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~ I was vacationing in Costa Rica ( the Rainforest side and

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Hello ~ I was vacationing in Costa Rica ( the Rainforest side and livestock) in April and was also there the summer before. I was also in Peru the summer before that. I came home with Sarcoptic Scabies and what I beleive are Liver Flukes. I have been to an Infectious Disease doctor, GI Specialist and my primary care doctor. They all see the pictures and agree there is someting but will not send pictures to CDC to have them correctivly diagnosed. She has put me on 2 rounds of Ivermecton, Prazequantel, Baltracide and many antibiotics. What should I do?
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Category: Health
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like you have spent quite some time trying to get to the bottom of what is going on. I am sure that your previous doctors have thought of, and ruled out, all of the common and easily treatable conditions that could be causing your issues. Would you say this is a correct statement?

Well I think it might be time for you to take a very difficult, and bold, step to see if you can get some relief.

At this point I think the best thing for you to do would be to gather up copies of all your medical records and travel to a large University Teaching hospital. At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.

I know that it is going to take significant effort on your part, but I believe that going to one of the "Medical Mecca's" is your best chance to – finally -- get to the bottom of what is going on.

Does this make sense to you?

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Thanks in advance,

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