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I think I may have ascariasis roundworms what do I do now?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Confirm and treat

Visit your doctor or get a infectious diseases referral.
Ascaris is uncommon in the United States, but can occur in people traveling from an endemic region. Diagnosis is typically done by identifying ascaris eggs in a stool sample using a microscope. Treatment involves Albendazole or Mebendazole given over a span of 1 to 3 days. With treatment, expect the presence of dead roundworms on defecation.

In brief: Confirm and treat

Visit your doctor or get a infectious diseases referral.
Ascaris is uncommon in the United States, but can occur in people traveling from an endemic region. Diagnosis is typically done by identifying ascaris eggs in a stool sample using a microscope. Treatment involves Albendazole or Mebendazole given over a span of 1 to 3 days. With treatment, expect the presence of dead roundworms on defecation.
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