My 10 year old came to me hysterical cause she pulled a worm out of her skin. She has a oushy half inch tract where she said she she removed it from. Described as small white worm. She was panicked and killed it. I can't find any info about what this could be online. We have numerous animals and yes she has been known to run outside without shoes on. She is healthy chuncky active kid.
We call them worbels. They come from the bot fly. Around here, they are generally found on animals. My dh removed several from the neighbors bunnies.
We have also removed them from a cat.
But, when my son in law was a boy, he lived in Belize and he had one in his head. His brother had one on his leg. I don't know of anyone who has had one in my area. But I remember there was one article in the newspaper not too long ago about someone having one but I'm not sure if they just hadn't returned from a tropical country.
I don't think it would be warbles. Those are the larvae of the bot fly; I've seen them, and wouldn't describe them as small. They also make pretty good-sized lumps under the skin before they hatch out. (I've only seen them on cattle, but I imagine it would be possible for humans to get them, too. Although, livestock generally ingest the bot-fly eggs by licking at their legs, where the flies have laid them.)
I do think that I'd be getting the daughter to a Dr. ASAP, though. If there was one worm, there may be more, and, while I hate to scare you, I've heard some horror stories about worms migrating to the eyes and brain, among other body parts.
I remember as a kid at school, one of my friends telling me that she had worms living in her nose. She squeezed it and pimples came out. They did look a little like worms, but definitely weren't. I couldn't convince her they weren't worms.
I agree with BJF. I don't think it is a Bot Fly Larvae. I have pulled multipule larvae from cats. They don't come out easily, and the wound has an infected smell and look. Not to mention that they are not little. They have hooks on one end and do not want to come out, I think it would be painfull too. I second the thought of going to the doctor.
God bless you and yours
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but He has given unto us a spirit of power of love and a sound mind.
Take her now! I had a cousin almost die from this, it was in his lung, and they found. More in brain, but if they hadn't caught in time, he wouldn't have made it! I'm serious, I'm a nurse, wake her up and take her to er!!!!
Scabies are a type of mite, they are very tiny and cause a lot of itching. I don't think they could be it & I agree that the cuterebra (warble, bot larvae) would be very obvious & they are terribly difficult to get out - they create a large lump with a hole for their breathing apparatus... saw more than a few as a vet assistant. I don't think it would be one of those.
I would not take the time to post on here but get her to the ER as soon as possible!! It could be lifethreatening! I will send you money if you need it to pay for the ER. Please let us know what you find out and prayers sent for you.