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Ascaris Worms (Definition)

A genus of parasitic nematode worms known as the "small intestinal roundworms", which is a type of helminth (parasitic worm). ...Read more


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What are the cause of ascaris? What are the treatment of ascaris?

What are the cause of ascaris? What are the treatment of ascaris?

Ascaris Lumbricoides: Ascaris lumbricoides (parasitic helmith worms) can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc can also contaminate food. Ascaris is ingested. Ascaris >. ...Read more

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How do ascaris lumbes. Come out of body?

Mouth, Nose, Rectum: Occasionally adult worms come out the mouth, nose or rectum. Most infected persons are asymptomatic with worms in the small intestines. ...Read more

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What should I do to take care of ascaris?

Anthelminthic meds: Albendazole and mebendazole, are the drugs of choice for treatment of ascaris. ...Read more

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How do people get ascaris most commonly? Would I have to have been abroad?

How do people get ascaris most commonly? Would I have to have been abroad?

Ascariasis: Ascaris lumbricoides (parasitic helmith worms) can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc)can also contaminate food. Ascaris is ingested. Ascaris. ...Read more

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How common are ascaris lumbricodes in the us? I travelled to singapore recently

Not common in US: Per the cdc ascariasis lumbricoides is uncommon in the United States. Per the cdc "an estimated 807-1, 221 million people in the world are infected with ascaris lumbricoides". ...Read more

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Can fresh milk help prevent ascaris limbrocuides?

Can fresh milk help prevent ascaris limbrocuides?

No: Ascaris is due to eating infected food with the eggs of ascaris. Fresh milk will not prevent it. Always make sure you eat hot freshly prepared food served at well maintained and clean establishments. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between ascaris fertilised and hookworm ova with diagram?

Doctors, what is the difference between ascaris fertilised and hookworm ova with diagram?

Is this for homework: We can not diagram this for you. You can check this site : https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=parasite+ova+pictures&oq=parasite+ova&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.5671j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8 for pictures of ova from different parasites. ...Read more

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Can ascaris large roundworm partially come out of anus and crawl back in? How likely is this?

Can ascaris large roundworm partially come out of anus and crawl back in? How likely is this?

Could happen: Ascaris are very large and can crawl into all kinds of places. Have seen them in the ears, coming out of the nose, in gall bladders, appendices, coughed up after being partially swallowed. Where on earth would you have become infected. If you can get one of these worms they are simple to identify, or a stool specimen will contain eggs. ...Read more

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I have taken zentel 400 for 10 days for ascaris. I finished 4 days ago but symptoms still prevail. Any reason for this?

I have taken zentel 400 for 10 days for ascaris. I finished 4 days ago but symptoms still prevail. Any reason for this?

RE: Zentel: I would agree that a 10 day course of zentel is longer than usual, and should have treated the ascariasis. I would submit another stool specimen for bacterial culture, along with ova/parasite exam. I would strongly doubt ascariasis is an active problem at this time and attempt to exclude other problems. Gastrointestinal input with possible colonoscopy might be of benefit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get ascaris from undercooked chicken? How is ascaris caught?

Can you get ascaris from undercooked chicken? How is ascaris caught?

Ascaris: Ascaris lumbricoides can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc can also contaminate food. You would only get it from chicken if contaminated by. ...Read more

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Ill take already mebendazole for ascaris lumbricoides but I have yet roundworm..

Different infection: Ascariasis should respond to mebendazole. However, Mebendazole does not treat all roundworm infections. One would need to know what roundworm and where the infection was before determining treatment. ...Read more

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I have extreme headache. I also have acidity and constipation due to ascaris lumbricoides. What must I do?

I have extreme headache. I also have acidity and constipation due to ascaris lumbricoides. What must I do?

Treat parasites: A good history taking can help define the type of headache you have. If you have helminths, check for other ones that could cause anemia. Certain parasites can lower your blood hemoglobin and chronic anemia can cause headaches because of high cardiac output. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ascaris in my belly, but I am afraid when they come with stool?

What to do if I have ascaris in my belly, but I am afraid when they come with stool?

