How long does Ivermectin take to control stick flea infestation?
I have taken in two stool samples, the first one I know had a flea and something white like a piece of rice moving in it. and they said no parasites found. And the other they sent out. It had what I think was a worm in it. No results yet
ok Dr. just called and they said stool samples showed no bacteria, but they sent them out for parasite test and have not got the results yet.
Seems like "larvae migrans"
Thank you for asking to healthcaremagic..
I have gone through the information carefully and understood your concerns.
Yes..For me it seems like you have got the worm infestation(as of now in skin and in intestines probably) through the flea bite possibly from your pet dog..
This may be a round worm or hook worm..I suspect a round worm though..When it affects both skin and internal organs like intestines etc (Referred to as Larva migrans)..But can't say accurately without complete stool analysis for ova,cysts,larvae,even worms etc..
In any case of a suspected helminth infection especially with associated clinical scenario,it is advisable to start the empirical treatment with antihelminth drugs like ivermectin,albendazole etc which you did already..
Further management will depend on the results of stool analysis for parasites and also your clinical progress with the empirical treatment.
Isolating the dog and use of insecticides will help in preventing further transmission.
Please discuss the above with your family physician or preferably infectious disease specialist and proceed for the best of your health..
Hope i have answered your query..
Further queries are welcome..
The ER DR. spent 3 min. with me and said that I had a bladder infection and anal praritis? what?!!!!! He never even checked on me!!! would not examine me or do any tests except blood. I was so mad. He was very rude. I did tell him and I am a very nice person but I feel like I am being taken over. I was in so much pain and he wouldn't even give me my regular meds.
So I went directly to my regular Dr.......Ugh. They did not believe looking under a microscope it was as parasite. This thing is huge and I can see its a parasite without the microscope. All I have been able to eat for two months is mashed potatoes, sour dough toast, and yogurt. Anything I eat goes right through me and if its anything solid It hurts really bad. Especially spicy. I a
I am now very discouraged, I am weak and do nothing but sleep. The fleas seem to be winning the battle. I don't know who is a specialist in this area. Citrus Heights, CA 95621 Thank you so much
Please upload the stool analysis report
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Thank you following up
Please post your complete stool analysis report to suggest further treatment..
Sorry I don't know any doctor in USA..But I assure you that I can guide you about the issue.
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Awaiting your reply
Thanks for following up..
I will be happy to clear your doubts and discuss treatment options once i get the reports..
Awaiting for the results ..
I did however pass again in my stool this morning lots of white larvae. Its disgusting. And some kind of wormy lookingthings.
My stool sample results were "clear". I'm going in tomorrow at 11:00 to get copies of these tests and to demand that they test me and make sure that the live parasites that are in my intestines are not eating outside my intestinal wall and going to other organs. I am exhausted and seems they don't care. Thank you for your assistance. I will try to let you know what the tests say when I get home tomorrow. I still have the bladder infection too and that is odd.
follow up with the stool test results.
Thanks you for following up.
Do not worry until anything is proven.
Most symptoms would relate to a benign condition. You can post me the stool sample results. If symptoms persist, you need to be on a specific therapy after considering the results.
Encourage nutritious food intake ,clean water intake..
Need reports to further comment..
Thank you for following up..
The problems may be related to emotional outburst (psychiatrist opinion needed)
Stool analysis,CT or MRI abdomen and would be a better option to rule out any organic lesions..Seems like psychogenically induced..