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Doctor insights on: Human Scalp Parasites

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Are parasites contagious from human to human?

Are parasites contagious from human to human?

Depends: There are many kinds of parasites. Most are not transmitted from person to person, but some are. Giardiasis and amebiasis can be transmitted from person to person, usually during sex when there is oral-fecal or oral-anal contact. Pinworms are easily transmitted within households, especially among children. Skin parasites such as scabies and crab lice are also transmitted from person to person. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of parasites such as tapeworms and other types of worm parasites in humans?

Some asymptomatic: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, symptoms of malabsorption, itching around the anus and other symptoms may occur, but sometimes you may have none. ...Read more

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How easy are parasites transferred from dogs to humans? I pet a bunch of strays in Jamaica, and now I'm sick and paranoid.

How easy are parasites transferred from dogs to humans? I pet a bunch of strays in Jamaica, and now I'm sick and paranoid.

It is from stool: This means you have to eat it or put fecal contaminated objects into your mouth. This also means certain soils contaminated with ova (eggs) or parasites. If you only petted a stray and are a good hand washer then your risk is low. Dogs (especially strays) in developing countries can be dangerous for various reasons so be cautious in the future. If having intestinal problems get your stool tested ...Read more

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Is it possible to find parasites in human urine?

Parasites: Yes, but this depends upon what particular parasite you are referring to and where and how you acquired it. One of the more common is schistosoma hematobium, but not in palo alto. ...Read more

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How to get parasites out of human ears?

How to get parasites out of human ears?

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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Best way to get rid of parasites in human body?

Depends: It depends on what specific parasite you are dealing with. Ausually anti-parasitic drugs are used. ...Read more

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Does hair dye affect the health of the human scalp?

Does hair dye affect the health of the human scalp?

Sometimes: Hair dyes can lead to both skin irritation (contact dermatitis) & allergic reactions. This is largely because some dyes contain parphenylendiamine. The skin that was in contact with the dye may become dry, red, swollen, blistered, cracked or pustules are sometimes seen. An allergic reaction may lead to generalized itching, facial/ scalp swelling or in some severe cases to anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are human parasites detected?

Can you tell me how are human parasites detected?

Parasites: Visually, stool sample analysis, testing blood for antibodies & sometimes radiologic imaging. ...Read more

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Can tapeworms exist on the human hair and scalp?

Can tapeworms exist on the human hair and scalp?

No: Tapeworms live in the intestines or they invade and form cysts in muscles or organs they do not live on the skin or scalp. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of intestinal parasites out of a human?

How do you get rid of intestinal parasites out of a human?

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

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If I sleep next to someone who has human intestinal parasites can I get them?

If I sleep next to someone who has human intestinal parasites can I get them?

Maybe: If they are pinworms and you touch the eggs and put your hands in your mouth. Pinworms tend to go through families. Other types of parasies are not transmittable. ...Read more

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Where do head lice come from before they make their way to human scalps? The forrest? Sewers? They don't spontaneously grow from skin, wats their origin

Where do head lice come from before they make their way to human scalps? The forrest? Sewers? They don't spontaneously grow from skin, wats their origin

Head Louse: The only known host for the head louse (Pediculus humans capitis) is humans. It doesn't have wings, so it jumps from one human host to the next. They are insects the survive solely on the scalps of humans. For more info see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Head_louse ...Read more

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I think I have human parasite worms my legs are swollen they said it was cellulitis but I don't think that's what it is I've been having rings and my?

I think I have human parasite worms my legs are swollen they said it was cellulitis but I don't think that's what it is I've been having rings and my?

Worms unlikely: Unless you traveled to a poor country, you do not have worms. If you are overweight, lose weight.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Can humans get intestinal parasites from a dog bite? Infected bite was treated by taking cladin mycin and cipro (ciprofloxacin)

Can humans get intestinal parasites from a dog bite? Infected bite was treated by taking cladin mycin and cipro (ciprofloxacin)

Hello.: Hello. Yes. Dogs can pass bacteria, viruses and parasites in their stool and then can lick the stool, so that it is in their saliva. Here are some possible bacteria: campylobacter, capnocytophaga canimorsus & leptospira. Viruses can include rabies. One possible parasites is bartonella. Many times the dog's bite causes the person to become infected due to bacteria that is already on their skin (like staph and strep). Dogs can transmit 65 types of parasites to humans (although not all can be transmitted by biting). ...Read more

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How to get rid of human (stomach) parasites! Clean my system of any harmful bacterial or parasitic infections.? How many time per year we should

Do you have them?: If you have been diagnosed with a parasitic infection, than you would need prescribed medication to treat and eradicate them. Mostly, intestinal parasites are caused by ingestion, so prevention would be avoiding swimming in infected waters and/or avoiding ingesting contaminated foods. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Parasites: Cockroaches frequently feed on human feces, and therefore they can disseminate cysts of enteric protozoans in the environment if such feces are contaminated (7, 16, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32). The important epidemiological role of cockroaches in transmission of intestinal entamoeba histolytica-associated amoebiasis was demonstrated in 1971 (25) and in giardiasis in 1981 (16). ...Read more

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My mom had a noncancerous cyst on her scalp nd. Had it removes s it possible that will. Developed a cyst becous my mom had. A cyst?

My mom had a noncancerous cyst on her scalp nd. Had it removes s it possible that will. Developed a cyst becous my mom had. A cyst?

Yes: Cysts are common on the scalp and, in almost every case, are not malignant. They are easily removed by a dermatologist if they become large or noticeable. It is possible you will develop a cyst on your scalp, but it is unlikely to be genetically determined. ...Read more

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What's the most common treatment for intestinal parasite in the U.S.?

What's the most common treatment for intestinal parasite in the U.S.?

Flagyl: There are others but Flagyl most prescribed. Consider prevention next time you travel to area your at risk ...Read more

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Is it normal that my scalp hurts?

Scalp hurt: No. More specific details needed to provide useful information to you. ...Read more

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Medication to treat parasites?

Anti-parasitics: Depends on what type of parasite it is...Nematode, cestode, amoeba, protozoa, and others. Would generally not treat a parasite infection without knowing what it is, unless type of parasite infection present based on symptoms, geography, epidemiology, risk factors, exposure.... ...Read more

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My scalp is always dry with flaks?

My scalp is always dry with flaks?

Piece of cake: Could be seborrheic dermatitis vs psoriasis vs something else. Once a diagnosis is made, a range of treatments are available depending on the severity of it - utilizing a combination of prescription and over the counter treatments. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have parasites?

How can I tell if I have parasites?

Test: Some symptoms may be indicative of parasites, such as diarrhea, peri-anal itch, elevated level of certain blood cell type (eosinophil) etc..., but to definitely know if you have parasite is to identify it by specific tests (stool for ova and parasites, scotch tape test, anti body test and so on), if you think you may be infested with a parasites, tell your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How to stop picking and scratching scalp?

How to stop picking and scratching scalp?

Does this tend to: Be a compulsive, recurrent behavior? See that you suffer from anxiety Disorder and ADHD. First deal with the anxiety. If that doesn't improve things - consider Behavioral therapy or Cognitive behavioral therapy for the picking and scratching. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, ...Read more