A 22-year-old member asked:
Will laxatives help remove intestinal parasites?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Not effective: Most parasites need specific medication. Laxatives could make things worse, as most parasites cause diarrhea to begin with. Parasites are diagnosed with blood and stool tests, so see your doctor.
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: Need anti parasitic drug.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 15, 2018
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