Table of contents:
- What parasites are most common in humans?
- Symptoms of parasite infestation
- Diagnosis of parasites
- How to determine the presence of parasites
- Treatment of parasitic invasions
- Traditional methods of getting rid of parasites
- Prevention of invasion
Often people do not even think about the fact that someone lives inside their body. We are talking about parasites. A person believes that since there are no animals in his house, and he washes his hands after each going outside, the risks of invasion are minimal. This is not true. According to medical statistics, parasites in the human body are present in almost 50% of cases. Worms, for example, are the most ancient creatures that parasitize the human body. They are so adapted to life inside people that often their presence is not manifested in any way, and it seems to the carrier that the infection is asymptomatic.
The content of the article:
- 0.1 Parasites can enter the body in different ways
- 0.2 The choice of anthelmintic drugs is now so great that the eyes just run up
1 What parasites are most common in humans?
- 1.1 The group of helminths is most widespread
- 1.2 How does infection occur?
- 1.3 The most common way of infection is alimentary
- 1.4 Parasitic worms live in the body of animals, fish and humans
- 1.5 The contact-household route of infection is in second place in terms of risks
- 2 Symptoms of parasite infestation
- 3 Diagnosis of parasites
4 How to determine the presence of parasites
- 4.1 In the intestine
- 4.2 In the stomach
- 4.3 In the liver
- 4.4 In the blood
- 4.5 With heart disease
- 4.6 In the lungs
- 4.7 Under the skin
- 4.8 In the eyes
5 Treatment of parasitic invasions
- 5.1 The list of unpleasant symptoms that occur during infection speaks for itself
- 5.2 Comprehensive treatment for parasites
- 6 Traditional methods of getting rid of parasites
7 Prevention of invasion
- 7.1 The second important rule concerns the purchase of food, their processing and preparation
- 7.2 Prophylaxis throughout life is reducing the risk of contracting parasites
- 7.3 Another important point is pet control
- 8 Summary
Parasites can enter the body in different ways
According to this parameter, they can be divided into three main groups: those living in the external environment - earth, water bodies entering the human body through intermediaries - domestic animals entering the human body through contact with other people.Thus, there are a lot of opportunities to pick up parasites from humans. For example, they can get into our body from pets - cats and dogs, through unwashed hands, unboiled water, poorly cooked meat, etc.
In fact, there are always symptoms, it is important to spot the warning signs in time. Today we will figure out which symptoms indicate the presence of infection, what measures to take to prevent the invasion and what treatment can be directed against parasites, if they are found.
The choice of anthelmintic drugs is now so great that your eyes simply run up
Manufacturers promise an instant and miraculous effect, but such an amazing result calls into question the veracity of the words written in the instructions. In fact, is there a universal remedy for parasites in the human body? How to make the right choice? Should we focus on the cost of the drug?
Parasites in the human body: symptoms and treatment
Infection with worms (helminthic invasion) is a dangerous disease for humans. The host's body gives off nutrients, vitamins and necessary elements to parasites, and itself acquires health problems. Human roundworm and pinworms eat the host's food from the intestines, or absorb proteins, fats, and carbohydrates from it. Helminths deprive a person of vitamins, microelements: they take vitamins A and C from food, and if they are lacking, they suck them out of organs and tissues. Hookworms suck blood through the walls of the human intestine.
What parasites are most common in humans?
There are a lot of parasites that can live in the human body. Some are found everywhere, some you can "pick up" on vacation or under specific conditions. In general, parasites dangerous to humans can be divided into groups.
