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I have parasites (I was told this when I was finishing up

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I have parasites (I was told this when I was finishing up with an "ION salt foot bath".
I saw specks in the water but that's all. I had diarrhea one full day till I took meds for that. Now I have had it on and off for 3-4 days. My energy level is at a big fat 0!
My question is, am I contagious to others and if so, by what means does it get transferred?
Susan
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
a salt foot bath would not be able to toll if you have parasites.
parasites can live in your GI system if you drink nonpurified lake or river water.
many things can cause diarrhea for one day.
your symptoms don't sound like paraasites.
the specks in the water could have been from just dry skin flaking off into the water.
we don't see foot parasites here in the USA.
you don't sound contagious for parasites at this point
most GI parasites are spread by fecal to oral spread.
by washing your hands after using the bathroom, you stop the spread of GI infections.
low energy levels can be from low iron, low hemoglobin, low vitamin D, low thyroid hormone levels, poor sleep, low B12 or other causes
you have to see a doctor for blood testing to check for these issues.
do you have a doctor who can do some testing for you?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
you don't have to start a new question
you don't have parasites.
you are not contagious
you had some dry skin on your feet
you need to see a doctor for more blood testing to see why you are fatigued.
let me know if you have other questions.
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