Parasites in humans: symptoms and treatment

Most people do not even think about what's inside their body someone lives. We are talking about parasites. Someone thinks because in his house no animals, but the hands he washes after each exit to the street, the risk of invasion is minimal. This is not so. According to medical statistics, parasites in the human body are present in almost 50% of cases. Worms, for example, are the oldest creatures parasites in the human body. They are so adapted to life inside people, often their presence does not manifest itself and the media it seems that the infected are asymptomatic.

Actually, the symptoms were always there, it is important to see the warning signs. Today we will look at what symptoms indicate the presence of infection, what action to take to prevent infestations and how the treatment can be directed against the parasites, if they are detected.

parasites in the human body

The symptoms of infestation

The biggest problem from the point of view of detection of parasites in the body – the diversity of symptoms that may confuse not only the person but also the doctor, the patient asked for advice. Depending on species, location and life cycle, the parasites appear differently. Sometimes people don't notice most of the symptoms, stopping the attention on just one (for example, pain in the lungs). As a result of the patient being treated for the identified disease, if he showed up, if not sent home for lack of the clinical picture.

It is therefore important to see a picture of your overall health, noting comprehensive changes in the state. Medicine highlights more than a dozen signs of infestation. Consider these symptoms in the form of a table.

Indicating parasites in the body?

Symptom What happens in the body?
Allergic reactions If the man suddenly begins to suffer from Allergy symptoms, should be tested for parasites. The fact that the selection of pests toxic, and the body's immune system can respond to production of increased amount of defensive cells, in turn causing irritation and allergies.
Pain in muscles and joints Parasites can live in connective tissues, joint fluids and muscles. Moving, they cause pain, which many attributed to arthritis, injuries or tension. In fact pain in muscles and joints may indicate inflammation resulting from the activity of parasites.
Anemia Protozoa living in the human bloodstream, feeding on the blood cells and can cause significant loss. Anemia caused by parasites, sucking the nutrients out of the intestines of the host, including iron.
Headaches Regular pain in the head, dizziness, nausea indicate intoxication of the organism due to parasitic infestation.
Unreasonable decrease/increase the weight Lack of weight is due to the internal consumers of food, who eat the same as people. Increasing the weight associated with the fact that the body on the contrary, loses nutrients, people are constantly experiencing spikes in blood sugar and feeling hungry.
Sleep disorders Frequent awakenings, nervous and light sleep are often associated with parasitic infection. The liver is trying to purge from toxic substances secreted by parasites, and usually its activity falls in the middle of the night. Also, the person may be concerned about itching of the anus, not giving to sleep.
Bruxism (grinding of teeth during sleep) Teeth grinding is one of the symptoms of infestation with parasites, especially common in children. It is believed that so the nerve endings react to intoxication and inflammation.
Itching in the anus Helminths often manifest themselves by itching in the anus, most often this symptom occurs in children.
Violations of the chair Constipation or diarrhea possible symptoms indicative of parasites living in the intestine. Constipation related to the fact that heavy infestations lead to blockage of the intestinal duct, the diarrhea.
Bowel irritation When inflammation of the walls of the body, the parasites provoke cider irritable bowel. This process impairs the absorption of nutrients, and also makes impossible the absorption of fats in the right division, resulting in spasms and pain.
Bloating Bloating, feeling full, bloated abdomen is a strong sign of the presence of parasites in the body. To pay attention to this symptom is required if gases happen regardless of the meal.
Skin problems Hives, acne, eczema, dermatitis and other rashes on the skin – a signal that the body is infested with parasites. The results of their activity have a negative impact on the digestive tract, which inevitably "broadcast" and on the skin.
Disorders of the nervous system Irritability, nervousness, depression and feelings of gloom may be symptoms of infestation. Systematic poisoning of the body leads to abnormalities in the nervous system, especially the figure relevant for children. Causeless crying, whims, and fears can be quite a "physical" background.
Chronic fatigue Apathy, lethargy and unwillingness to carry out even minimal physical activity – "Hello" from the body suffering from toxicity and deficiency of nutrients which the parasites are stealing.
Reduced immunity Frequent viral and bacterial diseases, disorders of the microflora, colds and infections – the symptoms of invasion. Parasites weaken the immune system, reducing the production of immunoglobulin.
General disorders of health, pain in various organs Depending on the localization of the parasites can negatively interfere with any body: lungs, heart, brain, liver, or pancreas.
The development of tumors and formations The above signs and symptoms, especially taken together, provoke the emergence of various tumors, including cancer. Exhausted parasites, the organism is not able to deal with their growth.
diagnosis of parasites

The above symptoms rarely occur in a moment for that to happen, a parasitic infestation need to be very strong. But the combination of three or four things happen everywhere. Look at the example of specific infections:

  1. Ascarids – intestinal pain, disorders of the chair, dysfunction of the liver and pancreas.
  2. Pinworms is burning sensation and itching around the anus, diarrhea, bloating, bruxism, nervous system disorders, loss of appetite, headaches.
  3. Lantecy – weight loss, allergic reactions, impaired immunity, bowel disease.

