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Question: I bleve I have some sort of warms, I can fell something moving around some times. I'VE been sick, cough a lot. I thought it might be hemorrhoids.i used some cream , can still fell something moving around
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
albendazole can be helpful for parasite infections

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are different types of parasites/worms that can be found in the gut sometimes which means that the treatment may vary slightly from one infection to the next.

If you want to definitely confirm if an infection with worms is present and to identify the particular worm, then a stool sample would need to be sent to the lab for a test (stool analysis of ova, cysts and parasites)

If this is not an option at this time, then you can consider using zentel (albendazole ). This can sometimes be found over the counter. In some infections (hookworm, ascariasis, ancylostoma, trichostrongylus)- only one dose at one point of the day,is needed

In other infections such as a type of tape worm or larva migrans and others- longer courses are needed and also take multiple times a day in other types of infection

You can consider using the single 400mg dose and then noting if there is any improvement over the following 7 to 10 days.
If there is no change, then it may be best to have a stool sample sent to the lab so that a different dose of the med can be given.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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Brief Answer: albendazole can be helpful for parasite infections Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic There are different types of parasites/worms that can be found in the gut sometimes which means that the treatment may vary slightly from one infection to the next. If you want to definitely confirm if an infection with worms is present and to identify the particular worm, then a stool sample would need to be sent to the lab for a test (stool analysis of ova, cysts and parasites) If this is not an option at this time, then you can consider using zentel (albendazole ). This can sometimes be found over the counter. In some infections (hookworm, ascariasis, ancylostoma, trichostrongylus)- only one dose at one point of the day,is needed In other infections such as a type of tape worm or larva migrans and others- longer courses are needed and also take multiple times a day in other types of infection You can consider using the single 400mg dose and then noting if there is any improvement over the following 7 to 10 days. If there is no change, then it may be best to have a stool sample sent to the lab so that a different dose of the med can be given. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions