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Thread Worms In Kids
My 5.5 month baby had banana day before. He did not poop yesterday but today his diper was full of black worm like threads. This happened twice in a day?
Worm Infection: I recommend you to take your baby to your Pediatric doctor for examination. One of the possible worms in neonates are pinworms. Is important to keep your baby hydrated, keep hygienic measures and in this case all members of the family should be treated because this is a highly transmittable disease. Fecal Oral transmission ...Read more
My baby's poop has lot of not moving black threads which look like worms. He had banana a day before and did not poop yesterday! What is it? Is it worms?
Banana Worms: Probably those thin little stringy things that are on the outside of a banana. But why wonder? Get it checked!!! ...Read more
Pin worms: Pin works have a human to human transmission (feco oral).The eggs are present on the anus and through person to person get ingested. The eggs are hardy and can remain viable in a moist environment for up to three weeks. Please see the graphic for the life cycle. The most common symptoms is anal itching and it is usually diagnosed by "scotch tape method" to look under the microscope. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Sure is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
I think my child just passed a worm, it looks like a long flat about 4inches. Looking thing. What kinda worm could that be. What should I do?
Tape worm?: There many types of tape worms or "flat worms" that can make humans their hosts. I would recommend taking the worm to your pediatrician (save the diaper or put into container). They can look at it, diagnose your child and start anthelmic medications if needed. It's not an emergency, but definitely want to get it looked at. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, if they don't wash their hands well after playing with them. Puppies and kittens can sometimes come down with ascaris and hookworm, and the eggs of these worms can be found in the litterbox/poop. If your kids don't wash their hands and they happen to ingest the eggs then they will soon become the new host to the worms! ...Read more
If your child has worms how long can as really they unoticed for and does tour house have to be dirty to get them?
A while--and, no.: If your child has worms, how long they go unnoticed can depend both on the type of worm, and type of child. Pinworms, for example, can take 4-6 weeks from actually ingesting the eggs to showing up and causing an itchy bottom. A child who is more sensitive might show more symptoms than one that doesn't mind. These worms are often passed via unwashed hands, not via a messy house! ...Read more
Vetinarian: Take your kitty to the vet.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Diagnosed with worms. My 6 yr old child followed, 2 full courses of deworming medicine. Fin medication 2 days ago. When should he be checked again.?
Depends: This depends on the particular worm to which you are referring. Ask the doctor what the name of this was and when he wants to see you back. ...Read more
I have had pin worm for 10yrs. I had my 1st child 3yrs ago with no problem, but recently experienced 2 miscarriages. Could p worm scarring cause m/c?
What should I do if my child got bit by a brown worm/slug found in my home? Complain finger pain now
See Your Doctor: 6 yr old bitten by "brown worm/slug". Slugs rarely cause problems to humans. The biggest concern following a bite is infection & the hallmark signs are pain, redness, swelling, fever. Infection can occur as early as 12 hrs after & antibiotics are needed. Immediately washing the wound can prevent infection in some cases. Give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more