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Symptoms of a tape worm infection?

Symptoms of a tape worm infection?

Few symptoms: Most people with tapeworms have no symptoms until they see part of the worm in their stool. Rarely, the fish tapeworm can cause vitamin B12 deficiency leading to anemia. ...Read more

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Can silverfish infest the human bowel like worms?

Can silverfish infest the human bowel like worms?

No: Very few things can survive the acids in the stomach. The only reason some worms (roundworms, pinworms, hookworms) can infest the bowel is because the eggs are swallowed. ...Read more

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Is ring worm contagious?

Is ring worm contagious?

Possibly: "Ring worm" is a common lay term for a fungal infection of the skin. Spores from the fungus are acquired by contact with a source; including animals,humans,or the environment. Once they get on your skin, they live on the surface old skin and tend to spread in a ring. The spores can be shed and acquired or pass by direct contact. Treatment cuts down on spore production and ability to spread. ...Read more

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Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Rash dx and rx: You had a rash. What was the cause and the appropriate treatment? Eczema is usually treated with moisturizers and topical steroids. The rash can be infected with surface bacteria (usually S. Aureus) and is red with topical antibiotic. If you have inflamed hair follicles you have folliculitis. Scabies can be rxed with Ivermectin though it is usually given orally. ...Read more

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Can you see pin worms eggs and tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

Can you see pin worms eggs and tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

Pinworms: Yes the worms can be seen. They are about 1/2" long. The eggs require a microscope. ...Read more

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Does a ring worm itch ?

Does a ring worm itch ?

Yes, but not always: Typically ringworm does tch. I've seen some patients who do not complain of itching (especially early on). They an otc antifngal cream on the skin to see if that will help. If you are worried about it in the scalp, be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Bug bite with red ring around, no blistering?

Bug bite with red ring around, no blistering?

Pus or Abscess?: Until your doctor examines you this 'bite' should be considered a potential staph infection. It is an urgent problem if there is pus or abscess in the lesion. ...Read more

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Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching & swelling around the lesion. ...Read more

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If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

No: Black walnut worm is not a treatment for babesia (a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells, carried by ticks) ...Read more

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Wedding ring rash back after cleared & rings cleaned. Not itchy. Starts with what looks like insect bite & sporadic rash around area. Fungus? Allergy?

Wedding ring rash back after cleared & rings cleaned. Not itchy. Starts with what looks like insect bite & sporadic rash around area. Fungus? Allergy?

Possible allergy: It sounds like you have wedding ring dermatitis as you are possibly allergic to a metal component of your wedding ring. The other cause is soap that gets stuck under the ring band. If the rash is isolated to the area where the ring touches your skin then it is most likely an allergic reaction. If you have similar looking rashes other areas, possibly other causes and would need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Do sand fleas bite on straight line?

Do sand fleas bite on straight line?

Sand flea bites: Good answer by dr. Eitner. Here is a great photo of sand flea bites: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=sand+flea+bites+on+humans&qpvt=sand+flea+bites+on+humans&form=igre#view=detail&id=816775b7cc05fc43a65e94533599db2165e34731&selectedindex=1. ...Read more

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Any drug to treat the tape worm infection?

Any drug to treat the tape worm infection?

Absolutely: A number of agents are available but have yourself tested to make sure the worm in question is sensitive. Have you been to a third world country lately. This would be a vital bit of info for your physician. ...Read more

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Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?

Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?

Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately after the scratch but within a day or two. Symptoms of cat scratch disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Can one see tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

Can one see tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

No: Tape worm eggs require a microscope for visualization. However, segments of some tape worms are passed in stool and those segments are visible to the naked eye. ...Read more

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Caterpillar rash laid arm on?

Caterpillar rash laid arm on?

Agree w Dr. Fisher: Repeatedly apply fresh duct tape to skin & pull off (to remove spines & toxins). Remove contaminated clothing. Clean skin w soap & water. Apply salve made w 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Apply ice for 15 min increments. Elevate if indicated. Don’t scratch. Document type of caterpillar that stung you (ie describe or take photo). > 50 species of caterpillars in US can cause painful lesions.> ...Read more

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Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

possibly: The distribution pattern for eczema is fairly predictable, while "ring worm" which is a superficial fungus infection can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, beard, trunk, groin, foot. Both rashes can be itchy, but eczema is really itchy. Eczema responds well to cortisone creams/ointments, while cortisone can potentially worsen ringworm. Doc can scrape the lesion and culture for fungus. ...Read more

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Is ringworm & thrush connected?

Is ringworm & thrush connected?

No: They're completely unrelated, caused by completely different fungi. However, someone with impaired cell mediated immunity (advanced HIV disease, for example) could be at higher risk for both. However, ringworm is common in people with normal immunity; thrush is not. ...Read more

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Do bed bug bites look like scabies?

Do bed bug bites look like scabies?

Scabies vs bedbugs: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks & genitalia.** bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by >. ...Read more

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