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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...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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I took my dog to the vet and he was positive for hookworms. My bowel movements have been strange and they seem to have white-ish sesame seed like things all in it. If i had hookworms, wouldn't i find worms in stool?

I took my dog to the vet and he was positive for hookworms. My bowel movements have been strange and they seem to have white-ish sesame seed like things all in it. If i had hookworms, wouldn't i find worms in stool?

No: If one has hookworm infestation, the worm is generally not seen in the stool but hookworm eggs are. Dog hookworm can cause rashes in people related to the larval form (cutaneous larva migrans) but not mature to its adult form. ...Read more

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Can raw garlic kill intestinal worms?

Can raw garlic kill intestinal worms?

Not reliably...: Parasites are best addressed with specific "antibiotics" aimed at them. Testing your stool can typically identify both eggs and the worm, if present. Speak with your doctor about your specific exposure risks and concerns so you can be ideally advised. ...Read more

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A 7 year old child has intestinal worms, what types of medications should he be given? It is causing severe itching. Medication or anything that will relieve the itching would be very highly helpful. Help needed asap please.

There : There are many different kinds of worms that can infect humans. Since you mentioned itching, i assume that you are talking about pinworms? If you are not sure what kind of worms your child has, you should call his doctor. Pinworm infections are extremely common - most often seen in kids between ages 5 and 10. It is spread by person to person contact. Animals do not harbor pinworms. The most common symptom is an itchy anal area, especially at night when the worms are most active. It is usually not dangerous - just annoying - and is easily treated with medications. Albendazole and Mebendazole are the two medications used most often to kill the worms. Pyrantyl pamoate (pin-x) is less effective and has higher rate of side effects, so is not used as often. Everyone in the household should be treated at the same time to avoid re-infection. A few tips to prevent re-infection after treatment are: -wash hands carefully after using the bathroom and before eating -wash all bedding, clothing and toys to destroy lingering eggs -wash underwear and pajamas daily for 2 weeks -wash sheets every 3-7 days for 3 weeks reinfection a few months after treatment is common, so if your symptoms reappear, call your doctor. Pinworms do not cause abdominal pain, bloody stools, fevers, or poor appetite, so if you have any of these symptoms, you need to contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of intestinal worms?

What are symptoms of intestinal worms?

There may be none..: Or the person may have intermittent abdominal discomfort, some nausea, some diarrhea, sometimes some weight loss. ...Read more

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What are natural ways of killing intestinal worms?

Intestinal Parasites: Conventional medical treatments can get rid parasites more quickly and with fewer side effects than most alternative treatments. Alternative treatments may be helpful along with conventional medications. However, your health care provider must find out what kind of organism is causing your problems before you start treatment. ...Read more

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