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Are There Safe Home Remedies To Treat Parasites
Not in the U.S.: Vermox is the medication for pinworms. In the U.S., vermox is by prescription only. I have heard that in some other countries, pinworm medication is over-the-counter. For other types of worms, blood parasites, and skin parasites, testing is needed and can be ordered by the doctor. Then treatment is with prescription medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parasites require other living organisms for their own survival. Human parasites need substances from our bodies for survival and cannot live without contact with humans and sometimes other organisms.. They may live in the blood stream, organs. Under the skin or nails, etc. Some parasites live in our pets, in insects, on plants, etc., but none live independent of whatever ...Read more
I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.
Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...Read more
What is a good herbal or other holistic remedy to get rid of intestinal parasites such as pinworm?
Artemesia: Several anti-parasite medicines have been derived from the active ingredient in artemesia (wormword) - this herb may be effective to prevent chronic infection with parasites when traveling or in treating active disease. You should not use without physician supervision, however, as artemesia is a powerful pro-oxidant and may cause problems if used long-term. Often medications are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: Treatment depends on type of parasite. Please resubmit with additional information. If not known, see pcp/gastroenterologist for tests to determine type of parasite so proper treatment can be administered. ...Read more
Yes: Just like bacteria, parasites can become resistant to specific drugs. Thus, while there are "drugs of choice" for specific parasites, one can never be sure that a given treatment will work. It is thus wise to be retested after treatment, though i advise waiting at least a month- a treatment might kill most but not all parasites so a test just after may miss the few survivors. See my comment:. ...Read more
What is the best or common treatment for malaria in ghana and can the malaria parasites be killed so that the patient is diagnosed free of the disease?
Malaria: This depends upon the particular species of plasmodium with which one is infected. The doctors there are best qualified to make these choices, having the microscopic evidence with which to make the decisions. The parasites can generally be entirely eliminated, but the risk of re-infection is always present. ...Read more
When we should repeat the treatment to kill all parasites...In scabies or pediculosis ? Is that selective of obligatory to repeat ?
Scabies/ Lice: Both r notorious, need complete eradication from body, clothes, sofa, beds, siblings, friends..., i mean must leave your house and contacts. Scabies med. From head/neck to toe, repeat after 7 days; follow instruction clearly. Pediculosis can be in head, armpit, pubic and any hairy areas. Sometime resistant. Go online/google, look for restistnt peduculosis eradication tips. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
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