Human infections caused by the presence of parasites are more common than they appear. They can cause serious health complications in both adults and children. There are several types of infections, depending on their size and whether the parasites are in a person’s blood or on the surface of the body.
Typical symptoms of parasitic infection in the human body
The human body may contain microparasites (malaria) that are only visible under a microscope.
The next group are macroparasites - round and flat worms (nematodes, tapeworms, etc. ) that can often reach huge sizes in the body of an infected person.
The presence of parasites in the body is not limited to the intestines, they often affect the lungs, liver, muscles, brain, blood, skin and even the eyes.
The symptoms of the presence of parasites in the human body depend on the type of parasite and the toxic waste:
- chronic diarrhea caused by poor absorption of food;
- chronic constipation, bloating and bloating (especially after a meal) or any other digestive problem, including heartburn, abdominal pain and cramps, mucus or blood in the stool, intestinal problems, etc.
- swollen eyes and dark circles;
- nausea, energy loss, lethargy and depression;
- chills, weakness.
Parasites and skin
The symptoms of a skin parasitic infection are mainly itching. Inflammation of the tissue increases the number of white blood cells that protect the body.
This reaction often causes skin irritation. A person may even develop a food allergy.
Parasites emit toxins and the skin, which is the largest organ, tries to get rid of them. As a result, various skin problems arise.
Signs of parasitic infection include:
- dry skin and hair;
- hair loss;
- food allergies and allergic reactions;
- itching in the nose, skin or anus;
- eczema, stomatitis;
- the feeling of "crawling under the skin";
Parasites and the nervous system
In humans, toxins secreted by parasites can affect the central nervous system. Uncertainty and nervousness are often caused precisely by the presence of unwanted organisms in our body.
Signs of parasites in the human body related to the central nervous system:
- rapid and frequent mood swings;
- anger and irritability;
- forgetfulness and disorderly thinking;
- slowing of reflexes;
- violation of attention.
Infection with parasites poisons the body. The body also reacts to them during rest, because at night the manifestation of parasitic infections is most pronounced.
Infected people often wake up at night, especially between 2: 00 and 3: 00, when the liver tries to clear toxins from the body.
This causes the following signs of the presence of parasites in the human body:
- insomnia and sleep disorders;
- gnashing of teeth during sleep;
- night sweats and increased salivation.
Signs of the presence of parasites in the body are not diagnosed for a long time, "pests" can live unnoticed in the body of their host for a long time, consuming the main nutrients he gets from food.
Parasites in the body often eat a lot. However, the infected cannot gain weight.
Other symptoms of body infection
Parasites can move in almost all soft tissues, including joints and muscles, where they form cysts and inflammation. These symptoms of parasites are often mistakenly referred to in the body as arthritis or muscle pain.
Parasitic toxins often accumulate in the joints and muscles as well, forming muscle cramps and pain, sore joints, abdominal, chest, rheumatic pains, and increased heart rate. What signals appear depends on the system or organ involved.
Parasites are also often responsible for problems with the urine and excretory system. After inhalation, their larvae "migrate" through the respiratory system, causing the following symptoms:
- acute bronchitis;
- feeling of a foreign body in the throat;
- difficulty swallowing;
- bad breath and many others.
The symptoms of parasites in the human body can be quite atypical signs, and certain types of helminths are very difficult to identify. This is especially due to the complex diagnostics: 3-6 stool samples are often required to eliminate false results. In practice, however, only a negative conclusion is sufficient in practice.
Of course, parasites do not hide behind all diseases, but they are often involved in the occurrence of some of them. For example, roundworms occur in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract with bloating and bloating. Many of these can lead to intestinal obstruction and constipation. Ascaris eggs can be swallowed with unwashed vegetables.
Pinworms in the body often cause nausea and diarrhea, easily penetrating through the intestinal wall into the vascular system, which:
- discharge in women;
- inflammation of the bladder;
- obstruction of the bile ducts.
Parasitic infections are often the root of health problems, such as tissue damage (as a result, weakened areas are more easily attacked by viruses and bacteria).
