Roundworms are a type of nematode that can cause infections in the human digestive tract. Typical symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sometimes more serious conditions if left untreated. They are often transmitted through soil contaminated with human feces or improperly cooked food....


What symptoms do roundworm infections cause?

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Malnutrition
  • Fatigue
  • Cough (if larvae migrate to the lungs)

How common are roundworm infections?

They are widespread globally, especially in tropical and subtropical regions with poor sanitation and are common in areas with inadequate sanitation, affecting both children and adults, primarily in developing countries.

How can you treat tapeworm infections?

Treatment usually involves prescribed oral medications like praziquantel. Natural remedies, such as pumpkin seeds and garlic, have been traditionally used to complement medical treatments.

How can you treat roundworm infections?

Oral antiparasitic medications, such as albendazole, are effective. Certain herbal remedies, like wormwood and black walnut, are also used.

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