Albendazole

Certain parasitic worms can get into the gastrointestinal tract and live and multiply there affecting your digestive health. Albendazole is an anthelmintic (deworming) medicine given to get rid of this worm infestation from the body and destroy their larvae (young ones) as well.

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My son passes motion immediately after eating any food. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 1 year 9 months old. He had severe diarrhea when he was 6 months old. After that, his stomach became very sensitive with chronic indigestion and poor weight gain. He is around 10 kg. His birth weight was 2.7 kg. His diet is very restricted and limited. I give baby formula, r...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Try modifying the child's diet to home-based diet that includes cereals, pulses, vegetables, and fruits. Do not give products like biscuits, chips, and chocolates. You have already investigated for celiac. Now, you can get stool pH and fecal reducing substance tests...  Read Full »

What are the precautions for a tapeworm infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe Crohn's disease, which is not under control. I ate a piece of medium rare steak with tapeworm in it, and I am terrified that I may have got tapeworm infection. I have tried puking, but not much came out as my body does not process things completely before passing it on. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tapeworm infection occurs by ingesting the eggs, not by an adult worm. The ingested egg complete their life cycle in the host. The symptoms of tapeworm infection are varied, and it depends on the site of infection, for example, seizures in the case of CNS (central nervo...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a good treatment plan for thread-like structures in my stool.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I notice a thin, thread-like structure in my stool for two days. I have had two abdominal surgeries for my esophageal hernia with nissen fundoplication. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from the passing of thin threads during defecation for the last two days. According to the pictures sent by you (attachments removed to protect the patien...  Read Full »

How to treat indigestion and worm infestation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male, who is in good health. I have a long history of indigestion, mostly experienced as a pressure in the throat. About ten years ago, I had a clear endoscopy, and I took Nexium for six months and cut way back on alcohol drinking, which seemed to do the trick. I had...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For dyspepsia and gastritis, I would suggest you take Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially, take it 40 mg twice daily, however, if it is not relieved, doses can be increased to 80 mg twice a d...  Read Full »

What is the best medicine other than Albendazole for parasitic infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a parasitic infection (ascariasis and whipworm), but doctors cannot find any signs in the stool. I have shown photos and videos of parasites in my stool. They advised me to take Albendazole, and I took three courses of Albendazole 400 mg twice daily for five days with the interval o...  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. I suggest you send those pieces of worm to the laboratory for microscopic examination. Sometimes, stool examination of ova and cyst can turn negative even if you are suffering from parasitic infections due to intermittent shedding. The...  Read Full »

Why do I have occasional dull aches on the right side of the abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I have occasionally been experiencing dull aches on right side of the abdomen, about 4 to 5 inches right of the belly button, and about 3 inches below the ribs, from two weeks. I just had an ultrasound of the abdomen and kidneys, and everything is normal. What can this be? It just comes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It might be due to an acidity and gastritis. Do you also have nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in throat, or chest burning? Try doing the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicin...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some preventive measures for elephantiasis.

Query: Hi doctor, Two of my neighbors are infected with elephantiasis. I am afraid as mosquitos are frequent in our area. Please suggest me the measures of prevention.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Filariasis is transmitted by culex mosquito. So, I appreciate your knowledge that you know filariasis transmitted by mosquito bite. The most efficient first step for prevention is to avoid mosquito bites by using personal protection measures. Use skin cream available fo...  Read Full »

Can you feel scabies crawling under the skin?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancé and I moved to a new home and did the renovation five days ago. By the time we both developed skin rashes that looks like scabies, and our four children are safe. We used pinworm ointment and scabies medications to treat it. Symptoms are progressive. My fiancé and I can see...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the reason for your anxiety regarding this problem. The pinworm does not infect skins; it is usually found in stools. You and your family are infected with two types of worms: pinworm, which is often found in the stool, and another worm in the ski...  Read Full »

Is it possible to have worms in stool even after taking Albendazole?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know whether I have a worm infestation. I saw two threadworms in the toilet. I took one course of Albendazole and laxatives. I had this infection previously and took Albendazole and Mebendazole. Then I felt discomfort and saw a long thick brown hair and spider-leg-like objec...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, they are roundworms such as ascariasis. You have already taken effective medications such as Albendazole. And another drug of choice is Mebendazole, with the trade name Vermox. If you are still passing stool with these worms alive and moving, you need to ...  Read Full »

What is cutaneous larva migrans?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like worms moving between my toes and feet with long slim white lines. They have two brown streaks and they bite with skin penetration and my skin turns white. They have penetrated my nostrils also and they have dark purple lines with two dots at the end. It looks like eyes. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms occur due to cutaneous larva migrains. It is a hookworm infection affecting skin caused by Toxocara. It comes from infected cats and dogs. It is best to do some tests to confirm it and start taking treatment according to it. You can do ELISA (enzyme-linked...  Read Full »

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