Strongyloidiasis is an infection by a roundworm called Strongyloides stercoralis, which is a type of parasite. While this roundworm is usually found in warm climates, Strongyloidiasis causes no symptoms. However, if symptoms are present, they may include upper abdominal pain, constipation, rash, diarrhea, red hives near the anus and weight loss.
HOW IS STRONGYLOIDIASIS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Homeopath diagnoses Strongyloidiasis by using a sputum culture to analyze fluid from the lungs and performing a complete blood count to rule out other causes of symptoms. In certain cases, a blood antigen test can also help to diagnose Strongyloidiasis.
HOW IS STRONGYLOIDIASIS TREATED?
The medicine of choice to treat strongyloidiasis is a single dose of the anti-parasitic medication called ivermectin. Homeopathic medications can also be used to treat strongyloidiasis.
DID YOU KNOW?
However, it has been seen that some ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines are quite effective in treating the problem of strongyloidiasis, providing complete respite from the same.