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Parasite in nasal cavity?

Postby savvy » Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:36 pm

Has anyone ever heard of having a parasite live in your nasal cavity/nasal passage? In the past year I have awakened to feel like something is crawling in my nose. Let me assure you I have been wide awake when I felt it. I know pinworms are active at night, so wouldn't it make sense that a parasite in my nose might be as well? I am terrified. How on earth can I go to the doctor and say "I think I have a worm living in my nasal passage" without sounding like a crazy nut. Also, how can I go on living with a parasite in my nose that I notice every 3 or so months. Any thoughts?

Please help me. I have looked on the internet and found a little, but not much.
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Postby Cyclingmaniac » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:28 pm

I hadn't before . . . but . . . now I have! I found info at the following url:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 902AAM8Br6

There are multiple links including one to the Center for Disease Control.
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Postby Vicki » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:30 pm

Hi Savvy and Companion :-) !!

Parasites are found anywhere in the body. I heard pretty yucky stories in my parasitology class. Go to your primary care doctor and tell them you occassionally feel something moving in your sinsus. Maybe you are having some kind of sensory misfiring. If there was really something up there, you would probably feel it on a more regular basis. Have you been out of the country or eaten raw meat/seafood? You have to let us know how this one turns out.

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Postby lynn321 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:19 pm

insist on doc taking you seriously or go elsewhere, especially if having been toimexico or other poor hygene country
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Postby Empty » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:24 pm

I've seen a movie where if you take a sample of your blood and touch it with a red hot paper clip, if the blood reacts, you definitely have problems! Ok, thats the Valium talking, but seriously, this is nothing to take lightly and you should definitely seek the support of and ENT to have yourself checked out. In Iraq I seen some horrible things to include a guy with brain worms from he contracted from consuming contaminated meat. His catscan litterally showed trails of worms eating their way through his brain tissue. Great guy, just a bit quirky if you know what I mean.

Ok, thats worst case; best case it could be that one morning a beautiful butterfly flutters from your nose ;) Ya, I know, it's time for me to head to Alaska...I'm working on it!!

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Postby Mitzi » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:35 am

Sure it isn't just an itchy nostril ?

I get that quite a bit and it drives me cuckoo. I have to get into the mask somehow and scratch,waking my partner up with the wooooooosh of air escaping.I reset my mask and go back to sleep.

I must say it sometimes feels as if there is a living thing crawling, but I need my sleep so it's not in my nature to worry about it.

But now I am not too sure !!! Should I ?? #-o
I am happy I can breathe easier.
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Postby Jessica » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:59 am

Sometimes, when you have frequent sinus infections, or for other reasons, your nerves will get irritated and exposed, and it will feel like somethings crawling when it's not.
Of course, a doctor could probably tell you for sure.
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Postby Jessica » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:00 am

And, I meant to add, it could be sinus drainage crawling down the raw nerves.
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Postby Guest » Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:54 pm

savvy wrote:Has anyone ever heard of having a parasite live in your nasal cavity/nasal passage? In the past year I have awakened to feel like something is crawling in my nose. Let me assure you I have been wide awake when I felt it. I know pinworms are active at night, so wouldn't it make sense that a parasite in my nose might be as well? I am terrified. How on earth can I go to the doctor and say "I think I have a worm living in my nasal passage" without sounding like a crazy nut. Also, how can I go on living with a parasite in my nose that I notice every 3 or so months. Any thoughts?

Please help me. I have looked on the internet and found a little, but not much.


You are not crazy. You have probably have whip worms and your doctor can perscribe mebendezole. I too have had them.
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Postby Guest » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:07 am

Yes, it can happen. A friend just told me about a friend who just returned to the US from a third world country. The man sneezed really hard and a worm came half way out his nose! A friend noticed it and pulled on it, (this was many inches, as the story was conveyed by a witness) and the parasite/worm broke in half, the part still in him retracted back into his nose. Needless to say, he went to his doctor, where the rest of it was removed. His reply was, "no wonder I've been having those headaches for the last year!" Insist upon being taken seriously by those who work for you (doctors). Good luck.
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Postby Vicki » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:20 am

Parasites can do some horrific, totally gross things. After studying parasitology as part of a medical diagnostics class, I wouldn't go barefoot for years. I must of forgotten the worst because I love sushi. Lets just hope it is an ichy nose!

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Postby Jennywren » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:15 pm

I have had pinworms and now have movement in my nose which I am sure are pinworms. In England we call them threadworms. I have had tests to see what kind of parasite I have. The results are negative!! I have told my doctor that I have felt movements in my nose and that I think I have parasites in my nasal cavity. This is usually met with raised eyebrows and disbelief. The last response was that I am imagining it. So be comforted, you are not alone.

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Postby ApexAZ » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:50 pm

Wow wrong thread to read during my lunch break!

Good luck and hopefully you don't have any parasites!
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Postby kittybork » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:11 pm

When a child with pinworms is sleeping in a dark room, the pinworms come out. Using a flashlight, they're quite easy to see, nasty but true! I wonder if the same technique would work on your nose!
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Postby NoseHose » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:43 pm

ApexAZ wrote:.....Good luck and hopefully you don't have any parasites!


I have lots of parasites....they're everywhere.....they sit in the cubes along side of me where I work......
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