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    Anyone can get them and not know from where.

    They can be very nasty, although with proper treatment short lived. Most common types found in the DR can be treated with metronidazole, available OTC in the DR. Not a bad idea to have a supply on hand in your DR medicine cabinet along with imodium and cipro just in case. You never know...

    Get treatment the first signs something just isn't right, like nausea and serious gas/bloating WITH the trots. One of those symptoms isn't a huge deal, combined they just might be.

    Trust me on this one.


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    Some people suggest treating preventively every 3 to 6 months for all the yukkies you can get here.

    Sounds like you did not have much fun! And yes you can pick this stuff up so easily..............

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    Been there done that cobraboy. I learned after the first time to treat those nasties at the first signs.

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    Metronidazole (Flagyl) is an antibiotic, and as such can plays havoc with you intestinal flora. Sometimes a cure is worse than the disease, and this is frequently the case with metronidazole. You can get rid of amoebas, giardia, pinworms and most intestinal parasites with natural medicine, such as ground toasted papaya and mango seeds. You can pm me for instructions.

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    first thing - prevention. take albendazole pills every six months. theye are marketed under many names (zentel, unizol, oxarmin). take one package (one or two pills, depends on the brand) and then two weeks later another package.
    second thing - watch your poo. yes, i know how it sounds but many parasites will "show" there. diarrea, blood, mucus, all can be symptoms of the parasite infection.
    third thing - do not panic. sometimes diarrea and stomach ache is en effect of drinking too much or eating someting that was a bit off.
    fourth thing - there are things better than metronidazol, for example aminosidina, sold here as gabboral and paramox. it is also an antibiotic but better for the tummy. best to be taken with omeprazol or espomeprazol that will protect the stomach.
    and last but not least: after some time here you get a certain degree of immunity to this stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    Anyone can get them and not know from where.

    They can be very nasty, although with proper treatment short lived. Most common types found in the DR can be treated with metronidazole, available OTC in the DR. Not a bad idea to have a supply on hand in your DR medicine cabinet along with imodium and cipro just in case. You never know...

    Get treatment the first signs something just isn't right, like nausea and serious gas/bloating WITH the trots. One of those symptoms isn't a huge deal, combined they just might be.

    Trust me on this one.

    I understood that Imodium was the worst thing to take?

    Matilda

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    The half year prevention you speak about, is Albendazol or Mebendazol. This would kill simple worms, but not Amebas or Gardias. The advice to take Metronidazol at the first sign is not a good one. Metronidazol is a strong medication and you do not take it if not necessary. Bring a stool sample to a laboratory to know what kind of parasite you have. Metronidazol (Nitroimidazol) helped 10 years ago, but the parasites got resistent to it. This is why doctors will now perscribe a medication from the Nitazoxanida family. If you believe you have parasites, better investigate here in the country, the doctors back home don`t have as much experience as the local doctors and lab`s here, where it is every day work.
    I worked some years for a natural doctor here in the DR, but we never found anything natural strong enough to kill amebas. We tried all the old remedies and ended with the frequence generator from Dr. Clark. If someone knows a natural treatment for amebas I would like to know.
    Still the best is to eat by the following rules:
    "cook it, peel it or forget it!" If you cannot live without salads, you eat them only when you washed it yourself

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    i do not know about immodium mat since i have never taken any. i just prefer to have all of the bad stuff out. after you start taking medication for parasites/bacterias/amoebas the diahhea stops as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    I understood that Imodium was the worst thing to take?

    Matilda
    Not with the parasites, just part of a well-stocked medicine box for living in the DR.

    I took what the docs @ HOMS suggested. They looked at the symptoms and pretty much said "we see this a lot."

    Much better today. "better" doesn't mean perfect.

    I may start the 6-month regimine suggested, thanks.

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    Things like imodium block the digestive process and should only really be taken in situations where one has to travel and/or there are no toilet facilities within sprinting distance. Ideally you should let your body excrete everything while keeping yourself hydrated with a salt-sugar solution, building up to solids once you can keep food down. A papaya (lechoza) shake made by blending the flesh together with the seeds and a touch of lime juice works very well too.

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