Table 1. Types of parasites living in the human body
|Type of parasite||Representatives|
|Helminths||Most often they are found in the intestine, although they can live anywhere: in the lymphatic system, under the skin, in muscles, brain, eyes, and the like. Helminths include ascaris, nematodes, tapeworms, pinworms and the like.|
|Protozoan||The simplest and multicellular organisms that spread to all organs. Protozoal parasites include lamblia, toxoplasma, Trichomonas, lichen and the like.|
|Ectoparasites||They parasitize on human skin, in wounds and injuries, in hair. Ectoparasites include lice, fleas, ticks, and some insect larvae.|
|Other||Exotic species of insects, larvae, mosquitoes, mainly affect the skin or subcutaneous tissue.|
The group of helminths is the most widespread
On the territory of Russia, for example, the most frequent infections are with such parasites as bovine, pork (tapeworm) and dwarf tapeworms, pinworms, roundworms, whipworms, liver and lung flukes. These parasites are able to live throughout the body, can migrate, choosing the organs most comfortable for living.
Helminths secrete substances called toxoids that are foreign to the human body. Dysbacteriosis, eating disorders accompanied by bloating, diarrhea, and pain arise from toxoids in the intestines. In the lungs, toxoids cause asthma attacks, coughing.
How does the infection take place?
Depending on the life cycle of a particular parasite, a person can pick it up in various ways. As a rule, pests enter the human body in four ways:
- Transmissive (with a bite of blood-sucking insects).
- Household, by contact (infection from another person or animal).
- Alimentary way (when eating contaminated food or water).
- In an active way (parasites penetrate the skin or mucous membranes at the time of bathing in water bodies or being on contaminated soil).
The most common way of infection is alimentary
Eggs and larvae of parasites penetrate into the body of a person who ate a contaminated product. Note that many parasites lay eggs coated with a sticky substance that adheres them to the surface of food. Often, people simply rinse fruits and vegetables under running water without washing off the larvae of the parasites.
Helminths are excreted with medication or by folk methods. Pharmacy drugs that relieve worms are toxic and have contraindications. Therefore, resort to them when there are too many parasites in the body. At the initial stage of infection, folk remedies for parasites in the human body will give the result.
Eating improperly cooked meat and fish is a great danger. The risk of contamination is especially high with dishes such as sushi, rolls or stroganin, that is, not thermally processed. It is dangerous to cook food from the meat of wild animals obtained in the hunt: wild boar, bear meat, elk meat. If store meat is checked and has quality certificates, then hunting trophies are very difficult to check, and the risk of contamination tends to be one hundred percent.
Parasitic worms live in the body of animals, fish and humans
Females lay about 240,000 eggs daily. The eggs of the parasites enter food processing products and are released into the environment.
The shell of helminth eggs consists of three layers, it is resistant to temperatures up to - 20 ° C, chlorine. The larva in the egg can be in a "frozen" state for up to 1 year before the onset of favorable conditions. Ascaris, pinworms, toxocar, hookworms are fatal to eggs - temperatures from 60 ° C, direct sunlight, ultraviolet light, drying out from dehydration. At 70 ° C, eggs are destroyed in 10 seconds.
Bovine tapeworm eggs, roundworms travel through the circulatory system of animals and fish and can enter the human body through uncooked meat or fish. Parasite eggs enter the human body through food and water. The source of parasite infestation can be: Unwashed vegetables and fruits (roundworms and pinworms). Contaminated meat food that has not been properly cooked (tapeworms). Earth - if walking barefoot (nematodes). Flies. Contaminated water. Unwashed hands.
The contact-household route of infection is in second place in terms of risks
Every day we interact with dozens of people, visit hundreds of places and inevitably touch various surfaces with our hands. Many people have pets that, in the absence of regular preventive antiparasitic treatment, are pest carriers. Even animals that do not go outside can pick up parasites from the owners' shoes, eat it in raw meat or fish. Below we will talk about how to protect your pets from infestation.
Young children who are not able to control personal hygiene are also at risk. Kids play in the sandbox, fall to the ground, pick up objects of interest, and then lick their dirty hands or simply "pull" them into their mouths. Pediatricians declare that every child is potentially infected with pinworms or ascaris, a parasite from the helminth group.
