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Will a colon cleanse laxative get rid of any pinworms?

Will a colon cleanse laxative get rid of any pinworms?

Some: By virtue of the fact that a colon cleanse "washes" out the colon, some pinworms in the colon lumen will be washed out. But worms can adhere to and invade the colon wall, so this is not adequate treatment. You need an anti-helminthic drug (active against worms) to cure this infection. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Pinworms (Definition)

Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more


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Which is better laxative Metamucil or colon cleanse?

Which is better laxative Metamucil or colon cleanse?

Metamucil: Metamucil in my opinion.It is natural, contains fiber, can be taken daily, also help bring your cholesterol level down. ...Read more

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I took 4 super colon cleanse pills, which are high in fiber. I also took 4 caps of polyethylene glycol 3350 powder laxative. Did I do any damage?

I took 4 super colon cleanse pills, which are high in fiber. I also took 4 caps of polyethylene glycol 3350 powder laxative. Did I do any damage?

No: Better to take magnesium glycinate or citrates instead as a daily supplement to help soften stool. Titrate to stool consistency and adjust accordingly. Increase dose if still constipated and decrease if too loose. ...Read more

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How to get rid of toxins and cleanse the colon?

How to get rid of toxins and cleanse the colon?

Good & bad ways: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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At what age is it a good idea to get a colon cleanse?

At what age is it a good idea to get a colon cleanse?

Never: Good diet and fluid intake are all that your colon needs to stay healthy. Avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol. Get colonoscopy after 50 yrs old. Artificial cleansing techniques such as enemas or laxatives are useless biologically in a healthy person, and may be quite dangerous. ...Read more

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If i had a parasitic worm hidden in folds of my colon could I do a colon cleanse to remove it or at least get it out of there so medicine can get it?

Not likely scenario: Parasitic worms uncommon in general in western countries without history of travel to underdeveloped countries, ingestion of raw/uncooked seafood (sushi) or undercooked pork etc. If your ova & parasite tests were negative on three samples & don't have risk factors listed unlikely you have a parasite. You list Mebendazole as a medication taking so have been treated. Bowel cleanse not likely benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more