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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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What is the reason for increase in eosinophil count?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday I gave given my blood sample for a random test. When reports came, I got shocked. Is there any big health issue? Do I need to consult the doctor about this? The laboratory report details include: RDW-CV 14.4 high 11.6-14.0 %, Eosinophils 9.1 high 1.0-6.0 %, Absolute eosinophil...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The eosinophils increase could be due to allergic conditions or parasitic infection. So do you have any remarkable symptoms like, for example, coughing, sneezing, etc.? As for the elevated TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), it is subclinical hypothyroidism which you...  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 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 pictures ...  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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have been diagnosed with strongyloid infection and am taking medications. But the symptoms are still present and the infection appears to be systemic. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with a parasitic infection for six months. It has caused a lot of bloating, food allergies, chronic bowel issues, rashes, and aches and pains in my spine. My primary care physician suspects it might be strongyloid larvae cysts in my body and gut. I have now been dia...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have addressed your concern and will answer you. As per your physician's diagnosis, you have been confirmed to have a Strongyloides infection, which is curable. The recommended drug of choice for your case is Ivermectin, with a treatment effectiveness rate of up...  Read Full »

I saw pinworms in my stool despite taking medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently observed pinworms in my stool. I consulted a physician and got medication prescribed for the same. But after finishing the course of medications, i saw live pinworms in my stool again in less than 24 hours. Please suggest me a treatment to get rid of the worms completely.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have mentioned that you have completed one course of medications for pinworms, but you are still observing pinworms in your feces, there is a possibility that you have a re-infection or the medication could not completely eliminate the infection. Taking precauti...  Read Full »

I have abdominal pain, bloating, etc. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I have vaginal pinworms and or multi-parasitic infection. I have chronic abdominal pain, bloating, vaginal discharge, anal itching at night and in the morning, extreme weight loss, loss of appetite, and terrible weird feelings in my anus. I have constipation and or diarrhea b...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pinworm infection is caused by the parasite Enterobius vermicularis, a slender white worm with a pointed tail. In humans, they reside in the large intestine and appendix. Female pinworms are 8 to 13 mm long, and males are 2 to 5 mm long. Pinworm infection is primaril...  Read Full »

Will MRCP and renal ultrasound reveal a parasite infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a parasite infection from either my trip abroad or from eating raw Alaskan salmon shortly before my symptoms started. I had been doing testing for soil-transmitted Helminths, but today I had taken MRCP imaging to focus on a possible Trematode infection from eating raw fish. I had an...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The MRI (magnetic resonance and imaging) scans show a normal gall bladder and biliary tree (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). No evidence of biliary tree obstruction is seen. The liver looks normal in appearance. No hydronephrosis is seen presently...  Read Full »

I have had loose stools for a year and found dead ladybugs in my feces. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had loose or liquid stools for almost a year. When I have specific meals, I need to use the bathroom immediately. This evening, I noticed a dead bug in the stool. The bug looks like a ladybug with a dark green shell and dark spots rather than bright colored. The bug is missing it...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). It does look like a digested ladybird. However, it needs to be sliced open and seen under a microscope to confirm. When the...  Read Full »

Do my symptoms of skin rashes, swelling, difficulty breathing, vision loss, lethargy, and loss of appetite indicate that I have some parasitic or worm infection?

Query: Hello, For the past eight months, I have had symptoms like skin rashes, occasional swollen face, difficulty breathing, vision loss, loss of appetite, lethargy, and lack of energy. I was prescribed medicines for scabies, including antibiotic ointment and ear drops, but none worked. There is no itchin...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is an allergic rash due to a worm or parasitic infestation with a secondary bacterial infection on the head area. I suggest you take Tablet Zentel (Albendazole) 400 mg only once immediately and tablet Ivermectin 12 mg...  Read Full »

My daughter is 17 years old and found worms in her stool. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter thinks she found a worm in her stool. She sent a picture. She is 17 years old and not taking any medications. She had cryptosporidium when she was seven years old but got treated. She had been consuming sushi and raw fish. There are no other symptoms.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She probably has taken something wrong. She needs treatment, but she will be fine. Besides, I wonder if she has worms, your whole family is at risk for worm infestation. At times this worm infestation remains asymptomatic. Therefore, I suggest that all family members...  Read Full »

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