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I think I might have threadworms or something similar, how

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I think I might have threadworms or something similar, how do I check what do I need to do??
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

I would just have your GP run a stool sample for this

is this possible and helpful?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I won't have chance to visit my doctor before next week, I have been itching all over badly for a while now and have had extremely smelly gas, my stools have not been consistent and I have recently been treated for low vitamin B12, is there anything I can do to help my symptoms until I can get to the doctors??
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The B12 deficiency was put down to my bad diet as I have had it before from eating disorders and poor diet
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I see the other expert has opted out

you need to eat a healthier diet and to take B12 supplements.

you should take a probiotic daily as well

you should try a skin cream moisturizer on your skin to see if that helps decrease itchiness

do you have severe anxiety symptoms?

you need to talk to your GP doctor about treatment for your eating disorder.