The transmission route of infection is more relevant for people who regularly travel. You can get infected in Asia, Africa, South America, Australia. The parasites are carried by flying insects that bite humans and send pest larvae into the circulatory system. "Invasion of travelers" usually has vivid symptoms, but if a person managed to return before they appeared, he himself becomes a carrier of the infection and is able to infect other people, only by contact.
The active route of infection is most often found in the warm season, when people are resting in open reservoirs, spending time in nature. Parasites penetrate into the body of a person who accidentally drank water on the lake, through mucous and wounded skin, some types of pests can seep into the body and through intact skin.
Symptoms of parasite infestation
The biggest problem from the point of view of identifying parasites in the body is the versatility of symptoms, which can confuse not only the person himself, but also the attending physician, to whom the patient has consulted. Depending on the species, location and life cycle, parasites manifest themselves in different ways. Sometimes a person does not notice most of the symptoms, focusing on only one (for example, pain in the lungs). As a result, the patient is treated for the identified ailment, if it is found, or even sent home for lack of a clinical picture.
Therefore, it is important to see the picture of your health as a whole, noting complex changes in your condition. Medicine identifies more than a dozen signs that indicate parasitic invasion. Let's consider these symptoms in the form of a table.
Table 2. What indicates parasites in the body?
|Symptom||What's going on in the body?|
|Allergic reactions||If a person suddenly begins to suffer from allergy symptoms, it is worth getting tested for parasites. The fact is that the secretions of pests are toxic, and the body's immune system can respond by producing an increased number of protective cells, which in turn cause irritation and allergies.|
|Muscle and joint pain||Parasites are able to live in connective tissues, joint fluid, muscles. When they move, they cause pain, which many attribute to arthritis, injury or sprains. In fact, soreness in muscles and joints can indicate inflammation caused by the vital activity of parasites.|
|Anemia||The protozoa living in the human bloodstream feed on blood cells and can cause significant blood loss. Anemia is also caused by parasites that suck nutrients from the intestines of the host, including iron.|
|Headaches||Regular pain in the head, dizziness, and bouts of nausea indicate intoxication of the body due to parasitic invasion.|
|Unreasonable weight loss / gain||Lack of weight is due to internal food consumers who eat the same food as a person. Weight gain is associated with the fact that the body, on the contrary, lacks nutrients, a person constantly experiences surges in blood sugar and feels hungry.|
|Sleep disturbances||Frequent awakenings, nervous and light sleep are often associated with parasitic infection. The liver tries to cleanse itself of toxic substances secreted by parasites, and usually its activity occurs in the middle of the night. Also, a person may be disturbed by itching of the anus, which does not allow him to sleep peacefully.|
|Bruxism (teeth grinding in sleep)||Teeth grinding is one of the symptoms of parasite infestation, especially common in children. It is believed that this is how nerve endings respond to intoxication and inflammation.|
|Itching in the anus||Helminths often manifest themselves as itching in the anus, this symptom is especially common in children.|
|Stool disorders||Constipation or diarrhea are possible symptoms indicating parasites living in the intestines. Constipation is associated with the fact that abundant invasion leads to blockage of the intestinal ducts, diarrhea - with a substance secreted by parasites that dilutes the stool.|
By inflaming the walls of the organ, the parasites provoke irritable bowel cider. This process impairs the absorption of nutrients, and also makes it impossible for the assimilation of fats in the desired section, which is fraught with spasms and soreness.
