TRAVEL SURVIVAL - Roundworms and Intestinal Parasites in Tropical Regions - ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES
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TRAVEL SURVIVAL – Roundworms and Intestinal Parasites in Tropical Regions – ASCARIS LUMBRICOIDES

If you travel to a tropical region, you need to educate yourself about intestinal parasites. This video is specifically about Ascariasis caused by the roundworm Ascaris Lumbricoides.

Anyone who travels to the Philippines, lives here, or has children here needs to know the facts about roundworms. They are very common in the Philippines and it’s easy to become infected. Take 20 minutes of your time and watch this video.

Let me say that I’m NOT a doctor and I’m NOT here giving medical advice. This video is designed to invoke thought and cause you to discuss the issue with your personal physician. As a matter of fact, if you’d like to watch a more professionally produced video on roundworms, narrated by Dr. Paul Pottinger, a U.S. physician, please watch this video instead:

After discussing this issue with our pediatrician here in the Philippines, he indicated that he’ll prescribe Mebendazole for my crew (babies and adults) every six months. Some physicians prescribe it yearly, but we’re going to go with the every-six-months option.

I hope this video is helpful. Now, I’m not saying you should change your travel plans and hide out in your basement. I’m merely saying that it’s smart to better educate ourselves on what they call Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Thanks for watching this TRAVEL SURVIVAL video.

DISCLAIMERS AND LEGAL CHEESE:

I’M NOT A DOCTOR. I’M NOT HERE GIVING MEDICAL ADVICE. DON’T CONSULT ME OR DOCTOR GOOGLE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH. I’M NOT TELLING YOU TO TAKE MEDICINE. DON’T BE A DUMBASS. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE ANY TYPE OF MEDICAL PROBLEM, GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND SEEK PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL HELP. DON’T BE A DUMBASS AND SELF-DIAGNOSE YOUR ILLNESS FROM WATCHING A YOUTUBE VIDEO! THERE. YOU’VE BEEN SERVED THE LEGAL CHEESE.

There may be some inaccuracies in my video so feel free to correct me in the comments down below. I’m not a doctor and I drink a lot of beer when I’m filming. I say in the video that you can see the eggs. That’s incorrect. The damn eggs are microscopic. So unless you got a microscope, you can’t see them. You CAN see adult worms in your poop. No need for a microscope because the damn things can grow to be 14 inches long. Hey, I already said I’m not a doctor or scientist. I’m merely trying to invoke thought.