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Life Cycle Of Roundworm In Humans
Start w Transmission: Round worm infections begin with transmission. Transmission of round worms in humans depends on the specific type. Trichinosis can occur from eating undercooked pork. Ascaris may be transmitted by touching feces (dogs/ cats/ poor sanitation). Pin worm can be transmitted when scratching the anus & touching others. Hookworms, strongyloides & whipworm may penetrate the skin when walking barefoot. ...Read more
I have roundworm but cannot afford the $1200 medication to cure it. Is there anything that I can do to. Clear this up on my own?
Round worm: I have roundworm but cannot afford the $1200 medication to cure it. Is there anything that I can do to. Clear this up on my own? ANS: ask the Dr who made the DX. Not certain what is called roundworm down there. ...Read more
Yes: Roundworm eggs can be transmitted like many parasites through "fecal oral" route. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. The fecal oral transmission could be accomplished by sexual contact. Washing hands after going to the bathroom is emphasized to prevent this type of fecal oral transmission. "typhoid mary" is the famous cook who spread thyroid fever which is also transmitted. ...Read more
Fecal Exposure: The most common risk factor for roundworm acquisition is fecal contact. Therefore, washing your hands will go a long way toward prevention of picking up this tapeworm parasite. It is treated with oral anti-parasitic medications. Also be careful with raw meats due to the same issues mentioned above. ...Read more
Recently completed medication for roundworm (ascariasis), when should we do tests to see the results of outcome by medication?
Likely no need.: Depending on the medication used, the roundworm numbers are decimated or completely removed. Even if there were a few left after therapy, you may likely be asymptomatic, as is, apparently, the case with slight infections. Mebendazole is given over 3 days (100 mg PO q 12h x 3 days), and many other meds, like Albendazole only need one dose (400 mg po). That seems to be all unless re-infected. ...Read more
Roundworm: If you mean toxocariasis, the main prevention is not eating dirt contaminated with the organism's eggs. You can get it accidentally if gardening or playing in dirt that contains dog or cat feces. Hand-washing after such activities is key, especially before handling food! Dispose of feces safely. Keep pets de-wormed. Don't eat undercooked or raw meat. Http://tinyurl. Com/kt8wyvj. ...Read more
I had roundworm as kid, was it because I went barefoot, played in uncovered sandbox, or kissed my mouser cat?
No: You get hookworms (not roundworms) from going barefoot in a sandbox or elsewhere that's infested. You'd don't get worms from your cat (they're species specific). You get round worms from eating contaminated food. Kids put their hands in their mouth and don't always wash their hands before eating so they're especially susceptible. ...Read more
Unlikely: I believe this is unlikely. I don't believe ascaris lumbricoides can travel into the brain, as it is fecally transmitted, and the parasite and its eggs do not enter the bloodstream. ...Read more
Since I petted stray cats many times and got bit by fleas sometimes, should I get tested for roundworm & tapeworm? No symptoms nor seen worms.
My cat has round worm. Last night he touched my lips twice w/paw tryin to get attention. I didn't see anything on paw. Could I have roundworms now?
Poss. But doubtful..: ..... If symptoms develop then get stool studies done on you..... Don't worry.... Get an evaluation plan and follow it. ...Read more
Could happen: Ascaris are very large and can crawl into all kinds of places. Have seen them in the ears, coming out of the nose, in gall bladders, appendices, coughed up after being partially swallowed. Where on earth would you have become infected. If you can get one of these worms they are simple to identify, or a stool specimen will contain eggs. ...Read more
What's the possibly of ingesting raccoon roundworm eggs from touching an object on the ground in behind your garage and eating without washing hands?
Usually ingestion: Usually from ingestion of dirt contaminated with fecal material or contaminated foods. ...Read more
Is there any medication out there that can get rid of roundworm in the second trimester? I live in Canada or does a person wait it out till after baby?
Vermox (mebendozole): Take Vermox (mebendozole) 100 mg twice daily for 3 days. Unfortunately, Vermox has recently become unavailable in the U.S. Don't know about Canada. Vermox is very safe--it remains entirely in the gut. The dose is the same for adults and infants, so it should not cause a problem during pregnancy. Although discontinued, it is still available on-line from many internet pharmacies. Cheap, too. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with roundworm 3 days back. I took the deworming tab then but I still found mucous in my stool today. Is this normal? Any diet tips?
