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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
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?
Round raised edges: Ringworms are usualy circular patches raised around the rim with pale center. Sometimes they start as pinpoint clusters of raised rash. They typically are itchy but an 8 month old may just feel uncomfortable. A ringworm is a fungal infection and would require an antifungal cream for treatment like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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