>By and large tapeworms do NOT cause pruritis when they pass and they of
>course do not fit the previous description. It sounds most likely that
>they are either whip or threadworms, _Trichuris trichiura_ or the ever
>present pinworm _Enterobius vermicularis_. Neither of these criters can
>be associated with undercooked red meat. They both are considered soil
>transmitted parasites (E.v. is a socially althought not necessarily
>sexually transmitted infection. You usually self cure from E.v. after a
>few rounds of the life cycle and the itching is very characteristics. It
>is not usually treated unless sleeploss or pruritis are compelling. T.t.
>may survive for years although the passage of worms in the stool is not
>that frequent of an occurence (as was suggested by this case). This
>infection can also be treated by a physician and should respond
Is there anything I can ingest, (i.e. common household acids) <smile>
like certain foods that will reduce their ability to survive, and / or
reduce their activity level? What is the procedure, when going to see
a physician? I don't see how I could have managed to get the parasite.
EV: How long approximately could this last? I mean, it can die down
completely for almost a month or more, and then it is back with
Where do these critters reside? I would assume that they are both relatively
similar, or have some similar characteristics. Any idea how long a single
"one" of these can live for? How do they cause the pruritis? Biting?
Is there anywhere on the net I can go for any further information? Any public
domain documentation? I do have major sleep problems, but don't think it is
related. (Would it be something I wasn't conscious of (too many nutrients
being removed?) Or would it simply be lost sleep due to uncomfortability?)
I believe I have had these five years approximately. Very surprised I even
discovered them.. I am very surprised I haven't done anything about it, either.
Can they be transmitted through semen? (could I give this to my girlfriend?)
> Steve Kayes
Thank you once again for your priceless time.