It is proved that the parasites (or worms, as they are called in the people) able to strike and "occupy" any part of the body, including the eye, brain, heart.
And it is fraught with development of serious pathology, including:
- bronchial asthma,
- iron-deficiency anemia,
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract,
- neurological disorders
- the formation of granulomas in the lungs, liver, abdomen,
- the weakening of the immune system.
Consider the symptoms that in combination may signal the presence of parasites in the body.
Symptoms of helminthiasis (worms)
Itching at worms
One of the most characteristic symptoms of helminthiasis (presence of worms in the body) is itching in the anal canal. Itching is often worse at night, when the parasites lay eggs that produce toxic substances.
Skin rash at worms
Skin rashes, hyperemia (redness) and itching can speak in favor of the presence in the human body of worms.
Moreover, toxic substances secreted into the blood by the parasites accumulate and cause a violation that according to their external features are similar to the manifestations of these serious diseases, as eczema and urticaria.
Teeth grinding in sleep
Bruxism (or teeth grinding) is a reaction of the human nervous system to a stimulus, which is a parasite.
Because teeth grinding often occurs during sleep, when we are not able to notice, pay attention to the following symptoms:
- gradual abrasion of the teeth,
- increased sensitivity of tooth enamel,
- pain and discomfort in the jaw,
- traces of chewing and roughness on the inner surface of the cheeks.
However, repeatedly conducted studies which tried to establish a link between teeth grinding and worms, have not yielded positive results.
Scientists say that the gnashing of teeth during sleep is a consequence of malocclusion, pathology of ENT-organs or nervous disorders.
Worms and weight loss
It is considered that the thinness is one of the signs of helminthiasis.
Indeed, parasites are not just poisoning the human body, and deprive him of the opportunity to get in the required amount of vitamins and nutrients. As a result, first, experiencing constant hunger, even if you have just eaten, and secondly, lose weight.
There is another option: on the background of intoxication may lose your appetite which leads to weight loss.
Constipation from worms
Frequent constipation for no apparent reason can indicate the presence in the body of the worms.
The fact that helminths promote bowel irritation and impaired digestion, resulting in reduced flow of water in the body, and provokes constipation.
In addition, if the large number of parasites of big size is overlap between them biliary and intestinal pathways, causing the number of acts of defecation significantly reduced, and the process is fraught with discomfort.
Diarrhea at worms
Certain types of parasites produce substances that accumulate is removed from the body chloride and sodium, with the result that frequent urge to defecate.
At worms diarrhea can occur due to an inflammatory process triggered by the fact that the parasites are attached to the walls of the small intestine, causing it to allocate that amount of liquid with which the infected organism is not able to cope.
Flatulence of worms
Bloating and abdominal pain, flatulence can be the result of inflammation of the intestinal walls, what's to blame the parasites.
Special attention to these symptoms, you should pay those who they appeared after traveling to countries with poor environmental conditions.
Joint pain at worms
The toxins from parasites get into the muscles and the joint fluid, preventing adequate nutrition of the tissues. This leads to inflammation in the joints and muscles, and is accompanied by pain dull or sharp in nature.
Anemia at worms
Certain types of parasites feed on blood, which is fraught not only with the loss of blood, and the development of iron deficiency anemia.
On the background of anemia in man, in whose body "live off" the parasites, you experience the following symptoms:
- General weakness,
- blanching of the skin and sclera of the eye,
- shortness of breath,
- heart palpitations.
Allergy at worms
Helminthic infection does not only produce toxins that poison the body and violate the integrity of the intestinal lining, which leads to malfunction of the immune system.
The nervous system in worms
It is proved that the toxins produced by helminths that negatively affect the nervous system of an infected person, which is manifested by irritability, frequent mood swings, apathy, depression, decreased concentration and memory.
Sleep disorders at worms
Difficulty falling asleep, a feeling of weakness in the morning, regular waking up at night (especially between two and three o'clock in the morning) should be cause for concern, because all of these symptoms can occur due to the presence of parasites in the body.
Convulsions in worms
In severe cases, possible poisoning waste products of the parasites of the brain that can trigger seizures.
Worms in the lungs
During the migration process, the worms can enter the lungs, as evidenced by the following symptoms:
- persistent increase in temperature to subfebrile figures,
- runny nose.
Remember that parasites can trigger the development of such severe diseases as pneumonia and bronchial asthma.
Practical advice at worms
What kind of doctor treats worms?
Symptoms the presence of parasites in the body, is quite versatile and blurred. So if you suspect a bot for adults should consult the therapist and the child to the pediatrician . If necessary, will involve the doctors of related specialties.
Analyses on eggs a worm
If you suspect a bot may appoint the following studies:
- Triple stool test (interval between studies is 3 – 4 days).
- A detailed analysis of feces more informative through the use of technology PCR ).
- Scraping on Enterobius (note that in Enterobius this analysis was not informative).
- Analysis of blood leukocyte formula (with parasitic diseases will be found an increase in the number of eosinophils).
- Serological blood test for antibodies to determine the location of parasites in the human body.
- Liver ultrasound shows increase in size of the organ that speaks about inflammatory process that is caused by the toxic effects of the parasites.
- Brain MRI could identify the presence of parasites directly in the brain.
How to get rid of the worms?
Antihelminthic treatment should be administered exclusively by the doctor.
Self-treatment can be useless, so as to combat different types of parasites, drugs used in different groups.
In addition, the self-treatment of helminthiasis dangerous, because the anthelmintic drugs are poisons that have a failure to comply with the dosage and regimens toxic effects on the body.
Prevention of worms
Can help to prevent the ingestion of parasites following activities:
- Washing your hands after a walk and before a meal.
- Drink boiled or purified water.
- The exception of the ingestion of salted, dried and cured fish, not certified.
- Thermal processing of meat products.
- Thorough washing of vegetables and fruits.
- Exception of bathing in dirty waters.
- Prevention of worms for all family members and Pets.