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Video: The First Signs Of Worms In Humans: Symptoms Of The Presence Of Parasites In An Adult And A Child
- Gastrointestinal signs of worms
- Neurological signs
- Other signs
- You can defeat parasites!
Intestinal worms are a type of parasite that exists by absorbing nutrients from the intestinal walls of other living organisms.
Many believe that the problem of infection with worms affects only people living in poor countries where the sanitary situation is low, but infection with worms is also very important for developed countries, such as the United States.
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Infection with worms usually results from poor sanitation, insufficient personal hygiene, or contact with infected people and animals. Now let's take a closer look at what are the first signs of worms in humans.
Gastrointestinal signs of worms
The first symptom of a worm infection is pain in the upper abdomen, loss of appetite.
When eating poorly cooked fish, pork or beef, you can become infected with parasites that can cause such terrible diseases as trichomoniasis and cysticercosis of the brain. For example, a pork tapeworm can grow in the human body from 5 to 9 meters in length.
Ascaris can cause severe stomach pain and vomiting. If a person has a difficult stage of ascariasis, parasites can block the small intestine and surgery may be necessary.
Tapeworm larvae can penetrate the intestinal wall and infect other parts of the body, producing cysts in the brain, muscles, skin, and other organs.
Cysts in the brain and spinal cord can lead to seizures, confusion, headaches, weakness, and paralysis. These cysts can be detected with magnetic resonance imaging.
Human worms can cause severe anemia - low red blood cell counts - in infants, children, pregnant women, and people who are malnourished.
Children suffering from chronic, severe helminthiasis can experience severe anemia, which affects their growth.
The first sign of pinworm infestation may be itching in the anal area, especially at night. Pinworm infection occurs through the ingress of their eggs into the human body.
A female pinworm can release up to a thousand eggs into the environment every day. Dust containing eggs can contaminate doorknobs, furniture and food.
In addition to anal itching, vaginal itching can be a sign of pinworms. Also, at the site of exit of these parasites from a person, allergic redness on the skin may appear.
The first signs of worms in humans can appear as:
- The presence of eggs and worm particles in the stool and vomit of a person.
- Symptoms similar to pneumonia.
- Cough, shortness of breath and fever when worms enter the lungs.
- Fatigue and dizziness.