Make sure you are cleaning your veggies and cooking your food all the way through! This man was having a horrible headache and felt like he had something lodged up his nose… When he went to the doctor, they pulled out a 5 foot long NIGHTMARE!!!
Warning: DISGUSTING FOOTAGE!
Due to the wonders of the internet and social media, we can often get a glimpse of incredibly unpleasant experiences that we can only hope will never happen to us. This is one of those experiences that certainly fall into that category.
As the Daily Mail shares, a video has been making the rounds of a man from Australia undergoing a tapeworm extraction. That in and of itself sounds incredibly uncomfortable, but when you realize the sheer size of the thing that was removed – and where it was located – it crosses the line into being ridiculously unpleasant.
Although it’s unclear how it got there, the man had a tapeworm lodged up his nose. What’s more, the tapeworm had grown to an absolutely massive length of five feet.
“It’s so uncomfortable,” the man says at one point in the video.
In the interest of making sure you don’t wind up like this guy, it’s important to understand what a tapeworm is – and how you can become infested with them. There are some helpful tips and signs attached that you can watch out for, but let’s just say you want to be awfully careful about what you’re eating – and how well it’s cooked.
According to dailymail,
WHAT ARE TAPEWORMS?
Tapeworms have evolved specialised ‘heads’ that carry an arsenal of spines or retractable hooks to attach themselves to the intestines of their hosts.
These parasites don’t have a gut of their own. Instead, they use their outer surface to absorb nutrients and excrete waste.
Beyond the ‘head’ and ‘neck,’ areas, a tapeworm is just a series of segments, each with its own male and female sexual parts. Eventually, they mature and make eggs.
Tapeworms infest a wide variety of animals. Whales get tapeworms, and in these huge mammals the parasites can grow to 100 feet or more.
If left untreated in human, the patient’s life may be in danger as the infestation can affect key areas of the organ.
The removal of a tape worm from an affected person’s nose is rare – but has been documented frequently in medical literature. However, experts are not sure exactly why this happens.
Poor guy. Watch out for tapeworms!