Worms are parasitic worms in the human body. It is known that there are about three hundred species of worms in the world. Worms live in internal organs, affecting them and causing various diseases.
Parasite eggs enter the human body in a number of ways.
- Contact is one of the most common ways of entering the human body. Contagious helminthiasis can be spread if personal hygiene rules are not followed (washing hands is not done).
- Soil worm disease. Larvae enter the soil or water with the faeces of diseased animals or the transfer of insects. Flies are the main vector of infection. Furthermore, the source of invasion is direct contact with sick animals through feces, saliva or wool.
- Biological helminthiasis. Infection occurs through the digestive route of food. The eggs enter the human body through unwashed vegetables, fruits, and eggs. Eating meat, fish, and seafood that has not been adequately heat-treated can also lead to invasion.
- transmission path. Some parasites enter the human body through insect bites.
signs of worms
You can use the following symptoms to identify whether a person has an illness:
- anal itching;
- bloating, gas;
- Violation of the chairmanship;
- Allergic rashes on the body;
- weight change;
- Chronic fatigue syndrome.
If these signs appear, you should contact your doctor immediately, who will refer you for testing to diagnose the disease.
Treatment of worms
Immediate detection of the presence of disease is not possible. The incubation period can last for several years. After diagnosis, deworming medicine is prescribed by a specialist, who performs a series of tests to determine the type of parasite and the stage of the disease. For each type of parasite, a specific course of treatment will be prescribed. In this case, self-medication is contraindicated. In the acute form of the disease, doctors prescribe infusions, injections.
Deworming treatments are not always effective, so repeat the course of treatment after a few weeks. During treatment, some worms die and are excreted in feces.
Treatment of worms employs a comprehensive approach, including immunotherapy and the use of antimicrobial drugs. All family members should take classes in helminthiasis prevention.