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Does Taking Wormseed Really Work Against Parasites
Parasites require other living organisms for their own survival. Human parasites need substances from our bodies for survival and cannot live without contact with humans and sometimes other organisms.. They may live in the blood stream, organs. Under the skin or nails, etc. Some parasites live in our pets, in insects, on plants, etc., but none live independent of whatever ...Read more
Hmmm....: This is usually used to induce vomiting in cases of accidental/overingestions of medications to purge the stomach. It may have an benefit with parasite treatments; but it is not the standard of care. Please consult your doctor before you start playing one! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Before picking a treatment, you need a firm diagnosis. There are many good treatments for intestinal parasites but they differ depending on the specific parasite. I do not believe you will derive any benefit from black walnut for general 'parasites'. Be careful whom you trust with your cash, especially when health claims are made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are parasites useful in treating autoimmune disease? I saw recent work which indicated there might be some possibilities with Crohn's disease.
Probably Not: The work comes after a breakthrough in 2009 when prof. Eric denkers, immunology, and a research associate, charlotte egan, discovered that mice infected with the parasite taxoplasma gondii presented symptoms similar to those found in human patients with crohn’s disease. Denkers’ lab began using toxoplasma-infected mice as an animal model for crohn's. ...Read more
How does parasite's genome map to design a genetic control or poison to eradicate the parasite work?
Complicated: This type of question is still far from clinical application. Hypothetically, there are many strategies - for example, genetically altering a vectors reproductive cycle can destroy the population of vectors that can spread the parasite. ...Read more
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