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Noticed white, thread-like pieces, about 1-2 inches long in stool 5 days after taking anti-parasite med. Parasites or maybe fiber?

Noticed white, thread-like pieces, about 1-2 inches long in stool 5 days after taking anti-parasite med. Parasites or maybe fiber?

Stool analysis: Unable to determine without a stool analysis and culture for ova and parasites. See your physician. Certainly is possible it is undigested fiber strands. ...Read more

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Whats a topical anesthetic agent?

Whats a topical anesthetic agent?

Numb skin: Administration of topical anesthetics to control pain associated with procedures such as laceration repair may avoid the need for infiltrative local anesthesia injections and associated pain from the injections. Topical anesthesia also avoids the risk of wound margin distortion that exists with infiltrative injection administration. Many dosage forms exist (gels, sprays, creams, ointments, patch). ...Read more

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Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Zineryt: Zineryt contains zinc and Erythromycin which are both out dated medications. There is a lot of resistance to Erythromycin because it is an older drug. I prefer epiduo or ziana. ...Read more

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Is it possible for topical hemostatic agents cause any allergic reaction?

Is it possible for topical hemostatic agents cause any allergic reaction?

Yes: Any topical substance can potentially cause an allergic reaction. This is commonly known as contact dermatitis. If the reaction occurs after repeated exposure, it is most likely allergic. If it occurs on the very first exposure, it is probably an irritant reaction (irritant contact dermatitis). ...Read more

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What is the most effective topical numbing agent for subluxing peroneal tendon pain? Financially can't afford to redo failed surgery w/ time off work.

What is the most effective topical numbing agent for subluxing peroneal tendon pain? Financially can't afford to redo failed surgery w/ time off work.

There is none.: A second opinion is in order.there are a few ways to correct this, & boney reconstruction builds a mechanical block so the tendons stay where they are supposed to be. ...Read more

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My daughter has MRSA & taking clindamycin can we use tea tree oil as a topical agent also?

My daughter has MRSA & taking clindamycin can we use tea tree oil as a topical agent also?

May be helpful: Some people advocate for tea tree oil, but the data is not strong. On the other hand, there is no real down side so long as the tea tree oil is clean and uncontaminated. ...Read more

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Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

No: There are dozens of these. That is the basis of pain management medicine and most of anesthesia. It also depends on what type of nerve transmission you want to stop - pain, motor, sensory and where - central or peripheral. This is an extremely large topic. ...Read more

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Does taking garlic really work against parasites?

Does taking garlic really work against parasites?

Unlikely: Garlic, despite all the claims, is only good for keeping people away from you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are human parasites detected?

Parasites: visually, stool sample analysis, testing blood for antibodies & sometimes radiologic imaging. ...Read more

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Does taking wormseed really work against parasites?

Probably not: Wormseed has been used for ascaris and oxyuris, but there is no evidence that it is effective, and excessive doses can cause death. ...Read more

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Can I use flebendazola to treat possible parasites?

As directed please: Flubendazole is an anthelmintic and is used to treat specific parasitic diseases. However, there is a lot of false information out there about what is and what is not a parasitic infestation. Please use it with proper advise from a licensed practitioner. ...Read more

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Does taking goldenseal really work against parasites?

Alternative...: From an alternative health care perspective; yes. Ask your physician before you start any new medication; to see if it is right for you. You may need more 'standard' therapies to kill the nasties. ...Read more

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I can't gain weight, I think I have parasites, how can I know?

I can't gain weight, I think I have parasites, how can I know?

Get a stool specimen: The obvious question is why you think you have a "parasite", which parasite and how could you have gotten it. Rather than speculating about potential diagnoses, if you have been chronically ill and worried about it, see your doctor, and it they deem it relevant they may ask to examine your stools for parasites or use blood tests. ...Read more

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What type of parasites are common in the western united states?

What type of parasites are common in the western united states?

Ameba: Amebic parasites are one. These are especially found in fresh water lakes in areas that are stagnant. ...Read more

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During a prenatal exam would the parasite trichmonasis be found if it was present?

Trichomonas: If it were looked for properly the chances are very good that it would be detected. ...Read more

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Why is water thickened for those who could choke on plain water? Causes? And what is the thickening agent?

Why is water thickened for those who could choke on plain water?  Causes?  And what is the thickening agent?

Swallowing problems: Swallowing without choking is a complex act requiring the coordination of many muscles. Liquids can sneak past the seal muscles need to make to prevent passages of liquids into the air tube (trachea) instead of the food tube (esophagus). When muscles are weak (due to a stroke) liquids in the trachea cause choking. Xanthan gum is the thickening agent. ...Read more