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Parasitic Infection (Giardiasis)
None: No single blood test will give the diagnosis of all parasitic infections. Anyone who tells you otherwise is practicing fringe medicine. Be careful on your trip, get your required immunizations and take malaria prophylaxis as recommended, and when you return should you develop any illness let your physician know your travel history. Have a good trip. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I have a parasitic infection (unspecified at the moment). Is it safe to have a medial branch block?
Probably safe!: Facet Joint injections are useful for controlling referred pain from your spine. Most parasitic infections do not affect your spine! Trichinella affects your muscle Neurocysticercosis the brain! Toxolasmosis can affect muscle and brain! Depends on the parasite and its body location! Most parasites are in the GI tract ! ...Read more
Yes: Intestinal parasites are easily acquired at times from under cooked, unwashed, and contaminated foods. Signs and symptoms are constant diarrhea, increased bowel rumbling sounds, bloody stools, intestinal cramps, and foul gas. Usually bowl movements immediately after eating and being awaken to have a movement are some tell tale signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon locatio: Round worms and hook worms are fairly common in the south check your communicable disease web site. ...Read more
Suffering from undiagnosed parasitic infection. Ivermectin reduces symptoms for a few days. Looking for a cure.
How can i get rid of parasitic infection. done 100+ hours of research and been eating garlic to kill them. I believe i have roundworm and flukes?
DR visit: Go to your DR, bring along a stool specimen. This will be tested, you will get the correct DX and treatment. ...Read more
Many: There are number of parasites that have been found in eyes. Fortunately, this is a rare occurence in the U.S. A few of the more common ones are toxocara canis, the dog roundworm, histoplasma, a fungus endemic in the ohio river valley and toxocara, a protozoan, passed to fetuses from mothers who handle cats during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When they say parasitic infection or parasite infection. Do they usually mean microorganism parasites or worms? And do they have they same symptoms?
Complex: Assuming parasites means protozoa and worms. Malaria is one of the world's greatest causes of anemia, and hookworm and other intestinal worms cause iron loss and ultimately anemia. It's unfortunate that these exist nowadays. Don't accept a diagnosis of "parasites" from a non-evidence-based practitioner. ...Read more
Need to find the best type of doctor to diagnose the intestinal problems and parasitic infection I believe I am having. Can anyone point me right way?
If CBC blood test comes normal, can I say that I have no parasitic infection?assuming this test as the first step before specific parasite diagnosis.
Have been diagnosed with suspected parasitic infection. When I take 100mg bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) a day it's under control, flares up otherwise. Request advice on med?
Parasite infection: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic which means its chief effect is on bacteria, not parasites. That said, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) does work for cyclospora and isospora- parasites that cause diarrhea. It doesn't make sense that your symptoms return after a treatment course- unless you are getting re-exposed somehow in your environment or something "unrelated" to these purported parasites is occurring. Best to go see an MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?
Can small multiple liver cysts[subcentimeter] seen on CT,be caused by a parasitic infection?[ health not good], and I m worried about such infection
Possible: A form of hydatid cyst may present with multiple small cysts in the liver. However, unless you have been tending to sheep and were exposed to dog feces, it is highly unlikely that you have this parasitic infection. You should talk to the doctor who ordered the test and with her/his help consult the radiologist who read the CT. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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