Can hookworms protect against allergies
Gut instinct: the miracle of the parasitic hookworm
Although there is very little anout a connection with acne out there, apart from one post on these forums which no one seems to have taken seriously, i believe that acne is also an autoimmune disease and may also see positive results.
I think the main two problems are the "urgh factor" and the cost but maybe there are cheaper ways to get "contracted" as once you have them it only takes one pill to get rid of them again.
I know most people wont even consider trying it but what about the implied mechanisms and any equivalent alternatives?
There is loads about hookworms helping with allergies and inflammatory diseases on the internet but very little about them helping with acne. Of course common sense would say the reason for this is that it has already been considered and the mechanisms do not work with acne but it just might be that there is something to it.
Have a look at this which i just found:
My experiences with helminthic therapy
"One more positive change I have noticed is I no longer get acne on my back, something I thought I would grow out of after my teens. But no that persisted, but since I've been hosting my new friends my skin has been very healthy and clear. NO MORE ZITS!"
Edited by Riddled, 16 July 2010 - 07:18 PM.