Every Doc since that time has said it not possible to have this. None of my son's stool samples have produced any results. I personally believe we both have several parasitic issues because our symptoms are intense anal itching throughout the day and night (not pinworms) and poking. The poking seems to be coming from some parasite that is thin and black. We see black specs on our bottoms along with tiny black hairworms of some sort. We've been to several doctors and been treated with the following medicines with overall poor results. All medicines have reduced symptoms, but not cured us . The best results came from Albendazole from the manufacturer Cipla in India. This medicine completely stopped the anal itching for several months and reduced the anal poking, however it is all slowly coming back. (this is why I firmly believe we have 2 different types of parasitic issues going on.) At this point, I'm getting a little frantic trying to identify and cure what we have.
Here are the following medications we've tried.
• Albendazole from manufacturer Cipla in India
• NAET treatments along with Chinese herbs
• Wormwood, Black Walnut Hulls and Cloves combination
• MMS and Molecula Silver
I'm looking for any recommendations for treatments, labs and Doctors in the Chicago area that can help cure us.
What you and your son have is a common cattle roundworm. They will be 1/2 inch to just over an inch long when grown. They are called "hair worms" or "wire worms" because they look like black hairs or wires.
They are very closely related to hookworms in the way that they infect humans and in the way that they live and breed. They are smaller than hookworms - but their eggs are bigger - those are the black specks you are seeing.
They are treated just as hookworm roundworms are treated. A good protocol is 30 days on an anti-parasitical 90 days off - then another 30 days on. Make sure that what you are using is also killing the EGGS.
They can be eridicated in both you and your son.
Thanks you for your reply. What do you recommend we take and what is safe for a 3 1/2 years old?
Should we do a stool sample with with a better lab?
I'm looking for any additional advice you can provide.