|Bloating||Flatulence, a feeling of a full, bloated abdomen is a clear sign of the presence of parasites in the body. It is necessary to pay attention to this symptom if gas occurs regardless of food intake.|
|Skin problems||Hives, acne, eczema, dermatitis and other rashes on the skin are a signal that the body is infected with parasites. The results of their vital activity negatively affect the gastrointestinal tract, which is inevitably "broadcast" on the skin.|
|Nervous system disorders||Increased anxiety, nervousness, depression, and feelings of discouragement can be symptoms of the invasion. Systematic poisoning of the body leads to disorders in the nervous system, especially this indicator is relevant for children. Unreasonable tearfulness, whims and fears can be quite "physical" ground.|
|Chronic fatigue||Apathy, drowsiness and unwillingness to perform even minimal physical activity - "hello" from the body, suffering from intoxication and deficiency of nutrients that parasites steal.|
|Decreased immunity||Frequent viral and bacterial diseases, microflora disorders, colds and infections are symptoms of invasion. Parasites weaken the immune system by decreasing the production of immunoglobulin.|
|General disorders of well-being, pain in various organs||Depending on the location, parasites can negatively interfere with the work of any organ: lungs, heart, brain, liver or pancreas.|
|Development of tumors and formations||The above signs and symptoms, especially when put together, provoke the appearance of various neoplasms, including cancerous ones. An organism exhausted by parasites is not able to fight their growth.|
Diseases that a person considers to be chronic may be the result of parasitic invasion
The above symptoms rarely occur simultaneously, for this to happen, the parasitic invasion must be very strong. But combinations of three or four signs happen everywhere. Let's look at the example of specific infections:
- Roundworms - pain in the intestines, stool disorders, liver and pancreas dysfunction.
- Pinworms - burning and itching around the anus, diarrhea, bloating, bruxism, nervous system disorders, loss of appetite, headache attacks.
- Ribbons - weight loss, allergic reactions, impaired immunity, bowel disease.
Diagnosis of parasites
If a person has discovered in himself or his loved ones some of the above symptoms, it is advisable to undergo diagnostics in order to surely identify parasites in the body. To do this, you can contact your local therapist (or pediatrician, if we are talking about a child) in order to receive appropriate appointments. As a rule, the district officer writes out referrals for blood, saliva and feces tests.
How to determine the presence of parasites
With the defeat of one or another organ and tissue, distinctive features dominate.
In the intestines
The most favorable place for the vital activity of parasites: the humidity is high, the temperature is warm, the pH environment is neutral.
- intestinal obstruction;
- spastic pain, cramps in the abdomen;
- weight loss;
- lack (or increase) of appetite.
A person is overcome by powerlessness, fatigue, unwillingness to move.
In the stomach
With parasitic invasion, the following signs are noted:
- heaviness and distention of the stomach;
- bleeding with bowel movements;
- itching in the anal area due to pinworms;
- cough due to irritation of the neuroreceptors of the stomach.
With intestinal acne, the separation of sputum with blood fractions is possible.
In the liver
- pain in the right hypochondrium;
- allergic urticaria;
- yellowing of the sclera, mucous membranes of the mouth and skin;
- loss of hair follicles;
There is a pronounced swelling of the legs, abdomen.
- compaction, enlargement, soreness of the lymph nodes;
- rash on the body;
- dizziness, headache;
- lethargy, drowsiness;
- circulatory disorders, expressed in numbness and coldness of the extremities.
Anemia is bound to develop, since many parasites destroy red blood cells.
With heart damage
There are always signs of pulmonary and heart failure.
- nervousness, fear;
- chest pain;
- arrhythmia, bradycardia;
- fever, fever alternating with chills;
- drops in blood pressure;
- pallor of the face, neck;
There are signs of hypoxia: cyanosis of the skin of the fingertips, the triangle of the nasolabial and mucous membranes of the mouth.
In the lungs
- labored breathing;
- attacks of nocturnal dry cough;
- asthmatic bronchospasm;
- allergic rhinitis, sneezing;
- chest pain;
- rapid pulse;
It is possible to separate scanty, foaming sputum with blood cells.
Under the skin
- itchy red small rash, large swollen blisters on the skin;
- ulceration, abscesses, warts, eczema;
- night sweats;
- dense mobile tumor-like areas under the skin;
Allergic cough and runny nose often develop.
- inflammation of the conjunctiva, accompanied by burning and itching;
- pain in the eyes and pain when moving the gaze to the side, up;
- flying flies, muddy strings before the eyes;
- dry mucous eyes;
- blurred vision of objects, bifurcation;
- headaches, dizziness;
- swelling of the eyelids;
- blue under the eyes.
