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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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Is it possible for parasites become resistance to a specific drug treatment?

Is it possible for parasites become resistance to a specific drug treatment?

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

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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?

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

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Can I take antiviral medications to treat parasites?

Can I take antiviral medications to treat parasites?

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

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Medication to treat parasites?

Medication to treat parasites?

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

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I have intestinal parasites/worms. My Doctor put me on medication. Will I see the worms come out in my stool when they die?

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

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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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Parasites? Tapeworms? Help!

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

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Can parasites cause pancreatitis?

Can parasites cause pancreatitis?

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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Could I have parasites from slugs?

Could I have parasites from slugs?

Angiostrongylus: Angiostrongylus cantonensis - maybe if you ate one of the species of snails or slugs that can become infected. ...Read more

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Is giardiasis caused by a parasite?

Is giardiasis caused by a parasite?

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

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Can parasites crawl in the scrutom?

Can parasites crawl in the scrutom?

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

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What are some common skin parasites?

See below: Flies, fleas, bedbugs, lice, mites, and ticks. With a few exceptions all these parasites bite, feed quickly, and leave. ...Read more

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Could someone get parasites from slugs?

Maybe: Snails and slugs get infected by ingesting Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae. So have you been eating slugs recently? ...Read more

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What parasites can live on toothbrushes?

What parasites can live on toothbrushes?

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

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Are parasites contagious from human to human?

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

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