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Doctor insights on: Life Cycle Of Roundworm In Humans

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How does roundworm progress?

How does roundworm progress?

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

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How would someone know if they had roundworm if they didn't have symptoms?

How would someone know if they had roundworm if they didn't have symptoms?

Diagnosis: There are many types of round worms. If you note a worm going out your rectum – obtain for identification. Tape test can be used for pinworms. Depending on type of round worm, assessment may include urine, stool or blood test, physical examination, x-ray or ultrasound. ...Read more

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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

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How would you know if you contracted roundworm from a dog?

How would you know if you contracted roundworm from a dog?

Exam&tests: Yes it is a different round warm not human ascariasis, dog round warm infection called toxocariasis could be dangerous as the larvae hatch and migrates to inside any part of body including brain eye etc. Children are more prone as they play in dirt. ...Read more

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Can roundworm be transmitted through oral or vaginal sex?

Can roundworm be transmitted through oral or vaginal sex?

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

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How to tell if a person, child especially, is infected with roundworm?

How to tell if a person, child especially, is infected with roundworm?

Testing/Seeing: By testing the stool or seeing the worms. In the U.S. pinworm infections are more common than roundworm infections. The medication to treat these infections, Mebendazole, is the same, but the frequency & duration of the treatment is different. ...Read more

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How do you catch roundworm, how do you treat it & how do you prevent it?

How do you catch roundworm, how do you treat it & how do you prevent it?

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

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Recently completed medication for roundworm (ascariasis), when should we do tests to see the results of outcome by medication?

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

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How can I prevent itchy roundworm?

How can I prevent itchy roundworm?

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

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I had roundworm as kid, was it because I went barefoot, played in uncovered sandbox, or kissed my mouser cat?

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

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Is albendazole suitable for children with roundworm?

Is albendazole suitable for children with roundworm?

Albendazole: Albendazole is utilized worldwide against worm infestation. However, I is more common is usa to use mebendazole. Side effects of both include dizziness, nausea, emesis, liver dysfunction, and more dangerous is aplastic anemia. Blood count levels need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Can a roundworm infection cause encephalitis?

Can a roundworm infection cause encephalitis?

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

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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.

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.

Worms: Most likely not required. Sometimes the sign of infection is anemia which will not give you symptoms until very severe. But in general not a bad disease, so should be okay to wait. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Is the disease elephantiasis caused by an eubacterium, roundworm, or virus?

Is the disease elephantiasis caused by an eubacterium, roundworm, or virus?

Roundworm: Wucharia bancrofti is a typical cause of elephantiasis but in the us chronic lymph edema from venous disease which can look like elephantiasis is much more common. ...Read more

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Can ascaris large roundworm partially come out of anus and crawl back in? How likely is this?

Can ascaris large roundworm partially come out of anus and crawl back in? How likely is this?

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

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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?

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

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Ill take already mebendazole for ascaris lumbricoides but I have yet roundworm..

Different infection: Ascariasis should respond to mebendazole. However, Mebendazole does not treat all roundworm infections. One would need to know what roundworm and where the infection was before determining treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I might have accidentally swallowed tiny amounts of dog stools and worried about the roundworm, tapeworm infections which may lead to death? Pls help?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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My cat has round worm and I am worried I may have it. Is this possible?

My cat has round worm and I am worried I may have it. Is this possible?

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

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My cat has round worm and I am worried I may have it. Its this possible?

My cat has round worm and I am worried I may have it. Its this possible?

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

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My sisters dog had round worm, what is that? How contagious is it? And what r the symptoms?

My sisters dog had round worm, what is that? How contagious is it? And what r the symptoms?

Worms: Common and are contagious through handling dog excrement. Take your dog to the vet, and get proper treatment for roundworms. Keep children away from, properly collect and bag, then carefully wash your hands (using disposable gloves with an inverted bag is good for disposal). ...Read more

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I just saw tiny white, round worm wiggling in the urine. What is that?

I just saw tiny white, round worm wiggling in the urine. What is that?

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

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For how long can vertigo last if its cause by a drug to kill round worm?

For how long can vertigo last if its cause by a drug to kill round worm?

Please see below: There is no specific time frame but it should go away in 1 week. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation while peeing. I also saw tiny white, round worm wiggling in the urine. What is that, what to do?

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

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How to treat burning sensation while peeing. I also saw tiny white, round worm wiggling in the urine. What is that?

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

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Advice on cats with roundworms--can they spread to kids?

Advice on cats with roundworms--can they spread to kids?

Ascaris: The roundworm ascaris may be transmitted by touching feces (dogs/ cats/ poor sanitation). This can be spread to children. Thus good handwashing technique and teaching children about handling strays or animal feces is important. ...Read more

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If I have roundworms how can my girlfriend get affected?

If I have roundworms how can my girlfriend get affected?

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

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Does catching raccoon roundworms mean you're going to die? Also, how common is it in Ohio?

Does catching raccoon roundworms mean you're going to die? Also, how common is it in Ohio?

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

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How likely am I to get roundworms from my dog?

How likely am I to get roundworms from my dog?

Roundworms: It is unlikely for you to get them. It would have to be a fecal oral route. In other words dog poo in your mouth. Practicing basic hygiene avoids that. ...Read more

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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?

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