Parasitic Infection

Organisms that survive with the help of other organisms are called parasites. Infections caused by parasites that invade, reproduce, and make us sick are called parasitic infections. The common parasitic infections include malaria, dengue, toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, trichomoniasis, and amoebiasis.

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I noticed white strings in my stool. I hope it is not parasites. Please help.

Query: Hi, I am a 34 year old female. I noticed what looks like white strings in my stool. I am also having symptoms like abdominal cramps and pain, severe fatigue, memory issues, dizziness, and sometimes constipation. I am hoping it is not parasites. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Symptoms which you have mentioned are related to two diseases, parasites or IBS. To confirm if it is parasites, stool routine examination has to be done.  This might be due to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) also. This condition presents with alternate constipation wit...  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 »

How to get cured of small white worms or mites coming out of my skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I seem to have small white worms or mites coming out of my skin. It also appears to be covered with tiny black splinters or spores and tiny black fibers. They are making tunnels through my skin and destroying my face. My best friend had similar symptoms a year ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a parasitic infestation with a secondary bacterial infection. I would suggest the following : 1) Apply 5 Percent Permethrin cream on day one and day seven (all over the body below the neck) at night, keep it for eight to 12 hours, then wash it the next ...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get rid of the infection in my elbow that is itching and bleeding on scratching.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a parasitic infection in my elbow for the past four weeks. It is itching a lot. And when I scratch, it is bleeding. I could see a worm moving in my elbow. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. But I need some more details about it to help you better. Kindly share your symptoms, duration, and a clinical picture of your lesion.Would you please revert with more details? Regards.  Read Full »

How to get rid of body lice obtained from the hostel?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male. I got infested by body lice in my hostel. Now, it is getting worse. Please suggest some treatment to get rid of it.  Read Full »


Dr. Gulhima Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Body lice can be extremely distressing, and I suggest you follow these steps: Maintain personal hygiene by bathing with regular soap and water in all the seasons. Avoid too much of huddling and overcrowding with your hostel mates. Treatment must be taken simultaneously...  Read Full »

What is the cause for persistent painless swelling of the leg in a small kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8-year-old daughter got a painless swelling from the leg, ankle to the foot, which has started hardening. The doctors diagnosed and concluded that they were nerves or blood vessels which they advised me to try massages which we did but no change. It is now two years. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to see her foot, so please send a picture of it. I will check and let you know. If you have reports from previous tests, then please attach them then I will look. If it is due to vessels and nerves, then definitely physiotherapy will help. Please send pic...  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 »

Do bad breath, constipation, and blurring of vision indicate parasitic infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently on medications for allergic bronchial asthma since last year, having on and off flare-ups of recurrent cold infections. I took oral steroids for a short period (five to seven days Wysolone 10 mg once daily). I consulted an ENT specialist yesterday, and the doctor asked me ...  Read Full »


Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through all your blood investigation reports done ten months ago, nine months ago, and last month (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). 1) Your blood levels of C-reactive protein and lactate dehydrogenase (inflammatory marker) are constan...  Read Full »

Do severe pain in the abdomen and rectal bleeding for six months indicate ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 20-year-old son was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis six months ago. He has not responded to any medication, which has mainly been Prednisone and interview infusions. Initially, they gave him Lee all day, and he went from painless rectal bleeding to horrible pain to pancolitis. A co...  Read Full »


Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did they do any colonoscopy and biopsy study for diagnosing it as ulcerative colitis? The picture which you have uploaded with this query looks like segments of Funis Vermes, so-called rope worms, which is a rare parasitic helminth. They are usually single, but the s...  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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