Roundworms, like other parasites, lay thousands of eggs daily. They have survival skills which are beyond the capabilities of the immune system & can live undetected for many years within their host.
In many cases, there are no external symptoms until a hyperinfection stage is reached or worms are passed in the stool.
Their eggs, larva, & adult stages can migrate from the intestinal tract & be found in any organ or part of the body. They can also form larva-filled cysts in skin, soft tissue, muscles, spine, skeleton, & CNS in their various stages of development.
For specific details on their life cycles, review the sites listed under References below.
Common symptoms: Passing roundworms or casings in stool; abdominal pains; bloating; lung, sinus, eye, or ear infections; blood sugar imbalance; weight changes; fatigue; or perianal/genitourinary itching.
Other symptoms: Teeth-grinding at night; intestinal gas; allergies; asthma; anemia; intestinal blockage; restlessness; coughing up larva or worms; tiny worms or larva in nose, eyes, ears, sinuses, perianal, or genitourinary areas; painful cysts in skin, soft tissue, or muscles; or feeling worms move in the body. See References below for additional symptoms.
Albendazole kills roundworm adults, eggs, larva, & cysts in all areas of the body (GI tract, blood, lungs, liver, skin, tissue, muscles, organs, central nervous system, etc).
Also used to "clean-up" eggs, larva, & cysts (but not the adults) leftover in the body from other types of parasites killed by herbs or other drugs.
And for roundworms that "scatter" or disseminate throughout the body to escape from herbs or other meds in the gut that annoyed them but didn't kill them.
Drug guides usually show low-dose, one-shot, or short-term treatment. But medical studies show high failure & reinfection rates with those methods ~ that IMHO wouldn't kill a piss ant. (lol)
I used the following protocol, with good results, for a mixed co-infection of Ascaris lumbricoides (Common Roundworm) & Toxocara canis/cati (Dog/Cat Roundworm):
Albendazole (Albenza) Drug Protocol:
1 tablet*, 400mg, twice daily, AM/PM, evenly spaced 12 hrs apart. Chew or crush tablet. Take each dose with 8oz water & 40g fat.** 14 days on, 7 days off to rest the liver. Repeat for 1 or more cycles, as needed, to cure infection.
Note: Taken for longer than 2 weeks without a 1-week rest break may result in temporary hair loss (Alopecia), liver impairment, or parasite drug-resistance.
Albendazole is poorly absorbed in the gut, so you must chew tablet very well. Or use a pill splitter box, crush tablet into smithereens, & sprinkle on soft food.
*Instead of tablets, you can take Valbazen (Albendazole) Oral Suspension for Cattle & Sheep. It contains 11.36% or 113.6mg/ml of Albendazole. Use an oral syringe to measure 3.5ml, which equals a 400mg tablet. Mix into beverage or soft food to mask the blah taste. May add sugar or other sweetener.
**You must consume 40g fat with each dose (e.g, grilled cheese sandwich, ice cream, cheese pizza, cheesecake, buttered popcorn, peanut butter, cheese, cottage cheese, whipped cream, sour cream, melted real butter, or salad dressing over food, etc). Check labels for fat gram content. Fat acts as a carrier & increases absorption & plasma concentration. If you omit this step, you'll just flush $ & meds down the drain!
While taking Albendazole, check your stools carefully for other unusual critters. Co-infection with other types of parasites is common when your immune system has been compromised by one type.
Passing rolled-up tomato skins, pointed leaf shapes, or brownish sticks are symptoms of flukes. Segments, flat ribbons, or sectioned worms are tapeworms. These parasites require different meds.Drug Monographs: Albendazole (Albenza) tablets:
Orderinig Valbazen (Albendazole) Cattle & Sheep Oral Suspension: E-Bay, online veterinarian suppliers, & online or local livestock feed & supply stores. For brands available in other countries, search at Google.com.
For other online suppliers, search at Google.com: valbazen+online. Or ask forum members for other sites they recommend.
Carefully research all pros & cons of drug treatment based on your overall health condition, medical history, & other meds you're taking (see above drug monographs & references).
Before starting any drug treatment, recommend you seek medical diagnosis & lab testing to confirm the type of parasitic infection you have so that appropriate meds are used.
But brace yourself for bad news. Even when you take in whole worms or specimens for lab tests, results are usually negative!#? (lol) This occurs when specific parasite tests (there are many to choose from) aren't ordered by your doctor. This also applies to blood tests.
Stool tests are also unreliable. The sample you collect may not contain any worms, eggs, or larva because they're not shed everyday. Or the lab takes a small smear that doesn't contain anything to test although other areas of the sample contain parasites. Or specific parasite tests aren't ordered.
Brace yourself for more bad news. The mantra of most doctors is that all parasite infections only occur in 3rd world countries or poor, dirty, uneducated, lower-class folks!#? They usually diagnose patients with "Delusional Parasitosis" & prescribe anti-psychotic drugs as a cure, which, of course, is a big dose of "BS".(lol)
So be sure to take tranquilizers or blood pressure meds before your office visit so you don't go BESERK when you're told you're CRAZY!?#. Or use my tips for doctor appointments:http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1611820. (hee hee)
If you have other symptoms, feel free to post them. There are many forum members who'll gladly offer advice ~~ all (including mine) to be taken with a big grain of salt, of course!
After all, the goals of the forum are to help each other, share our experiences, & exchange information in a friendly manner!
Good luck & keep us posted on your progress! Feedback helps everyone on the forum.
My motto: Aim high, shoot low, & use big guns! (lol)
And as the African warrior Shaka Zulu said: "Never leave an enemy behind."