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Thread Worms And Swimming
Pinworms: Yes the worms can be seen. They are about 1/2" long. The eggs require a microscope. ...Read more
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?
I've seem to have a worm like parasite all over body mainly feet and hair go up nose and in ears all over furniture close floors walls and burn when ?
See your DR: The variety of your concerns need to addressed in person with your DR. PLease call and make an apt to be seen. ...Read more
Best not too: As in your question, if the pool is "pretty Dirty" it would be best to avoid the possibility of acquiring an infection. ...Read more
Can genital warts look like the thread on a wash rag but closer together and can be popped out with white squishy substances?
Can pin worm eggs get in my air system in my home? I'm finding tiny white sticky egg like things all of my house when I'm cleaning/dusting..
Lice, mites, or tiny ticks infected my hair, face, and neck - itching and swelling after cleaning an empty cabin. Rid?
How can I easily get rid of insomnia using household objects like rolling pin and tennis balls in sock?
Consider: ...Other than the obvious, consider baking bread. Roll out the dough w/ rolling pin. While waiting for the dough to rise, use the tennis balls in a sock tied to your ankle like a lemon twist jump rope. Exercise until the dough is done rising. Exercise anagin using the opposite ankle until bread is ready. Eat the bread until full and lay down. Should sleep soundly. (joking :).. Well, sorta ). ...Read more
Believe I have become infested with paradise worms or flukes and noticed there are what looks like baby worms right under my togune skin n black veins?
Would long little pieces of what looks like thread in stool possibly be worms in a toddler? What would worms look like? We got kittens, just concerned
Pinworms/threadworms: Pinworms are white thread like parasites that can live in the large intestines. They only affect humans so kitty is not involved.Kids are exposed to the pinworms through eggs shed by other kids in their play areas.These make it onto their fingers and are ingested, traveling inside where they hatch. Your doc can confirm the diagnosis and guide you with treatment. ...Read more
I have touched newspapers and washed hands with soap and DettolAntisepticLiquid b4 remove my lens.Will there be gems/worm eggs from paper get into eye?
No: In the U.S., where the tap water is clean, washing hands with tap water is fine... and regular soap is a bonus. In general, nothing else is needed (no Dettol nor other antiseptics). Also, "worm eggs" in newspapers is not a normal worry... unless the newspapers have been used to catch pet poop. If poop is involved, one can go ahead with using regular soap. ...Read more
Got worms after trip to Puerto Rico 2 years ago.Felt wiggles, and recently, pain. Found 3 worms on Qtip this week and dead worms on face this morning!
Rx taken for parasites (biltricide), still see heavy mucous in stool along with what looks like worm pieces. What next?
Theparasites: If you have completed your course of medication it will take several days to completely clear out of your system so just give it time ...Read more
I Teach swim lessons. Cut hand (Small nick) coming out of water. Was touching kids to help them swim with cut actively bleeding. HIV?
Stepped on dry dog poop while barefoot. Came home and washed my feet with hot water an soap. Had no open cuts. Am I infected with worms due to this?
Family diagnosed with pinworms/crazy/other bought microscope black dots on them look like broad fish tapeworm larvae. I'm not infected. Help its bad?
See a doctor 4 tx: If your situation feels desperate, and you suspect worms or larvae, it's best to see a doctor immediately for treatment. They have a microscope too, and can take a sample for definitive diagnosis. So that the person can be treated quickly and effectively. Do listen to what they say and recommend. It won't go away by itself. You need help. ...Read more
How do I disinfect my cellphone and remotes in order to clean off giardia or other protozoa parasites (suppose they are there)?
See below: Unless your phone and remote were contaminated by fecal material, it is unlikely that there are cysts of these parasites on the implements. To satisfy your concern, you may clean these with Chlorox wipes. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I am experiencing hemorrhoids and worms in stool. The following also describes me: Anal itching. Can pinworms get under the skin as it looks like they're inside the hemorrhoids?
Parasites: I have never heard of that occurring. Recommend treating the worms. ...Read more
I went to pee and saw a 6-8in white string swimming in the toilet. All around the toilet. I've checked since and noticed small white worms in my pee.
