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Old 08-31-2010, 10:11 PM
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Default Ever thought about deworming yourself?

Two years ago I worked in a boarding kennel of an active musher. He had a litter of puppies. They warned me weeks after I'd whelped a litter that one needed to wash their hands and not touch faces as pups have worms.. Likely rubbed my face at some point without washing my hands first.. So I was mildly creeped out...

We were deworming our large combined pack and Dekka looked up the symptoms of human worm infestation.. She then decided to deworm herself as some of the symptoms made her wonder. A week has passed and she is less hungry and feels better... She is full faster and is no longer always low grade hungry.

So I've been thinking about it ever since.. and finally bit the bullet tonight.

So I've been wondering for dog people that play kissy face with their dogs and share a bed and aren't the people who wipe every drop of slobber off their hands what are the chances that you might have worms.. have you thought about it? Ever dewormed yourself? I'm 27 and hadn't till now.. But only owned dogs for 5 years...

The kennel I worked at had dewormer in the human fridge. They told me they dewormed their kids regularly (now adults) to make sure they weren't carrying a worm load as they had puppies fairly often.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:15 PM
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*is now very tempted to go out and get some dewormer for herself*
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:23 PM
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Not because of the dogs or cats, but it might be a good idea.

When one of the kids had pinworms, the whole family was told to take the pill.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:40 PM
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This might be a really stupid question, but what would you use to deworm yourself?
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:42 PM
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YES, I Have thought about deworming myself!!! Its funny you brought this up! Mostly because I was watching "Monsters Inside Me" on animal planet. Gross!! I have heard of most of those parasites in school. I am a vet tech. I work with infested animals and deal with infested poop all the time. I dont wear gloves to set up/read stool samples, or to clean cages (really feces infested cages i will as that is gross feeling to clean). I wash my hands well about a million times a day, and right after handling feces. Can I ask what you guys used?
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:47 PM
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Pyrantel pamoate should clear up most worm possibilities in humans.. also is used in hoses, dogs and other animals but has more limited uses on its own in dogs.. needs to be paired with other drugs..

If you can get a bottle of strongid-t you could dose yourself.. I'm sure if you could convince your doctor to hand over the pill forms it would be less nasty.. but you might have to show you have a worm load unlike in dogs for them to care..

Honestly we went with horse dewormer as we could calculate the dosage for humans. They lied. Apple flavour my @ss Think I can email them to tell them they lie
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I've been seriously considering it recently actually, and for a lot of the same reasons as you!
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I have wormed myself. (so weird to say) I never thought of worrying about my dogs..since I keep them utd worming and get fecals done...but I milk at a Dairy and I did get E. coli by feeding sick calves (even washed my hands) and after that I wondered...since in order to worm a cow they have to withhold the milk..so its not something they do unless they have to.. and I slip and fall in cow poop.. I get it sprayed at me when they cough and poop at the same time.. I even got a mouthful once. SO I just figured its something I have to do if im going to be milking cows..taking in Foster dogs and cats..and working with wildlife.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:59 PM
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They actually sell liquid pyrantel pamoate at drug stores to use for pinworms You could take that...it supposedly tastes like butterscotch (we use it at work for some types of worms).

I've seriously considered it on multiple occasions...and I'm actually probably pretty likely to do it now lol

I also find it kind of strange that human doctors don't regularly check fecal samples on us...
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:03 PM
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Saeleofu.. I've thought that before... Unless you are showing pretty hard to ignore worm signs it is never brought up ever.. Reading a few sights they try to make it seem like worms is rare in people but I don't think so.

I am feeling nauseated.. which is a sign of decent worm death. I am so creeped out I don't know what to say.

Good to know there is a less nasty choice out there. Butterscotch would have been 100x better. Wonder if you can get it here without an Rx.. Though hopefully I don't need another deworming anytime soon...
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