Normal: Take it easy. The symptoms will subside soon. Good luck! ...Read more
How can I get rid of parasitic infection. Done 100+ hours of research and been eating garlic to kill them. I believe I have roundworm and flukes?
DR visit: Go to your DR, bring along a stool specimen. This will be tested, you will get the correct DX and treatment. ...Read more
Can you get raccoon roundworm from using soap to wash face from a soap dispenser used by someone who washed there hands after touching dirty dog paws?
No: Assuming you know how to wash the face with soap and thoroughly rinse with water, then there shouldn't be concern. The mechanical act of cleaning the face and rinsing with water will remove any parasites and ova from the skin surface, despite whatever may be in the liquid soap (unless the soap was ingested, which would be a troubling thought). Hope this helps. ...Read more
I might have accidentally swallowed tiny amounts of dog stools and worried about the roundworm, tapeworm infections which may lead to death? Pls help?
Won't die: Round worms / tape worms are annoying and rarely uncomfortable but you won't die. If you have accidental exposure (such as eating with unwashed hands after cleaning up from an infected animal) have your doctor test your own poop. Simple medications are avaialbe, if needed. ...Read more
My cat had roundworms. Now I have a lump on my eyelid like a stye but it looks like there is a thin wiggly line coming from it. Could it be roundworm?
Doubtfully: I recommend performing hot compresses 3-4 times per day for 10' each, followed by gentle eyelid massage over the bump. If this is a stye, it will ordinarily resolve with this conservative treatment. It's very unlikely that you have a round worm infection of the eyelid. If you are concerned, have an eye md check your eyelid. ...Read more
What are the chances that a red, itchy, burning scrotum skin is caused by roundworm? I was given ivermectin+albendazole tablets by doctor but no help.
Not worms: I was not present for the office visit but I agree with my colleague that this sounds totally inappropriate. Most often this is tinea cruris, best managed by a combination of topical over-the-counter antifungals, washing several times a day with a clean towel each time, and keeping things cool down their day and night. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Roundworms (or nematodes) are small parasites animals that are common in cats. They are passed by the fecal-oral route from cat to cat & can be passed to humans for certain types of roundworms in cats. Roundworm eggs may be picked up when kids playing outside and then eat with dirty hands and ingest them. Symptoms: weight loss, GI symptoms are common. Treatment is with antiparasite medication. ...Read more
Yes: From petsand parasites. Org: "contact with contaminated soil/feces can result in human ingestion and infection. Roundworm eggs may accumulate in significant numbers in soil where pets deposit feces. Children should not be allowed to play where animals have passed feces. People who have direct contact with soil that may have been contaminated by cat feces should wear gloves or wash hands at once.". ...Read more
Uncertain: However, if worm originated from you body (as opposed to already being the toilet bowl) if can likely be identified if brought to medical as a sample. ...Read more
Please see below: There is no specific time frame but it should go away in 1 week. ...Read more
I have burning sensation while peeing. I also saw tiny white, round worm wiggling in the urine. What is that, what to do?
See doctor...: Has burning on peeing happened all the time and continually or just sporadically? Occasionally seeing tiny whte particles in urine may be just normal, reflecting urine acidity. So, to sort these out, record the feature, degree, and progress of symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and bring them to see doctor for review, analysis, history, physicals, and tests as needed, to find out... ...Read more
How to treat burning sensation while peeing. I also saw tiny white, round worm wiggling in the urine. What is that?
Unclear: Need to see a doc in this regard. Probably have a urine infection. You will need to provide a urine sample when you go. Rare to see a worm and possibly related to pinworms but this is uncommon and is usually at night. Need a urine sample and depending on sex of pt. Vaginal exam, possibly stool exam. This is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
That depends on the: Type of roundworm. Round worm infections begin with transmission. Transmission of round worms in humans depends on the specific type. Trichinosis can occur from eating undercooked pork. Ascaris may be transmitted by touching feces (dogs/ cats/ poor sanitation). Pin worm can be transmitted when scratching the anus ; touching others. Hookworms, strongyloides ; whipworm may penetrate the skin when. ...Read more
Been camping lately?: Not sure why you'd jump to such a dire conclusion! Get the diagnosis confirmed, then start appropriate treatment for it please. ...Read more
I'm a designer. Was working on home that had damage from raccoons-attic. What tests can I have done to make sure I did not pick up roundworms?
See your PCP: Your primary your family physician will examine you and may order a stool specimen to take to a lab for microscopic examination. ...Read more