There is a significant deterioration in visual acuity.
Parasitosis is disguised as thousands of diseases, therefore, it is impossible to determine it visually, without laboratory research. The cure period depends on the accuracy of the diagnosis and detection of parasites at the earliest stage of infection.
Modern medicine also offers immunological studies for parasitic invasions, as well as complex tests that identify specific groups of parasites. Unfortunately, these complex tests are paid and can be done in private clinics. But the results obtained indicate exactly the specific type of pest, allowing you to prescribe adequate treatment.
There is no drug that is equally effective on all groups of parasites. Also, when prescribing a drug, it is necessary to take into account the stage of development of the pest, since drugs acting on eggs may not affect adults. Therefore, it is necessary to start therapy when there are already tests and their interpretation on hand. Usually, doctors use several types of drugs, which we will discuss below.
Treatment of parasitic invasions
Previously, herbal remedies were used as preparations for worms. For example, it has long been known that plants such as fern, tansy, and mayhem are useful in treating parasites in the human body. Eating foods such as pumpkin seeds and garlic can also help with helminthiasis.
Diseases that a person considers to be chronic may be the result of parasitic invasion
But in severe cases, these remedies for worms and parasites are likely to be powerless. In addition, they usually act only on helminths parasitizing in the intestines, while some of them can inhabit other internal organs, for example, in the liver, bile ducts and blood vessels.
The list of unpleasant symptoms that occur during infection speaks for itself
The human body, in fact, is a donor for parasites, suffering from this 24 hours a day. Microorganisms take away nutrients from a person, releasing instead toxic waste products, only by this greatly reducing the quality of life. Even a person who is not sick with anything, goes in for sports and adheres to proper nutrition will be upset by a constant loss of strength, let alone a fragile children's body or people who are less attentive to their health.
Chronic fatigue, an unhealthy complexion, problems with the gastrointestinal tract and stool are just the tip of the iceberg and a small fraction of the troubles caused by parasites. Living in the human body for years, pests are capable of causing irreparable damage to all organs. It is parasites that can provoke constant discomfort, pain, inflammation in different parts of the body, resulting in serious illnesses. Therefore, it is important to undergo diagnostics and adequate treatment!
Diseases that a person considers to be chronic may be the result of parasitic invasion
Antiparasitic drugs that exist in our time have a wide spectrum of action, that is, they cover several types of creatures parasitizing in the human body at once. However, as we noted above, each drug has a specific activity, and is prescribed after the diagnosis. Nevertheless, in the medical arsenal in case of infection with parasites, there are about a dozen means (and their analogues) that have proven to be safe and effective. We will highlight the most popular products sold in pharmacies in Russia.
The first group of drugs is used when roundworms, nematodes, helminths are found in the body. Medicines are prescribed if a person is infected with parasites such as pinworms, roundworms, whipworms, trichinella and the like.
Table 3. Preparations-analogues for getting rid of helminths
Dekaris - effective tablets for worms, which contain the active ingredient levomizole. The dosage of the drug is 150 and 50 mg. Indications - ankylostomiasis, ascariasis, necatorosis, enterobiasis and some other helminthic invasions. Dekaris is a single-use antihelminthic agent for people. As a rule, one 150 mg tablet is sufficient for treatment. For children, a 50 mg tablet is prescribed, or the dosage can be calculated based on the child's weight - 2.5 mg per kg of body weight.
Tablet 150 mg. - about 100 rubles.
These tablets for worms contain pyrantel pamoate as an active substance. Pirantel is prescribed for various diseases - trichocephalosis, ankylostomiasis, ascariasis and enterobiasis, noncatorosis, ankylostomiasis, trichurosis.
3 tablets of 250 mg. - about 30 rubles.
Suspension 15 ml. - about 55 rubles.
|3 tablets of 125 mg. - about 50 rubles.
