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What Can I Do For My Tape Worm Infection Without Going To A Doctor
Tapeworm tx: You need to have a doc for evaluation and treatment. All tapeworm treatments are prescription meds, which a doc will not prescribe to an unknown person. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Absolutely: A number of agents are available but have yourself tested to make sure the worm in question is sensitive. Have you been to a third world country lately. This would be a vital bit of info for your physician. ...Read more
Worms: Infection by a type of parasitic worm called a tapeworm, usually from consuming poorly cooked contaminated meat. The worm latches onto the intestinal wall, and its free end will grow and break off into proglottids that can become new worms if the feces contaminates food eaten by others. ...Read more
If Treated: Properly treated with antibiotics, things usually get better in about 1 week. Be sure to follow all the instructions properly. ...Read more
Hello doctors, my husband is getting recurrent ring worm infection. It stars as very small and then day by day it will bigger and bigger and after som?
Hello Doctor,It started with a ring worm infection near navel abdomen then I had itching near groin,near my testicle.I have consulted many doctors sk?
I was eating a tin of sardines and I found this thing that looked like a worm, do I have tape worm or anything how to tell? And if I do how to kill it
Of course, if you: saw a thing that "looked like a worm", you wouldn't have eaten it. Perhaps you wonder if there were other unseen things in the tin! You are probably fine, but watch for diarrhea, nausea, maybe vomiting, belly pain, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite. If no symptoms develop, I wouldn't worry about it. If these symptoms develop, your doctor will need to order stool/maybe blood tests and prescribe meds ...Read more
A tape worm bit me, didn't get inside, just a bite. it was very small and left almost like a small flea bite on my hand. Am I to be worried?
Tapeworms: Human, and canine for that matter, tapeworms do not bite. They are ingested as eggs or larva too small to be seen and only attach to the intestines after they have grown somewhat. They cannot bite your skin. Since I can't speculate on what actually did bite you, I would say that you should see your doctor if it does not heal up within a few days. Good luck. ...Read more
Let me help: Praziquantel (biltricide) Albendazole (albenza) Nitazoxanide (alinia) which medication your doctor prescribes depends on the species of tapeworm involved and the site of the infection. These drugs target the adult tapeworm, not the eggs, so it's important to avoid reinfecting yourself. Always wash your hands after using the toilet and before eating. ...Read more
If you showed moving tape worm segments in your stool at 12/13...Could one have a tapeworm now?! 20yrs later?
Yes...: Can also get reinfested.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pinworms: Yes the worms can be seen. They are about 1/2" long. The eggs require a microscope. ...Read more
Infection by a type of parasitic worm called a tapeworm, usually from consuming poorly cooked contaminated meat. The worm latches onto the intestinal wall, and its free end will grow and break off into proglottids that can become new worms if the feces contaminates ...Read more
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