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Thread Worms In Kids
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?
Can pin worm eggs get in my air system in my home? I'm finding tiny white sticky egg like things all of my house when I'm cleaning/dusting..
Not necessarily: Bloating or abdominal distension could be caused by parasites or many other things. Likewise, not having distension does not necessarily rule out a parasitic infection. It is important to consider other symptoms before choosing what tests and treatments are appropriate. Pictures you see of bloated children are more likely related to kwashiorkor/malnutrition. ...Read more
Ascaris: If it is several inches long and looks like an earthworm, likely to be the ascaris roundworm which can be eradicated with meds. ...Read more
Possible ingestion.: It sounds like either pieces of partially digested food, if there was something white he/she ate...or possibly a foreign body that he/she ingested. It is possible that they are pieces of medication. You should call your doctor to see if he/she needs to be checked. Also, look around the house for white substances and open pill bottles and let your doctor know about those also. ...Read more
We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?
Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...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
My 2 year old child has passed two large 5-8cm pale white/pink nematode worms in its faeces. where will they have come from?
Not Likely: Anything is possible, but for this to occur they have to get there somehow and the system is pretty well closed unless accidentally or intentionally breached - through a deep open wound possibly from a piercing could make it happen or from surgery. If you had a piercing, see a doctor immediately if not healing properly. ...Read more
Pinworms: Yes the worms can be seen. They are about 1/2" long. The eggs require a microscope. ...Read more
Personal hygiene: Infestations begin as the eggs are ingested from contaminated fingers. These fingers touch places that babies sit and play in like sandboxes, day care centers, etc, where the eggs are shed from a diapered bottom. The more finger to mouth activity the higher likelihood of infection.When you add a ready source of eggs in their environment, the chances also increase. ...Read more
Pinworms: No. Pinworms ( enterobius vermicularis) are exclusively transmitted from human to human . This is usually by hand to mouth transmission of microscopic eggs excreted on the peri-anal skin at night when the worms emerge into the warm air under the covers. Hence, the classic symptom of night waking due to "bottom itching". ...Read more
Adult deer tick bit our 16-yr old. It attached, but not engorged, removed in 2 hours. In san francisco bay area. Are antibiotics needed?
No: There is no need to have antibiotics if conditions you asked exist. ...Read more