There are anti-parasitic drugs available to treat cysticercosis and, in some situations, surgery may be needed. Some people with cysticercosis do not need to be treated. Your doctor will advise you on which treatment is best for you.
Tapeworm infections should be treated to prevent the tapeworm carrier from infecting him/herself or other people. An anti-parasitic drug is used to treat tapeworm.
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