Get medical: Evaluation & treatment. I don't think anyone likes the site of parasites in their feces - so get it treated. ...Read more

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Ascaris lumbs have been present frequently in my stool test. I had albendazole and it got absent last month. But they have been found again. What to do?

Ascaris: To prevent new infections:
avoid touching soil that might be contaminated with human feces.
When traveling to areas where hygiene and sanitation are poor, avoid food and water that might be contaminated with soil.
Wash hands with water and soap before eating or preparing food.
Wash, peel or cook all fruits and vegetables before eating. ...Read more

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What can cause tape worms in children?

What can cause tape worms in children?

Uncooked meat: Most common transmission of tapeworm is through uncooked or under cooked meat. Can also be transmitted through contaminated stool and water ...Read more

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How do you get rid of ring worm in children if they all play together?

How do you get rid of ring worm in children if they all play together?

Antifungal Creams: When fungus affects the skin of the body or the groin, many antifungal creams can clear the condition in around two weeks. Examples of such preparations include those that contain Clotrimazole (cruex cream, desenex cream, lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream, lotion, and solution), Miconazole (monistat-derm cream), ketoconazole (nizoral cream), econazole (spectazole), Naftifine (naftin), and terbinafine (lamisil cream. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of worms in children?

How do you get rid of worms in children?

Internal parasites: In children are generally treated with prescription medications. ...Read more

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I have ring worm on my forehead and only got the cream for it today, I work with children for a living can I still go to work?

I have ring worm on my forehead and only got the cream for it today, I work with children for a living can I still go to work?

Yes: Ring worm is not particularly contagious nor is it a dangerous infection.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I think I may have ascariasis roundworms what do I do now?

Confirm and treat: Visit your doctor or get a infectious diseases referral. Ascaris is uncommon in the United States, but can occur in people traveling from an endemic region. Diagnosis is typically done by identifying ascaris eggs in a stool sample using a microscope. Treatment involves Albendazole or Mebendazole given over a span of 1 to 3 days. With treatment, expect the presence of dead roundworms on defecation. ...Read more

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Can biliary ascariasis be treated by oral medication or is minor operations necessary? Thanks

Ascariasis: Treatment includes medicines that paralyze or kill intestinal parasitic worms, such as Albendazole or mebendazole. These medicines should not be used for pregnant patients. Pyrantel pamoate is the preferred medication for pregnant patients.
If there is a blockage of the intestine caused by a large number of worms, endoscopy may be used to remove the worms. In rare cases, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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How serious is biliary ascariasis and how can it be treated?

Ascariasis: Because of the risk of complications, patients with ascariasis should always undergo treatment for ascariasis first. Medical therapy is usually not indicated during active pulmonary infection because dying larvae are considered a higher risk for significant pneumonitis. Albendazole 400 mg one dose orally is the drug of choice. Albendazole is not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does ascariasis usually have many symptoms?

Symptoms: As larval stages travel through the body, they may cause visceral damage, peritonitis and inflammation, enlargement of the liver or spleen, and a verminous pneumonitis. The worms in the intestine may cause malabsorption and anorexia which contribute to malnutrition. The worms can occasionally cause intestinal blockage. They can travel through the billiary tree to gall bladder casing cholycytitis. ...Read more

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What medications cure ascariasis? And can you get any of them over the counter?

Ascariasis: The most common are Albendazole (albenza), Ivermectin (stromectol) and mebendazole. Each can be curative with a single oral dose, but may produce abdominal pain and nausea. None of these is available in the usa without a prescription. Before being treated you should submit a stool specimen for diagnosis. If you are not reinfected this may cure itself if you really have ascaris. ...Read more

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Recently completed medication for roundworm (ascariasis), when should we do tests to see the results of outcome by medication?

Likely no need.: Depending on the medication used, the roundworm numbers are decimated or completely removed. Even if there were a few left after therapy, you may likely be asymptomatic, as is, apparently, the case with slight infections. Mebendazole is given over 3 days (100 mg PO q 12h x 3 days), and many other meds, like Albendazole only need one dose (400 mg po). That seems to be all unless re-infected. ...Read more