Diagnosis of parasites

If a person find yourself or your loved ones some of the above symptoms, it is advisable to examine to be sure to detect parasites in the body. For this you can refer to our General practitioner (or pediatrician, if we are talking about the child) to the appropriate destination. Usually the officer writes out directions for analysis of blood, saliva, and feces.

Modern medicine also offers immunological testing for parasitic infestation, as well as comprehensive tests to reveal a specific group of parasites. Unfortunately, these complex analyses are paid and they can go to private clinics. But the results point definitely to the specific species of pests, allowing you to assign adequate treatment.

There is no cure, equally effectively influencing all groups of parasites. In appointing the drug must take into account the stage of development of the pest, since drugs acting on the eggs, can not hit adults. So to begin therapy is when are already analyses and their definitions. Usually doctors use several types of drugs, which we describe below.

Treatment of parasitic infestations

Anti-parasitic drugs, existing in the present, have a broad spectrum of activity, i.e. cover several types of parasitic organism in human beings. However, as we noted above, every drug has a specific activity, and is assigned after the diagnosis. However, in the medical Arsenal in the event of infestation, there are about a dozen vehicles (and their analogues) that have been proven as safe and effective.

The first group of drugs used in the detection of in the body of round worms, nematodes, helminths. Medications are prescribed if the person is infected with such parasites as pinworms, ascarids, vlasoglavy, Trichinella, and the like.

The second group of drugs is effective against tape worms, cestodes tapeworms. These include broad tapeworm, trematodes, dwarf, pig and bovine tapeworm – these parasites are the most common.

It is understood that when infected with parasites of one family member, with a probability of 99% of the other household members are also carriers of these pests. Accordingly, to undergo diagnostics and treatment is recommended for the whole family. The same applies to small groups of people, tightly communicating with each other (kindergarten, for example).

Traditional methods of getting rid of parasites

traditional methods of treatment

Treatment of parasites is significantly complicated by the fact that in the process of life they continuously reproduce, thus in the human body at the same time there are eggs and larvae, and adults. Reception of pharmaceutical products is usually single, and repeat in 10-14 days to rid your body of individuals who grow up during this time. Also good option is a subsidiary, folk therapy, able to support traditional medical treatment.

Starting treatment of parasites with home methods, discuss it with your doctor. Not all recipes are equally safe, depending on the age and condition of the patient, they may be inappropriate.

We offer several popular recipes, proven over the years and has the largest number of positive reviews from people who have recovered from parasites in this way.

Tincture of wormwood. Tablespoon chopped dry sage pour 100 ml of alcohol and insist two weeks in a cool dark place. the liquid is then filtered and consumed three times a day 20 drops before meals.

Pumpkin seed. Unsalted fresh peeled pumpkin seeds (300 grams) are ground in a coffee grinder, then combine with honey or water (1:1). The mixture should be eaten on an empty stomach, and then another three hours can not eat, then you need to take a laxative. The fact that pumpkin seeds contain special substance that paralyzes pests and temporarily robs them of the opportunity to be attached to the walls of the organs.

Mushroom tincture. It is preferable to use porcini or chanterelles as they contain a substance that kills both adult worms and larvae. A handful of fresh mushrooms, pour a glass of vodka and insist for two weeks, and then the liquid is filtered and drink a teaspoon before bed. Of course, this method is not suitable for pregnant women and children.

Peel a pomegranate. 50 grams of fresh pomegranate skin pour two cups of boiling water and boil on the fire until the liquid reduces in volume by half. After infusion drink in one gulp, half an hour later take laxatives. For four hours to abstain from food. At the end of the procedure it is recommended enema.

A decoction of cloves. Dry cloves are ground to powder, a teaspoon of which pour a glass of boiling water and warm in a water bath for minutes, then cover with a lid and insist half an hour. This infusion is just fresh, a teaspoon three times a day, half a HR before a meal.

Getting rid of parasites with traditional methods will be much more effective if you operate in the complex. First you need to see a doctor, get tested and learn their results. Followed by pharmaceutical drugs, it should be done strictly according to the prescribed scheme. In advance discuss with your doctor the desire to use the people's recipes and together determine the best option. The last step to a cure is prevention. About it we will talk below.

Prevention of infestation

Major role in preventive activities aimed at reducing risks of infection, is hygiene. Even adults who are well aware of the need to respect hygiene rules, often neglected. Meanwhile doctors insist that preventive measures can halve the risk of infestation. To hygienic norms mandatory for children and adults, include:

  1. Thorough hand-washing with soap and water (after each arrival from the street, contact with animals).
  2. Treatment of hands with antiseptic gels or wipes.
  3. Daily change of underwear (previously it needs to be ironed with a hot iron).
  4. Weekly change of linens (wash in hot water).
prevention of parasites

A child must be taught not to swallow dirty hands, not to share food with peers, biting into each other. The child needs to explain the danger of ingestion of dirt, bacteria and parasites. Especially carefully it is necessary to wash hands after working with the land, and outdoor recreation.

As a daily precaution against parasites can be added to foods hot spices and condiments – most pests can't stand it. It is recommended to eat onion and garlic, to use when cooking pepper, cloves, horseradish.

Summing up

Regular maintenance and attention to the most minor signs of infestation – simple rules that will protect the whole family from trouble. To personal hygiene, food preparation and control children and Pets need to be treated with maximum responsibility. Take care of your health!