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Should I see a specialist for trichinella spiralis infection, or can my regular doctor take care of it?
Yes - rare: A child in Bruce County developed trichinosis from pork in 2013. ...Read more
About three years ago I ate some raw bacon. I recently learned this can cause trichonella. What should I do? Am I going to die?
Don't think bacon: from 3 years ago will cause death Per Mayo "If you have a mild case of trichinosis with no symptoms, you might not need medical attention. If you notice gastrointestinal problems or muscle pain and swelling about a week after eating pork or wild-animal meat, talk to your doctor." See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/trichinosis/basics/symptoms/con-20027095. Sx's are usually w/i 8 ...Read more
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally, Yes: Same is used in many european countries to treat depression as well as other diseases. That said, before taking any supplement, discuss it with your doctor especially if you are taking any other medications since many otherwise safe medications can become unsafe when combined with each other or with medications. ...Read more