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Suggest treatment for worm in stomach - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Apr-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User:I saw a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch white worm looking thing in my stool. I have anus itch not necessarily just at night and a small amount of feces that causes itching during the day. Wiping and cleaning my anus helps best.
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:Give me a moment to read your query
Doctor:You need to take anti-parasitic medicine
Doctor:It is a prescription medicine though
User:how do I get it? I do not have a primary physician, I have not been ill
Doctor:Do you know of any walk-in clinic near your place
Doctor:?
Doctor:Were you able to pull out the worm?
User:No thought about tho
Doctor:Was the worm moving in the stools?
User:A little bit
Doctor:It is possible that it laid eggs in you
Doctor:Thus you need anti-parasitic treatment
Doctor:You may go to any walk-in clinic and get a prescription for it
Doctor:The doctor may also check your stools for ova and parasites
Doctor:Albendazole is one medicine that can be taken twice a day
User:I do not know. Walgreens sells a pinworm medicineWould that work
Doctor:You can check the name
Doctor:If you know the name, you can tell me
User:don't know the name saw it once
Doctor:It may be a topical medicine
Doctor:You need a tablet to eat
User:No it is liquid you swallow
Doctor:ohk
Doctor:Then it is worth trying
Doctor:You can check with the pharmacist available there at walgreens
User:I will try the clinic also
Doctor:Yes sure
User:thanks
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Do you have any other doubt?
User:no
Doctor:ok
Doctor:ok then
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