Tapeworm infection

  • Infestation of worms that may affect the entire body
  • Symptoms may include weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea and loss of appetite
  • Caused by the beef tapeworm or pork tapeworm
  • Spread by ingesting the worm’s eggs through contaminated food, water or soil
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe and life threatening

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Avoid touching hands to mouth

 

FOR DIARRHEA

Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)

Home oral rehydration solution (ORS):

  • Six (6) level teaspoons of Sugar
  • Half (1/2) level teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 L (5 cupful’s) of clean drinking or boiled water and then cooled

Eat the BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Apple sauce, Toast)

If accompanied by nausea, suck on small pieces of ice (not small enough to choke on!)

Avoid strenuous exercise

Over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medicines (refer to manufacturer’s recommendation for dosage):

  • Loperamide
  • Bismuth subsalicylate

 

FOR FEVER

Apply cool cloth to forehead or armpits

Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)

Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee as these drinks can cause slight dehydration

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

  • Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin (Do not give to children or adolescents)

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