Helminthiasis, or worm infestation — diseases caused by worms-parasites — helminths. It is now known more than three hundred species of helminth. Hit the human body is capable of about two hundred species of parasites.
Parasites in the body: the main symptoms
Itching in the anal area — mainly in the evening and at night. If enterobiasis is one of the most common helminth parasite (female pinworm) leaves the intestinal out to lay it's eggs, which eventually cause itching the area of the anus.
- Drooling in his sleep.
- Peeling skin on fingers hands and feet (often children).
- Increased appetite.
- Rashes on the body and eyelids.
- Powerful asthenic syndrome (lethargy, weakness, fatigue, irritability, nervousness, moodiness in children).
- Diarrhea or constipation.
- The depletion of the body's normal appetite.
- The presence of multiple chronic diseases.
- Decompensated chronic diseases.
- Unknown fever, pain in joints and muscles.
- Anemia, especially vitamin B12 deficiency.
- Prolonged dry cough — often at night.
- High eosinophils in the blood Hyper-eosinophilia.
- Unspecified cysts of the liver.
The appearance of one or more of the above signs is reason to seek medical attention.
If the patient said that he noticed, Calais something similar to worms, it is necessary, however, to make proper studies show, parasites in the body. Especially impressionable can only feel present in the feces of worms. Most people I see in the stool a piece of the mucous membrane of the stomach, which usually go along with feces.
Infection with worms occurs through people who are their carriers — helminthiasis or after contact with infected animals — a zoonotic helminthiasis. The main route of transmission — fecal-oral, rarely percutaneous (parasites into the body through the skin) and through the bite of insect vectors of eggs or larvae of helminths.
How to treatment is a parasitic infection?
If there is reason to suspect that bred the parasites in the body, it is advisable to get tested and to get tested. Helminthiasis perfectly treated with the help of affordable anthelmintic drugs available in the tablet form. They were adopted not so long. Sometimes a simple course of treatment lasting three to five days. You can use synthetic drugs, the safety and clinical efficacy, which is proven.
Finding the right drug against the parasite and prescribe the right system for its administration and dosage can only a doctor. Self-treatment or to "improve the Internet" can lead to serious consequences. It should be remembered that some drugs are teratogenic dangerous to the fetus, while others require calculation of dose, etc. in addition, during the study admission rules for already registered drugs can be adjusted, which is not always prescribed in the regulations.
The outcome is most often favorable. It all depends on the causative agent, the degree of invasion of the target organ. However, it is serious, especially if the parasite affects the central nervous system (CNS), eye, heart (and tissue extraintestinal helminthiasis).
I need drugs against parasites for prevention?
As preventive reception of anti-parasite drugs, it is impossible to say with certainty that they are not worth it. However, to make it mindlessly to all and sundry just do not need. Because this medication is not as harmless as many believe. These are the same medicines to drink, which not only advise your doctor any time.
The adoption of preventive medications against parasites could be demonstrated to people who live in developing countries with poor economic and social structure in countries where the drug is at a low level, or people living in your house and having a farm with lots of Pets.
According to the international guidelines, to take antiparasitic drugs against parasites as a preventive measure it is recommended that pet (after consultation with the vet) — at least two times a year, as well as people living in the wild in the southern regions, where a large part of the infestation of the population and underdeveloped medicine.
How effective are traditional remedies against parasites?
Currently, there are no folk remedies to combat helminths, which would be really effective and safe. Many similar medicines (mostly herbal preparations) includes components, such as cloves, flowers of tansy, aspen bark extract, garlic, wormwood. So small doses they do not have the desired effect, but to call a twisted localization of helminths can. Indeed, under the action of weak drugs the parasites in the body can change the usual place of localization. Thus, worms may penetrate the intestinal wall and out into the abdominal cavity.
In addition, the plants used in the treatment of helminthiasis, the required concentration is quite toxic, and has a lot of side effects as drugs against parasites. Herbs such as wormwood and tansy is acceptable to use for children up to twelve years, during pregnancy, kidney disease, liver (severe toxic hepatitis), heart.
Biological active supplements, which in recent years often advertising in the media, simply useless. Unlike pharmaceuticals, they are exempt from mandatory studies are not conclusive, and clearly defined the dose.
Anti-parasitic programs and tools, such as the "monastic tea" is speculation widespread problem and trick gullible people. It is not necessary to go around the hype on the Internet and use the body for storage experiments.
Do not forget that treatment and prevention of helminthiasis will be held under the supervision of a physician. Self-treatment can lead to kroonisuus rate process and the development of serious complications.