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A 22-year-old member asked:

Will laxatives help remove intestinal parasites?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: Need anti parasitic drug.
Last updated Jul 15, 2018
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