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Found red worms in stool. What medicine should I take?

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i have found red worms in my stool about 3 in long
Posted Thu, 23 Aug 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Kiran Kumar 3 hours later
Dear Friend,

Thanks for writing in.

Your description is quite suggestive of Helminthic Infection. Most likely Round worm infestation.

You willneed to take medication tonget rid of the remaining worms in the intestine.

Albendazole 400 mgs once a day for 3 days would a safe and effective way of getting rid of them. The course needs to be repeated after 2 weeks to ensure complete clearance.

Hope this answers your query.

Pleaseget back i fyou need any further information.


Dr Kiran
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