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Visible Bugs Or Parasites
Trichomonas: Yes, it is a single-celled protozoan parasite. ...Read more
Okay, I'll bite: The parasites themselves will not usually be evident. However, an inflammatory response reaction or unusual appearance of the body trying to wall off the parasite may be seen. The bottom line is, do they cause a reaction in the body that will show up on our radiologic scans. ...Read more
Can bugs or parasites "nest" in your hair? Something keeps twisting my hair layer by layer to my scalp. Long hair last month.... now boy short. Can comb out length but then it gets short again. My comb touched something that spins really fast. Help!
I'm worried i don't know whether whether my 2 year old daughter has a tummy bug or some sort of parasite.. The symptoms seem so similar.?
I have some kind of parasite on my scalp i have not seen any bugs just tiny white worm looking things very tiny my head itches my boyfriend has them t?
Please resubmit: with a clear and specific question. Your question was cut off ...Read more
I was recently bitten by a beetle while asleep. Subsequent research leads me to believe it was a "kissing bug". The bite was extremely painful and the reaction (fever, swelling, & pain) continued for a week. I read they can inject a parasite that can
Chagas disease: If you were bitten in north america it is extremely unlikely that you will contract chagas disease. The prevalence of the disease here is just too low. Some will develop an ulcer at the site of the bite. Parasitemia is easily demonstrated with blood smears or pcr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had some ear pains. I twirl my hair and put it in my ear. could I have a brain parasite? I also pick my head til it bleeds. can I catch a bug?
Worry & Rituals: The worry and rituals you mention suggest more of a behavioral issue such as POSSIBLE Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in OCD to see if that is the case. Peace and good health. Lots of reasons to be hopeful. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Test: Some symptoms may be indicative of parasites , such as diarrhea, peri-anal itch, elevated level of certain blood cell type ( eosinophil) etc..., but to definitely know if you have parasite is to identify it by specific tests ( stool for ova and parasites, scotch tape test, anti body test and so on), if you think you may be infested with a parasites, tell your doctor about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Why do you think you have parasites? If you came from a place were intestinal parasites are common, you can get a stool o&p exam; there are other blood tests and exams that can be done, but the core question remains why you think you have parasites, and where are these parasites located? ...Read more