Kill Worms in Your Intestines with Mebendazole

by Matthew Hendricks

Parasites can get into the intestine by going through the mouth from uncooked or unwashed food, contaminated water or hands, or by skin contact with larva infected soil. 

The common kinds of worms to infest humans are pinworms, roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and a lot more.

Intestinal worms can be picked up also from pets by playing with dogs and other infested animals, carrying and spreading the worm eggs in their saliva and on the anus, or in their stool samples. 

Both dogs and cats are born with lots of worms that go dormant in their muscle tissue and emerge throughout the pet's life during periods of stress (especially pregnancy) or sickness. That's why even pets without exposure to other pets can turn up positive for worms after previously being tested as negative on a fecal exam.  In addition, they continuously pick up microscopic worm eggs in the environment.

When the organisms or microscopic eggs are swallowed by humans, they move into the intestine, where they can reproduce and cause symptoms ranging from abdominal pain, weakness, vomiting, sweating, memory loss, muscle spasms, hair loss, diarrhea, headaches, blindness, fever and more.

Above: Intestinal worms removed from a child patient

Children are particularly susceptible if they are not thoroughly sterilized after coming into contact with infected soil that is present in environments that they may frequently visit such as sandboxes and school playgrounds.

Drinking water may also be contaminated with parasites that colonize the gastrointestinal tract.

Grossest picture ever on the subject of intestinal worms

Ascarid worms (roundworms) blocking a loop of small intestine of a now dead chicken

Itchy ass?  Maybe you should familiarize yourself with Mebendazole. Mebendazole usually comes in a pill for the treatment of single and mixed helminth gastrointestinal infestations caused by whipworms, hookworms, large roundworms and pinworms.

Mebendazole should not be taken during pregnancy.  

The pharmacological action of Mebendazole:

Mebendazole is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic.  It appears to affect the cytoplasmic microtubules of the tegumental or intestinal cells of parasitic worms, resulting in a transport blocking of secretory vesicles.  This may lead to impaired coating of the membranes followed by a decreased digestion and absolption of nutrients, e.g. clucose, thereby depleting the energy level until it is inadequate for the parasite's survival.   

Above: Example of Mebendazole sold under the product name "Vermox"

Dosage:  Simply drink the tablet with water.  The tablet may also be crushed and mixed with liquid, and taken that way. 

A single dose of 500mg of Mebendazole may not be sufficient to cure infestations with hookworm and whipworm (Trichuris), although a substantial reduction in egg count can be expected.  A second course of treatment should be taken if one is still infected three to four weeks after the first course. 

Here's to worm free intestines! Generally. Please note that even though many intestinal parasites are detremental to health and even lead to death, we shouldn't start a panicky witch hunt on them. There are those intestinal parasites, also called helminths, that are actually beneficial to a person's health. Perhaps one day we'll talk about that.