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Old Apr 23rd 2018, 11:11 am
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Hi all,
I was wondering if you could give me some advice.
I recently moved to Barcelona and have not yet got the CatSalut card. I am an English teacher with young children and i think i have caught tapeworms.
Does anyone know if i can get over the counter medicine at a pharmacy for this? I know its silly but, i would much rather do that than go to a doctor.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
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Old Apr 23rd 2018, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by EnglishteacherinBCN
Hi all,
I was wondering if you could give me some advice.
I recently moved to Barcelona and have not yet got the CatSalut card. I am an English teacher with young children and i think i have caught tapeworms.
Does anyone know if i can get over the counter medicine at a pharmacy for this? I know its silly but, i would much rather do that than go to a doctor.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
If you think you have tapeworms, you need to see a doctor. It's more likely that you have threadworms/pinworms, which a pharmacist should be able to give you something for.
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Old Apr 23rd 2018, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by EnglishteacherinBCN
Hi all,
I was wondering if you could give me some advice.
I recently moved to Barcelona and have not yet got the CatSalut card. I am an English teacher with young children and i think i have caught tapeworms.
Does anyone know if i can get over the counter medicine at a pharmacy for this? I know its silly but, i would much rather do that than go to a doctor.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
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Old Apr 23rd 2018, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by EnglishteacherinBCN
Hi all,
I was wondering if you could give me some advice.
I recently moved to Barcelona and have not yet got the CatSalut card. I am an English teacher with young children and i think i have caught tapeworms.
Does anyone know if i can get over the counter medicine at a pharmacy for this? I know its silly but, i would much rather do that than go to a doctor.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
It's quite common for toddlers to pick up thread worms which then can be transmitted easily to adults. The worms are about 1cm long & a silvery colour. They can be seen in children's bottoms, which make the poor things scratch.
I think you should be able to pick up a wormer from the pharmacist; at least we used to be able to in England when our children were small.
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Old Apr 30th 2018, 3:34 am
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In case your still wondering:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tapeworms/
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