Parasites in humans: symptoms and treatment

While detecting helminths in the human body, ignoring the symptoms of its presence and delaying their treatment is not worth it at all.medicines and folk remedies for parasitesIt all depends on the type of parasite that colonizes the body. That is why the delivery of tests for the presence of worms and the selection of treatment is more important.

Parasites in the human body: causes

Parasites appear in the human body for a variety of reasons.

They can enter the body in the following ways.

  • Food (through the digestive tract). The most common condition is drinking water or contaminated food.
  • Contact and household (through household items). In practice, this means infection from other people or pets carrying worms.
  • Delivery. Is the entry of helminths through blood-sucking insects.
  • Percutaneus. This means that parasites enter the body through the mucous membranes or skin.
  • Parasites can also enter the body with dust.

Fish is a valuable food product recommended to everyone. However, along with its benefits, it can also be harmful, acting as a carrier of parasitic diseases. Therefore, you need to be aware of the types of parasites that live in fish can harm a person.

In fact, the most common parasite among those living in fish organisms is worms. The risk groups for worms include fish such as bream, rudd and silver bream, but it is important to understand that fish can be infected with worms. Boil the fish until clean to prevent infection. If this is not done, the chances of infection remain high. The most dangerous thing is to eat raw fish.

The most popular worms in fish are:

  • Schistocephamos. Often they live in smelt, in some places they are found in trout, salmon and pink salmon. The worm was destroyed with careful heat treatment.
  • Siberian / Chinese coincidence. It is found in Amur chebachka, crucian carp, carp and yaz. When swallowed, can cause opisthorchiasis and clonorchiasis.
  • Broadband. It usually lives in organisms of pike, ruff, burbot and salmon.
  • Helminths, which provoke nanofietosis in humans, live in salmon chum, whitefish, grayling and other fish species.
  • Tape worms that cause ligulosis. Carp (bream, silver bream, roach, rudd) are prone to this disease. It is important to note that if you remove all the worms from the fish, the meat can be eaten - it will be completely safe.
  • Worms from the trematode family. Exciting metagonimiasis. They live in rudd and gudgeon.

We emphasize that any fish is completely safe for humans if cooked properly. After high quality and thorough heat treatment, fish can be eaten safely by both adults and children. Another method of disinfecting fish is to freeze it for a long time.

Products that, if not superior to fish, are in the same position in popularity - of course, are meat. It is popular not only among people, but also among worms.

The following types of helminths live in the flesh:

  • Nematod. Available in pork or chicken. Provokes gnatostomosis;
  • Bull tape worms. Available in uncooked beef. Exciting teniarinhoses;
  • Pig tapeworm. Can live in uncooked pork. Provocation of teniasis;
  • Nematod toxocara. Trapped in the heart of a chicken. Exciting toxicariasis;
  • Nematod. They live in uncooked pork. Causes trichinosis.

Parasites in the human body: symptoms

There are 14 main symptoms of the presence of helminths in the human body:

  • Chronic fatigue. Includes a number of signs, such as: poor memory; indifference; pressure; low concentration; flu-like symptoms. This problem arises both with malnutrition and with ideal nutrition due to the difficult absorption of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates, as well as proteins and fats. For this reason, permanent poisoning of the body with parasites is greatly increased.
  • Pain syndrome in muscles and joints. Worms have the ability to migrate. Their resettlement is accompanied by pain, which is often thought of as a result of painful arthritis. Also, abnormal inflammatory processes in the joints can be the result of the body's protective reaction to the presence of helminths in it, as well as the result of tissue damage by worms.
  • Weight problems. Worms can provoke weight gain and weight loss. Deviations in both directions will be quite noticeable. Low weight is caused by loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and digestive disorders. Obesity appears to be the result of helminthic invasion. Hunger causes a lack of nutrients in an acceptable "empty calorie" state, and also due to toxic effects on metabolism.
  • Irritable stomach syndrome. Parasites living in the body can provoke inflammatory processes in the intestinal membrane, causing a large number of negative manifestations, as well as a decrease in nutrient absorption. Fat, instead of being absorbed in the small intestine, enters the large intestine, causing problems such as cramps, diarrhea and constipation. Excess fat can be found in the stool test.
  • Diarrhea. The network of helminths forms something similar to prostaglandins. They are the ones who often provoke watery stools. It is important to understand that diarrhea qualifies not only as a reaction of the body, but also as a sign of the presence of worms.
  • Constipation. Certain helminths can block the work of certain organs. For example, they can block the bile ducts (causing jaundice and liver problems) or intestines (causing constipation).
  • Irritation, bad mood permanently. Toxic substances and residual essential activity of worms have a negative effect on the central nervous system. Consequences: depression, restlessness and constant joy. Practice knows many cases when the removal of parasites causes a significant change in a person's character and makes him calmer.
  • Inflammation of the respiratory tract. Various parasites "move" throughout the human body, including the respiratory system. Symptoms of airway worms include runny nose, cough, sputum production, and fever. In practice, there is even sinusitis provoked by awake migratory helminths. One of the expressions kuatyloidosis and ascariasis is pneumonia.
  • Flatulence and gas. Triggered by inflammatory processes in the small intestine. If the worms are not eliminated in a timely manner, bloating and gas formation can manifest themselves in various stages over several months, and possibly even years.
  • Sleep problems, grinding teeth during sleep. The origin of bruxism remains a mystery today. One version is the body's reaction to poisoning, as well as the excitation of the nervous system by parasites.
  • Allergic reactions. Coincidentally, worms enter the intestinal wall, which is why large molecules of unprocessed food end up in the blood. The body responds to this by increasing the production of blood cells (eosinophils), which in turn causes allergies. The worm itself is also an allergen.
  • Oncological diseases. Helminths that live in the body contribute to systemic poisoning, nutritional deficiencies and problems with the immune system. They can also trigger a long inflammatory process. Because of all this, oncological tumors form.
  • Serious skin problems. Helminths can provoke the appearance of itching, rashes, eczema, boils, acne, papillomas and other skin diseases.
  • System crash. Worms seriously weaken the immune system, reduce the production of protective immunoglobulins and provoke allergies. As a result of their activity, conditions are created for various infections, and the intestines turn into a home for dysbiosis. Chronic colds and allergies are possible consequences of helminths entering the human body.

