Parasites in the body
How to determine the presence of parasites in the body
To test yourself for the presence of helminth infection, you can pass the test, responding negatively or positively to these statements. With half the positive answers, there is a high probability that parasites are present in the body.
- Sometimes itching in the anal region;
- Nausea with vomiting, irritable bowel symptom;
- Disturbed sleep, restless dreams;
- There are skin rashes, swelling of the legs;
- An increase in lymphonoduses, allergic manifestations of the respiratory system;
- Systematic pains in the navel, which occur suddenly;
- Constant feeling of fatigue and fatigue;
- Unreasonable fever, joint pain;
- Discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes, a feeling of bitterness in the mouth;
- There was a snoring and grinding of teeth in a dream;
- Decreased appetite alternates with increased appetite; A sharp decrease in weight.
Itching in the anus with parasites
With half the positive answers, there is a high probability that parasites are present in the body.
Diagnosis and treatment
At the slightest suspicion of infection with helminths, one should immediately contact the parasitologist, since self-medication may not bring the expected result.
The main method of diagnosis is the analysis of feces for eggs of parasites. If the first analysis does not reveal the presence of eggs, it must be re-done, since they can not go out with the stool every time. This type of diagnosis can reveal the presence of the most common types of helminths.
Important! For a more extensive diagnosis, an analysis is made for the presence of worms in human organs, tissues and muscles.
Today, medicine offers a fairly large selection of antiparasitic drugs, each of which has an effect on a certain species of helminths. Also, there are means of a narrow and wide range of effects. Some types of parasites need to be excreted by the use of only certain anthelmintic agents. Only after passing the examination and making an accurate diagnosis, the parasitologist prescribes treatment.
Important! Many of the drugs have quite strong toxic properties, and this can cause significant harm to the body if used incorrectly.
Medical treatment of worms
When infecting with various helminths during the treatment, different courses, drug regimens will be prescribed, and also the physiological characteristics of the patient will be taken into account. When identifying the most common types of worms in the body, piperazine, pyrantel, helminthox, neomocide, combatrin, vermox, nemmozol, mebendazole, varmakar, mebeks, thermox, vormin will be administered.
Due to the fact that some medicines have no effect on the larvae and eggs of parasites, and also because of the high probability of repeated infection with worms, the course of treatment can be passed again a few weeks after the initiation of therapy.
Worms in children
Helminthiasis is very common among children. This is due to the physiological characteristics of the child’s body, non-compliance with hygiene rules, and constant interaction with peers. Babies become infected with worms, regardless of the social level of the family in which they grow. Absolutely every child is at risk of getting helminthiasis, but there are factors that increase the risk of infection.
Among them are the following:
The child does not wash his hands after the street, after visiting the toilet, before eating.
The underwear of the child does not change often. It is best to do a change of clothes in the morning and in the evening.
The child likes to take foreign objects into his mouth, bite his nails.
In the house there are animals, especially those cases when pets walk on the street are especially dangerous.
If the family does not thoroughly wash out the greens, vegetables and fruits before cooking.
If the parents do not follow the child’s nails.
If there are flies, prusaks and other insects in the house, nor are normal living conditions created.
Animals and children
General manifestations of helminthiosis in children
Sometimes the symptoms can be quite pronounced, although there are cases when parasites for a long time are in the body without any manifestations, affecting the organs and causing certain diseases.
It is possible to single out the general symptoms of helminthiasis in children:
Increased appetite or vice versa, its absence with observed changes in weight.
- Nausea, dizziness;
- Deterioration of the hair and nails;
- Pain in the abdomen, especially under the right rib;
- Frequent constipation, indigestion, or nasopharyngeal diseases;
- Irritability, capriciousness, inattention, insomnia or restless sleep, aggression, due to the oppressed nervous system.
Hurts stomach from worms
Children’s helminthiasis is especially dangerous because due to the progression of the disease the child is experiencing a delay in physical development, i.e., it is slowly growing. Often after a preventive vaccination against worms, the child has an allergic reaction.
It is important to carry out preventive measures