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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

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...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?

Depends: Which hookworm? Necator americanus is most common in the usa, although dogs may be infected with ancylostoma caninus. There are no specific symptoms common to this infestation, except for anemia which may occur with heavy parasitosis. Occasionally these worms may be seen in the stool, but best diagnosed by sending stool specimens to the laboratory (may take several specimens). ...Read more

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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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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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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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Grossed out about cutaneous larva migrans (hookworm)?

Grossed out about cutaneous larva migrans (hookworm)?

?Question?: Not sure of your question? This site may help: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1108784-overview#overview clarify question if you need further answers, since otherwise it's hard to be specific with limited space. ...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

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Someone gave my family a puppy. My kids played with him alot. The vet said he had a lot of hookworms. Should i take my kids to the doctor over this?

Someone gave my family a puppy. My kids played with him alot. The vet said he had a lot of hookworms. Should i take my kids to the doctor over this?

Hook worms: Gotten by dogs eating or stepping in dog poop and then lich their feet. Aslong asu treat the dog first & pick up all the poop in ur yard, & your kids have no bowel trouble like diarrhea, should b ok. If ? Call ur pedi & u will have 2 take in a stool sample from each one, fresh, not frozen. Also beware of stray dogs ueing ur lawn 2 do their duty.Slao check for worm eggs in am on the kids rectum./am. ...Read more

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Do I have hookworm infection our am i delusional? I have been feeling things for about four months- crawling, stinging sensations. Everyone i know has dismissed it as symptoms of stress because I have lost my job, home, personal belongings, vehicle, most

Do I have hookworm infection our am i  delusional? I have been feeling things for about four months- crawling, stinging sensations. Everyone i know has dismissed it as symptoms of stress because I have lost my job, home, personal belongings, vehicle, most

Hello. : Hello. It sounds like you have a lot of stressors right now. Methamphetamine abusers can have profound problems with itching and often believe that they have parasites. The belief that the person has a parasite is called "meth mites". As a result of meth use, the person develops intense itching and scratches his or herself to the point of developing a rash or numerous bloody sores. I treated one man with methamphetamine addiction, who developed sepsis (infection in the blood) because of obsessive scratching, picking at his skin and trying to dig out what he throught was scabies with a knife. There are some people with serious mental disorders that develop something called tactile hallucinations, in which they have physical sensations which they might attribute to bugs, parasites, spiders etc. (when in fact there are no bugs or parasites present). Hookworm is a parasitic worm that lives in the small intestine. Their eggs hatch in dirt. If you walked barefoot in contaminated dirt, there is a possibility that a hookworm could enter your skin. I am doubtful that what you are experiencing is hookworm from your description, because they normally are in the gut where they often cause no symptoms. A more serious complication would be blood loss with resulting anemia. They would not be crawling in and out of your skin. It is clear that you are feeling miserable. I hope that you are able to determine the cause of this soon and get appropriate care. ...Read more

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I pretty sure I have worms and I'm 30 weeks pregnant! Can pinworms, hookworms or tapeworms hurt my baby?

I pretty sure I have worms and I'm 30 weeks pregnant! Can pinworms, hookworms or tapeworms hurt my baby?

Indirectly, yes: it can cause anemia in the mother, which in turn can affect fetal growth, but what makes you so sure? Would you tell your doctor about it and get treated, unless you have no access to prenatal care, then you better get started ...Read more

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What increases risk for dermatitis?

What increases risk for dermatitis?

Dermatitis: A number of health conditions, allergies, genetic factors, physical and mental stressors, and irritants can cause dermatitis. ...Read more

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What increases my risk for dermatitis?

What increases my risk for dermatitis?

Not specific enough: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a synonym for "eczema" (as some do), the possibilities are still too broad, since there are so many different kinds of eczema. ...Read more

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Is spongiatic dermatitis related to dermatitis herpaformis?

Is spongiatic dermatitis related to dermatitis herpaformis?

Yes & No: In skin biopsy, spongotic findings only mean that there are fluid present and not a finding for a specific skin disease. ...Read more

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