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How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You
IO9 ^ | Jun 27, 2012 | Keith Veronese

Posted on 06/30/2012 10:01:39 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You

Tapeworm

Parasitic worms are the stuff of nightmares — worms as big as twelve feet long can rummage through your intestines, and then leave in the middle of the night. Urban legends tell tales of tapeworms carried by diet pills. Some of the weird schemes for removing these parasites include a combination of duct tape, candy bars, and bodily orifices.

What is the reality behind these parasites? And how can you really get rid of one, without the need for extreme measures?

Tapeworms hide in your food Obtaining a beef or pork parasite is rather easy, but also easily avoidable. Undercooked meat is a common way to ingest both Taenia solium and Taenia saginata, whose larvae often live inside pigs and cows. Either species of tapeworm can grow up to twelve feet and live inside of a human host for several years.

Tapeworms can cause a variety of health problems, including seizures, obscured or blurry vision, and a swelling of the brain if larvae move to that region. Most infections are asymptomatic, however, with the patient only realizing they are harboring a tapeworm when they pass a wiggling section of the worm while defecating. Manual removal of a tapeworm through the mouth is also possible, but not fun.

Hookworms lay traps in the soil The hookworm is much smaller than a tapeworm. These parasites are rarely more than a centimeter long, and burrow into your small intestine to feast on your blood. Since hookworms latch onto your small intestine and divert nutrients away from the bloodstream, they're actually more problematic than tapeworms. Hookworm infection can lead to anemia, slower cognitive growth, and malnutrition.

Hookworms infect over a billion people worldwide. The vast majority of these people live without advanced sanitation, amidst subtropic and tropical climates. Transmission of hookworms is quite devious and more involved than tapeworm transmission. When the soil cools off at night, hookworm larvae extend out of the soil, waiting to latch onto any human foot that passes overhead. Local sanitation problems come into the equation when larvae are passed through feces, allowing them to infect humans through both direct contact and contaminated water.

Pinworms sneak out of your anus at night Tiny pinworms lay eggs around a host's anus, leading to an itching sensation, which creates a vicious cycle if your fingers come in contact with your mouth — since this allows the eggs to enter the digestive tract.

Pinworms are found worldwide, and they're the bane of many North American elementary schools, as infections often begin through human contact or through recently used surfaces like toilet seats, faucets, and doorknobs. Thankfully, the symptoms of a pinworm infection are not nearly as severe as a hookworm invasion, — the worst pinworm symptoms include itchiness, irritability, and weight loss.

A common test for pinworms involves taping the anal region of a possible host, and inspecting the tape for eggs after a good night's sleep. (If you can sleep in that condition.) Pinworms don't just travel to the anus and lay eggs as part of a cruel joke — they need access to fresh air for their eggs to mature.

Killing the unwelcome guests within A number of pharmaceutical treatments are available to rid humans of unwelcome worm guests. These drugs are called anthelmintics — and this includes several different types of drug, each with different methods of killing worms. (Prior to the development of small-molecule pharmaceuticals, people used to eat tobacco, pineapple, and honey to rid the body of worms.)

Benzimidazoles are the largest and most versatile class of anthelmintics. This class of drugs starves the worms by cutting off their ability to absorb glucose. Benzimidazoles bind to the protein beta-tubulin, which disrupts any processes that make use of microtubules.

Albendazole is the MVP of this class of drug — it works against pinworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and a variety of other worm infections. The broad spectrum application and low cost of albendazole makes it a first-line defense against parasitic worms.

Ivermectin is an increasingly important drug used for treating parasitic infections. Ivermectin interferes with a parasite's neurotransmitters, paralyzing the invaders indiscriminately, and eventually leading to death.

Unfortunately, Ivermectin does not work against tapeworms, but the drug's method of action allows it to eliminate most intestinal worms, as well as external parasites like scabies and lice. Patients can also wait three months to a year between doses of ivermectin. The infrequent dosage and wide scale application of ivermectin make it the anthelmintic of choice for treatment of parasites in Third World countries.

Albendazole and ivermectin are only two of a legion of available anthelmintics. But just like antibiotic-resistant infections, we're starting to see parasites that have resistance to anthelmintics. That's why there's a wide variety of other drugs to fight parasitic worms. But any strategy for fighting parasites has to include more personal hygiene and sanitation, as well as dosing family members with anti-parasite drugs — as these worms tend to pass from family member to family member.


