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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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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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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

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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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Which is the best drug to treat the tape worm taenia -- albemdazole?

Which is the best drug to treat the tape worm taenia -- albemdazole?

Let me help: Praziquantel (biltricide)
Albendazole (albenza)
Nitazoxanide (alinia)

which medication your doctor prescribes depends on the species of tapeworm involved and the site of the infection. These drugs target the adult tapeworm, not the eggs, so it's important to avoid reinfecting yourself. Always wash your hands after using the toilet and before eating. ...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

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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 do tape worm segments in stools actually look like?

What do tape worm segments in stools actually look like?

Photograph: Here is a photograph of tapeworms in fresh stool:
http://www. Bing. Com/images/search? Q=tapeworm+stool&qs=as&sk=&form=qbir&pq=tape%20worm%20stool&sc=2-15&sp=1&qs=as&sk=#view=detail&id=b7e7b84f39fabbdd4ef38616f5920036f0a1fce4&selectedindex=6. ...Read more

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I was eating a tin of sardines and I found this thing that looked like a worm, do I have tape worm or anything how to tell? And if I do how to kill it

I was eating a tin of sardines and I found this thing that looked like a worm, do I have tape worm or anything how to tell? And if I do how to kill it

Of course, if you: Saw a thing that "looked like a worm", you wouldn't have eaten it. Perhaps you wonder if there were other unseen things in the tin! You are probably fine, but watch for diarrhea, nausea, maybe vomiting, belly pain, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite. If no symptoms develop, I wouldn't worry about it. If these symptoms develop, your doctor will need to order stool/maybe blood tests and prescribe meds ...Read more

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How do you know of you have a tape worm?

Stool studies: Stool specimens collected to check for parasites. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a tape worm? Is it itchy?

What does it feel like to have a tape worm? Is it itchy?

Tape worm: Many people who have tapeworms have no symptoms other than seeing worms squiggling about when they have a bowel movement. Possible symptoms/ signs include: weight loss, loss of appetite or the opposite (hunger), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins & minerals. Serious complications can occur however. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tape worm? If someone had one what would the movement of one feel like? Could they feel like a baby movement hard pressed

What are the symptoms of a tape worm? If someone had one what would the movement of one feel like? Could they feel like a baby movement hard pressed

Tape worms: You would not be likely to feel anything at all. Tape worms do not generally produce clinical problems, although you may see white segments in your stool, and if the worm burden is inordinately high there may be malabsorption issues, but this is incredibly uncommon and in the usa virtually unheard of. ...Read more

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Can tape worm egg effect the hand.

Can tape worm egg effect the hand.

Yes: In trasmission of disease, hand washing is important, will not hatch on the hand and give reaction. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tape worm?

What are the symptoms of tape worm?

Tape worms: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. In rare cases tapeworms have blocked intestines & damaged the eyes, heart, brain & liver. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a tape worm actually look like?

How will I know what does a tape worm actually look like?

Not cute: It has a wicked looking head with hooks and mouth parts that feed on your inner intestine. Connected to this is a long "tape" of rectangular segments which are egg sacs that break off to spread the condition. ...Read more

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A tape worm bit me, didn't get inside, just a bite. It was very small and left almost like a small flea bite on my hand. Am I to be worried?

A tape worm bit me, didn't get inside, just a bite. It was very small and left almost like a small flea bite on my hand. Am I to be worried?

Tapeworms: Human, and canine for that matter, tapeworms do not bite. They are ingested as eggs or larva too small to be seen and only attach to the intestines after they have grown somewhat. They cannot bite your skin. Since I can't speculate on what actually did bite you, I would say that you should see your doctor if it does not heal up within a few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symthoms of having a tape worm?

What are the symthoms of having a tape worm?

Usually without: Most human carriers of adult tapeworms are without symptoms. Patients may pass proglottids (tapeworm body segments) in the stool or sense the movement of proglottids through the anus. Some possible associated symptoms include nausea, loss of appetite, or pain over the stomach area. Anxiety, headache, dizziness, and hives may also result. ...Read more

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Do you guys no if you can catch a cat tape worm by having the cat that has has them lay on you or beside you??

Do you guys no if you can catch a cat tape worm by having the cat that has has them lay on you or beside you??

No: Tapeworm infection occurs via fecal-oral transmission.

That is, handling cat's feces and not washing hands afterwards may cause infection. Direct contact with the cat or having them lay on you does not lead to infection ...Read more

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Can one see tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

Can one see tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

No: Tape worm eggs require a microscope for visualization. However, segments of some tape worms are passed in stool and those segments are visible to the naked eye. ...Read more

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Can you see pin worms eggs and tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

Can you see pin worms eggs and tape worm eggs with the naked eye?

Pinworms: Yes the worms can be seen. They are about 1/2" long. The eggs require a microscope. ...Read more

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Is it a tape worm? My stool is very soft, I have gas a lot and I see white objects in my stool about the size of white rice but not moving.

Tape worms: These are very unusual in the usa, and unless the infestation is overwhelming should ultimately clear itself. There are three major tape worms to be considered, and exam of stool by someone with expertise in the area is essential to diagnosis. ...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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Are guinea worm infections almost eradicated?

Are guinea worm infections almost eradicated?

Almost: President Carter has been leading the effort to eradicate guinea worm. You may consult this site for information: https://www. Cartercenter. Org/health/guinea_worm/index. Html ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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