Signs of worms in humans: symptoms of infection

Helminths induce within the human body of parasitic worms. Infection with worms can be difficult to diagnose at an early stage of infection. This is due to the similarity of symptoms of the disease with the manifestation of pathologies of the digestive tract, nervous system. How to understand that the body of settled worms, the dependence of the symptoms on the type of parasites?

symptoms of worms

Types of worms

There are more than 70 varieties of worms causing parasitic infestation. They penetrate all tissues and organs, lay eggs, causing serious illness. The two main groups of worms:

The location of the

Types of worms


the small intestine

pinworm, dwarf tapeworm, hookworm, broad tapeworm, roundworm





tape flukes


pork tapeworm



the lymphatic system

in filarial

The stage of a helminth infection

With the disease easier to cope at an early stage of the disease, but in this period the signs of worms are often missing. As the progression of pathology in humans can show symptoms similar to other diseases. Signs of worms in adults based on the stages of development of parasitic infestation:

worms in the body symptoms




About two weeks

  • temperature rise;
  • allergic reactions;
  • violation of the chair;
  • fatigue;
  • abdominal pain;
  • flatulence;
  • nausea;
  • itching;
  • shortness of breath;
  • dry cough;
  • pallor of the skin.


Up to four months

  • weight loss;
  • fever;
  • high temperature;
  • tooth gnashing during sleep;
  • loss of appetite;
  • swelling of the face;
  • diarrhea or constipation;
  • conjunctivitis;
  • intestinal colic;
  • feces with a fetid odor, streaks of blood;
  • rash on the mucous membranes of the mouth, genitals.


To cure

  • the symptoms gradually subside, periodically aggravated;
  • pain during bowel;
  • vomiting after eating;
  • allergic rashes;
  • fatigue;
  • pallor;
  • weakness;
  • decreased performance;
  • anemia;
  • angioneurotic shock.

Signs of worms in the body of an adult

A higher risk of Contracting worms from the child. This is due to not fully developed immune system, lack of hygiene, a large number of contacts. The disease occurs with severe intoxication and allergic reactions. Common signs of helminthiasis in children and adults:

  • itching in the anus;
  • dry cough;
  • pale skin;
  • swollen lymph nodes;
  • nausea, vomiting;
  • flatulence;
  • dizziness;
  • skin rashes;
  • sleep disorders;
  • abdominal pain;
  • rapid weight loss;
  • swelling;
  • bloating;
  • fatigue;
  • constipation;
  • diarrhea.


itching of worms

Parasitic worms are often localized in the intestines, the digestive tract causing a disruption of the digestive system. Worms and toxic products of their activity have a negative impact on the body, causing a person to signs of intestinal disorder. Perhaps the emergence of such symptoms:

  • pain in the umbilical region, right upper quadrant;
  • constant nausea;
  • continuing diarrhea;
  • sudden vomiting;
  • pain in the stomach;
  • bloating;
  • colic;
  • flatulence;
  • sudden weight loss.

Disruption of the nervous system

Toxic substances produced by helminths, affect the blood, internal organs, causing signs of intoxication. All this is reflected in the functioning of the nervous system. It is possible the development of serious pathology. There are the symptoms of worms in adult human:

  • sleep disturbance;
  • chronic fatigue syndrome;
  • headaches;
  • high fatigue;
  • irritability;
  • photophobia;
  • rigidity of the neck muscles;
  • auditory hallucinations;
  • clouding of consciousness;
  • loss of sensitivity
  • loss of memory;
  • depression.

Cutaneous manifestations

Once in the body, the worms cause organ damage, provoke reactions on the skin. In humans, see allergic reactions. Most lesions appear on the back, chin, and forehead. With a strong intoxication of an organism waste products of the worms possible the emergence of such symptoms:

  • urticaria;
  • purulent blisters;
  • red spots;
  • acne;
  • papules;
  • boils;
  • psoriatic plaques;
  • burning;
  • severe itching.

The weakening of the immune system

Worms, capturing the human body, begin to take necessary for normal functioning of nutrients – proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, hormones. All this leads to a decrease in immunity. There are serious signs:

  • exacerbation of chronic diseases;
  • the development of inflammation in the throat, stomatitis, sinusitis;
  • the emergence of urinary infections;
  • the occurrence of pathologies of the liver, gall bladder;
  • the progression of the bacterial, viral infections.
worms signs

Symptoms of helminthiasis depending on the type of parasites

Signs of a person of intestinal worms depend on the species of helminths. Parasitic worms, affecting internal organs, causing a variety of symptoms. The patient may experience such symptoms pathology:

The form of the parasite

Symptoms of helminthiasis


Itching in the anal area, worse in the night


  • low-grade fever;
  • rashes on the skin;
  • cough with sputum, blood;
  • headache;
  • sore throat;
  • weight reduction.

Blood flukes



A tapeworm

  • anemia;
  • dysbiosis;
  • beriberi.

Fluke Siberian

Liver flukes

Fluke Chinese

  • enlargement of the spleen, the liver;
  • pancreatitis;
  • nervous disorders;
  • diarrhea;
  • vomiting;
  • pain in the abdomen.


  • swelling of the face;
  • muscle pain;
  • fever.

Intestinal pretium

  • dysfunction of the biliary tract;
  • allergic reactions.


  • vaginal bleeding;
  • violation of urination;
  • inflammation of the prostate;
  • blood in the urine.

Cestodes (tapeworms)

  • weakness;
  • weight loss;
  • dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract.