people deworming

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  1. kozka

    kozka New Member

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    maybe it's a weird question... do any of you deworm yourselves and your families? If so, how, and how often?
     
  2. countrygrrrl

    countrygrrrl PITA

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    Uh ... I know it's been the most popular and faddish thing to do for some years now, but ... :no:

    I have one friend who gave herself chronic gas and diarrhea by following the deworming programs which have been so popular the past few years. Certainly interfered with her job. :eek: As a healthful yoga teacher -- massage therapist. It's hard to preach health when you regularly clear the room with gas and are running to potty every few minutes.

    That said, the woman who concocted all this deworming stuff is my all time favorite fraudulent practitioner of all time! :D

    Here's a couple of links about her. :D

    http://www.drhuldaclark.org/
    http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/clark.html

    Enjoy! :D
     

  3. mousecat33

    mousecat33 Well-Known Member

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    Other than Turkey 101 and snuff, no. Drink clean water, wash vegtables/fruits really good, and cook them wild hogs well done. ;)



    mc
     
  4. june02bug

    june02bug Well-Known Member

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    I've never even heard of such. :confused: and would never dream of doing it either. The only worm I ever had was ring worm which isn't even a worm. :rolleyes:
     
  5. revontulet

    revontulet Well-Known Member

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    I read somewhere that a lot of people have pinworms and don't even know it. It's extremly easy to pick up.
    My neighbors children picked them up at school and so I dewormed us just in case. Just got a pill from our doctor.
     
  6. Donna from Mo

    Donna from Mo Well-Known Member

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    My son passed a roundworm when he was in diapers, and I got de-wormer from the doctor. My daughter passed a roundworm when she was 12 or 13, it scared her to death. That time the doctor said the whole family needed to take the prescription, because if one family member has worms, there's a good chance all do. This was back in the 70's. But I assure you, people DO get worms, especially if they live on the farm.
     
  7. havenberryfarm

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    One of our dogs had roundworms. I made sure to always clean up the messes myself and then I took the dewormer. I heard pumpkin seed and red pepper capsules work well, so I did that too for maintenance. I have had no problems and none of the kids got it. The red pepper burns coming out tho. Ha. I guess that's why the worms don't like it.
    It might be a good idea to do it regularly if you have animals that get worms. Round worm eggs stay viable in the soil for 6 months.
     
  8. Stray Cat

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    Since I work at a vet clinic where we run a fecal test on every patient that comes in for an exam and I have a farm where I run fecals on my sheep, I too got to thinking about worms. Many can cross over to humans so I talked to my doctor about it. She thought that it would be a good idea to go ahead and treat. So I did. I don't know if I had any to begin with but I took the pills anyway.

    I also got a tetnus shot as a precautionary measure.
     
  10. Don Armstrong

    Don Armstrong In Remembrance

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    Threadworms/pinworms are very common (everyone has or had them). Others - roundworm, tapeworm) are not rare. If you haven't been treated for them then you've got them - at least threadworms, maybe others.

    There are medications available from pharmacies without prescription - just buy and use what will treat the whole family. Talk it over with the pharmacy staff if you don't know what to do - like I said, EVERYONE gets them, particularly young children - no need to be bashful. No exceptions - everyone at once - and that includes the pets. Then do it again at the recommended spacing. Thereafter you only need treat (the whole family) again when someone has symptoms.

    And make sure THE WHOLE FAMILY follows solid hygiene practices - always wash hands after toilet, after contact with animals, before food (either preparation or eating). Another type of worm is hydatids - easy to get, potentially horrible - read up on it so you know WHY you should practice hygiene and worm pets regularly.

    But I don't think you need to worm people except initially and when symptoms show.
     
  11. Worms and other intestinal “invaders” are becoming much more common. The new “raw fish” sushi fad has caused a dramatic increase in numerous types of internal parasites. Some of these buggers move out of the gut and require surgery to remove. Best consult your doctor if you think you need to be de-wormed.
    As a side note legends tell that, during Victorian times, tapeworms larva/eggs were sold and used as sure weight loss pills. It is rumored that such pills were very effective.
     
  12. frontiergal

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    I am doing my first spring cleaning right now. I am using the clark formula. I am already feeling better. My husband thinks I'm crazy for doing it but I had quit smoking 6 weeks ago and still wasn't feeling that great,so I decided to detox myself and cleanse throughly. :haha:

    In years gone by spring tonic was a regular thing for everyone to get in a household but now that we have modern medicine people feel their doctor knows best. :rolleyes:
    ,Heidi

    http://www.drclark.net/info/body.htm

    http://www.curezone.com/
     
  13. Donna from Mo

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  14. revontulet

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    My neighbor with the pinworms said their butt itched, she felt needlepricks and a wriggly sensation mostly at nighttime.
    I read on the internet that you can see them if you sneak up on them by using a flashlight under the covers in the dark.
     
  15. Stray Cat

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    Update: I was tested for parasites as a kitten. I should be fine.

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    "I think most women have farm fantasies" -Deborah Needleman, editor-at-large, House & Garden Magazine, New York, N.Y.
     
  16. nostalgia

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    Pin worms is most often what people get, mostly children. They are caused by dirt getting under the fingernails and getting into the mouth. You don't have to go to the doctor to get a perscription. I don't know the name of the medication but you can buy it in any store that sells drugs. Just look for pin worms on the box. Usually one treatment is enough but keep taking it as directed untill you no longer see worms in the feces. (That's how you know you have them) and yes you will itch too. As far as I know you cannot catch worms from another person. So I doubt that your whole family is infected with them unless you have been having mud pies for dinner.

    Another type of worm can enter your feet if you go barefoot outdoors. So keep the shoes on when outside. And there is one you can get from eating raw meat. So cook that meat well.

    Ring worms are not technically worms, they just look like a worm under the skin is why they are called ring worm. These are usually caught by people handling infected cats. But they are spread by contact with another infected person also.
     
  17. Stray Cat

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    It's called Pin-X. Saw it at Wal-Mart today. They had it marked down @ $3.50, right next to the Equate pedia relief @.50 ea., and the Curad bandages @.35. ea. Didn't think I needed the worm treatment or the wound care, but did buy two bottles of the pedia relief, 50 cents ea. is good deal and expires 11/05. :)
     
  18. Nancy in Maine

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    I saw that show too about the Victorians intentionally infesting themselves with worms for weight loss. :no:

    I sponsor a child in Columbia. Every year the agency sends out a letter asking for a donation specifically to provide an annual dose of parasite medicine. Either I'm being taken, or it is more common where sanitation is lacking.

    I have read about wearing shoes to prevent certain parasites. I've gotten by for 42 years going shoeless in the summer. I'm going to live life on the edge and take my chances. Going barefoot is one of life's pleasures, especially for folks who live in the northern areas where the ground is frozen for half the year. It's a special day each spring when it gets warm enough to take off my shoes and experience foot freedom!
     
  19. missyinohio

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    A year ago my son managed to come down with scabies. He received a prescription for a topical to take care of it, but the doctor wouldn't give us anything for the rest of us until we in fact became infected. We decided to treat at the same time by using Ivermectin horse paste (Ivermectin has been used for scabies in trials very effectively). Just squeezed the correct dosage on the back of the tongue and took a big drink afterwards. The point is that
    it is effective against most common intestinal worms (except tapeworms), most mites, and some lice. I would hesitate to use the paste on children because it is difficult to regulate the dosage.