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How Not To Get Parasites
What parasite?: I'm not sure what you mean or what parasites you're referring to. Parasites are not common causes of skin problems in the U.S. Far more common is delusional parasitosis, a psychiatric condition in which patient think they're infected with parasites. It's difficult to treat, because it's very hard to convince the sufferers that they need psychiatric help rather than antiparasitic medications. ...Read more
Parasites: Occasionally ascaris lumbricoides will come out of ears after climbing up from the GI tract and perforating the eardrum. Are not many other parasites seen in the ear. Most ear parasites are not really classified as parasites at all, meaning they don't meet all the requirements of the genus. ...Read more
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What parasites?: Before anyone can tell you how to get rid of parasites, s'he needs to identify, 1st, do you truly have a parasitic infestation and, 2nd, if so, what type. Fleas, ticks, bedbugs and scabies mites are common skin parasites is the U.S.. There are other skin parasites that are mostly found in the tropics. The treatment varies depending on the species. See a dermatologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the Bug: Scabies is probably the most common skin parasite in most parts of the us. They are easily treated with topical medications. Close contacts are also usually treated to prevent reinfection. There are however many other parasites that are endemic to certain locales and countries. Treatment varies and depends on an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on the parasite. You should see a doctor and have your stool tested to see what kind of parasite you have. ...Read more
Yes: It is generally advised that you rinse all fresh produce before eating it. If you are still concerned that it may be contaminated, cooking the food item can kill possible parasites and bacteria. Do not contaminate foods by using knives, counters or cutting boards that may have come in contact with other infectious sources such as raw meat or poultry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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