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Can our 4 and 5 year olds take bilharzia pills?

Can our 4 and 5 year olds take bilharzia pills?

Yes: The use of praziqantel (biltricide) at a dose of 20mg/kg in two or three doses for one day of treatment is recomended by tht CDC and who to treat shistosomiasis. Safety data under 4yo is not available but safety 4 & above is comforting. It is a bitter med so taking it without chewing is recomended. See www.Cdc.Gov/paracites/shistosomiasis. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Schistosomiasis (Definition)

Shistosoma are parasites which live in fresh water in many areas of africa, asia, and the middle east.The parasite can infected you simply by entering through intact (healthy) skin. The parasite travels througout your body and can cause problems years later. International travelers should check both the cdc website and with their travel medicne provider to learn ...Read more


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Hello. I am 18 years old and on August 7th I had sex. The condom broke, but I am on birth control (triprevifem) and I was five pills into my new pack. I take my pills at the exact same time each day. Nonetheless, I took plan b since I am very afraid of be

Hello. I am 18 years old and on August 7th I had sex. The condom broke, but I am on birth control (triprevifem) and I was five pills into my new pack. I take my pills at the exact same time each day. Nonetheless, I took plan b since I am very afraid of be

Unlikely: The possibility of your being pregnant is negligible under these circumstances. You were doubly protected with the pill and the plan B. Remember the hormones can disrupt your hormones, so dont be concerned if your cycle is a bit off. ...Read more

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What can become of a bilharzia sufferer?

If treated normalcy : Since you have said sufferer assume that you are treated and parasite free if not treated go to md and possibility of hospital and treatment with praziquantel. 1dose is needed you will be tested again for parasite and not cleared will get another dose all that is needed you are then schistosomiasis free and have no other worries in that respect good luck. ...Read more

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What is bilharzia? How can you tell if you have it?

What is bilharzia? How can you tell if you have it?

Bilharzia : Bilharzia ( snail fever) = schistosomiasis. Here is great info: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/schistosomiasis/gen_info/faqs.html ...Read more

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How could bilharzia be tackled in a sustainable way?

No easy answers: The control of this devastating infection is difficult and often "progress" (dams) make the problem worse. Any attempt to control snails using chemicals will be attacked by somebody as "unsustainable" or "not environmentally friendly." I'm hoping that the addition of crayfish may be a big part of the answer. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhoe for the last 2 days and was gettib sick what can I take to make this better i got this from my four year old how long can dis last 4?

I've had diarrhoe for the last 2 days and was gettib sick what can I take to make this better  i got this from my four year old how long can dis last 4?

Probiotics: A gastroenteritis, or "stomach virus" is a miserable thing to have. Mostly, staying hydrated, and eating plain foods will keep you strong while your body purges the illness. However, sometimes probiotics can help with the diarrhea effects and regulating how the intestines function. For parents, a motility agent like Imodium (loperamide) can also help. It can last several days, up to a week or two even. ...Read more

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What are the drugs you can get for flatworm (bilharzia)?

Praziquantal: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/228392-treatment This is the mainstay of treatment of this very serious illness ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for a five foot four 35 year old woman?

What is the ideal weight for a five foot four 35 year old woman?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well. http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm. ...Read more

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I've noticed my 2 year old has five incisors not four? Is this normal? Is it an extra tooth?

I've noticed my 2 year old has five incisors not four? Is this normal? Is it an extra tooth?

Not sure: Coyld be an extra tooth. Could also be a split or dual crown, and is called gemination. It is a twin crown with a single root. The diagnosis is made by x-ray. Could also be tooth fusion, in which case there are two roots and crowns fused together. Space management as teeth exchange to the permanent dentition is to be watched carefully. ...Read more

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Can a four-year old swallow pills?

Can a four-year old swallow pills?

Depends on the kid: I've had parents train their kids to swallow pills as early as 2y. I also know adults that can't figure it out. I'm not sure how they did it.But it has happened several times, generally out oof necessity. ...Read more

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