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- Penetration methods
- Clinical picture
- Drug therapy
Video: Parasites In The Intestine - Diagnosis Of Parasites In The Human Body, Treatment Methods, Useful Drugs And Recipes
Last updated 16 April 2019 at 17:49
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Throughout our life, we often harm our body, thereby deliberately harming our health. Inactivity, the use of harmful products, smoking, alcohol, as well as drugs - all this, and not only, worsens the quality of human life. But you can avoid such an effect on the body on your own, you just need to stop using a product that is harmful to humans.
But with parasites in the intestines, penetrating the body imperceptibly, this method is not suitable. Anyone can become a victim of their activities, regardless of age, gender or status.
It is important to understand that the patient's state of health also depends on the duration of the stay of parasites in the human body. After all, the product of the activity of helminths is released into their habitat - the intestine, thereby poisoning it. The result of the activity of parasites is intoxication. If the reaction and treatment are not timely, even irreversible processes are possible, which lead to disruption of the work of the whole organism.
To protect yourself from the development of parasites in your body, you should not wait for certain symptoms. It is enough to follow some preventive measures. Your doctor will tell you exactly what to do to prevent parasite infestation.
Do not ignore the advice of doctors, because self-prevention, like self-medication, can be very dangerous.
- 1 Methods of entry
- 2 Varieties
- 3 Clinical picture
- 4 Diagnostics
- 5 Drug therapy
- 6 Traditional medicine
- 7 Prevention
8.1 Similar articles
There are several ways how helminths can enter the human body.
The most popular ones are:
- Drinking untreated drinking water.
- Unsuitable soil for growing food.
- Failure to comply with food preparation standards.
- Contact with pets infected with parasites.
- Transmission through insect bites.
Of course, helminths can also be infected from humans. Therefore, if parasites are found in one of the family members, everyone else should be protected. To do this, everyone who has close contact with an infected person needs to treat or undergo prophylaxis.
Primary symptoms in adults are not significant, and worms are easiest to detect in children. If, during the next medical examination, worms are found in the child, you should also check for their presence in all family members.
Worms are distinguished by simple and complex types of structure. The complex ones include helminths such as roundworms, pinworms and tapeworms. After infection with them, a person is an intermediary in the chain of life of complex parasites.
Such worms are not capable of reproduction while they are in the intestines, and because of this, the harm caused to humans contributes to the development of various diseases.
But the parasite's habitat can also change. After entering the intestines, the worm clings to the walls with suckers and begins to consume useful trace elements, developing and reaching maturity. Further, with the flow of blood, it moves to other vital organs, parasitizing already in a new place.
Signals about the presence of helminths in the intestines are not immediately noticeable. Symptoms appear only after a while.
To accurately determine the presence or absence of parasites, tests should be performed. Stool research is aimed at identifying the deposited helminth eggs in the stool. A positive result means that worms are present in the patient's intestines.
The most common symptoms of human helminth infection are:
- Unexplained sharp decrease in immunity;
- The appearance of acne;
- Deterioration of the condition of nails and hair;
- Reproduction of papillomas throughout the body;
- Early appearance of wrinkles;
- Periodic itching of the anus;
- Disruption of the genitourinary system.
Infection with helminths is indicated by a malfunction of the intestines as a whole, affects the muscles, and is also the cause of side effects.
An increased state of anxiety, the appearance of depression, nervousness are also likely. The general activity of the body decreases, snoring and a state of depression appear. At the same time, it is not so easy to accurately determine the type of worms, because each of them has different areas of influence on a person.
The severity of a worm disease is determined by the number of worms in the intestines. With significant invasive helminthic masses, after eating, the patient has discomfort in the abdomen, some pain and discomfort
The most common methods for determining the type of helminths are laboratory examination of feces, scraping from the walls of the colon, ultrasound, as well as x-rays. The most extensive amount of information is provided by enzyme immunoassay.
The human immune system reacts to the appearance of unwanted "guests" by developing antibodies to protect the body. Their volume in the blood helps to determine the degree of infection with helminths, as a result of which the doctor can choose an individual treatment.
Scraping from the walls of the colon makes it possible to determine the presence or laying eggs. And in the feces, adults capable of reproduction can be found.
After a few weeks, tests are repeated to make sure that the treatment is effective. Due to the fact that complete recovery is possible only after the final withdrawal of the worms from the body, the analyzes are carried out again, up to the fixation of their complete absence.
In case of positive results of the presence of parasites in the intestine, the cause of their appearance in the body should be determined, because ignoring this, the likelihood of re-infection is quite high. In this case, be sure to contact an infectious disease specialist or your therapist.
The doctor will prescribe treatment, which is a complex of several drugs, adherence to the diet and hygiene measures. For the treatment of worms, medications of a wide spectrum of action are used.
The most popular today are:
You should choose the most suitable drug, depending on the habitat of the parasites.
Depending on the type of worms that hit the human intestines, the patient can be prescribed both drugs with a mild effect on the body, and other synthetic drugs that have a more aggressive effect on the worms.
To get rid of parasites, when determining similar symptoms of the presence of helminths, it is possible without the use of pharmacy medicines. With such a decision, do not be lazy to consult your doctor about this.
For treatment with folk remedies, various herbs, garlic, pumpkin seeds, as well as a variety of herbal mixtures are used.
Often, doctors also prescribe herbs, which are used as an adjunct to essential medications. Please note that children and pregnant women are not prescribed herbs for any condition, such as tansy and wormwood.
Herbs that help and help get rid of parasites in the intestines include immortelle, thyme, St. John's wort, as well as oregano. If the worms were detected in the early stages, then treatment may not be required.
To prevent primary or re-infection with worms, use a mixture of cloves with flax.
To avoid the unpleasant consequences of infection with helminths, as well as subsequent reactions of the body, you should follow simple measures, such as:
- Timely vaccinate your pet;
- Follow the rules of cooking;
- Monitor personal hygiene;
- Monitors proper nutrition.
Be sure to use only purified water, because the infection in this particular way is quite large. Watch for timely vaccinations and other procedures that prevent your pet from picking up the parasite. This will protect not only the animal, but all family members.
Be attentive to the consumption of vegetables, fruits and berries, wash them thoroughly as well as your hands. Be especially vigilant about berries from the garden, as they are in close proximity to the ground.
Helminthiasis is a partial disruption of the intestines, which negatively affects the functioning of the stomach, and subsequently also on other vital organs.
Prolonged stay of parasites in the body leads to damage to health and the general condition of a person. Worms can change their habitat, thereby causing severe harm to their "owner".
Children are the most susceptible to infection, due to the fact that they do not sufficiently follow their personal hygiene. You need to be more attentive to preschool kids.
If there is a high risk of infection, you should undergo annual checks for the presence of parasites, as well as carry out appropriate prophylaxis.