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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been diagnoised with the parasite strongloydes(sp) My doctor said there was no cure. You mentioned several herbs like eryngium foetidum but I cannot locate them. Where can I get these hebs in the US? Is it possible to CURE this parasite?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   DR
User :   Hello
Doctor :   hello there
User :   do you have any experience with this type of parasite
Doctor :   may i know where did you get the information about such herbs
Doctor :   yes , we do
User :   I think on your site..that is how i found you
Doctor :   Usually antiparasite medications like albendazole, and mebendazole can help in such infections
User :   i think i have had this for years...itching that no one could explain. I am a healthy 55 year old female. Will the drugs CURE this
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   surely
User :   had a stool test done that was positive
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   albendazole is useful to treat this infection
User :   what is the average dose of Ivervectin and how long do i have to take it. i read about BAD side effects
Doctor :   may i know where you reside ?
User :   I live in AAAAAAA
Doctor :   you dont need to take ivermectin, though it is a first line drug,
Doctor :   albendazole will work just as fine
User :   I had a very sick pet for years. I thnik that is how i got it. I have not been out of the country. Do people get this in the US? Is this unusual
Doctor :   people having pets can get infected as the parasites in the stools can infect them
User :   is that parasite from pets?
Doctor :   it affects both humans and pets
User :   what about the herbs?
User :   what about the side effects from albendazole...many? bad?
Doctor :   there are many medicinal herbs, that have been used, but their efficasy is not been tested
Doctor :   usually the dose taken , not much
User :   I do not care if not proved...FDA will never prove them useful because there is no money to be made. Where can i get the herbs
Doctor :   I am a allopathic doctor, and am sorry to say, that i do not have informaiton abou that medicatins
User :   what is allopathic
Doctor :   modern medicine
User :   can this be CURED? Will I eventually test negative
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   defintiely
Doctor :   a course of 2 tabs over 14 days will be good
User :   How many rounds of the medicine?
User :   200mg twice a day?
Doctor :   2 rounds will be good to kill all cases of autoinfection
User :   is one round 14 days? or do I do 14 then another 14
User :   i have read ivermectin is a ONE time dose..that is all?? Have you heard of that
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but it does have many side effects
Doctor :   so i do not recommend that
User :   I had a very BAD side effect of Dyflucan so I am afraid of drugs. I did take mebendazole once with no problems. Is albedazole similar to Mebebdazole
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   both are similar
User :   Mebendazole does not kill this i right?
Doctor :   yes
User :   how about hair loss wit these drugs
Doctor :   i have not seen this in my patients
User :   let me be sure i understad. 14 days twice? or 14 days then wait
Doctor :   i meant , 1 tab on day 1
Doctor :   and 2nd on day 14
Doctor :   then the same cycle to be repeated it after 1 month
User :   so i only take 1 then wait 14 days then take 2? repeate on month
Doctor :   yes
User :   is the usual dose 200 or 400 mg
Doctor :   that is right
Doctor :   the dose for an adult is 400 mg
Doctor :   i hope i have answered your query
User :   so it is only 6 tablets total
Doctor :   yes that is right
User :   is out time up
Doctor :   yes we have 1 more minute
User :   thank you. i will ask for the itchinbg normal for this parasite
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is
User :   thank have been great
Doctor :   since it causes release of histamine, it brings on itching
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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