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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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