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how do people get parasites

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Dr. Gregory Hines
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Contaminated water: Drinking contaminated water is an excellent way to get numerous types of parasites, often at the same time.
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Dr. Joshua Batt
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Yes: It is generally advised that you rinse all fresh produce before eating it. If you are still concerned that it may be contaminated, cooking the food it ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Parasites: What type of parasites? Skin parasites, GI parasites, parasites affecting lungs. The symptoms will differ depending on the parasite and the organs whi ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Yes: In summer, warm bodies of still water can develop not just bacteria but parasites that can infect recreational swimmers and participants in water spor ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Yes, often.: Yes, parasites multiply without treatment and symptoms often progress. What symptoms occur depends on the type of parasite. Get rid of 'em!
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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Hookworm: And they can crawl under your skin and then it looks like raised bumps that itch. Trhichinosis from undercooked pork or wild meat and that can make yo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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There isn't enough: info to even make a guess. Skin or another part of the body? What is the appearance? What are the symptoms? Consider resubmitting with more info. Or ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Serota
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No: Touching your dog alone would not cause you to get a parasite. Perhaps if your dog was infected with a parasite and was having GI issues and touched/ ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Fecal contamination: It depends on the parasite. Hook worm larvae penetrate through the skin. Round worm, pinworm, strogyloides, trichiris.Giardia, cryptosporidium are usu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Maybe: Snails and slugs get infected by ingesting Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae. So have you been eating slugs recently?

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