Passing Worms From Pets To Humans
I read in a previous question that worms can be contagious between animal and human. When passing worms from pets to humans, which worms and what effects?
I'm concerned that we have received worms from our cats. I have treated them with Dawn but, of course, no relief for 2 out of the 6 that live in the home.
I've had rash and itching on both scalp and body for over a year now and possibly 2. Little black specks seemed to surface on body all over just in the past 2 months.
I have done 2 lice treatments and treated bedding but it seems like little eggs remain in the matresses, pillows, and clothes.
Now the symptoms are, of course, still there. It seems like little larvae are starting to surface from the skin after a tough scrub in the shower.
Just recently my son has been having the itching scalp and I've found little white specks/balls that are clearly not dandruff (not nits either) and when he does scratch a larvae-like creature surfaces almost immediately.
Going crazy and now having trouble sleeping because I don't want to lay on bedding and also find myself constantly checking my clothes and where I sit, sometimes finding the larvae-like bugs (almost microscopic) or what seems like nits and even bugs but they are so small that I can't determine exactly what they are.
Desperately seeking peace and cleanliness....
I'm sorry to hear of your situation and your concern over passing worms from pets to humans.
Ringworm, roundworm, tapeworm, and hookworm are all common parasitic worms that can infect cats, dogs and humans
The way the infection is passed is generally through contact with feces.
For your cats, it's probably the best idea to get them properly dewormed by getting a worm treatment from your local vet.
For you and your family, I would highly recommend a thorough intestinal cleanse using Herbal Fiberblend
. HFB is a combination of herbs and fiber that help to kill and cleanse parasites and worms from the body.
You should also be taking probiotics, like Florafood
, to build up the good bacteria in your immune system.
Are you actually seeing eggs in your bedding and mattresses, or just "feel" like they must be there? If you are actually seeing evidence of black specks, etc., you may have an additional problem - fleas or bed bugs. I hope that isn't the case.
It sounds more to me like you ARE dealing with one of the intestinal parasites mentioned earlier.
Do keep the litter box clean, of course, and keep an eye out for fleas (they tend to be carriers). Try adding some raw organic apple cider vinegar to your pets water bowl. A tablespoon per day will be helpful in keeping fleas away and also good for the cats.
You can also add ACV to your own drinking water. It has been known to help eliminate that itchy feeling in some people and has many beneficial effects. You can even use the apple cider vinegar topically to soothe your skin. Just be sure you are using the organic apple cider vinegar, like Bragg's.
I hope this helps you some and you get some relief soon. To your good health!