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Niclosamide Killing Tapeworm
Yes: Niclosamide (Niclocide) uncouples oxidative phosphorylation in adult tapeworms. ...Read more
Read an article 'A modified version of niclosamide treats root cause of type 2 diabetes, could reverse the disease'.Not yet tested. Is it real info.
A new drug a modified version of niclosamide, that treats intestinal parasites, could be the key to reversing type 2 diab. Can it be taken by a diabetic?
Be cautious: This drug was effective in mice. Many treatments that work in mice are not effective in humans. This drug uncouples oxidative phosphorylation, the basic mechanism cells use to generate energy/ATP. In theory, this could cause you to waste energy and lose weight. Years ago, DNP (dinitrophenol) was used to do this and it caused weight loss but also killed people. Best follow your doc's instructions ...Read more
No known illnesses: Tapeworms themselves are the cause of tapeworm illnesses. As to whether or not tapeworms carry other illnesses, such as disease-causing viruses or bacteria, when tapeworms are transmitted, that is not known. Tapeworm larvae and eggs are living things, so they carry other germs, but diseases from such germs have not been seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Undercooked meat: Tapeworm (cestode) infection usually occurs when a person eats undercooked meat. Rarely, they can be ingested by eating contaminated food or water. To diagnose a tapeworm a special test can be ordered to look at your stool. Many people who have tapeworms do not have symptoms. Not all tapeworms need to be treated. Your doctor can review your specific recommnedatons with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool test: A lab can examine a stool sample & find segments of tapeworm that generally shed in the stool. Your physician can set that up for you & will likely have them look for other parasites at the same time. ...Read more
Probably aren't any: In April 2011 an obscure journal published a paper from the Dept of Zoology, U of Cairo in which mice, rats, and cats were forced to swallow large amounts of coconut and/or onion oils and this killed their tapeworms. That articles like this one almost never have any further impact on real science has not stopped coconuts from being hyped as curing real and imaginary tapeworms. Suit yourself. ...Read more
Tapeworm: From undercooked or raw pork, beef or fish. Stool exam can detect larvae & eggs. If you have them, you would experience diarrhea, vague abdominal cramps, distentions, flatulance & nausea. Prevention is cooking meat or fish well, and treatment is with Praziquantel drug or surgery to remove the head of the worm or the cysts. ...Read more