Symptoms of worms in humans

itching and irritation with parasites in the body

Worms are parasitic worms studied by medical helminthology. More than 25% of people worldwide carry this parasite. Worm disease, this is how the disease is called in people who are worm owners.

Parasites can inhabit almost all human organs (lungs, eyes, intestines and muscles). Determining where a particular parasite is located is not as easy as one might think. It is necessary to determine which part of the body it is located. Several symptoms reveal the location of the parasite. Diagnostics detects larvae, eggs and specimens of large worms.

What are the signs of worms in adults?

Symptoms can be very different. Worms are intelligent and cunning creatures so they can disguise themselves as other diseases. Therefore, doctors around the world and parasitologists recommend worm prophylaxis if medications for certain diseases do not help you. There are some of the most common worm symptoms in a person.

  • Constipation. The parasite, because of its large body size and wide shape, can clog the intestinal tract, thus causing constipation, which can last up to two or more days.
  • Diarrhea. Some worms secrete special substances that cause the body to secrete watery food particles. So, if you suffer from diarrhea, then do prevention. However, this sign may not be just due to improper nutrition.
  • Gas and bloating. Some types of worms can cause bloating in the small intestine. Gas appears. Persistent bloating is already a fact that certain parasites are present in your body. If you do not remove the worms, then the bloating can persist for several months.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Worms have such properties as to cause severe inflammation in the intestines. This leads to improper absorption of fats and nutrients. The substance enters the large intestine instead of the small intestine and causes constipation and diarrhea there.
  • Joint and muscle pain. Worms are very intelligent creatures so they know how to move to a living state where it will be most comfortable for them. In particular, this condition involves the muscles. If some people start to feel pain in their muscles, they believe that this is due to overload or fatigue. But it's not there. Muscles may contain worms, which gradually destroy fragile tissue. Also, pain can occur due to the body’s response to parasites.
  • Allergies. The release of worms that are harmful to the body can cause the release of special cells by the body - eosinophils. Eosinophils burn tissue, and this often provokes a variety of allergic reactions.
  • Skin problem. Parasites can cause a number of skin conditions such as acne, pimples, itching, wrinkles, papillomas, cracked heels, and broken nails and hair. All these are signs of the presence of parasites, which must be removed without delay.
  • Anemia. There is such a type of worm, which with its unique body attaches to the intestinal wall and sucks not only nutrients from it, but also large amounts of blood. As a result, anemia occurs in some parts of the body, due to lack of blood. If there is such a sign, then this is nothing more than the active work of the parasite.
  • Weight problems. Weight loss can be characterized by the presence of worms. Parasites feed on and absorb most of the nutrients that enter through food. Also, the presence of worms reduces appetite. A sharp weight gain not only means that you eat a lot, but also the presence of foreign protozoa in your body. Obesity is the body's defense response to parasitic secretions. Worms eat all the sugar that gets into your body through food. So before you lose weight, make sure you do prevention.
  • Packaging The secretions of some parasites often affect the human nervous system. The man became impatient and a little nervous. Depression appears repeatedly. This is another sign of the appearance of parasites in the body. After prevention, the person becomes calmer than before.
  • Sleep disturbances. If you notice that every night you wake up in the area from 2 to 4 am, then this is a clear sign of the appearance of worms. At this time, our liver begins its active work to get rid of harmful substances produced by worms. Unpleasant sensations arise. Also during this time, parasites can crawl out of the human body through the anus. There is severe itching, from which a person wakes up even under the influence of sleeping pills.
  • Teeth grind during sleep. This symptom is called bruxism. These symptoms manifest themselves more often in young children in dreams. If you accidentally hear that your child is clenching his teeth in a dream, then this is clear evidence that the child needs to be treated. Do not hesitate with treatment, because small children and worms suck more nutrients from it than adults.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue manifests itself in the form of apathy, depression, lack of sleep and blues. All this stems from a lack of nutrients in the body. The worms suck them up quickly. The body does not have time to see it properly. As a result, bad memories and emotional stress arise. Even if you eat well, the body will still not receive nutrients as long as helminths are present in your body.
  • Immune disorders. Parasites disrupt the human immune system, causing colds and allergies to substances that never caused it in you. Dysbiosis and colitis occur in the intestine. Herpes and acne may appear on the face.
  • Oncological diseases. Worms often poison the body so that the immune system cannot deal with it. As a result, complications arise in various organs. Malignant tumors appear, which are removed only by surgery. So do not waste time, but immediately see a doctor.
  • Inflammation of the airways. Everyone knows that worms can move to all human organs. Airways are no exception. Parasites can block the airways, make it difficult for a person to breathe and cause coughs and fevers. With the development of worms, asthma appears.

