Monsters Inside Me

Season 3 Episode 2

Something's Eating My Son Inside Out

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 12, 2012 on Animal Planet
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A teenage boy has been enjoying his summer vacation, but after a swim in a lake, he starts complaining of nasal pain and fever. At first, he appears to have sinusitis, but his sinuses have been shown to be dry. The boy soon develops swelling in his eye, nose, and gums and decaying flesh from inside his nose. It turns out that he has a weakened immune system, dealing with a rare, flesh-eating bacteria called Chromobacterium. A young model and actress has been living happily with her husband. When she breastfeeds her baby daughter, though, the young mother feels pain and even notices blood on herself. These symptoms are apparently due to a breast condition called mastitis. Although this clears up, she develops pain and numbness in her limbs, itchiness on her chest, headaches, and fatigue. Her doctors and husband doubt the young model/actress' condition, but a dream and surgery confirm that her illness has been caused by a fungal infection in her breast implants. A teenage college student has been enjoying college life, until she suddenly she feels chest pain. Her breathing becomes more difficult and painful. Initially, she appears to have walking pneumonia, but antibiotics fail to treat her. Her doctor soon learns that the girl's lungs has been infected by a fungus called Blastomyces.


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