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Inquiries About Parasites

Last month we wrote this article: Reader Believes She Has a Parasite. As you might figure from the title, in the article we responded to a reader who thought she was suffering from a parasite. In addition to her health complaints she included photographs, which are posted with the article. Earlier this week we read a question that another reader wrote in the comment section of the post. She asked how a person can first figure out what kind of parasite they have, and then understand how to rid themselves of the pest. Specifically, she expressed concern at the lackadaisical manner in which doctors respond to parasites. She claimed physicians are reluctant to provide information on parasites, which could lead to misdiagnosis. Therefore, she argued, the doctors could be held responsible the for damage these parasites cause.

We are very sorry that our reader is dealing with these frustrations and doesn’t have a health care provider that makes her feel safe and secure. As much as we would like to provide clear cut answers about why doctors are tip-toeing around parasites and how they infect their hosts, we don’t have the answers ourselves. We aren’t doctors, surgeons, or medical professionals in any sense. The only suggestion we can make is that a general physician might not have as extensive as a background on parasites as a parasitologist would. A parasitologist is a scientist that specializes in parasites. A general physician might not feel comfortable or confident delving into the subject of parasites if they don’t feel like they are well-informed on the issue. We recommend that our reader find a parasitologist in her area to reach out to and ask questions.

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There are a lot of known parasites that can infect humans as a host. Often their presence causes discomfort in the host, and this undesired effect drives the infected human to seek relief by visiting a doctor. We hope that if our reader is currently suffering from a parasite she finds relief and answers soon!

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There are a lot of known parasites that can infect humans as a host. Often their presence causes discomfort in the host, and this undesired effect drives the infected human to seek relief by visiting a doctor. We hope that if our reader is currently suffering from a parasite she finds relief and answers soon!
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