The underestimation of risk, combined with insufficient knowledge about the biology of these creatures and ways of infecting them has led to the fact that the carriers of certain parasites are now at least a few billion people.
In this article we will explain in detail what types of parasites in the human body can be causes and about the symptoms and methods of struggle with a particular parasite.
A small digression:Almost all of us considered pork as one of the most delicious dishes, especially when served with special dishes. Pork – pig meat, which we sometimes consume, can be considered one of the dirtiest sources of meat.
What is a parasite?
A parasite is an organism living completely at the expense of another, larger, organism. The location are ectoparasite living on humans outside, and endoparasite that infects it from the inside. The composition of parasites can be viruses, bacteria, worms, insects and even vertebrates.
The parasites can not be regarded as something unnatural. To the contrary, until scientists realized that it is, and where they come from, people become infected constantly, that was one of the reasons for low life expectancy 1 – 2 centuries ago. Because many of the parasites are deadly, and in some cases life can only be saved by a qualified medical intervention.
In others, the disease can last decades, as the parasites cleverly disguised as other diseases, to cure which it is not possible until then, until you find and eliminate them the real reason.
The popular types of parasites
The closer to nature, to traditions, the more likely it is to get hold of one of the parasites or a whole set of them.
Round and tapeworms, fleas, lice, ticks, subcutaneous, and gadfly larvae of wohlfahrtia volare – this is not a complete list of those who craves human flesh and blood, let us consider in detail the causes, symptoms and treatment of at least the main types of parasites in the human body.
The worm specimen
Tapeworms – the informal name of the large tapeworms such as bovine and pork tapeworm, and broad tapeworm. The worm lives in the intestines, the first few months of time undetected, and with the time leads to severe weight loss your "master".
The General structure of all tapeworm consists of a head with suckers, by which helminth is attached to the wall of the small intestine, and several hundreds or thousands of segments of gradually increasing thickness, which ripen the eggs.
Over time end segments detach from the body of the worm and are excreted along with the feces. Their appearance is a guaranteed sign that we must take action, not a reason for joy from the fact that the parasite came out.
This is a normal process of life, in natural conditions, these segments continue to move tens of minutes, and then burst, scattering around the eggs of the helminth. If the specimen belongs to the species of bovine tapeworm, segments spontaneously crawl out through the anus.
Symptoms of tapeworms in humans
The symptoms of a tapeworm in humans in the body:
- abdominal pain, changing your location,
Given that the carrier tape worm can be almost any animal, to a mouse inclusive, it can be concluded that any contact of earth in the mouth is potentially unsafe.
If the specimen belongs to the species broad tapeworm, the infection they comes from insufficiently cooked or salted fish.
Treatment of large tapeworms in humans at home
Traditional methods of treatment include the following:
A few days before the treatment you must go on a diet from carbohydrates. Then eat one of two things:
- Pumpkin seeds. Raw sunflower seeds peel and eat in divided doses with water. Adult only 300 g per day, children – 100 g. Used disposable.
- Medical collection of the following ingredients: 4 parts tansy and flax seeds, ground cloves – 2 parts, 1 part of everlasting (Helichrysum) flowers, centaury, wormwood, pumpkin seeds (ground).
The components are crushed, mixed and take a week, dry, tablespoon. In the first day or 1 time in the morning, in the second and third days – 2 times, morning and before meals, in the following days – 3 times a day with a glass of water.
After one of the two preceding paragraphs is done on an empty stomach in the morning an enema, followed by another portion of the funds and after 2 hours, a laxative is given.
Released worms (up to several meters in length) is examined for the presence of at one end of the head with suction cups. If not, then a worm came out not completely, and after a week, repeat the treatment. For control after 3 weeks the process should be repeated anyway.
Echinococcus (hydatid disease)
Very dangerous helminth infection which may eventually lead to death. Small tapeworm, 3-4 mm long and about 1 mm thick, which has the property to form bubbles in the internal organs (including the liver, lungs and brain).
Emedicine bladder is a fluid-filled cavity in which the walls are worms, and bubbles are created inside the child, including the child inside. The volume of this pathology may reach several liters in humans.
Adult tapeworm parasitizes in the small intestine, its larvae the blood travels through the portal vein throughout the body. Diagnosis can be performed using imaging, stool studies or special reaction for the presence of antibodies to Echinococcus in the body.
Symptoms of tapeworm in humans
The symptoms of echinococcosis, especially in the early stages can masquerade as other diseases, so diagnosis can make sense, if there is a combination of several of these signs:
- renal colic;
- low-grade fever;
- loss of appetite;
- weight loss;
- heaviness and pain in region of liver.
The treatment of echinococcosis
Upon detection of this parasite is needed qualified medical assistance with surgery. In its absence it is possible to alleviate the situation by using the following folk remedies:
- The collection of birch buds, mint leaves, and flowers of immortelle. Components are taken in combination of 100:75:75, and poured boiling water at 100 ml per tablespoon. To drink: children 50 ml adult 100 ml 4 times a day, from two weeks to a month.
