Deworming for humans
March 16, 2012 7:21 AM Subscribe
[Grossness warning] I accidentally ate food that was tainted with a small amount of feces. I am concerned about parasites. How do I take care of the fallout, and what are my best human deworming options? Everything I can find on this topic (information and, annoyingly, worming tablets too) seems to be geared towards deworming dogs, cats, and horses.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I went to a dimly-lit bar, then went to a bathroom to pee. I went back outside, and sat in a circle with other girlfriends. There were crossed feet, causing feet in everyone's faces. I have a supernose and smelled shit, but didn't say anything because I have long since learned to stop commenting about scents, because half the time, I'm the only one who can smell it. I assumed it was at the bottom of someone's shoe. I checked over myself. No smell on me, or anything at the bottom of my shoe.
There was a basket of french fries on my left hand side. I don't remember which hand I used to eat with. Probably both.
I eventually couldn't stand the poo smell and checked over myself. I discovered that the scent was now on my left hand. I went to the bathroom for better lighting. Around hand level, on the left side seam of my jeans, was some semi-dried poop. GROSS. Probably picked up from the bathroom earlier. My hand wasn't covered in poo, but clearly there was some contact because of the smell.
I am going to call a doctor in the morning, but any available information is really, really appreciated. Once-off deworming? Regular deworming every week, for the next x amount of weeks? Anything is useful.