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Doctor insights on: How Might Zinc Work Against A Parasite Infection

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Very itchy bottom specially at night.No hemorrhoids nor any infection.used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesnt work.Cause?

Very itchy bottom specially at night.No hemorrhoids nor any infection.used olive oil for dryness & Zinc oxide cream for itching but doesnt work.Cause?

? Pin worm infection: Won't show on routine stools analysis, requires special testing, see your doctor for prescription medications and evaluation for a cause if not pinworm, best wishes ...Read more

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Is parasite infection infectious, is it spreadable?

Is parasite infection infectious, is it spreadable?

Yes: Some parasitic infections can be passed from person to person. The most common way this occurs is when food that has been prepared by someone with an infection is eaten. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: parasite infections?

What is the definition or description of: parasite infections?

Parasite: Infection with a parasite (usually another member of the animal kingdom, such as worms or insect larvae, though some would lump protozoa into this category). ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see if I suspect I have a parasite infection?

An infectious: disease specialist would be a good choice - but your personal doctor may assess at well. ...Read more

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Can a worm or parasites infection cause anemia?

Can a worm or parasites infection cause anemia?

Absolutely: Parasites like intestinal worms can cause anemia, usually by causing bleeding into the gut. Chronic infections can also cause anemia through low blood production, not active bleeding. However, this is less commonly the reason for anemia associated with worms and parasites. ...Read more

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Please answer! what serious chronic diseases (besides parasite infections) can be passed through unsanitary food and eating utensils?

Please answer! what serious chronic diseases (besides parasite infections) can be passed through unsanitary food and eating utensils?

Salmonella: This can hang on for a while, though perhaps not as "chronic". The chronic parasite infections (hookworm, ascaris, strongyloides) might actually be more likely to get through your skin. ...Read more

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What infection or disease can be (or have) the same symptoms as intestinal parasites? And what can be mistaken as intestinal parasites?

What infection or disease can be (or have) the same symptoms as intestinal parasites? And what can be mistaken as intestinal parasites?

Parasites: Parasitic infections are fairly rare among all the disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Indigestion, gastritis, stomach/duodenal ulcers, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancer, gluten and lactose intolerance, etc may be responsible for the same symptoms as parasitic diseases. ...Read more

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