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Question: Question about Cutaneous larva migrans (hookworm)? If you have ever had this or known someone who had it did the medication for it work? How long did it take for it to go away? And did any of the complications from it that doctors say are rare, happen? Like the larvae moving into the intestine an/or lungs cuasing diarrhea, nausea, coughing, pheumonia, anemia?

Answer: We went to Jamaica a few years ago. A few months after returning my 9 year old daugher noticed little red lines on the bottom of her feet. Her pediatrician diagnosed her with cutaneous larva migrans. He froze both ends of the lines on every line there was. The lines went away after that. I assume their gone. The only reason I'm searching on this topic now is because I was watching a documentary last night on parasites and how they can travel through your blood stream and attach to your organs, etc. I'm wondering now if she should've taken something to make sure none of them traveled? I'm very concerned. Anyhow I hope this helps you in some way.

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