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Suggest treatment for invasive cystic tapeworm infection

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: I believe I have invasive cystic tapeworms able to get a sample after 9 months of suffering with the worms I had a nurse practitioner give me medicine to kill them she tried one and it didn't work and talk to the other and it didn't work she told me he so once again their mental state because nobody will believe me taking form if left untreated can chill here because it invade your vital organs
I read online that there's a woman that is under the care of a cyst and the worms because a cyst multiple the time there a sexual so they make the city and its for 50 to 100 baby tapeworms about the size of a piece of paper the name of the medicine that kills the worms and the cyst
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Take albendazole 400mg once and repeat after 2weeks!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about these worms and all the inconveniences this has caused you. It is true that medications at times fail to kill the adult worms and cysts completely. for this reason, we administer the drug with a 2weeks interval so that we can kill any remaining cyst that must have grown into an adult worm. In this way, all the adults and cysts are killed after 2cycles of treatment and the problem evolved once and for all.

Worms are transmitted through poor hygienic practices. I will suggest that you always was your hands before meals and after visiting the restrooms. Also, keep food free from flies as they can also transmit worms.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 days later)
Albenza is one of the medicines I did try not once but twice waiting two weeks to take another dose twice.It did kill a lot of them but not all and no cyst I had already talked to another doctor and he gave me five of the medications that will kill the cyst and the worms and I didn't know I thought I'd saved it but I didn't have have it the name.pr word I need to with a p and also had.a q if I could get that medicine name I would be the most grateful there's times I feel brain damage from the ones in my head
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Albendazole would treat this parasite fully!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This is a worm and they have not been shown to be resistant to treatment. Treatment with this medication followed by a second dose after 2weeks is enough. If you have further symptoms, I would rather recommend that your doctors evaluate you and say what the exact disease condition is. Holding unto this parasite as the possible cause despite adequate treatment is no longer valid.

The drug used in treating flatworms that contains p and q is praziquantel. If you rather choose to use this medicine, I have no worries. But after using it, you can no longer be suffering from the same disease condition. Let your doctors look for other explanation to your symptoms.

I hope this helps. I wish you well.
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Suggest treatment for invasive cystic tapeworm infection

Brief Answer: Take albendazole 400mg once and repeat after 2weeks! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about these worms and all the inconveniences this has caused you. It is true that medications at times fail to kill the adult worms and cysts completely. for this reason, we administer the drug with a 2weeks interval so that we can kill any remaining cyst that must have grown into an adult worm. In this way, all the adults and cysts are killed after 2cycles of treatment and the problem evolved once and for all. Worms are transmitted through poor hygienic practices. I will suggest that you always was your hands before meals and after visiting the restrooms. Also, keep food free from flies as they can also transmit worms. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and do feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.