Helminthic infestation causes different symptoms in adults, depending on what class the parasite has entered the body and where it likes to settle.
The parasites that can live in the human body are classified into roundworms (called nematodes) and flatworms (tapeworms and flukes).
There is another classification:
Important!Helminthic invasion in adults also has general symptoms: skin rashes, swelling and swollen lymph nodes, weakness, fatigue, pain in joints, muscles and abdomen, stool disorder and the presence of blood in it, pallor of the skin.
If there are symptoms of helminthic invasion in adults, and proper treatment is not carried out, serious damage to the body may occur, such as allergic myocarditis, meningoencphalitis, hepatitis and other pathologies of the liver and gallbladder, pneumonia, lesions of the nervous system, pancreatitis and many others.
As soon as the slightest suspicion and symptoms of worm infection appeared, you should definitely consult a doctor. He will prescribe certain types of tests and, based on their results, prescribe treatment. First of all, an analysis is prescribed for the eggs of worms. To do this, a small amount of fresh feces (about a teaspoon) is donated for research in a laboratory institution. The container for collecting feces should be plastic or glass, with a tight lid.
Important!The longer the time from spontaneous defecation to the analysis, the less its accuracy. For a complete picture, such an analysis is submitted several times with intervals of 3-4 days.
Scraping from the anal area is considered an equally effective analysis. Blood and urine tests are also done. According to their indicators, one can also assume the presence of certain parasites. Additional examinations of sputum, bile, rectal mucus, ultrasound and tomography, endoscopy and endobiopsy may also be prescribed.
Having identified helminthic infestations, the doctor prescribes treatment. The drugs that are used for this are prescribed depending on the diagnosis.
Important!It happens that any of the drugs causes individual intolerance and causes side effects. In this case, the attending physician will adjust the treatment.
For the treatment of helminthic invasions, there are a lot of folk, tested for centuries, means. Among them are pumpkin seeds, decoctions and infusions of herbs such as wormwood and tansy, garlic infused with milk, walnut membranes, cloves and cinnamon spices, corn silk.
There are even recipes that use foods from the daily diet, such as sauerkraut or radish, carrots or white beans.
Prevention of helminthic invasions should not be a one-time action, but constant measures. After all, everyone knows that it is easier to prevent a disease than to cure it later. The simplest preventive measure is to keep it clean! Wash your hands after visiting crowded places and transport, using the toilet and dealing with money, petting your pet and digging around in the garden.
Get into the habit of washing thoroughly under running water, and then pouring boiling water over fruits, vegetables and other fruits that are served raw. Do not drink water from natural reservoirs and sources (springs, springs) without boiling. Do not use it for drinking, washing dishes and food.
Meat and fish lovers should take care not to disturb the technology and cooking time. A kebab or steak with blood is, of course, very tasty, but fraught with helminthic infestation, which causes very unpleasant symptoms in adults.