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Is roundworm infection contagious?

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Dr. Krunal Modi

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 435 Questions

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Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 in General Health
Question: I was diagnosed with roundworm and was prescribed albenazole. Im terrified that my 1 week old baby could have it. How would i know? And could it be treated?
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Modi 46 minutes later
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
No need to worry.
Roundworm don't spread to baby from body.
Don't worry and take care...
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Krunal Modi 24 minutes later
I didn't know i had it until a few days ago, what if he picked it up because i was careless in washing my hands? Can a baby this young be treated?
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Modi 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes your baby can be treated if affected

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
No need to worry.
Your baby will be very safe.
If affected then it is easily treated disease.
Don't worry and take care...
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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