I just got done peeing to see a tiny black worm swimming in my toilet? I'm a 16 year old female. I recently got over the flu and my period if that hel
Sharing the toilet: It's ok, but frightening, to share a toilet with a worm, as long as the worm was already there. However, if one believes the worm just came out of her body, she should try to capture the worm. A patient's primary care doctor can order a "worm ID" or "parasite ID" test, and the patient can drop the worm off at the lab that received the doctor's order. Hopefully, the worm was from somewhere else. ...Read more
I have short white threads in my cheeks and under tongue. I also have rope worm. Not sure how to handle ?
Lichen planus?: If the threads are faintly purple, pink or lavender, it could be lichen planus, a harmless conditon. In addition to the mouth, often there are similar patches on the hands, the genital area, and elsewhere. It has no relation to rope worm. You can google LP for photos to compare with what you have. But see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I’ve seen threads in my feces and lines is that worms? I’ve been having a nonstop appetite no matter how much I eat and been getting sick easily
Maybe: Worms are surprisingly common; consider getting a lab to test your stool for worms/parasites but labs often miss them so test could show a false negative. Papaya seeds are proven to work as well as any drug and safe even if no parasites so try taking 2 tbsp of them once a week for several weeks- either chew them (as you eat the fruit) or grind and add to smoothie. Get tested if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5.5 month baby had banana day before.he did not poop yesterday but today his diper was full of black worm like threads.this happened twice in a day?
Worm Infection: I recommend you to take your baby to your Pediatric doctor for examination. One of the possible worms in neonates are pinworms. Is important to keep your baby hydrated, keep hygienic measures and in this case all members of the family should be treated because this is a highly transmittable disease. Fecal Oral transmission ...Read more
My baby's poop has lot of not moving black threads which look like worms.He had banana a day before and did not poop yesterday!what is it?Is it worms?
Banana Worms: Probably those thin little stringy things that are on the outside of a banana. But why wonder? Get it checked!!! ...Read more
I am 19 years old and I have been shaving my private area since I was was 16 and it has left me with ingrown hairs which caused scarring. It definitely makes me insecure about going swimming or even changing clothes . Do you know of any way to get rid of
My daughter have very small white thread like worms that are smaller 1/4 inch. What kind might they be n what do I do about it?
Probably pinworms: You can see your doctor and give a stool sample to identify them. Or send a picture to your doctor of them. You could also take pin-x over the counter to treat them and if they recur then be seen. ...Read more
Med eval: Threadworm is a parasitic infection of the intestines by roundworms (helminth) that can sometimes effect the skin as well. If you believe you have an infection please see either your physician or an infectious disease doctor for comfirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Medications might include Ivermectin , Mintezol or albendazole. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Erman: Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Good handwashing is important. Emollients can be used for anal itching. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, upholstery and carpeting. All family members should be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thread (pin) worms: Have your whole family and initimate others also been treated? Do you wash your hands well after use of toilet? Have you washed bed linens & clothes that you wore recently. Cleaned upholstered furniture and carpets? It usually takes more than just treating with pills. Take care. ...Read more
Medical evaluation: can accurately diagnose Thread worm (AKA Pinworms). Pinworm are intestinal parasites (Enterobius Vermicularis). Symptoms can include gastrointestinal upset, anal or vaginal itchiness, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, irritability, restlessness. Untreated pinworm infection can lead to weight loss, diarrhea, genital rash, urinary incontinence and vaginal discharge. ...Read more
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Med tx.: Threadworm is a parasitic infection of the intestines by roundworms (helminth) that can sometimes effect the skin as well. If you believe you have an infection please see either your physician or an infectious disease doctor for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Medications might include Ivermectin , Mintezol or albendazole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good hygiene: Thread worms (pinworms) are passed on by poor hygiene, not washing your hands after using the toilet or contacting objects contaminated by the worm’s eggs (underwear, bed sheets, towels, etc). Dirty fingers are put into the mouth; then the eggs grow into worms in the intestines. They can be treated by your doctor, but good hygiene, including laundering is the only way to keep them from recurring. ...Read more
Med eval.: Threadworm is a parasitic infection of the intestines by roundworms (helminth) that can sometimes effect the skin as well. If you believe you have an infection please see either your physician or an infectious disease doctor for comfirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Medications might include Ivermectin , Mintezol or albendazole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am planning to be father but I am suffering from thread worms in my body. Can i take albendazol tablets?
Sure: This won't be a problem with your becoming a dad or a risk to your baby. ...Read more