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Tapeworm infestation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   hi
User :   Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I have tapeworms and
User :   I took niclosomide but
Doctor :  
ok
User :   am not cured yet
Doctor :  
usualy a single oral dose in the correct strength of this medicine is enough to cure.
User :   I took niclosomide 2 on thrusdat and 2 on friday
User :   ok
Doctor :  
sometimes the worm is not seen to come out with stools even after treatment as it might have been destroyed.
User :   what should i do now
Doctor :  
what was the strength of the tablets you took?
Doctor :  
if you are in doubt check your stool routine and microscopy examination
Doctor :  
after 15days
User :   2 grams strength
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
that is good
User :   ok
Doctor :  
if the stool test still shows tapeworm eggs
Doctor :  
then it means
Doctor :  
you aRE NOT CURED
Doctor :  
or there is re infection
User :   ok.. then i have to go for test
Doctor :  
so maintain good personal hygeine
Doctor :  
and after the stool test if it is positive
Doctor :  
for infection

Doctor :  
ask your doctor to prescribe the same medication to be
Doctor :  
taken again
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