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Treating helminthiasis with Zentel - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have itching sometime inside rectal area - stool test reveal pus cells 2-4 hpf and rbc occasional and mucus present (+). I have taken Gentel one dose last wk thereafter a long round worm came out with my stool on 10th march, please advise
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
let me read the query first
Doctor :  
Give me a minute
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Who advised you to take Gentel
Doctor :  
Was it prescribed by the Doctor
User :   my family physician
User :   he also advised anovate oint
User :   on 09/03/2010
Doctor :  
Ok fine
Doctor :  
So you might be suffering from helminthiasis
User :   may be - i don't know
Doctor :  
No problem, these is very common for individuals who eat out and who have junk food
Doctor :  
You have to maintain a good personal hygiene
Doctor :  
For this episode the tablets that you got are good enough
User :   Doctor I rarely eat outside, however atleast a fortnight ago there were several loose motions
Doctor :  
Ask your doctor if you require one more dose of Gentel after 15 days
User :   leading to all those
User :   Doctor, why stool exam revealed rbc - pus cells and mucus
Doctor :  
The tablet of ZENTEL ( not GENTEL) will kill the round worms in the gut, the next day you have to flush the dead worms out with a good laxative or high fibre diet and water
Doctor :  
The round worm is causing you allergic reaction and thus the stool test revealed pus and mucus
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   What is yoru age
User :   should I take any other medicine
Doctor :  
No need
User :   40 years
User :   Doctor - is there chances of Dysentary also
Doctor :  
Actually people who have irregular diet habits
Doctor :  
should be de wormed once in 6 months to one year
User :   I am very particular about diet
Doctor :  
In medical practice, if one is treated with Zentel, the entire family is treated with it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
as they share a common kitchen especially with children
User :   should they also take gentel
Doctor :  
But the doses differ
Doctor :  
so please weigh them and ask your Doctor to prescribe the right dose
User :   My wife 38+ years and son 10 years
User :   62 kgs and 39 kgs respectively
User :   Doctor please advise the dose if possible
Doctor :  
XXXXXXXX actually this is a prescription drug
Doctor :  
and one has to take a prescription from Doctor
Doctor :  
to buy this
Doctor :  
It would be unethical for me to prescribe you the same
User :   ok - thanks, gd day
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now
User :   Bye
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