May 04, 2006

A Rather Disgusting Feeling

For the past two weeks, I've been feeling like something is stuck in my throat. It causes me to swallow compulsively and drink a lot of water to get rid of the unpleasant sensation.

Then, a colleague mentioned that his neighbor threw up a large worm a few days ago. The worm was carefully placed in a jar--to show the doctor. Needless to say, I drove to the pharmacy very fast to get some worm medicine.

Oddly enough, it's almost one year ago that I first tried Wormox:
Wormox-the Best Medecine in the World


www.cat.cc.md.us/courses/bio141/labmanua/lab22/ascaris.html
(I dare you to type the word "ascaris" in the Google Images search engine)

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10 comments:

Victoria said...

Sadly enough I already had-- I was doing some research for my Diversity of Life class. Fascinating animal.
Also, ew ew ew! So was it actually a worm?

TheMalau said...

Ascaris... I have really bad and painful memories of that nasty little fellow! :)

Tell me, when u say Wormox, you also mean Vermox, right? I remember, my mum made us take in a profilactic way at different intervals. Since she started doing that, I have never received a visit of the nasty little fellow again.

007 in Africa said...

Yes, it is actually Vermox 100 mg otherwise known as Mebendazolum. Vicky, am not sure if I have one but I keep on opening my mouth widely towards to mirror just to check.

Kingston Girl said...

worms are not good. Scabies is another joy of life in a tropical climate to try and avoid - red, itchy and hot and having to paint yourself in a thick pink substance isn't nice.

Gemma said...

Ooh! I DO hope it's not a worm :S I'm mostly elated I didn't get "anything" during my stay in Senegal: being a vegetarian was pretty risky...

Take care!

verniciousknids said...

I really wish I hadn't taken you up on your challenge...it's going to take a long time for me to forget those images!

dallas said...

Strangely enough, UW-Madison--smack dab in the middle of Wisconsin--is a stronghold for African History, Languages and Politics. I'll be traipsing about the Great Lakes region this fall, writing up vignettes in Swahili for a professor. Have you come across Jan Vansina? He's an eminent emeritus from UW and has written some path-breaking works on precolonial history in the Congo Basin. Just curious. I really like your work and wish there was more like it in out there about Africa: well-thought-out yet accessible.

Carl said...

OK, so, what did you have? Don't leave us hanging out here.

Elizabeth said...

Oooh. Nasty. I've been wondering if I have worms- difficulty gaining weight- but then I never bothered to take the medicine. Now I'm scared it will crawl out my mouth. God that's nasty.

A-tony said...

ew... that's was a nasty challenge.