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i think i got worms

can i get rid of them without going to the hospital
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yes just go get urself some combantrium from chemist and follow instructions but to be on safe side treat everyone in the house at the same time
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You need to go to a hospital or a physician and not self-treat. There are worms and there are worms. Worms may not be a minor problem. The specific worm must be identified.  I have a dead parasite inside my eyeball (you can see it during an examination) that I picked up in Southeast Asia over forty years ago. That is what may happen with improper initial treatment.
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Yes you really need a good diagnosis. They have meds they can give you to get rid of most parasites. What did you find? What does it look like? Where on the body is it?
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I agree with mkh9 and caregiver.  
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Parasitic worms leave millions of victims paralyzed, epileptic, or worse, according Carl Zimmer, author of the "Tangled Bank" in a recent issue of Discover magazine. Some patients fall into comas. Some become paralyzed. Others develop epilepsy. They can trigger convulsions and inflammation. Parasitic worms in the adult stage live in the intestine, where they can grow to up to 21 feet in length. But before they become adults they spend time as tapeworm larvae (Taenia solium) and large cysts. These can travel in the bloodstream and end up in the human brain, causing a condition known as neurocysticerosis. As they grow and mature they can get stuck in a passageway, stopping flow of cerebrospinal fluid, or push against neural structures and destroy function. The only current drug effective against such a brain invasion is praziquantel, which has severe side effects. The lesson learned is that if a person is infected with worms they require immediate professional intervention and evaluation to prevent a potential laundry list of life-threatening neurological complications.
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