Patient discussion about helminthosis
Q. how will i know if i have a tape worm in my body?
It's possible you might notice segments of the adult tapeworm (proglottids) in your stool. Other possible signs and symptoms include:
Loss of appetite
Weight loss and inadequate absorption of nutrients from food
If you suspect you have a tapeworm you'll need your doctor to check your stool or send samples to a laboratory for testing. A laboratory may use microscopic identification techniques to check for eggs or tapeworm segments in your feces.
Q. baby has worm in stool 6 monthold
However, you may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intestinal_parasite
Q. Is it possible to have pin worm on directly on the skin of your fore arms? I've had this condition for more than a year. The only thing that makes a difference is something to kill parasites. Nothing works efficiently. I itch all over beside having big sores on my arms and back. I've hade blood test that show that there are no parasites in the blood. So now what do I do? I am constantly digging this out of my skin, and the buggars jump.