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Here's a sure fire "medicine" to kill off those pesky worms ...

1 posted on 06/30/2012 10:01:46 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

That’s kid stuff. I drink gasoline and swallow a match to kill my parasitic worms. Happens quite often, since I eat all my food raw from fresh kills I make in the wild.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 10:03:22 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m more concerned about the parasites living outside of me but inside my nation.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 10:11:08 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Scythian

(( ping ))


4 posted on 06/30/2012 10:13:24 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: DogByte6RER

I think DE works. diotomaceous earth food grade. sold at feed stores. iam


5 posted on 06/30/2012 10:15:52 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“how to kill a worm living inside of you?”

Vote straight R on your ticket.


6 posted on 06/30/2012 10:16:02 PM PDT by willyd
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To: DogByte6RER; RaisingCain

I talked to a former Korean War POW. He stated that they drank gasoline, kerosene or whatever to kill the worms.
I don’t know the truth to this cure.
Anybody know if this is correct?


7 posted on 06/30/2012 10:19:18 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: DogByte6RER

One of my favorite moments in comedy:

Moe: “C’mon Larry, let’s go fishing. You got worms?”

Larry: “Yes. But I’m going anyway.”


8 posted on 06/30/2012 10:19:33 PM PDT by Gman (Anglican Priest)
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To: DogByte6RER

Our DFAC in Afghanistan over did the bleach in the coffee water. A few hours after drinking the coffee, we got a scary surprise!

The coffee wasn’t bad, but you got a “swimming pool” after taste.


9 posted on 06/30/2012 10:20:01 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Rev 6: 3-4)
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To: DogByte6RER

Awww, Geezus, and here I was thinking this was a thread about liberals........................


10 posted on 06/30/2012 10:20:04 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: DogByte6RER
How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You

Would it work against parasites who live in my city??
11 posted on 06/30/2012 10:22:37 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: DogByte6RER
A common test for pinworms involves taping the anal region of a possible host, and inspecting the tape for eggs after a good night's sleep.

Caution: your spouse may not be amused.........

12 posted on 06/30/2012 10:26:11 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: DogByte6RER
Some exotic parasites, found in eastern cultures can develop into extremely large internal worms.

These worms can be fatal.

The best way to rid the body of these is to put the patient on their stomach, if necessary prop open the mouth, after placing about a 1/2 pound of raw hamburger 4 inches from the patient's mouth. When the worm starts to exit the mouth for the bait, grab it as quick as possible. Be careful not to get bit.

13 posted on 06/30/2012 10:29:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: willyd

Vote straight CONSERVATIVE Republican on your ticket. No RINOS!


14 posted on 06/30/2012 10:30:50 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

How about just vote Straight Conservative.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 10:31:58 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: DogByte6RER
Doctor pulls 5 inch live worm from man's eye in India
16 posted on 06/30/2012 10:32:25 PM PDT by Jayster
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To: DogByte6RER

That you may not be alone is a very scary thought.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 10:41:34 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: DogByte6RER

The tobacco method is supposed to work in a survival situation, if you have some with you. You’d have to be careful though, because if you eat too much tobacco, the nicotine will kill you too. I think 1-2 cigarrettes worth is the recommended amount for getting rid of the parasites.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 10:43:42 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: citizencon

Well ... you could at least address others in the first person plural form as in “We really liked the steak tartar that you served tonight.”


19 posted on 06/30/2012 10:46:09 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) does the job of killing intestinal parasites quite well. So does walnut shell extract. Hilda Clark did it this way, with the walnut shell extract.

We use DE to keep our horses wormed and free of parasites. We do not use Ivermectin. Ivermectin is harsh and not necessary. DE also works for people.

DE and/or walnut shell extract is a lot safer than tobacco. You want a sick session, try chowing some tobacco and then swallow it...turns little boys several shades of green.


20 posted on 06/30/2012 10:53:22 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hmmm...

21 posted on 06/30/2012 10:58:04 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


22 posted on 06/30/2012 11:01:20 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: DogByte6RER

Wormwood was a traditional cure.


23 posted on 06/30/2012 11:04:32 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: dragnet2

............The best way to rid the body of these is to put the patient on their stomach, if necessary prop open the mouth, after placing about a 1/2 pound of raw hamburger 4 inches from the patient’s mouth. When the worm starts to exit the mouth for the bait, grab it as quick as possible. Be careful not to get bit.

