Worm Infection

The presence of intestinal or parasitic worms in the digestive tract is called worm infection. Flatworms (flukes and tapeworms) and roundworms (pinworms and hookworms) are the most common parasitic worms. Worm infection can result in symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, nausea, tiredness, and unexplained weight loss.

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I have been sick with parasites for past six months. What has to be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been sick with parasites for the past six months, and I would like to know if you are able to prescribe medication to get rid of them or to tell me what to tell my family doctor to prescribe me as I am having a hard time getting an appointment. I have been taking wormwood and black...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is positive for Entamoeba histolytica and negative for other parasites. Let me know if it is mentioned positively for other parasites as well. Now, you are infected with two parasites, one is Entamoeba histolytica and the other is worms. Here, we cannot directly p...  Read Full »

What to do if there are worms in your child's poop and urine?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 years and 3 months old. Nowadays, we are seeing that she is wetting her bed. We checked urine RE. Everything shows normal. But we find that a tiny white worm is dancing in her stool and urine although after a regular checkup she has taken syrup Zentel (10 ml). Please a...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. These worms are due to worm infestation in the intestine and as a result, when they come from the anal region, they probably crawl to the vaginal area, and that is why you are seeing worms in the urine too. You need to give Bandy plus ...  Read Full »

I am taking Mebendazole for a worm infection. Kindly review the image of the worm for a proper diagnosis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Mebendazole for worms. My doctor does not know what worms they are, and I wonder if they may have contributed to some chronic health issues. I have a picture of the worm I had in my stool and was looking for guidance in diagnosing what it might be. Kindly help. Thank yo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case history and the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems to be a small roundworm infection or ascariasis. You can submit your stool sample for microscopic examination and determine the exact type of...  Read Full »

I have had multiple health problems, and now I have a flukes infection. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old woman. I have flukes infection and a long history of unanswered medical "abnormalities" which can all be attributed to the worms. In the past 15 years, I have had so many problems. It includes heart and vascular diseases, liver problems, reproductive issues, developm...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case history and attached pictures in detail (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). As you explained during your case history, you had multiple system involvement. Therefore, I want to ask about your relevant investigations, li...  Read Full »

Does my kid have persistent vomiting after eating something and a low appetite due to a reflux problem or worm infection?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 2 years and 11 months old. He used to have vomiting almost every day or frequently. The doctor treated him with the capsule Losec 5 mg for one month. After that, he was alright and was eating well. Later again, his appetite went low, and he started vomiting frequently. The doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Worm infection is very common in my country. I suggest you give the baby the syrup Bandy Plus (Albendazole and Ivermectin) 5 ml once at night post-meal. You can repeat the dose after a week. Vomiting can be treated with syrup Ondem (Ondans...  Read Full »

What are the causes of vitamin B12 deficiency in a non-vegetarian?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a vitamin B12 deficiency, even though I eat a lot of non-vegetarian food. A doctor prescribed me New Nervijen plus capsule. Is it safe to use?  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having vitamin B12 deficiency in a non-vegetarian is unlikely. Why did you get your vitamin B12 levels checked? What is your hemoglobin level? Do you drink alcohol? You can use the Nervijen capsule (a combination of Benfotiamine, Folic acid, Methylcobalamin, Ni...  Read Full »

What is the cause of my kid vomiting soon after food?

Query: Hello doctor, My son had breakfast this morning and after one hour he vomited. And continuously he was refusing food. I gave him cinnamon milk. The whole day he ate nothing. In the evening he ate two cookies and right after five minutes he vomited. Now I gave him 5 ml Motilium suspension. What to do...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would like to know more details, to know the cause of vomiting. Like:Does he have outside food? It can be due to food indigestion.Does he have fever or throat pain? It can be a viral fever.Does he have tonsil problem? It can be due to to...  Read Full »

Can I give two doses of Albendazole to my 1.5-month-old baby in a short interval?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1 year 5 month old now. He was treated with Albid suspension for worm before two months. Again he has same symptoms of worm infection now. What can I do? Is it safe to give him Albid or other medicine for worm within short interval of two months? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can give him Albid (Albendazole) 10 ml at night before sleep. But, I suggest you to give syrup Bandy Plus (combination of Albendazole and Ivermectin) 10 ml at night before sleep. Because, Albid contains only Albendazole while Bandy Plus contains Albenda...  Read Full »

I am a 51-year-old female treated with Ivermectin for worm infection. Should I be worried?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old female. My past medical history includes anxiety, adult ADHD, hypertension, and RLS. Taking medications such as Clonazepam BID PRN, Cyclobenzaprine, Ropinirole, and Methylphenidate BID (I just take PRN for work). My past surgical history includes four C-sections, a gast...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. It is unfortunate that you had to undergo multiple rounds of hospital visits despite not getting desired results to your satisfaction. It would be ideal to know that the hospitals have set standard operating procedures (SOPs) for managing patients who enter va...  Read Full »

How are stomach pain and diarrhea treated?

Query: Hi doctor, For around two weeks, I have had sharp excruciating pain in my stomach and diarrhea. I cannot¬†hold my food down and the frequency of pain is constant. I have diarrhea for every 30 to 60 minutes. I also have sharp pains in my kidney area. My current medication includes Omeprazole 40 mg, B...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in abdomen and diarrhea may be due to gastroenteritis, worm infestation, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Kidney pain may be due to stones or UTI (urinary tract infection). I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen, stool exa...  Read Full »

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