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Topical Anti Parasite Drug Medication
Noticed white, thread-like pieces, about 1-2 inches long in stool 5 days after taking anti-parasite med. Parasites or maybe fiber?
Yes: Just like bacteria, parasites can become resistant to specific drugs. Thus, while there are "drugs of choice" for specific parasites, one can never be sure that a given treatment will work. It is thus wise to be retested after treatment, though I advise waiting at least a month- a treatment might kill most but not all parasites so a test just after may miss the few survivors. See my comment:. ...Read more
It is part of the: Evolutionary concept of survival of the fittest. ...Read more
A new drug a modified version of niclosamide, that treats intestinal parasites, could be the key to reversing type 2 diab. Can it be taken by a diabetic?
Be cautious: This drug was effective in mice. Many treatments that work in mice are not effective in humans. This drug uncouples oxidative phosphorylation, the basic mechanism cells use to generate energy/ATP. In theory, this could cause you to waste energy and lose weight. Years ago, DNP (dinitrophenol) was used to do this and it caused weight loss but also killed people. Best follow your doc's instructions ...Read more
My stomach have noising sound morning and evening but no change happen after I have taken drugs from clinic for parasite suspect.
Go back to doctor: If the medication did not work, perhaps the diagnosis was incorrect. Go back and have them check you out. ...Read more
No: Medications are specific to the cause. Antivirals are for virus infections, antibacterials are for bacterial infections, antifungals are for fungal infections and so on. I do not believe that your pcp or other physician would inted to treat you for a parasitic infection with an antiviral. There may be some confusion on what you have or what you are taking or there may me more to the story. ...Read more
Anti-parasitics: Depends on what type of parasite it is...Nematode, cestode, amoeba, protozoa, and others. Would generally not treat a parasite infection without knowing what it is, unless type of parasite infection present based on symptoms, geography, epidemiology, risk factors, exposure.... ...Read more
My period is 18 days late, I have a parasite and an on metronidazole for IT, could the parasite or medication cause a delayed or stopped period?
I have intestinal parasites/worms. My Doctor put me on medication. Will I see the worms come out in my stool when they die?
Possibly: You may see dead worms, fragments or nothing. Most medications for worms are very effective however. Don't worry if you see nothing. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Ameba: Amebic parasites are one. These are especially found in fresh water lakes in areas that are stagnant. ...Read more
Possible: If those are infected with parasites, you sure can get them. ...Read more
Trichomonas: If it were looked for properly the chances are very good that it would be detected. ...Read more
See your doctor: For most parasitic and worm infestations, there are medications that can kill the parasite/worm. You shouldn't wait because the infection can cause serious problems if the parasite/worm itself doesn't. ...Read more
Yes: There are numerous organisms that have this potential, perhaps one of the more common ones being Ascaris lumbricoides, although Strongyloides stercoralis, Clonorchis senensis and Echinococcus granulosis have also been reported, among other rare cases. It is not a common cause of pancreatitis, particularly in the USA. ...Read more
Yes: The infective form (cyst) of the parasite is expelled in the waste of the carrier human or animal & makes it into water. It is microscopic and often present in wadeing pools, ponds, on diaper changing tables, etc. A contaminated hand or drink may then carry it into the mouth where it begin its life cycle again, traveling to the intestines to live & reproduce. ...Read more
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
Parasites: None that I know of. I have never heard or read an article showing that parasites live on toothbrushes with plastic bristles and handles in rare cases fungus maybe. Be sure your brush can air dry daily and change when worn. If you are still worried run through dw or let sit in 1 part bleach and 3 parts water for 15 min then rinse well. ...Read more
Depends: There are many kinds of parasites. Most are not transmitted from person to person, but some are. Giardiasis and amebiasis can be transmitted from person to person, usually during sex when there is oral-fecal or oral-anal contact. Pinworms are easily transmitted within households, especially among children. Skin parasites such as scabies and crab lice are also transmitted from person to person. ...Read more