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hi doctor, I feel I have some stomach worms .my

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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Posted on Tue, 5 Feb 2019 in General Health
Question: hi doctor, I feel I have some stomach worms .my sister heard chewing my teeth's at night. please suggest
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
different possible worms and doses of medications, can use the once dose

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There is medication that you can use that should be able to help.

Albendazole is commonly used to treat worm infections, the dose can vary sometimes with the type of infection. It can be 400mg strength, taken only once for some infections, there are 4 types of worms that are treated this way including hookwork.

Other types of worms require a 3 to 10 day course.

The pin worm- in that case 400 mg is taken then repeated 2 weeks later.

Tape worm-taken twice a day, sometimes up to a month

In many places, may be available over the counter.

Since you are not sure about the type of worm that may or may not be present, you can consider using the single dose since this treats at least 4 types.
If you still have symptoms, then you should visit your doctor so that a stool sample can be sent to the lab to identify the specific type.

That way you would definitely know how long you would need to use the medication

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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