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Is medical advice required for recurring hiccups due to worm infestation?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

Gastroenterologist

Practicing since :1986

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My 92 yo husband has an intestinal bug and has had recurring hiccups all day. Should we seek medical care?
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Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query my dear patient,
For worm infestation he should take a course of antihelmenthic like Albendazole 400 mg to be chewed daily before going to bed for 3 days.

For hiccups Tab Baclofen 10 mg should be taken twice daily.Its very effective in treating hiccups but its not OTC.

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