Negative reactions of the body can occur not only in animals, plant pollen, medicines and food. An increase in histamine in the blood can provoke helminths and protozoa. What parasites cause allergies and how to treat this phenomenon will be examined in more detail.
Types of allergens that cause parasites
Not all helminths and protozoa are allergens that can trigger a negative reaction in the human immune system. There are several types of such parasitic pathogens.
- Unicellular organisms or lamblia. In children, they can lead to atopic dermatitis, eczema, neurodermatitis. Abnormalities appear in the work of the intestines, sleep deteriorates, irritability is observed in the background of severe itching of the skin.
- Bead samples - echinococcus, globular worm, toxocara. Such parasites cause hives, edema, itching, bad breath, asthma in humans. In addition, ascaris larvae are able to develop focal necrosis inside the body, leading to severe inflammation of the affected tissues.
- Fungi, bacteria, viruses. Such organisms are called infectious allergens that trigger negative reactions in the immune system.
The most dangerous parasites that cause allergic reactions are worms and lamblia. Their negative effects on the body are done in two ways. First, helminths poison human organs and systems with the products of their vital activity. Second, poisoning with decomposition products of dead individuals occurs.
Causes and relationship
To understand the relationship between worms and allergies, you need to know the reasons why some worms increase the sensitivity of the immune system in adults and children.
Roundworms and toxoids disrupt metabolic processes in the human body, thereby depriving them of important trace elements, minerals and vitamins. This leads to the immune system, starting a violent reaction. As a result, skin rashes, shortness of breath, disorders of the stomach and intestines occur.
Another reason for the emergence of parasitic allergies is the toxic effect of worm waste products. Harmful substances poison human lymph and blood.
In addition, parasites have a destructive effect on the intestinal microflora. As a result of this process, pathogenic microorganisms begin to grow sharply, leading to a reaction in the body in the form of stool disorders, inflammatory processes, bloating.
The negative processes associated with the development of helminthic invasions disrupt the work of the defense system, increasing its sensitivity to foreign antigens - a condition that is immunodeficient. The pathological changes result in dangerous diseases that a person does not associate with helminthic invasions and are treated with the wrong drugs for a long time, triggering the root cause of the disease.
Symptoms and course of the disease
Starting from the relationship between worms and allergies, the symptoms of a negative reaction of the body to parasites are similar to typical allergic manifestations. It usually affects the skin and digestive system, and sometimes the respiratory system the most.
The main symptoms of worm allergy are:
- skin rashes of various localizations in the form of urticaria, eczema, dermatitis;
- decreased bronchial lumen, bronchospasm, asthma;
- severe itching, redness, blistering and swelling;
- severe cough, fever, fever;
- runny nose, eyelids, swelling of the lips, yellowing of the skin.
Important!The ascaris and echinococcus phases may cause anaphylactic shock. It all depends on the number of parasites and their occurrence in the internal organs.
In children, severe allergic reactions are caused by lamblia. They provoke the development of eczema, atopic dermatitis. The child's skin is covered with purulent pimples or rough plaques. Such manifestations are clearly visible in the photo.
The symptoms are almost invisible in the early stages. Helminthic invasions increase with intense development. Immunity gradually decreases, infected children and adults are more likely to have colds, persistent malaise, fatigue, decreased appetite, and intestinal disorders.
People rarely associate such manifestations with worms and do not seek medical attention immediately. In this case, the disease worsens and the condition worsens.
To get rid of allergic manifestations, you need to eliminate the source of their occurrence. Therapy should be directed primarily at destroying parasites, their eggs, and larvae. In addition, the doctor selects drugs that remove the toxic breakdown products of dead helminths from the body.
Pharmacy drug therapy
Medication can be prescribed as a course or as a single dose. The method and dosage are chosen by the physician.
The treatment should be supplemented with a cleansing enema. This promotes the rapid removal of dead helminths, eggs and waste products from the human body, thereby reducing poisoning. The procedures are best performed 12 to 14 hours after taking the drug.
Treatment is more effective if you have an integrated approach. Traditional therapy should be supported by folk remedies. The key is to consult a professional before using them.
Walnut leaf decoction
Fresh ingredients (300 g), pour 1 liter of water and simmer for 25-35 minutes. Filter the liquid and take 0, 5 cups in the morning and evening for a week.
Infusion of cherries and wormwood
Place equal parts of plants (50 g each) in a one-liter container and pour 750 ml of boiling water. Filter the infusion, use 200 ml twice daily before meals.
Garlic milk enema
Boil a head of garlic in 250 ml of milk until soft. Transfer the broth to the cheesecloth and begin the procedure. Dosage: 200 ml for adults, 25-50 ml for children (depending on the age of the child). The treatment process is 5 procedures.
Cleansing soda enema
Dilute 30 g of baking soda in 2 liters of water (22-25 degrees). Reduce the enema 10 to 12 hours after taking the anthelmintic.
Folk remedies are effective in combating helminths when used in conjunction with the main therapy.
Prevention of parasites
Based on the fact that helminths may be associated with allergic manifestations, you should try to prevent them from entering the body.
- Compliance with hygiene rules. Most parasitic infections occur with dirty hands (especially in children).
- Careful handling of food. Meat and fish should be well fried, cooked or salted. Rinse vegetables and fruits thoroughly under plenty of water.
- Keeping pets. If cats or dogs live in the house, you should pay attention to their condition (timely deworming, vaccination), the hygiene of their trays and feeding containers.
By following these rules, you can protect yourself and your family from dangerous infection with helminths.
Certain types of worms can actually cause allergic manifestations in the form of urticaria, dermatitis, eczema. In severe cases, asthma, Quincke's edema, and anaphylactic shock may develop. Therefore, if there is a noticeable decrease in immunity (frequent colds, fatigue, loss of appetite, apathy and nervousness), it is recommended to consult a doctor immediately. The sooner the source of the allergy is identified, the better the disease responds to treatment.