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Does Everyone Have A Sertain Kind Of Worm Or Should They Not Be There
Not in America: In the United States, people are not supposed to have any worms inside their bodies. If a person has symptoms suspicious for worms, his doctor will look for parasites and use medication to get rid of them. Rarely, there will be dormant (not active) parasites that are too hard to get rid of. A primary care doctor can order stool lab tests to look for worms and their eggs. ...Read more
Very tiny, white, egg shell-looking things in stools. This isn't any kind of worm or worm eggs is it? Im afraid of that kind of stuff.
Ascaris Lumbricoides: Ascaris lumbricoides is the giant roundworm of humans, belonging to phylum nematoda. It is responsible for the disease ascariasis in humans, and it is the largest and most common parasitic worm in humans. One sixth of the human population is estimated to be infected by ascaris lumbricoides or another roundworm . Ascariasis is prevalent worldwide & more so in tropical nations. ...Read more
What kind of worms you can get thats not pin or tape, its about 3inches long thick and well looks like a worm and feels like one what can it be from?
Ascaris lumbricoides: The largest of the roundworms that appear as tubes greater than 3 inches in length are ascaris. These can be present for lengthy time periods and if the infection load is great produce many different complications. There are not many other worms that can be seen macroscopically. Have a laboratory examine the stools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinworms: Pinworms are the most common intestinal worm in us usually affecting school age children. While the infected person sleeps, female pinworms lay thousands of eggs in the folds of skin surrounding the anus. The most common symptom is anal itching. The microscopic eggs are easily spread especially when children fail to wash hands after bathroom. The whole family is treated with an oral medication. ...Read more
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
Whose diagnosis?: I have not seen your specimens, but functional bowel syndrome can produce this kind of stool that can be mistaken for worms, and there are charlatans that will show you things to make you believe you have worms. If my suspicions are ill-founded, please forgive me. Any ethical physician would tell you what kind of worm you have when showing it to you. ...Read more
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What do ring worms look like my 8 month old baby has a few dry round patches on his face that maybe ring worms what kind if anti dingle cram to use?
I m having a kind of ring worm in my genetial area and back... N it is not getting cured despite of treatment i took.Give me a simple solution. ..
I have something that's on both of my elbows, its very itchy, irritated, it kind of look like small wing worms and its spreading.?
Has a Guinea worm (Dracunculiasis) ever infiltrated a person's brain? If so, what kind of damage can it cause?
Often fatal: Cerebral infiltration by this organism is often fatal in a relatively short amount of time. Brain infection is unusual but can happen. Dracunculus medinensis doesn't have a universally recognized treatment that destroys it so prevention is the best form of defense. This parasitic infection may be the next human infirmity to be eradicated from the planet in the company of smallpox. ...Read more
Occasionally have noticed in nasal discharge a long thin elastic item. Kind of clear or white. Hoping this is normal and not a dead worm?
My anus is itching mostly at night and sometimes I feel like something is moving in my belly and it's itching too... Is it worm? What kind if yes?
Itching anus: Pinworms cause anal itching. Take a piece of scotch tape, place if by the anal area press& lift you should get some worms, Place in a plastic bag &bring to the doctor or look at it under the microscope Treat w/ Albendazole, mebendazole 1 dose then another 2 wks later. Hemorrhoids can cause itching as well, treat with anusol x 2 wks & sitz bath fiber,fluids. f/u w/doc ...Read more
Vermox for 3 days until 4 days ago. Dead worms now coming out in stools (unsure of kind). How get rid of these permanently? When to take Vermox again?
Depends: The dose and timing for this drug is dependent upon the type of worms you are treating. Some require much more med than others.Either find out and submit another question or ask the physician who started your treatment. ...Read more
I feel pain in my head and swell in eye when wake up in the morning & nose so dry and long thin white worm kind of mucus come out & feel itch also ?
Swollen eyes and muc: Your symptoms suggest sinus disease, with or without an infection. Please seek your doctor's help to evaluate this condition. ...Read more
Found 2 thin foot long white string in stool. Looks like dental floss or thin white noodle. Is this a worm? what kind? is it from my cat?
Possibly a tapeworm: Intestinal worms are surprisingly common but seldom diagnosed. It sounds like you might have a tapeworm, which can be many feet long but come out in pieces. If you collect a piece your Dr. can send it to a lab for analysis.You can also get blood or saliva tests for antibodies to tapeworm. It could be from a cat.See http: //www.healthhype.com/human-intestinal-worms-symptoms-pictures-treatment.html ...Read more
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