3 tablets of 250 mg. - about 70 rubles.
Suspension 15 ml. - about 150 rubles.
|400 mg tablet. - about 200 rubles.
Suspension 5 ml. - about 200 rubles.
With trichinosis, the drug is taken three times a day at 400 mg, from 4 to 10 days the dose is increased to 500 mg. For mixed invasions, ascariasis, teniasis, trichocephalosis - 1 tablet 2 times a day for 3 days.
6 tablets of 100 mg. - about 110 rubles.
As a rule, drugs for helminths require re-admission after 10 days.
The second group of drugs is effective against tape worms, cestodes, tapeworms. These include the broad tapeworm, trematodes, dwarf, porcine and bovine tapeworm - these are the most common parasites.
Table 4. Preparations-analogues for getting rid of cestodes
|4 tablets of 500 mg. - about 800 rubles.|
|4 tablets of 400 mg. - about 1000 rubles.|
|6 tablets of 100 mg. - about 150 rubles|
|6 tablets of 100 mg. - about 650 rubles.|
|6 tablets of 100 mg. - about 800 rubles.|
The third group of drugs includes those that counteract flatworms, flukes and cescarides. These types of parasites include all types of flukes, hepatic and pulmonary flukes and the like.
Table 5. Preparations-analogues, getting rid of flukes
Praziquantel - broad-spectrum tablets for adults and children over 4 years old. It is used in case of detection of trematodes, pulmonary and hepatic flukes, whipworms, hookworms, with cestodosis, schistosomiasis, cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis, teniasis, ascariasis, mixed invasions. Active against extraintestinal parasites.
6 tablets of 600 mg. - about 400 rubles.
|6 tablets of 100 mg. - about 650 rubles.|
|6 tablets of 600 mg. - about 450 rubles.|
Tablets for worms are quite toxic, so side effects are possible when taken. However, they are rare, except when the patient exceeds the prescribed dosage. This remedy is contraindicated in liver failure and in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Comprehensive treatment for parasites
Herbal anthelmintic preparations are successfully used to cleanse the body of worms. In addition, these drugs against worms strengthen the body's defenses and restore the disturbed intestinal microflora. Troichetka. A medicine based on tansy, cloves and wormwood. The entire composition has a detrimental effect on adult parasites, as well as on larvae and eggs, removes bile, relieves inflammation. Capsules are taken before meals twice a day. Anthelmintic can be given to children from 3 years old. Evalar transit. It improves the functioning of the digestive tract, removes toxins from the body, improves the intestinal microflora. Bactefortcomes in the form of drops. Improves the intestinal microflora, removes toxins, strengthens the immune system and leads to the death of helminths. It contains such natural ingredients as wormwood, tansy, meadowsweet, peppermint extract. Adults take 20 drops in the morning before meals.
Anthelmintic Intoxic consists of herbal ingredients. Shows effectiveness against helminths at any stage of their development. Restores immunity. Assigned to children from 3 years old. Take before meals twice a day. The duration of treatment in adults is one month.
As you can see, there is a wide range of antiparasitic drugs on the pharmaceutical market. Medicines differ not only in their effectiveness against specific types of parasites, but also in the difference in dosage and the active substance itself. Once again, we draw your attention to the fact that the treatment of parasites in the human body must be coordinated with a medical professional.
It should be understood that when one family member is infected with parasites, with a probability of 99%, the rest of the household is also carriers of these harmful organisms. Accordingly, the whole family is recommended to undergo diagnosis and treatment. The same applies to small groups of people who communicate closely with each other (kindergarten, for example).
Traditional methods of getting rid of parasites
For babies, women, nursing babies and pregnant women, old people, it is safer to remove many parasites with folk antiparasitic drugs:
- Pear juice with fresh fruit pulp, carrot juice is recommended for the treatment of children. Drink 50 ml on an empty stomach one hour before meals for a week, 10 days.
