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Ill take already mebendazole for ascaris lumbricoides but I have yet roundworm..

Ill take already mebendazole for ascaris lumbricoides but I have yet roundworm..

Different infection: Ascariasis should respond to mebendazole. However, Mebendazole does not treat all roundworm infections. One would need to know what roundworm and where the infection was before determining treatment. ...Read more

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What do parasitic intestinal worms look like in human faeces?

What do parasitic intestinal worms look like in human faeces?

Shape of parastic: They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are very long and flat. Others short and round. If you are looking to if you may be infected. Go to your physician and have them order stool ova and parasites. Have a great day. ...Read more

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I know that taenia solium is the tapeworm of pork but I want to know If taenia solium is a bacterium, virus, fungus, protozoan or a parasite? And why?

I know that taenia solium is the tapeworm of pork but I want to know If taenia solium is a bacterium, virus, fungus, protozoan or a parasite? And why?

Zoonotic parasite: Taenia solium is the pork tapeworm belonging to cyclophyllid cestodes in the family Taeniidae. It is an intestinal zoonotic parasite found throughout the world, and is most prevalent in countries where pork is eaten. The adult worm is found in humans and has a flat, ribbon-like body, which is white in color and measures 2 to 3 m in length. Its distinct head, the scolex, contains suckers and a rostellum as organs of attachment. The main body, the strobila, consists of a chain of segments known as proglottids. Each proglottid is a complete reproductive unit; hence, the tapeworm is a hermaphrodite. It completes its life cycle in humans as the definitive host and pigs as intermediate host. It is transmitted to pigs through human faeces or contaminated fodder, and to humans through uncooked or undercooked pork. Pigs ingest embryonated eggs, morula, which develop into larvae, the oncospheres, and ultimately into infective larvae, cysticerci. A cyticercus grows into an adult worm in human small intestines. Infection is generally harmless and asymptomatic. However, accidental infection in humans by the larval stage causes cysticercosis. The most severe form is neurocysticercosis, which affects the brain and is a major cause of epilepsy. Human infection is diagnosed by the parasite eggs in the faeces. ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know is cryptosporidium liked to aids I don't really know about this parasite.

Hi,I would like to know is cryptosporidium liked to aids I don't really know about this parasite.

Intestinal parasite: Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by a unicellular parasite that is most commonly transmitted via contaminated water but self-limited (brief) in healthy individuals. In AIDS or immunosuppressed patients the infection can be extremely serious (opportunistic infection that is difficult to treat) ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if tapeworms are parasitic segmented worms?

Hi docs, can you tell me if tapeworms are parasitic segmented worms?

Yes, they are: Tapeworms that effect humans fall into 3 types: Taenai Saginata (Beef tapeworm), Taenia Asiatic (Asian tapeworm) & Taenia solium (Pork tapeworm). ...Read more

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What do I do about an intestinal parasite?

What do I do about an intestinal parasite?

Eval: Please seek medical attention. Medical evaluation is important and you may require anti-parasitic medication. ...Read more

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Enterobiasis.Okay I think I have the symptoms for enterobiasis.(pinworms)?

Enterobiasis.Okay I think I have the symptoms for enterobiasis.(pinworms)?

Ok: If you are concerned then see your doctor for a prescription. Rectal itching, visible worms in the stool, and yes, teeth grinding at night can all be symptoms of pinworms. It is easily treated. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is campylobacter jejuni contageous?

I wanted to know is campylobacter jejuni contageous?

Yes,but: The stool of warm blooded animals is a common reservoir of this germ. It is often found in day care setting s and may be passed from contaminated stool. ...Read more

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Are insect allergy herediated? I have no insect allergy. Got bitten by mousqitoes. Im afraid. Is this irrational fear ? Anxiety? Im so afraid

Are insect allergy herediated? I have no insect allergy. Got bitten by mousqitoes. Im afraid. Is this irrational fear ? Anxiety? Im so afraid

Insects: Insects are foreign bodies and when they bite or sting they break your defense (skin) and cause a reaction if you have a normal immune system. Some people react more than others depending on their sensitivity to foreign material breaching their skin. If you have a severe reaction that causes not only local changes but systemic (difficulty breathing or vomiting) then you need to have a rescue med. ...Read more

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I'm scared! worried about racoon intestinal parasite exposure! someone help me?

I'm scared! worried about racoon intestinal parasite exposure! someone help me?

Not enough info: How was the exposure accomplished? What specific parasite are you concerned about? ...Read more

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How do people contract worms and other parasitic infestations?

Some ways: Humans can catch some types of worms by touching contaminated feces & then putting their hands near their mouth. They may swallow food or water containing feces. They could also become infected by or eating raw contaminated pork, beef or fish. ...Read more

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What do you think about vaccines for malaria in africa?

What do you think about vaccines for malaria in africa?

None Available: There no vaccine yet available for malaria anywhere in the world. Where malaria is a risk, preventative medicine must be taken. Check with the cdc website http://wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/destinations/list.Htm or see a travel provider to lean if you are at risk. ...Read more

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Hi, I am so worried about having parasites like tape worms in me! I don't know what to do. I heard that most docotros misdiagnose it ? How do I know?

Hi, I am so worried about having parasites like tape worms in me! I don't know what to do. I heard that most docotros misdiagnose it ? How do I know?

Parasites: Your best bet would be to get evaluation by you doctor. A thorough history about any possible exposures or travel and examination and testing would find out if a person had been infected. Family doctors, gastroenterologist and infectious disease specialists would be a good place to start. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, upset stomach and change in the bowels. May see worms in the stool. ...Read more

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How do I deal with chronic worm infestation?

How do I deal with chronic worm infestation?

Your question...?: What kind of worms (pinworm, round worm, tapeworm, etc.)? Where are you, or are you, experiencing soreness (peri-anal skin, worm entrance site?) what are your continuing exposure risks (travel, job, diet, behavior?) happy to help if you can expand on your question and provide some more information. ...Read more

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How to know if I have scabies, Morgellons disease, or something else entirely?

How to know if I have scabies, Morgellons disease, or something else entirely?

What is it???: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows,buttocks & genitalia. Morgellon's Disease can present w fatigue, decreased concentration & short term-memory, crawling - ...Read more

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Do you think I should be afraid of the bubonic plague?

Do you think I should be afraid of the bubonic plague?

Yes and no: It will come through again and cause widespread mortality if and only if there is a massive collapse in society (i.e., a nuclear war) and people are once again foolish enough to stop keeping cats. You won't meet pneumonic or septicemic disease in today's world and if you meet the bubonic form from a woodchuck's fleas, you'll be sick in time for shotgun antibiotics to cure you. ...Read more

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Can you get ascaris from undercooked chicken? How is ascaris caught?

Can you get ascaris from undercooked chicken? How is ascaris caught?

Ascaris: Ascaris lumbricoides can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc can also contaminate food. You would only get it from chicken if contaminated by. ...Read more