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What are signs to look out for a parasitic infection?

What are signs to look out for a parasitic infection?

Weight loss and diar: Parasites can hang out many places. The most common would hang out in the bowel where you might notice a change in bowel habits in some weight loss. There are many other possibilities. ...Read more

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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What are the health implications of a severe parasitic infection?

What are the health implications of a severe parasitic infection?

Depends on what : And where. Severe malaria leads to death. Severe intestinal round worms can lead to malnutrition and and distress. Severe trichinosis can cause seizures and fever and muscle aches. ...Read more

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How can one detect a parasitic infection?

How can one detect a parasitic infection?

Too broad: Your question is too broad. There are many parasites that infect humans and they can infect many organs. You need to specify what organ you're concerned about. ...Read more

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What is the most common parasitic infection in the united states?

Depends upon locatio: Round worms and hook worms are fairly common in the south check your communicable disease web site. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with suspected parasitic infection. When I take 100mg bactrim a day it's under control, flares up otherwise. Request advice on med?

Parasite infection: Bactrim is an antibiotic which means its chief effect is on bacteria, not parasites. That said, Bactrim does work for cyclospora and isospora- parasites that cause diarrhea. It doesn't make sense that your symptoms return after a treatment course- unless you are getting re-exposed somehow in your environment or something "unrelated" to these purported parasites is occurring. Best to go see an MD. ...Read more

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What one blood test will tell if someone has a parasitic infection? (going to s asia.)

What one blood test will tell if someone has a parasitic infection? (going to s asia.)

None: No single blood test will give the diagnosis of all parasitic infections. Anyone who tells you otherwise is practicing fringe medicine. Be careful on your trip, get your required immunizations and take malaria prophylaxis as recommended, and when you return should you develop any illness let your physician know your travel history. Have a good trip. ...Read more

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Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Yes, rarely: There are a few types of parasitic worms that are capable of getting into the liver and bile ducts. This happens almost exclusively outside of the United States. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Patricia Foster
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more