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Symptoms Of Parasites In Humans
What are some of the symptoms of parasites such as tapeworms and other types of worm parasites in humans?
Depends: There are many kinds of parasites. Most are not transmitted from person to person, but some are. Giardiasis and amebiasis can be transmitted from person to person, usually during sex when there is oral-fecal or oral-anal contact. Pinworms are easily transmitted within households, especially among children. Skin parasites such as scabies and crab lice are also transmitted from person to person. ...Read more
How easy are parasites transferred from dogs to humans? I pet a bunch of strays in Jamaica, and now I'm sick and paranoid.
It is from stool: This means you have to eat it or put fecal contaminated objects into your mouth. This also means certain soils contaminated with ova (eggs) or parasites. If you only petted a stray and are a good hand washer then your risk is low. Dogs (especially strays) in developing countries can be dangerous for various reasons so be cautious in the future. If having intestinal problems get your stool tested ...Read more
Parasites: Occasionally ascaris lumbricoides will come out of ears after climbing up from the GI tract and perforating the eardrum. Are not many other parasites seen in the ear. Most ear parasites are not really classified as parasites at all, meaning they don't meet all the requirements of the genus. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the parasite. You should see a doctor and have your stool tested to see what kind of parasite you have. ...Read more
Capillaria aerophilia, capillaria plica. Can these two parasites be transmitted to humans? My dog has it, and I sleep with him...Vet said he has it.
No transmission: Capillaria transmits thru an intermediate host, by eating raw fish of certain kinds. ...Read more
What infections, besides the malaria parasite and borrelia, cause a substantial increase in quinolinic acid in the human body?
Lymes disease: And the other placesot is fpunfisbin s host of neurological and psychological conditions. ...Read more
I think I have human parasite worms my legs are swollen they said it was cellulitis but I don't think that's what it is I've been having rings and my?
Unless you traveled to a poor country, you do not have worms. If you are overweight, lose weight.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
Can humans get intestinal parasites from a dog bite? Infected bite was treated by taking cladin mycin and cipro (ciprofloxacin)
Hello.: Hello. Yes. Dogs can pass bacteria, viruses and parasites in their stool and then can lick the stool, so that it is in their saliva. Here are some possible bacteria: campylobacter, capnocytophaga canimorsus & leptospira. Viruses can include rabies. One possible parasites is bartonella. Many times the dog's bite causes the person to become infected due to bacteria that is already on their skin (like staph and strep). Dogs can transmit 65 types of parasites to humans (although not all can be transmitted by biting). ...Read more
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
Depends on parasite: There are many different types of parasites that may live in the intestine. With a light parasite burden, there may be no symptoms. With a heavier burden there may be vague abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, anemia, allergic symptoms, peri-anal itching, biliary and intestinal obstruction etc. ...Read more
Yes, often.: Yes, parasites multiply without treatment and symptoms often progress. What symptoms occur depends on the type of parasite. Get rid of 'em! ...Read more
Giardia lamblia: Giardia lamblia, a single call protozoan (think paramecium) parasite is found in fresh water. It takes up residence in the small intestine causing symptoms mimicking celiac disease. The organism may be detected in a stool specimen. Sometimes endoscopy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment is curative. ...Read more
Yes: If you mean abdominal symptoms and diarrhea then the answer is "yes.". ...Read more
How long after ingestion of parasites does it usually take for someone to show symptoms of toxocariasis?
Difficult to say: The best evidence comes from measuring larvae in the organs (liver, brain, eye) of mice after feeding them toxocara eggs. The liver may be infected as soon as 7 days after ingestion. The brain takes longer & the eyes are the last to be infected. Infection is more likely with frequent ingestion of large amounts of eggs. Many people never get infection after ingestion. Some may become ill years later. ...Read more
You can't.: From symptoms alone, it would be impossible to differentiate IBS from a parasitic infection. However, if you have had a negative parasite exam performed by a reliable lab, the chances of a parasitic infection are very small. If you persist in having uncontrollable diarrhea, see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for further advice. Good luck. ...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 more
Can SSRI syndrome seem like symptoms of another disease? I'm afraid I have celiac or worms/parasites but I randomly stop taking my meds a lot.
Your medications: Are not listed but randomly stopping psychiatric medications or other serotonergic drugs can not only cause symptoms but can endanger your health. People who randomly start and stop their medications are like people who play Russian Roulette. Both are dangerous practices. ...Read more
What symptoms or "signs " can be confused for intestinal parasites? - and anal problems as well that would connect to parasites, but are not parasites
I have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I am diagnosed malaria. What malaria parasite causes such symptom?
Malaria: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a type of unicellular microorganism) of the genus plasmodium. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death. ...Read more
I have been experienced low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I was diagnosed malaria. What type of malaria parasite has such symptoms?
Malaria: Hard to know without seeing the blood smear slides. The likelihood is that it is not p. Falciparum, but any of the other species can potentially produce this clinical picture. ...Read more
Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 3 days after getting TD in Mexico, felt better for a week, symptoms came back... Possible parasite or something else?
Yes: I would see your doctor. It could be that the infection was not adequately treated with 3 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin). It could also be a parasite or other infectious agent. Low on the list is c-diff which can be caused by taking antibiotics (usually much longer course than 3 days, however). ...Read more
What are diseases / parasites you can catch from birds (not eating, but handling live ones) that can manifest in you as psychiatric symptoms like ocd?
None: As far as I know, there are no bird-borne infectious diseases associated with ocd -- but people who have ocd may have contamination fears involving birds (and many other things). http://tinyurl. Com/pewrjwn some streptococcal infections may lead to neuropsychiatric symptoms in kids: pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (pandas for short). ...Read more
Would parasites or worms be obvious in 2 year olds stool? Sometimes I find thread like pieces. Is it food? Would they move? Blood? Any other symptoms?
Usually not obvious:
Pinworms are fairly common in this age group. They are small white worms that come out of the anus at night..
If you suspect piworms wait until dark when the child is asleep. Then take a flashlight and check your child's anal area. If you see small thread like wiggleing white things, call your doctor. This not a emergency but as a parent it is upsetting. ...Read more