THANKS! NOW THAT’S JUST DISGUSTING!


24 posted on 06/30/2012 11:08:39 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


25 posted on 06/30/2012 11:13:57 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Noob1999

It’s only disgusting if you hang the Patient upside down with a mirror on the floor below him.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 11:17:02 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: DogByte6RER
K.

I'm not sleeping tonight. May as well get up and roast coffee.

That's not vaguely disturbing... that's disturbing. Deep in the bowels disturbing. Oh hell.

I hope you are happy.

I'll be much more careful on the threads I click on.

/johnny

27 posted on 06/30/2012 11:22:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

All of the serious conservative candidates are members of the Republican Party, until this is no longer the case.


28 posted on 06/30/2012 11:23:06 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Prevention for tapeworms: become a vegetarian.


29 posted on 06/30/2012 11:24:39 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: count-your-change

I got hookworm on our honeymoon in Barbados - in one of my feet! Symptoms started with an itchy foot. Upon closer inspection the “rash” was all squiggly lines. As I told my wife - this rash looks like a bunch of worm-trails. Still thinking it was just a rash, but not getting any better, I went to the doc.

Luckily he had been a medic in Vietnam.

“Wow - that’s hookworm. I haven’t seen that since Vietnam! Barbados you say? That makes sense - poor sanitation and then a dog poops on the beach and you come walking by... Hey - do you mind if I show the rest of the docs and staff your foot? They’ve never seen hookworm before, and I doubt they ever will again. This is so cool!” (About 8 people from his small place stopped by to look!)

He gave me medication to apply to my foot twice a day. After a week it was better but not gone, so he phoned in a refill. I went to the pharmacy and got the bottle, and looked at the instructions and it said “Take 1 tablespoon twice a day.” I told the lady that must be wrong, as I wasn’t drinking it, but putting it on my feet. She got all snippy at me and told me “maybe that’s why it wasn’t working so now you need to drink it”.

I got home, opened it up and looked at it in the tablespoon - the same stuff I had been putting on my foot!! No way. I called the doc the next day to make sure I was suppose to drink it. “Yes - it is the same medicine you drink if the hookworm is in your intestine - but why would you think to drink it?”

I went to the pharmacy and asked to talk to the pharmacist. He sheepishly told me “Well it had said apply 2x - but I had never heard of that so I changed it to the normal does of drinking a tablespoon.

I was pretty irate, asked him if he was always changing doctors’ prescriptions, and changed pharmacies.

The hookworm did leave though.


30 posted on 06/30/2012 11:26:26 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: DogByte6RER
Pinworms sneak out of your anus at night Tiny pinworms lay eggs around a host's anus, leading to an itching sensation, which creates a vicious cycle if your fingers come in contact with your mouth

When you have pinworms you scratch your anus and touch your mouth.

Don't scratch your anus and touch your mouth:


31 posted on 06/30/2012 11:27:56 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
You need to make sure people know to buy _food grade_ DE.

:)

[no sneaking off to the home garden center]

DE also kills fleas in an excruciating, exquisitely painful way...it cuts them to shreds.

32 posted on 06/30/2012 11:28:15 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: DogByte6RER
"A number of pharmaceutical treatments are available to rid humans of unwelcome worm guests."

"These drugs are called anthelmintics."

I'll be voting Anthelmintics down the ticket this November.

33 posted on 06/30/2012 11:39:56 PM PDT by skeama
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
o/~ There's a new sound... o/~


34 posted on 06/30/2012 11:44:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oooof!

Sounds like my tummy after eating Mexican food.

Not pretty! lol


35 posted on 06/30/2012 11:50:29 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000; Darksheare

Darksheare’s fault.

[Really. He introduced me to that song.]


36 posted on 07/01/2012 12:13:55 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

DE also kills roaches and other insects that crawl over it. Works on ant beds also. Sprinkle around doors, windows, baseboards, or any other possible entrance to the home and they will die.


37 posted on 07/01/2012 12:15:59 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: chuckles

Yep.

Non-toxic, too.

You can even dust your dogs with it to kill fleas if you’re careful to not let them or yourself breathe the dust.

Diatoms; nature’s little bug assassins.