What are the symptoms of worms in children?

It is very difficult to identify worms in children. Therefore, some specialists do not assess with stool, but with signs with symptoms. If there are no worms present in the child's stool, this does not mean that the child is completely healthy and may not be treated. Worms are very cunning and agile worms and they will not remove themselves easily. It is necessary to check the child's stool 7 times a month to identify worms, and sometimes none can be detected. Therefore, test delivery is nonsense, because of that, you will waste a lot of time.

Worms will lead you down the wrong path, disguised as various other diseases. The child may be bothered by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. The parents thought that this was a problem with the stomach and intestines and started giving various medications. But they will not help. And during this time, the worm, which wins, will continue to eat the child's nutrients. Fatigue, lethargy, crying and abdominal pain - these are clear and obvious signs of the presence of worms in the body of the "little person". With these signs, you need to immediately get rid of parasites.

If you have a real suspicion about the presence of parasites in the child's body, then do not judge with two or three signs. The child's appetite may be reduced, and he may not eat all day, or the opposite happens, the child is often malnourished at the table, and then begins to drag food from the kitchen. It is not uncommon for children to feel hungry at night. This is the first most important sign of a worm. The child may experience constipation and diarrhea. This is the effect of the worm on the intestines, which causes irritation in this area. This is the second most important sign of the appearance of helminths in the body. Finding traces of parasites in children is not so difficult. Have the child lie on his or her back and assume the position of the birch tree. Then ask him to relax his stomach. After that, gently press the intestines with warm hands. The child will experience severe discomfort, and you may feel the presence of parasites with your hands.

Worms can manifest themselves in different ways, depending on the parasite’s habitat and the mode of infection. This type of parasite or also important. When parasites such as cream worms are in the body, the child experiences severe itching in the anus and vagina, until the child begins to scratch the area, as a result of which bright red marks appear there.

With ascariasis, the child has almost no characteristic signs. The child feels calm and completely balanced. But in the period when the ringworm curves into a whole ball, constipation occurs. Ascaris clogs the intestinal tract. It is necessary to treat such diseases immediately.

The most popular types of worms in a child’s body are cream worms and ringworms.

Common symptoms are also distinguished for it:

  • Restless sleep (children fall asleep in the evening, spin, may scream suddenly at night);
  • The child clenched his teeth during sleep (not at all necessary, perhaps this is a symptom of bruxism);
  • Irritation and weakness (irritation due to constant fatigue);
  • burning cramps or vague pain in the abdomen (especially near the navel);
  • violation of appetite (it disappears, then increases);
  • sharp weight loss;
  • nausea;
  • the child frequently salivates;
  • sometimes vomiting;
  • bad breath in the mouth;
  • the child is malnourished and often chokes on food;
  • frequent coughing for no reason;
  • the appearance of constipation and itchy diarrhea alternately after another;
  • ever -changing temperatures;
  • sharp headache;
  • the child is often dizzy;
  • from time to time muscle pain;
  • sore and pale feeling on the skin;
  • rashes often appear in some areas of the skin;
  • itching;
  • allergies to various objects;
  • the appearance of inflammatory processes on the genitals in girls;
  • itching and burning near the anus and in the anus itself;
  • lack of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the child's body;
  • the child is often sick with the flu (herpes, acne) and ARVI;
  • hematoma around the eyes;
  • a sharp decrease in hemoglobin in the child's blood (and an increase in the level of eosinophils in the child's body).

Parents, remember some of the easiest rules to protect yourself and your child from parasites. Always wash hands and food before eating. After petting your pet, be sure to wash your hands under hot water and soap (much better). Give your child vitamins for children that will stimulate all functions in the child's body. And if you notice some signs of manifestation of worms, immediately call the clinic, because the parasites grow quickly and are difficult to stop. Perform prophylaxis against worms for yourself, your child and pets, as they are often a source of parasites. If you follow these rules, you and your child will always be completely healthy. Be healthy!