Dizziness and parasites
In the presence of parasites in the human body, symptoms and treatment are closely related. This applies, for example, to dizziness (vertigo). Already our ancestors noticed the connection between flukes and dizziness. All flukes (of which there may be several) reduce metabolism, clog bile ducts, impair liver function, and increase cholesterol levels.
Even the largest human parasite, the broad tapeworm, is relatively common. The infection is more common in fishing areas. The source is freshwater fish - pickled or smoked.
Tapeworms in dogs and cats, although not common in humans, are no exception.
What can parasites lead to in the body?
They can trigger the development of many serious diseases; however, their role in triggering such diseases is often overlooked.
- Parkinson's disease can be caused by a combination of several major parasites: Trichomonas vaginalis (Trichomonada vaginalis), blood that has entered the brain, often congenital Treponema pallidum, nocardia (Nocardia asteroids), echinococcus tapeworm, and other parasites.
- Parasitic larvae migrate to the larynx and pharynx, easily accumulate in the thyroid gland, and cause an autoimmune process (characteristic of multiple sclerosis). Multiple sclerosis is caused by dysentery amoeba (Entamoeba histolytica), echinococcus (Echinococcus multilocularis), borrelia, sometimes gonococcus or meningococcus, and so on.
- The situation is similar for ankylosing spondylitis, which is often caused by echinococcus and tapeworms that have invaded the spinal canal, as well as depression of peripheral nerves.
- Epilepsy and dizziness. The cause can be large parasites (tenia, tapeworm, echinococcus tapeworm), either in the cerebellum or in the inner ear. Bacterial loading is often present.
The cysts of some parasites have a multi-layered protective shell that makes them virtually indestructible. A live larva can survive up to 30 years (Trichinella). Various lumps can form worms, trichinella, echinococcus tapeworms under the skin.
How to remove parasites from the body?
To remove parasites from the human body, it is first and foremost important to cleanse the entire digestive system. A clean, well-muscled gut is not a good place for intestinal parasites.
Step 1 Herbs play an important role in bowel cleansing. The most effective are:
- oak bark;
- sea buckthorn bark.
Eating onions and garlic is a good method. Pumpkin seed can also treat parasitic infections.
If you are unable to overcome the problem on your own, you should contact a specialist who will prescribe anthelmintics.
Important! During treatment, all family members and animals living in the same house should undergo a therapeutic course to avoid re-infection.
Step 2: Increasing fiber intake speeds up the time it takes for undigested food debris to move to avoid sedimentation - this degrades the quality of the soil needed for parasite colonization.
Step 3: Prevent vitamin deficiency. Adequate intake of vitamins, minerals and nutrients is essential to combat parasitic infection.
Step 4: Identify the source of the infection and prevent the infection:
- it is important to avoid contact with known sources of infection, such as rodent faeces, cat faeces, improper contact with dogs;
- be careful when drinking and / or swimming in water of unknown quality;
- to prevent the biting of blood-sucking insects carrying parasites, he must wear protective clothing;
- Before eating, all fruits and vegetables should be washed in clean water - this will also help avoid infection;
- Water from potentially contaminated sources should not be used to irrigate vegetables.
Children are particularly susceptible to parasitic infections, and worms are often present in large amounts in children’s bodies. Therefore, they must be taught good hygiene - washing hands after using the toilet, playing outside and eating.
Infection can occur through underwear, bedding, towels, household items such as toys, cutlery, glasses, and of course animals in the same laundry basket (parasites lay invisible eggs on their fur).
It is important to wash the bed and underwear frequently in water at a temperature of at least 60 ° C, as well as any clothing that comes into contact with intimate parts of the body. During deworming, these items should be washed daily and separated from other clothing.
It is also recommended to sleep in underpants to avoid inadvertent scratching of the rectum during the night when the parasites are most active and lay eggs.
Do not allow pets to sit on the bed, sofa, pillows or blankets.
Sinks and toilets often need to be cleaned with alcohol because many parasitic eggs are resistant to the pH of detergents and soaps.