- Pumpkin seeds. You need to chew raw seeds on an empty stomach, along with a thin green skin (it is this that has powerful antihelminthic properties). A daily portion of 250 to 400 g of seeds, after which a laxative tablet is required after a couple of hours. The duration of treatment is from 3 to 5 days.
- Infusion of ground fresh pomegranate peels. The mass of the peel of 1 fruit is poured with boiling water (250 ml), insisted in a thermos for 1.5 hours. They are filtering. Dosage - drink on an empty stomach every 4 hours, before bedtime - a laxative.
- Broth of buckthorn bark. For 300 ml of water you need 3 tsp. crushed raw materials. Boil over low heat for 15 minutes, leave for 2 hours, drain. Norm per day: 30 ml 5 times.
- Infusion with flowers of tansy and wormwood. For 500 ml of water, take 3 tsp. mixtures of powder of dried inflorescences (or fresh mass). Boil for 5 minutes, leave to cool. Filter. You should take no more than 50 ml at a time, in the morning, at lunchtime, in the evening on an empty stomach for 5 days.
- Home triad. Collect in dry powder from equal parts of wormwood, spices in the buds of cloves and tansy, use 1 tsp. 4 times on an empty stomach during the day, chewing thoroughly with clean water.
- Garlic. To cleanse the body of parasites, you need to eat 2 - 4 cloves every day on an empty stomach without salt and bread every day in the morning and at night for a week.
- Ancient anthelmintic miracle recipe: eat salted herring and a large onion on a weekend. You can’t eat or drink anything else until evening. Helminths in the evening will massively climb out of the intestines with feces out.
- Castor oil + cognac. A unique and effective recipe from the Soviet past: mix a cocktail of ingredients 50:50, drink in one gulp instead of dinner. Until 3 am, all the worms will go out. If not all, then repeat the treatment for a couple more evenings.
Parasites do not tolerate red pepper, sorrel, so it is necessary to include in the diet as often as possible. This is both treatment and prevention. In addition, in the process of treatment, it is necessary to exclude sweet, fatty foods from the daily menu. As well as butter, milk, baked goods, canned food and smoked meats.
The treatment of parasites is significantly complicated by the fact that in the process of their vital activity they continuously multiply, thus in the human body there are simultaneously eggs, larvae, and adults. Taking pharmaceutical drugs is usually a single dose, with a repetition in 10-14 days, in order to remove from the body the individuals that have managed to grow during this time. Ancillary, traditional therapy is also a good option, which can support traditional medical treatment.
When starting home treatment for parasites, talk with your doctor. Not all recipes are equally safe - depending on the age and health of the patient, they may not be suitable.
There are dozens of traditional methods of getting rid of parasites
We offer several popular recipes that have been proven over the years and have the largest number of positive reviews from people who have recovered from parasites in this way.
Wormwood tincture. A tablespoon of crushed dry wormwood is poured with 100 milliliters of alcohol and insisted for two weeks in a cool, dark place. then the liquid is filtered and consumed three times a day, 20 drops before a meal.
Pumpkin seed. Unsalted fresh peeled pumpkin seeds (300 grams) are ground in a coffee grinder, then combined with honey or water (1: 1). The mixture must be eaten on an empty stomach, after which you cannot eat for another three hours, and then you need to take a laxative. The fact is that pumpkin seeds contain a special substance - cucurbitin, which paralyzes pests and temporarily deprives them of their ability to attach to the walls of organs.
Pumpkin seed oil - can be used for parasites
Mushroom tincture. It is preferable to use a porcini mushroom or chanterelles, as they contain chitinomannose, which kills both adult worms and larvae. A handful of fresh mushrooms are poured into a glass of vodka and infused for two weeks, then the liquid is filtered and drunk a teaspoon before bedtime. Of course, this method is not suitable for pregnant women and children.
Pomegranate peel. 50 grams of fresh pomegranate peel is poured with two glasses of boiling water and boiled over a fire until the liquid is halved in volume. After the infusion, drink in one gulp, after half an hour they drink a laxative. For four hours, you need to abstain from food. At the end of the procedure, a cleansing enema is recommended.
