U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

Could chemotherapy rid your body of paarasites?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Possibly?: If you are referring to cancer chemotherapies, it is theoretically possible that a given chemotherapy drug could be toxic to a parasite. A quick search of the literature did turn up a class of cancer chemotherapeutics called kinase inhibitors that affects certain signaling pathways in human cells that certain parasites (malaria) require for reproduction in the host.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 48-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 21-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 24-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jan 26, 2014

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.