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What is the definition or description of: parasite infections?

What is the definition or description of: parasite infections?

Parasite: Infection with a parasite (usually another member of the animal kingdom, such as worms or insect larvae, though some would lump protozoa into this category). ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Please answer! What serious chronic diseases (besides parasite infections) can be passed through unsanitary food and eating utensils?

Please answer! What serious chronic diseases (besides parasite infections) can be passed through unsanitary food and eating utensils?

Salmonella: This can hang on for a while, though perhaps not as "chronic". The chronic parasite infections (hookworm, ascaris, strongyloides) might actually be more likely to get through your skin. ...Read more

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Do you know of any eye parasite infections common in brazil?

Do you know of any eye parasite infections common in brazil?

None common: There are rare cases in brazil. Of eye infestation related to parasites entering the body. All nematodes and ascariasis infestations have had a few cases reported in the eye. Onchocerciasis has been found in brazil. And the famous chagas disease can affect the eye with swelling and vision disturbance (romanas sign). All are rare and are an accident of infection elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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How might zinc work against a parasite infection?

How might zinc work against a parasite infection?

No benefit: I know of no benefit of zinc in parasitic infections and it would not be my choice.
Depending on the parasitic infections there are other things I would recommend
check www. Medacpc. Com. ...Read more

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Is parasite infection infectious, is it spreadable?

Is parasite infection infectious, is it spreadable?

Yes: Some parasitic infections can be passed from person to person. The most common way this occurs is when food that has been prepared by someone with an infection is eaten. ...Read more

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What are the infections or parasites found most often in nursing homes?

What are the infections or parasites found most often in nursing homes?

Infections nursing h: The most frequent infections in the nursing home are those in the urine, lungs and skin. ...Read more

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What infection or disease can be (or have) the same symptoms as intestinal parasites? And what can be mistaken as intestinal parasites?

What infection or disease can be (or have) the same symptoms as intestinal parasites? And what can be mistaken as intestinal parasites?

Parasites: Parasitic infections are fairly rare among all the disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Indigestion, gastritis, stomach/duodenal ulcers, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancer, gluten and lactose intolerance, etc may be responsible for the same symptoms as parasitic diseases. ...Read more

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Can a worm or parasites infection cause anemia?

Can a worm or parasites infection cause anemia?

Absolutely: Parasites like intestinal worms can cause anemia, usually by causing bleeding into the gut. Chronic infections can also cause anemia through low blood production, not active bleeding. However, this is less commonly the reason for anemia associated with worms and parasites. ...Read more

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Can taking a daily vitamin prevent parasite infection?

Can taking a daily vitamin prevent parasite infection?

No.: There are many, many different parasitic infections. I know of no daily vitamin that helps prevent any of them. ...Read more

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Absolute EOS in Feb. Was. 09 and in May 98. Both within normal range of the two labs. Should I still be concerned about a parasite infection?

Lab values: If you have symptoms of a parasitic infection, which could include persistent fevers, abdominal pain, headaches, weight loss or others depending on the parasite, I wouldn't count on normal Eos to say you are not infected. Ask your doctor to review your symptoms and your other lab work with you. If Eos are the only thing suggesting parasitic infection, then you are A-O-K. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of infections and high white blood cell counts for months. Now come to find out I may have parasites in my body. How is this cured?

I have had a lot of infections and high white blood cell counts for months. Now come to find out I may have parasites in my body. How is this cured?

It depends,,: This depends on the kind of parasite you might have. For example, if you have giardiasis, which can be acquired by drinking contaminated water, the treatment might be metronidazole. Other parasites have no treatment and some don't need any. ...Read more

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Had parasite infection for 4 months in January, now completely better but still have flare ups of abdo. Cramps, wind and sometimes dirhea or constipat?

Plan: Good to know what kind a parasite you have had before. But anyway you need to be reevaluated because your symptoms like cramps, diarrhea....is suggesting reactivation of disease. ...Read more

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Parasites or candida fungal infection - how to tell which one I have?

Dermatologist: Candida is a yeast infection of the skin or mucous membranes and has a very distinctive presentation. In addition, parasites and/or mites will have a distinctive presentation and pattern on the skin. Almost any dermatologist can look at the skin and tell the difference. However, when in doubt, the dermatologist will do a biopsy of the skin and that would definitively diagnose it. ...Read more

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Can crystal meth cause a parasite infection throughout your body?

Can crystal meth cause a parasite infection throughout your body?

Crystal meth: Can make you paranoid and craving for more, ruin your health and life. Here's a link that may help you
http://www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/addiction/crystal-meth-what-you-should_know
Please see your doc about getting tested for parasites. They can cause GI symptoms and more. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a parasite infection? And is it bad? Does it cause liver cyst

What is a parasite infection? And is it bad? Does it cause liver cyst

Parasite: Parasites are organisms that live on or within another host to obtain nutrients, human can be infested with parasites such as worms, ticks etc... Certain parasites can cause cyst in the liver, parasite infestation will make you sick. ...Read more

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I have anxiety, Had a parasite infection 3 months ago, pain ever since, just now I passed dark green stool? I haven't eaten anything green. Why?

I have anxiety, Had a parasite infection 3 months ago, pain ever since, just now I passed dark green stool? I haven't eaten anything green. Why?

Infection: Following an intestinal infection it is not unusual to develop an irritable bowel syndrome which can manifest itself as abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and/or constipation. Green stool is nonspecific. If you have continual diarrhea continued parasitic infection must be checked for. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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If CBC blood test comes normal, can I say that I have no parasitic infection? Assuming this test as the first step before specific parasite diagnosis.

If CBC blood test comes normal, can I say that I have no parasitic infection? Assuming this test as the first step before specific parasite diagnosis.

No: CBC isn't sensitive for parasites. Why do you ask? There are a bunch of crooked websites that try to scare you into thinking you have horrible invaders. If one of these upset you, I am sorry. ...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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Need reassurance. I think I have parasites due to my symptoms, blood tests indicate no infection? Stool test due but doc says she doubts infection?

Need reassurance. I think I have parasites due to my symptoms, blood tests indicate no infection? Stool test due but doc says she doubts infection?

Need more info: Do you live in the us? If yes, have you travelled outside the us? If you have not been outside the us you do not have intestinal parasites. If you are or have been outside the us a stool examination should reveal any meaningful infestation with intestinal parasites. ...Read more

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I have a high white (+++) and red (++++) blood cell count but no infection, cysts, ova or parasites was found in my stool. No salmonella, shigella etc?

I have a high white (+++) and red (++++) blood cell count but no infection, cysts, ova or parasites was found in my stool. No salmonella, shigella etc?

Insufficient info: There's no way to know what your medical issue is or what cell count test you are referencing. We can assume you have diarrhea since you had a stool study. Are the high white and red counts in your blood, urine or stool? Results like +++ are usually from a screening dipstick, most likely a urine test. Write back and specify why you went to the doctor in the first place and what tests they did. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Parasite Infections (Definition)

Infection with a parasite (usually another member of the animal kingdom, such as worms or insect larvae, though some would lump ...Read more