These are not all signs - there are many others, but they are very diverse and arise depending on the type of individual, the duration of the infection and the degree of organ damage. Symptoms can be very severe (for example, migraines, heart attacks, asthma, and inflammation of the urinary tract).

Parasites in the human body: diagnosis

The human body can simultaneously accommodate up to several dozen worms. For this reason, therapy should begin with the diagnosis of the disease. Modern medicine uses a number of methods to diagnose organisms for the presence of various helminths in them.

Often, feces are analyzed. However, there are other methods, for example:

  • Immunology - determination of the amount of antigens and antibodies to parasites by blood tests.
  • Histological coprogram - a detailed examination of the body of a worm, its larvae and eggs through a high-precision microscope. Allows you to know the most effective drug complex for therapy.
  • Hemoscanning. Blood tests with an increase of 2, 000 times. This method allows to detect the presence of fungi, bacteria and other parasites.
  • Electroacupuncture. This method is implemented using a special device. It is less known and unpopular because it can harm the body significantly. Even so, it allows you to identify the presence of worms in the body and choose the most effective method of therapy.

Parasites in the human body: drug treatment

You can get rid of parasites using two groups of drugs:

  • chemotherapy drugs obtained by synthetics;
  • preparations obtained from plant material.

Let's see the most popular:

  • Levamisole is very effective against cream worms and ringworm. The effectiveness of Levamisole is due to the violation of the bioenergy of helminths.
  • Mebendazole - removes trichinella, pinworms, hookworms, whipworms and roundworms, as well as individual cestode larvae. The mechanism of action consists in altering synthesis at the micro level and slowing down the formation of ATP.
  • Albendazole - has a complex effect. This disrupts the activity of the worm cell digestive system, restricts the movement of organelles in their cells, and restricts glucose uptake. Eliminates cream worms, ringworm, quarantine, trichinella, whip, tapeworm. It can also fight the larval form of pig tapeworms and echinococcus.
  • Diethylcarbamazine - used in the event of systemic invasion, and expressed in the form of round filamentous worms living in the lymphatic system of people. The active component Diethylcarbamazine causes damage to parasitic nervous system function, causing their death.
  • Niclosamide - intended for the treatment of infections with tapeworms living in the digestive system. The mechanism of action is to provoke paralysis in helminths, as well as to reduce their resistance to gastrointestinal enzymes.
  • Praziquantel is prescribed for patients infected with trematodes, cestodes and schistosomes. The active component of the drug contributes to the contraction of muscle helminths in general, which in turn leads to paralysis and parasitic death.
  • Ivermectin is a broad spectrum agent. It is prescribed for the treatment of diseases such as strongyloidosis, filariasis, and also to get rid of scabies. Included in its composition are substances that have a negative effect on parasites, paralyzing their bodies and resulting in their death.

Parasites in the human body: treatment with folk remedies

In addition to medicine, you can try alternative methods. The main advantage of such treatment is the complete absence of danger.

Consider the most popular folk methods for dealing with worms:

  • Healing tea. It is used to cleanse the intestines, liver and other organs. To prepare it, you need to mix oak bark, wormwood and tansy in equal parts. After that, take 5 grams of the mixture and pour 500 ml of boiling water over it, and then leave for 12 hours. After that, the drink will be ready. It must be taken in the morning, 100 ml (for children, 50 ml). The course of treatment is 21 days. Tea will help not only get rid of helminths, but also improve the condition of the organs.
  • Pumpkin seeds. Take 300 grams of peeled seeds with a clear film separating the kernel and husk. It is very important to eat seeds with this layer. You should eat it on an empty stomach at a dose of 10-20 grams. You will need to repeat the reception every day. The therapy course lasts for a week.
  • Coincidentally, the presence test for helmins is negative, yet a person suffers from weakness, has dark circles under the eyes, and even suffers from skin problems. These are signs of the presence of worms in the liver, lymph or blood. In such cases, the therapy has a slightly different appearance. Mix every 10 ml of aloe vera oil and juice and add half a lemon into it. For the first 3 months, add olive oil, then switch to corn oil. In the third phase of treatment, you should switch to the use of grape seed extract. The course of treatment is quite long - it is 9 months. The mixture must be drunk in the morning. Therapy, although long-term, is quite effective and cost-effective.
  • Pomegranate skin. However, it should be taken with extreme caution, as overdose is fraught with poisoning. Bark is taken as a decoction. It is prepared as follows. You need to pour 10 grams of dry skin with 250 ml of boiled water and boil for 10 minutes. The product should be taken three times a day, 3 ml each time before meals. Oak bark is effective not only in removing parasites, but also in terms of cleansing the liver.
  • Chanterelles. These mushrooms are also very effective against worms. They are used in the form of infusions. To prepare it, you need to pour 100 grams of fresh chopped mushrooms with 250 ml of alcohol, and then insist in the refrigerator for 21 days. We advise you to shake the mixture from time to time. Once the product is ready, it is necessary to use 5 ml at bedtime every day. The course of treatment is a month. We emphasize that there is no need to filter the product after its preparation. This tool will help not only get rid of worms, but also increase your immune system.