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Doctor insights on: Internal Human Parasites

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What are the symptoms of internal parasites?

What are the symptoms of internal parasites?

Depends on parasite: There are many different types of parasites that may live in the intestine. With a light parasite burden, there may be no symptoms. With a heavier burden there may be vague abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, anemia, allergic symptoms, peri-anal itching, biliary and intestinal obstruction etc. ...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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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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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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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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What is a good medicine for internal/intestinal parasites?

Too general: We only have 400 characters to answer this question. Please resubmit and let us know the specific parasitic infection in question. ...Read more

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What are the chances of an average american person getting an internal parasite such as a tapeworm?

Rare but happens: With our mandated inspection of meat production facilities, the U.S. Has nearly eliminated tapeworms and other intestinal parasites. You can still get them, particularly from eating wild game and fish. It's always a good idea to thoroughly cook any wild meat and fish. Thanks to david miller for his answer. ...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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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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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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What are the internal(parasite) and external(host) signals that guide it to their destination in the body? Ex. Malaria to the liver then to the blood

What are the internal(parasite) and external(host) signals that guide it to their destination in the body? Ex. Malaria to the liver then to the blood

Great question!: ...and a hard one to answer in the 400 characters allowed since each parasite is unique. You may find the following link helpful: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/ in answering your homework assignment. ...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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How to tell if I have parasites?

How to tell if I have parasites?

Parasites: If you mean intestinal parasites, the best thing to do is to see a doctor with a list of all symptoms and then have your stool examined by an expert in this area. ...Read more