- Alcohol tincture of celandine, birch buds, internally. Components filled with vodka in the ratio 1:5 and leave it for a week. Dosage: 1 tablespoon an hour after meals 3 times a day.
- Tansy. Flowers, insist 2 hours in 1 Cup of boiling water per tablespoon. Take 100 ml a day an hour before meals.
It should be noted that the tapeworm, helminth belt being permanently attached to the affected organ (liver, lung, brain) and can not be expelled through the skin using the bath, contrary to the recommendations of the individual figures of folk medicine.
Roundworm (Ascaris human)
With the round worms, 20 to 35 cm long, most often compared to worms. Roundworm, unlike the previous species, have no organs of attachment, and are constantly moving in the flow of semi-digested food passing through the intestines.
But their damage does not end there. Worms from time to time breed, and their larvae, gnawing the walls of the intestines, similarly, are carried throughout the body by the bloodstream as larvae the previous forms of helminths.
Significant is the fact that they cannot enter into the lungs and coughing through the mouth, along with mucus, despite the fact they are so small that in most cases, the patient even does not notice.
In addition, due to the migration of larvae, roundworm can live in the liver, kidney, spleen, lung, brain, for decades. Not with such devastating properties like tapeworm, roundworm, however, can cause diseases such as hepatitis in men, cirrhosis in women and brain cancer.
Symptoms of Ascaris
A group of symptoms Ascaris, which is worth paying attention to, the following:
- increased salivation;
- weight loss;
- diarrhea and blood in the stool;
- allergies and itchy skin;
- shortness of breath, bronchitis or pneumonia;
- low-grade fever;
- increase in blood pressure;
- vomiting and changes in appetite;
- depression and anxiety.
Diagnosis is made on the basis of the General analysis of feces, which should apply to a specialized Agency.
Treatment ascariasis folk remedies
Used to expel roundworm, treatment of folk remedies includes the following recipes:
- enema milk with garlic. Clove of garlic boiled in a glass of milk and put in the enema night. The course used a week.
- pumpkin seeds. Similarly to the above-described treatment of the specimen;
- tincture of wormwood leaves and crushed raw pumpkin seeds. Components take in equal proportions, add two parts vodka and insist in a dark place for a week. Ready tincture is used 2 times per day before lunch and dinner for 50 ml;
- green walnuts pour boiling water at the rate of 1 part nuts to 2 parts water and insist half an hour. A glass of infusion should drink during the day then take a laxative;
Restore the body after ridding the parasites
In any case, the parasites my stay disrupt the normal work of the bodies where they were.
Echinococcus in liver and kidney undergoes calcification, roundworm do in the lungs and the liver moves which persist even after their demise, tapeworms suckers spoil your intestinal wall, which increases the risk of duodenal ulcer.
Therefore, traditional medicine recommends to eliminate these effects the following recipes:
- The intestine restores the infusion of flax seed. The seeds brewed with boiling water a tablespoon per Cup and infuse for 2 hours. Course of treatment: three times a day 50 ml a week;
- Total recovery is achieved by the following collection: 2 parts nettle leaves, 1 part rose hips and 5 parts of fruits of mountain ash.
The mixture is brewed with boiling water in the same proportion as the previous paragraph and used in the same way.
Prevention of infestation
Rule # 1: you can't eat anything from fish enough salty, fried or boiled. Sushi, pickled herring or sashimi can be considered food connoisseurs. But essentially it is raw fish and fish is one of the components of the life cycle of parasitic worms.
How it happens: first, the larva enters the mollusk where it is not growing beyond a certain limit, then the clam eats the fish, the larva gets into her digestive tract, while remaining live, then grows and multiplies, getting into the muscle tissue of fish, then this fish eats a Dolphin, a Seagull or a polar bear. Or decided to join the high Japanese culture, visitor of the restaurant.
Safe raw fish, in theory, exist. To do this, it must be either frozen immediately after catching and thawed just before cooking, or need to be specially grown on fish farms with absence of parasites. But to check whether a risky dish was made out of it, as a rule, impossible.
Meat should observe the same caution, not to taste raw minced meat and fresh-salty bacon.
In addition, in order not to get worms, vegetables before eating to wash hands too. As a component of the natural environment, these parasites in the human body were common almost everywhere.
Any contact with food or hands with the ground, ground dust and vegetation are able to keep on eating their microscopic eggs. When injected into the intestine eggs hatch worms which delete will not be easy.
There are parasites that attack just passing or resting in the nature of man, such, for example:
- the malaria parasite contained in the saliva of mosquitoes of the genus culex,
- the causative agent of encephalitis, contained in the saliva of ticks,
- the gadfly and wolfarth volare.
Their prevention is the use of various repellents to Hiking in the wild, as well as maximum protection in exposed areas of the body (mosquito nets, netting, a special gel).
However, what to do if prevention didn't work? So how to attack well-known, very well known and the treatment of folk ways.
And finally it can be noted that the simple rules of hygiene and sanitation, the extermination of flies and cockroaches can significantly reduce the risk of infection with parasites, leading to serious consequences.