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Parasites? Tapeworms? Help!

Parasites? Tapeworms? Help!

See your doctor: For most parasitic and worm infestations, there are medications that can kill the parasite/worm. You shouldn't wait because the infection can cause serious problems if the parasite/worm itself doesn't. ...Read more

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Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of gastrointestinal infection. ...Read more

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Can silverfish infest the human bowel like worms?

Can silverfish infest the human bowel like worms?

No: Very few things can survive the acids in the stomach. The only reason some worms (roundworms, pinworms, hookworms) can infest the bowel is because the eggs are swallowed. ...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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Are guinea worm infections almost eradicated?

Are guinea worm infections almost eradicated?

Almost: President Carter has been leading the effort to eradicate guinea worm. You may consult this site for information: https://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/index.html ...Read more

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Can ivermectin treat humans with bird mites?

Can ivermectin treat humans with bird mites?

You are asking about: A very complex & difficult problem. Please read this article: http://www.Birdmites.Org/strategies.Html. It will tell you a number of approaches to treating bird mites on humans but as for treating them on your body, you will need eradicate them in your area (a difficult process). ...Read more

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Do bedbugs transmit Chagas' disease?

Do bedbugs transmit Chagas' disease?

Unlikely : Check this link for more info http://www.popsci.com/bed-bugs-and-chagas-disease-dont-worry-quite-yet ...Read more

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If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

No: Black walnut worm is not a treatment for babesia (a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells, carried by ticks) ...Read more

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Are bed bugs scabies?

Are bed bugs scabies?

No they aren't : Scabies. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia. Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show. ...Read more

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What bugs transmit malaria?

What bugs transmit malaria?

Anopheles Mosquitos: It is transmitted by bite of Anpheles Mosquitos ...Read more

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Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Rash dx and rx: You had a rash. What was the cause and the appropriate treatment? Eczema is usually treated with moisturizers and topical steroids. The rash can be infected with surface bacteria (usually S. Aureus) and is red with topical antibiotic. If you have inflamed hair follicles you have folliculitis. Scabies can be rxed with Ivermectin though it is usually given orally. ...Read more

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How do people contract worms and other parasitic infestations?

How do people contract worms and other parasitic infestations?

Some ways: Humans can catch some types of worms by touching contaminated feces & then putting their hands near their mouth. They may swallow food or water containing feces. They could also become infected by or eating raw contaminated pork, beef or fish. ...Read more

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What do parasitic intestinal worms look like in human faeces?

What do parasitic intestinal worms look like in human faeces?

Shape of parastic: They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are very long and flat. Others short and round. If you are looking to if you may be infected. Go to your physician and have them order stool ova and parasites. Have a great day. ...Read more

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Can raw garlic kill intestinal worms?

Can raw garlic kill intestinal worms?

Not reliably...: Parasites are best addressed with specific "antibiotics" aimed at them. Testing your stool can typically identify both eggs and the worm, if present. Speak with your doctor about your specific exposure risks and concerns so you can be ideally advised. ...Read more

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How would chronic parasitic infestation be diagnosed?

How would chronic parasitic infestation be diagnosed?

Stool & blood: Usually a combination of stool studies and blood tests point to parasite infestation. See your dr or an infectious disease or tropical medicine dr or an HIV specialist for evaluation. ...Read more