:)


38 posted on 07/01/2012 12:19:58 AM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: TaMoDee
You can't drink gasoline and avoid other more deadly chemicals. Benzine and Dioxins are just a couple of side effects in petrol. Sorta like drinking methanol to get drunk. I suppose you could do it, but you won't survive the hangover.

I suppose it's possible to kill the worms, but then end up with cancer or aplastic anemia.

I wouldn't try it if I were you. Course under Obama Care, that might be the first choice they try as long as gas is under $4 a gallon.

39 posted on 07/01/2012 12:26:48 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Kennard
Prevention for tapeworms: become a vegetarian.

How do you think the cows got 'em?

40 posted on 07/01/2012 12:33:29 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: dragnet2

You’ve got to be kidding... serious?


41 posted on 07/01/2012 12:33:35 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: jtal

Parasites and Promises:

http://www.wnd.com/2009/04/96265/


42 posted on 07/01/2012 12:35:23 AM PDT by golux
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To: DogByte6RER

I remember reading a story about a pig farmer who had 7 children and giving his children pig wormer. He got the dose of the youngest child off and she got little sick and HHS took the kids. I thought how disgusting, Then I found out the ingredient was the same in human wormer but the pharmacy charges $25 and pig wormer is about $0.25. I was still disgusted.


43 posted on 07/01/2012 12:38:34 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: DogByte6RER; All

My Mother (who will turn 85 this year) told me a story about a little girl she knew as she was growing up who was becoming extremely weak and malnourished, and the doctor in town told her parents that she had a tapeworm.

Told them to give her nothing but water to keep her hydrated for three days, then he made a house call, and directed the parents to literally tie her firmly to a tree out in their back yard, and he proceeded to wave a saucer of milk under the girl’s chin, near to her mouth. The tapeworm came UP from the child’s intestines and stomach, leaping out of her mouth, wild to get to the milk, and the doctor (with the parents assisting) grabbed the tapeworm and pulled it all the way out, it measured almost 10 feet.

The girl recovered, none the worse for wear.

Decades later, that story still gives me the heebie-jeebies.


44 posted on 07/01/2012 12:43:44 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: piasa; Kennard

How do you think the cows got ‘em?’ Cows get them from eating grass, since they don’t eat meat...


45 posted on 07/01/2012 12:44:19 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: DogByte6RER
Reminds me of when I was sent to visit my grandmother on her farm. The first morning she gave me a pair of tweezers and a kitten and told me to go outside with it, look for a tiny hole in its head and catch the brainworm when it comes out for air. I thought she was joking but as I was looking at the kitten I spotted the hole. She looked at me real serious and said "Now remember- you have to be careful not to smash or tear the worm until it's out all the way. You have to ease it out real gentle."

I thought she was just going to have me go fetch eggs from the hen house or something. Had no idea THAT job was coming. And she was right, the worm did come out for air and the second time it poked out I caught it and pulled it out. Couldn't sleep for well for weeks thinking about brain worms!

46 posted on 07/01/2012 12:45:24 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: goat granny

Yep. By being vegetarians.


47 posted on 07/01/2012 12:48:35 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I don’t suppose you want me to tell you the story of the time I found one of our angora kids in the pasture with a 6 inch tape worm hanging out of its butt...Missed the wormer that kills tapeworms...some wormers take care of bloodworms, some tapeworms etc...Use a different wormer every 3 months and in a years time you have hit all the worms...then you start all over again. :O) GG


48 posted on 07/01/2012 1:00:03 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: DogByte6RER

I read this joke on FR many years ago - can’t remember who posted it, so hat tip to whomsoever.....

(I’ll try to keep it as PG-13 as possible)

Guy goes into doctor’s office, says he wants a cure for his tapeworm. Doc tells him to get a dozen hard-boiled eggs, eleven lemon-flavored cookies and a hammer.

Doc tells him to once a day insert the egg into his butt, followed by the lemon cookie.

On the twelfth day, just insert the egg, and when the tapeworm comes out and says “Where’s my g-d cookie?” you hit it with the hammer.


49 posted on 07/01/2012 1:00:45 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Markos33

You get a prescription for pin worms from the doctor and everyone in the family has to take it...Happened every October until my last kid got out of elementary school...They can pick up the microscoptic eggs from toys, book etc in school....


50 posted on 07/01/2012 1:02:59 AM PDT by goat granny
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