That Worm Feeling

And you thought your dandruff was a drag

Carroll and Nelms still take daily doses of Thiabendazole (relapses are common in creeping eruption cases where patients prematurely stop taking their medicine), and though they say they still have less energy than normal, it's nothing compared to the utter lethargy and depression that hammered them at the height of their infestation.

Their Afghan hound is getting better, too.

Absent-mindedly scratching at a scab on her leg, Carroll lights another smoke.

The horrifying hookworm.
U.C. Davis
The horrifying hookworm.
Barbara Carroll still show signs of her  afflictions.
Paolo Vescia
Barbara Carroll still show signs of her afflictions.

"I thought it would be good to talk about this and get it off my chest," she says. "And I guess it is, but it's giving me the creeps. I mean, you really have no idea how creepy worms are until you get some in you."

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