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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I am experiencing pain in my lower left abdomen while slouching. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. I have a pain in my left lower abdomen region, above the waist and below the lung, for a long time now. I can feel this pain when I slouch, and this pain is like someone pinching my abdomen. When I sit straight, I do not feel this pain. But if my back is slightly...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and the ultrasonogram report (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  There are three structures which can give pain in the left lower abdomen: Urinary tract, kidney, and ureter.  Any pathology, especially in these organs, can give...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain while passing stools for the past six months?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from a disease of the stomach for six months now. I feel a pain in my stomach when I pass stools. My stool is like mud or liquid, but not like water. I have consulted many doctors but I do not have relief yet. Please tell me what I should do. I am very worried.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problems are not too worrisome. It can happen normally as well. I suggest you take the following medicines: Albendazole tablet 400 mg (for worms). Lactobacillus granules (Vizylac or Darolac) daily once for a week. Increase the intake of leafy vegetables, peas, bea...  Read Full »

What medicines to take for anal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, I faced problem with digestion and constipation. I had frequent bowel movement. But, the stool became tight and I had to pressure it out. Now, I feel pain and inflammation in my rectum and it seems that there is some swelling inside. The irritation gets intensified as...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that due to constipation you have developed the pain of the rectum. Relieve the constipation by taking non-irritative purgative. My favorite is Movicol (Polyethylene glycol) with one glass of water at bedtime for two to three weeks. Rule out other ca...  Read Full »

I saw a worm while urinating and have been having pain from then. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I saw this larva or a worm in my urine eight months ago when I was passing a kidney stone. Three months ago, I started to feel like an obstacle was at the end of my ureter, and I had a mild rise in my temperature with fatigue. Sometimes I think something is hurting in that area and the rig...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A worm in the urine indicates infection, and that needs treatment. Urine microscopy and urine cytology can reveal the diagnosis. Once it is confirmed, you need treatment with tablet Albendazole (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicin...  Read Full »

Which medicines are used to treat parasitic infection?

Query: Hi Doctor, Which anthelmintic medicine would you recommend for a treatment for a possible parasitic infection (worm)? Is it Albendazole? If yes, for how many days? I do have some itchiness around my anus area and cannot get a doctor appointment here.  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. It is important to find out which type of worm infection you are suffering from. There are hundreds of worms which enter the body and the treatment varies depending on the type of the worm. So, ideally you should get a stool routine/microscopy done. It is a simple te...  Read Full »

My son is 4.5 years old. He is complaining of a weird tickling feeling. Please help.

Query: Dear Doctor, My son is 4.5 years old. Since the last 2 months, he is complaining about a weird tickling feeling in stomach, penis and anus. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you give him deworming medicine regularly? These symptoms may sometimes indicate worms in the intestinal tract. Give him zentel syrup (it contains albendazole) 5mL at bedtime for 2 days. It is available as a 10ml bottle. Give 5ml on one night and the remaining 5ml on ...  Read Full »

My daughter is very weak, and she is a bad eater. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have two kids, an 11 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. They both frequently complain about pain in their legs, which gets very severe many times and settles on giving them Paracetamol. I feel my daughter is very weak physically, and she refuses to eat everything except junk food...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the leg pain, it can be due to the growth of the bones and muscles in children. These generally settle down with time. Other reason can be vitamin D3 deficiency. So, consult a pediatrician for a check up. Any local cause can be identified after examining. The ...  Read Full »

Both my sons are thin built and are fussy eaters. Kindly suggest a deworming syrup.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two sons. The elder one is 13 years old, and the younger one is 10 years old. I used to give them a deworming syrup Nemocid once in six months, twice with one week gap. Now I am doubtful that whether it works or not. I have not consulted any doctor yet. Could you please tell me...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I totally understand your concern. Nemocid contains Pyrantel Pamoate, which can be given for worm infection. The best deworming medicine is Tablet Albendazole. Since both of your sons are above 2 years of age, I suggest, one tablet o...  Read Full »

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 Kumar 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 »

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