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Video: Infectionist Or Parasitologist: When To Whom To Contact
- Who is a parasitologist
- What does an infectious disease doctor treat?
- You can defeat parasites!
No one is immune from the appearance of parasites in the body. It is believed that children become infected with helminths (worms) more often than adults, however, this is far from the case. It is easy to get infected with both.
Adults go to a therapist, children to a pediatrician, and then you need to go to a specialist, to whom the doctor will issue a referral. The section of parasitology - helminthology - deals with the identification and treatment of worms. An infectious disease specialist and a parasitologist have knowledge in this area. If there is a parasitologist in the hospital, then they are sent to him, in his absence, to an infectious disease specialist.
What to do in such a situation? To get started, we recommend reading this article. This article details the methods of dealing with parasites. We also recommend contacting a specialist. Read the article >>>
Who is a parasitologist
The parasitologist specializes in parasitic worms-worms and, after establishing the type of helminths, prescribes a course of treatment with antiparasitic drugs. You should not self-medicate, since without examinations and determining the localization of worms, it is difficult to find effective means for their destruction.
In addition, all anthelmintic drugs are toxic and after their use it is necessary to restore the intestinal flora with lacto and bifidobacteria. It is for this reason that worm pills should not be taken for prophylaxis.
What does an infectious disease doctor treat?
The range of infectious diseases treatment includes intestinal infections, blood poisoning through insect bites, through infected medical instruments, after poor processing, as well as skin infections, STDs (sexually transmitted diseases).
Since infectious diseases can be caused not only by bacteria, viruses, pathogenic fungi, but also by helminths, the treatment of parasites is also within the competence of the doctor. After receiving the results of the examinations, the doctor will choose an effective treatment depending on the detected cause of the disease.
The DocDoc website provides a complete database of infectious disease doctors and parasitologists. In the specialist card, you can read about the diagnoses in which he specializes, get acquainted with his experience, education and patient reviews.
The portal has a mobile application that allows you to use the database of doctors and clinics in many cities of Russia. In addition to self-study of specialists and online registration on the site, it is possible to use the free service of doctor selection or examination with the help of the consultant operator service.