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Will laxatives help remove intestinal parasites?

Will laxatives help remove intestinal parasites?

Not effective: Most parasites need specific medication. Laxatives could make things worse, as most parasites cause diarrhea to begin with. Parasites are diagnosed with blood and stool tests, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Will charcoal remove an intestinal parasite?

Will charcoal remove an intestinal parasite?

Parasites: Activated charcoal has long been advocated as a home remedy for parasitic infections, but the validity of this has not withstood the challenge of controlled testing. ...Read more

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Intestinal parasites is it possible for them to come out of you partially but not completely? I think i feel only the tip of it and it goes back in.

Intestinal parasites is it possible for them to come out of you partially but not completely? I think i feel only the tip of it and it goes back in.

Your GI symptoms: Are likely from the parasites. Your doctor or gastroenterologist can give you something to expel the via bowel movements. Many are microscopic and thus not seen or felt. They go through cycles of breeding so you need to expel not only the live parasites but also the eggs and this takes a month or two. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a natural way to get rid of intestinal parasite?

What is a natural way to get rid of intestinal parasite?

None proven: There are no "natural" anti-helminthics (anti-parasitic-worms) that are proven safe, proven effective, and proven reliable for use in humans. Native cultures have had folk medicines claimed to kill worms, but they may be unsafe (damages organs), uneffective (doesn't kill worms), or unreliable (kills a few worms, occasionally). Since doctors have good anti-worm medicines, there is no need to worry. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of intestinal parasites out of a human?

How do you get rid of intestinal parasites out of a human?

It depends: It depends on the parasite. You should see a doctor and have your stool tested to see what kind of parasite you have. ...Read more

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If I sleep next to someone who has human intestinal parasites can I get them?

If I sleep next to someone who has human intestinal parasites can I get them?

Maybe: If they are pinworms and you touch the eggs and put your hands in your mouth. Pinworms tend to go through families. Other types of parasies are not transmittable. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes intestinal parasites & how do you get rid of them?

Can anyone tell me what causes intestinal parasites & how do you get rid of them?

Start with diagnosis: Depending upon doctor's suspicion, based on your exposure risks & symptoms, your stool culture may look for salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, yersinia, & sometimes pathogenic e.Coli, additionally, stool can be checked for std, clostridium difficile, giardia, parasites, opportunistic pathogens. Parasites also found colonoscopically & by "scotch-tape test" of peri-anal area looking for shed eggs. ...Read more

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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


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