Pomegranate peel decoction
Clove broth. Dry cloves are crushed to a powder, a teaspoon of which is poured with a glass of boiling water and heated in a water bath for a minute, then covered with a lid and insisted for half an hour. Take clove broth only fresh, a teaspoon three times a day, half an hour before eating.
Getting rid of parasites using folk methods will be much more effective if you act in combination. First you need to see a doctor, get tested and find out their results. After that, pharmaceutical preparations are taken, this must be done strictly according to the prescribed scheme. Discuss your desire to use folk recipes with your doctor in advance and together determine the best option. The last step to a successful cure is prevention. We will talk about it below.
Prevention of invasion
Hygiene plays a major role in preventive measures aimed at reducing the risks of invasion. Even adults who are well aware of the need to observe hygiene rules often neglect this. In the meantime, doctors insist that regular preventive measures can halve the risk of contracting parasites. Hygiene standards that are mandatory for children and adults include:
- Thorough hand washing with soap (after each arrival from the street, contact with animals).
- Hand treatment with antiseptic gels or wipes.
- Daily change of underwear (it must first be ironed with a hot iron).
- Weekly bed linen change (wash in hot water).
The child should be taught not to take dirty hands in his mouth, not to share food with peers, biting off one after another. The kid needs to explain the danger of dirt, bacteria and parasites entering the body. It is especially necessary to wash your hands thoroughly after working with the ground, outdoor recreation.
Explain basic hygiene rules to your child
The second important rule concerns the purchase of products, their processing and preparation
You cannot buy fish and meat from unverified sellers. It is better to make a purchase in a large supermarket, where you can get acquainted with all the quality certificates and the conclusion of the inspection authorities. You need to be careful with meat and fish caught on fishing and hunting.
Fruits, vegetables, berries and mushrooms, eggs must be washed thoroughly; for this you can purchase special detergents designed for washing food. Also, experts advise washing food packaging with soap that may come into contact with the contents (for example, milk in bags or bottles).
It is unacceptable to eat half-baked "poached" meat and fish products. Beware of ordering sushi and rolls in unverified establishments, do not hesitate to demand the appropriate documentation. Any street food (shawarma, whites, burgers, etc.) is most likely infected with parasites, since it is difficult to ensure both the hygiene of the cooks and the proper storage of semi-finished products in a mobile environment.
Raw fish can be a source of opisthorchiasis
Life-long prevention means reducing the risk of contracting parasites
Preventive cleansing of the body from parasites should be carried out twice a year, preferably in February-March and August-September. During this period, parasites actively multiply and become more susceptible to antiparasitic therapy. The well-known phenomena of "spring beriberi" and fall susceptibility to colds are actually associated with the activation of parasites.
Another important point is pet control
Pets, even not going outside, need regular (once a quarter) preventive treatment against internal parasites. Owners of kittens, puppies, rodents and other animals should contact a veterinary clinic for a specialist to select a drug for anthelmintic treatment.
Animals walking on the street should wash their paws after each walk using antibacterial soap. It is necessary to limit the access of pets to outdoor shoes by removing them. Once a day, it is recommended to wash the floors in an apartment or house with detergents that kill germs, parasites and bacteria. Animals living outside the home also need prevention, we are talking about poultry (chickens, ducks, turkeys), large and small livestock. After contact with these animals, it is also important not to forget about personal hygiene.
Life-long prevention means reducing the risk of contracting parasites
As a daily prophylaxis against parasites, you can add hot spices and seasonings to food - most pests cannot tolerate them. It is recommended to eat onions and garlic, use pepper, cloves, horseradish when cooking.
Regular prophylaxis, as well as attention to the smallest signs indicating a parasitic invasion, are simple rules that will protect the whole family from trouble. Personal hygiene, food preparation, and the supervision of children and animals must be taken with the utmost responsibility. Take care of your health!