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What is the cure for chronic worm infections?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Depends on the worm: There are several different worm sp's that may infect humans. Different anthelmintics (worm medicines) are used based on the worm. Stool needs to be checked by your doctor/lab & depending on the worm medications like albendazole, Ivermectin &/or pyrantel pamoate are used. Some worms are paralyzed & passed others killed & passed. No resistance develops and reinfection if exposure risk continues.
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