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Is there a cure for tape worm infection?

Is there a cure for tape worm infection?

Yes: Anti helminthic drugs will kill tapeworm. Re exposure to what caused the infection to begin with will make it return tho, so prevention is the key. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Symptoms of a tape worm infection?

Symptoms of a tape worm infection?

Few symptoms: Most people with tapeworms have no symptoms until they see part of the worm in their stool. Rarely, the fish tapeworm can cause vitamin B12 deficiency leading to anemia. ...Read more

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Any drug to treat the tape worm infection?

Any drug to treat the tape worm infection?

Absolutely: A number of agents are available but have yourself tested to make sure the worm in question is sensitive. Have you been to a third world country lately. This would be a vital bit of info for your physician. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like tape worm infection go away quickly?

Do symptoms like tape worm infection go away quickly?

If Treated: Properly treated with antibiotics, things usually get better in about 1 week. Be sure to follow all the instructions properly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tape worm infection?

What is the definition or description of: tape worm infection?

Worms: Infection by a type of parasitic worm called a tapeworm, usually from consuming poorly cooked contaminated meat. The worm latches onto the intestinal wall, and its free end will grow and break off into proglottids that can become new worms if the feces contaminates food eaten by others. ...Read more

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What can I use for tape worm infection if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for tape worm infection if I don't have a doctor?

Tapeworm tx: You need to have a doc for evaluation and treatment. All tapeworm treatments are prescription meds, which a doc will not prescribe to an unknown person. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for dwarf tape worm?

Is there any cure for dwarf tape worm?

Yes.: Quinacrine and other antihelminthic drugs work when used appropriately. ...Read more

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What is the cure for chronic worm infections?

What is the cure for chronic worm infections?

Depends on the worm: There are several different worm sp's that may infect humans. Different anthelmintics (worm medicines) are used based on the worm. Stool needs to be checked by your doctor/lab & depending on the worm medications like albendazole, Ivermectin &/or pyrantel pamoate are used. Some worms are paralyzed & passed others killed & passed. No resistance develops and reinfection if exposure risk continues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if mebendazole kills tape worm?

Can you tell me if mebendazole kills tape worm?

Unlikely to help: The availability of this product has declined in the US. At present it is not a recommended medication for treatment of any of the tapeworm family of parasites. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Tape Worm Infection (Definition)

Infection by a type of parasitic worm called a tapeworm, usually from consuming poorly cooked contaminated meat. The worm latches onto the intestinal wall, and its free end will grow and break off into proglottids that can become new worms if the feces contaminates ...Read more