What Are The Risks Of A Pinworm Infection
There are few things in this world as hard to notice going on with your body as a pinworm infection. Heck, most parasitic worms are very hard to notice in people as they either mimic the symptoms of other, common, sicknesses or they cause no symptoms at all. unfortunately for all of us, pinworms belong in the latter category. But say you do notice it, what can you do. Thankfully in this case there is actually a pretty simply treatment called Albenza which can rid you of a pinworm infection. And that’s what we’re about to get into, so strap in and lets nuke those worms.
What is Albenza
Albenza belongs to the drug group known as an “Anthelmintic” which is just a fancy way of saying it is an anti-worm medication. Not only is Albenza useful in preventing pinworms from growing and laying additional eggs on you, but it actually kills and new hatched or hatching larvae. Pinworms may not be the only parasite that Albenza is known to take care of, but for all intents and purposes that will be our talking point today.
Before we go any further I would be remiss if I did not mention this. If you are considering this treatment for yourself or someone you know and love and they are pregnant then you should stop reading now and find another route. Albenza has been known to cause harm to unborn babies, so you need to take precautions even if you are not pregnant that you don’t becomes pregnant for up to three days after your last dose. Make sure you take a pregnancy test if applicable before going to your doctor, or if you have already given birth you should avoid breastfeeding as there is not sufficient evidence proving that this drug will not be transferred to your child through breast milk.
As with most medications, your doctor will have a few questions regarding your medical history before prescribing you something new. Be sure to let your doctor know if you are allergic to Albenza or anything similar. You may also need to let your doctor know if you have any known eye issues, liver disease, or bone marrow suppression, as these types of cases can be made worse or cause very serious complications in conjunction with Albenza.
If you do have a type of parasite that Albenza works well in treating then your doctor will likely write you a prescription, discuss these side effects, and go over dosing information. This information will also likely be provided to you in writing via pamphlet, and be written down on the pill bottle that you receive from the pharmacy. There is a reason the information tends to get drilled in your head by everyone that handles it, and that’s because it is not just a suggestion. If you are serious about treating a condition that you have and getting back on a good track of living your best life, then it is in your best interest to do as your told and take your medicine correctly.
Take with food
Albenza is the type of prescription that needs to be taken with food. If you are like me, and have trouble swallowing pills then you will be happy to know that this is the type of medication that you can crush up into your food or chew in order to take it. Also make sure that you take it with a full glass of water as well. One of the unusual things that comes along with a parasite medication is the fact that you may be prescribed other medications on top of this one. The reason being is that you have a living organism that is being killed inside your body, this is going to cause other issues and side effects as it happens and passes through out of you.
Any other medications you receive will be specifically used in treating those issues. Dosing is also based on how much you weigh, so if you are losing or gaining weight at a fast rate you will need to let your doctor know so that your prescription can be adjusted accordingly. Parasites suck, but if you can get a diagnosis that are pretty easy to treat. so take care of yourself and listen to what your body is telling you always.