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Medicine For 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
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
Please answer! what serious chronic diseases (besides parasite infections) can be passed through unsanitary food and eating utensils?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An infectious: disease specialist would be a good choice - but your personal doctor may assess at well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
When they say parasitic infection or parasite infection. Do they usually mean microorganism parasites or worms? And do they have they same symptoms?
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?
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?
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
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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