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Tape worm in stool - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr karthik here
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   hi i been finding string like stuff in my stool?
Doctor :   Ok since when
Doctor :   That probably an Tape worm
Doctor :   Its appears whitish long upto 40 - 50 cms
Doctor :   Is it the case?
User :   last year and i saw a doctor but said it was nothing and then again a few weeks ago
User :   yes
Doctor :   Can you breif in detail

Doctor :   Are the strings Longer atleast 40 cms
User :   come again
Doctor :   Do they appear in every stool
User :   yes they are kind of long
Doctor :   Then you probably have an tape worm infestation
User :   not in every stool but maybe every 2 or 3
Doctor :   Do you consume Beef
Doctor :   Pork?4
User :   not very much my girlfriend is vegetarian so that kinda makes me one too but i do eat meat
Doctor :   These are mainly spread from improper cooked meat
Doctor :   These are helminths which infest in the intestine
Doctor :   They rather tend to produce occasional cramps/weight loss/
User :   you know i went on a pork chop streat last year when i first found them
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You just need an single dose of dewormimg
User :   and i kinda like to eat my meat med rare
Doctor :   Take TAB ALBENDAZOLE 400 mg once
User :   ok over the counter?
Doctor :   Its probably an OTC
User :   and what then?
Doctor :   Then restict to outdoor meat shops
Doctor :   See to that meat is properly cooked
Doctor :   This will sort your issues
User :   would the worm come out in my stool dead after i take the meds
Doctor :   Yes they will be dead and expelled through stools
User :   should i take the medicine just once?
Doctor :   Yes just once

User :   with food or in empty stomag?
Doctor :   After food
User :   i have another concern, i have been having morning foot pain.
User :   I play soccer and i injured my right foot a while ago but should have healed by now and i still have morning foot pain as soon as i start walking. What should I do?
Doctor :   Your age?
User :   30
User :   30
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Might be you had overstrained resulting in cramps
Doctor :   Just try splntage with crape bandage give it rest for a week
Doctor :   And Apply Ice packs
User :   It's like my bones are bruised or something
User :   ok one more
Doctor :   Then probably will need an Xray
Doctor :   To confirm any injury
Doctor :   proceed
User :   Ok i have a fungus on my toe and took limasil years ago and went agay
Doctor :   Do you have it now
User :   but came back and took generic limasil but this time didn't go away
Doctor :   You will require nystatin cream
User :   but pills work better
Doctor :   Apply at night and wash away in the morning for 5 days#
Doctor :   This cream will help you
Doctor :   Pills are not OTCs
Doctor :   Bye fopr now
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