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What is done for a hookworm problems?

What is done for a hookworm problems?

Anti-parasitics: After obtaining a medical history, performing an examination & obtaining indicated medical tests, the doctor would normally prescribe an antiparasitic medication. ...Read more

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Do hookworms leave small white trail marking(s), on skin?

Do hookworms leave small white trail marking(s), on skin?

Usually: It is usually more like wheals or hives. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Could you pick up hookworms from your dog if they lick your face?

Could you pick up hookworms from your dog if they lick your face?

No: Hookworms enter your body when you walk on infected grassland, commonly infected from the feces of infected animals including dogs. The infection is not carried in saliva. ...Read more

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My dog tested positive for hookworms. I was wondering if i could have gotten them and what would be the signs and symptoms of hookworms in humans?

My dog tested positive for hookworms. I was wondering if i could have gotten them and what would be the signs and symptoms of hookworms in humans?

Possible, but not...: It's possible to get hookworms from a pet, but hookworm infections are not that common here compared to in developing countries. Tests are done on a person's stool. There are no specific symptoms of hookworm infection. They can cause intestinal inflammation and progressive iron-deficiency anemia. Larval invasion through the skin may cause very itchy sites that look like bug bites. ...Read more

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How can hookworms cause anemia?

How can hookworms cause anemia?

Yes: They hook onto the bowel wall leading to blood loss. They also cause protein loss. In children, it can slow growth and mental development. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between ascaris fertilised and hookworm ova with diagram?

Doctors, what is the difference between ascaris fertilised and hookworm ova with diagram?

Is this for homework: We can not diagram this for you. You can check this site : https://www.google.com/search?q=parasite+ova+pictures&oq=parasite+ova&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.5671j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8 for pictures of ova from different parasites. ...Read more