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A 24-year-old female asked:

I was treated for strongyloides with 2 doses of ivermectin + 1 dose of albendazole over a few weeks of time. i understand that these drugs dont kill the eggs though, only the adults, so what do we do then? should i continue treatment?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Eggs get eliminated in the feces and with no worms in your intestine no new ones would be produced. Unless you have symptoms related to worm infestation, you should let it be. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. Get HPV, Flu and Covid vaccines
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