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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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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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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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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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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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What would be the symptoms of tapeworm--> taenia solium ?

What would be the symptoms of tapeworm--> taenia solium ?

Many: Your history is very important, specially any travels. Most common symptoms are abdominal pain or discomfort, irregular bowels, some weight loss, may be nausea. Best is to have a stool analysis for ova and parasites, treatment is not difficult. ...Read more

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How common are parasitic worms in humans?

How common are parasitic worms in humans?

Depends where u live: Parasitic worms are uncommon in developed parts of the world due to sanitary standards in food preparation and pervasive hygeine standards. However there are small numbers of reported cases in developed nations. This may be due to poor hygeine from food preparers, contact with animal waste, or other factors. ...Read more

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Does albendazole kills pinworms?

Does albendazole kills pinworms?

Yes: Treats hydatid disease and other infections caused by tapeworms. May also be used to treat infections caused by roundworms, hookworms, and pinworms. Belongs to a class of drugs called anthelmintics. ...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 does tapeworm look like in human feces?

What does tapeworm look like in human feces?

Tape worm in stool: Tapeworms are flat, segmented and described as "ribbon-like". You could pass a worm or worm segments. ...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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Can worms or parasites cause anemia?

Can worms or parasites cause anemia?

Yes: Many parasites can cause blood loss due to decreased absorption of nutrients including iron, leading to anemia. Some include hookworm, whipworm, and schistosoma. Here is a good link to check out. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/22/4/498.abstract. ...Read more