Worm Like Parasites
My husband is in the Philippines and he just called me a few hours ago telling me that some worm like parasites burrowed in his skin, on his legs and his arm.
He was in the mountains at the time with some locals, and the locals told him to light his lighter to where the worm was and it instantly went out.
According to the locals it would go inside the skin and feed on blood and leave when it's full but it would leave a big hole in your skin.
I would like to know if anyone has any idea as to what this worm-like parasite is and if it has left any unwanted visitors in his skin... or what to put on it to clean it...
I'm not familiar with the various worm like parasites in the Philippines. It almost sounds like leeches, doesn't it?
Even though I don't know what parasite this might be, I wanted to post your question live here on the site in case some of our visitors from the Philippines happen upon your question and can fill us in with their own experience.
Having said that, if your husband could get his hands on some hydrogen peroxide, that would be helpful in cleansing the affected areas.
Alternatively, another good option would be some tea tree oil, coriander oil, lavender oil, clove oil, or one of the other essential oils that have anti-parasitic and antibacterial properties.
I hope he is not having any lingering side effects from his encounter with these burrowing bugs. If he does have problems once he gets home, get him to do a cleanse with Herbal Fiberblend
and that should sort him out.