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How to get rid of this Worm infestation

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  • Posted By: rvsindia
  • February 9, 2008
  • 03:59 AM

Sometme in May 2000 I visited a wildlife sanctuary near Munnar (Kerala India) called the Eravikulam National Park situated in the Western Ghats and under the South India's tallest peak the Anaimudi. I was trekking and felt very thirsty and quenched my thirst in a nearby wild stream not bothering to follow the wildlife dictum of drinking only from streams having fish (this stream had no fishes at all). Though the water was sweet and crystal clear I knew something amiss sometime after. My mistake was not to take a anti worm treatment immediately ever since then I feel that some worm infestation within me. I have tried (against various doctors advise)Mebendazole, Albendazole and Levimizole treatments (7 days)at their highest doses in conjunction with Hetrazan (and once with Metronidiazole too) but these worms won't go. Specialist doctors seem to behave like "the blind men and the elephant" each diaganose from their field of specialization (no holistic diaganosis) but they don't seem to understand the problem. One doctor specialising in piles said I was having piles when in fact I don't have it.

Unfortunately the Varma specialist who can diagnose using the nadis (crudely can be transalated as pulse diagnosis) confirmed something serious is inside that could not be easily eliminated. His treatment of injecting few drops of pure sandalwood oil into red bananans and having it for a month was too distateful that I couldn't stomach it.

Things that I have observed: These worms are hairlike with probably black cysts; they seem to invade around Feb each year. They cause gastric disturbance; they cause intense itch in the rectum immediately after defacation as if something is clawing relieved by fairly strong water spray when these hairlike chaps exit with tiny black irregular shaped things (maybe cysts). Thiabendazole is no longer available in India maybe because of it's intense side effects. Levimizole seems to work but the worms seem to go and hide in the lungs (symptoms-dry cough) during treatment and return back to haunt after sometime

Any suggestions? What kind of specialists are needed to treat worm infestations? Does biochemistry of the excreta cover all types of nematodes and helminths?

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  • You sure this isn't just a case of pinworm infestation? If someone has this, all members of the household must be treated as it's quite easy to spread. It may explain why you can't get rid of it. Aside from that you may want to see someone with a background in parasitology. There are lots of nasty parasites in SE Asia and I doubt most doctors even think to look for the more exotic parasites.
    Scotticus 20 Replies
    • February 10, 2008
    • 03:59 AM
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  • there are a lot of herbal formulas all over the web...some may work and others not...you have to go back in and kill the eggs after a week, too...green walnut hull works...check into herbal formulas...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 10, 2008
    • 04:10 AM
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