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#229440 - 02/05/07 08:46 PM Sand worms???
bs122196 Offline
I have heard that there are unseen sandworms that can burrow into your feet on the beaches there and can cause some pretty extensive damage. My aunt had a friend who had one burrow into her foot and she didn't even notice until she started having foot problems about 3 weeks later. Any news on this?

#229442 - 02/05/07 08:58 PM Re: Sand worms??? [Re: bs122196]
Cybercayecaulker.com Offline
Sounds like hook worm which is a parasite that lives in sand or dirt in many places, not just in Belize. Did they give you any kind of name to go by?
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#229449 - 02/05/07 09:33 PM Re: Sand worms??? [Re: Cybercayecaulker.com]
bs122196 Offline
someone said Cutaneous Larva Migrans?

#229453 - 02/05/07 10:11 PM Re: Sand worms??? [Re: bs122196]
SimonB Offline
"sandworms that can burrow into your feet on the beaches there". I've walked many a mile barefoot here as have most of my friends, can't say that I or any of them have run into problems.

#229459 - 02/05/07 11:21 PM Re: Sand worms??? [Re: SimonB]
KVarner Offline
There is a guy who walks around town barefoot all the time (kind of a bum, lives here and there and never has any money). He had a hookworm growing in his foot last week. Nasty thing, I must say.

#229471 - 02/06/07 01:37 AM Re: Sand worms??? [Re: KVarner]
DitchDocDiver Offline
there is some kind of flea or fly... name ecapes me now... sorry
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#229488 - 02/06/07 10:06 AM Re: Sand worms??? [Re: DitchDocDiver]
dabunk Offline
Watch the movie "Dune" Now that is a worm in the sand.

#229495 - 02/06/07 10:30 AM Re: Sand worms??? [Re: dabunk]
Otteralum Offline
Or "Tremors." Possibly the best movie ever made!
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#229496 - 02/06/07 10:39 AM Re: Sand worms??? [Re: Otteralum]
natalie p Offline
Larvae migrans -- 'dog hookworm'. They come from dogs, live in the sand, enter humans or animals via the skin,cause an itchy rash that is characterized by a track as the worm travels under the skin, are microscopic, and are easily treated.

#229504 - 02/06/07 11:28 AM Re: Sand worms??? [Re: natalie p]
dabunk Offline
And with all the maga dogs running around, what are the chances of that happening!

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