Parasites in the human body: symptoms and treatment

symptoms of parasites in the body

Parasites are frequent "residents" in the human body: they feed on its tissues and cells, using its vitamins and juices, which should go to the work of internal organs and systems. At the same time, the body itself is poisoned by the waste products of parasites: how to identify them in your body and how to treat them?

How to understand that there are parasites in the body of children and adults?

The main symptoms of the presence of parasites in the human body are:

  • Allergy
  • Weight problems
  • Pain in the joints and muscles
  • Gas and bloating
  • constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • ugly skin
  • immune disorders
  • Inflammation of the airways
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nervousness
  • Sleep disorders

In this case, the following main signs of parasitic invasion can be distinguished:

  1. First of all thisproblems with the digestive system- this is constipation or indigestion, which manifests itself as diarrhea, excessive gas formation and swelling of the peritoneum.
  2. By virtue ofdamage to internal organs and systems- the joints begin to disturb, the muscles become inflamed and the body weight drops sharply for no apparent reason.
  3. It shows itselfmalfunction of the nervous system- sleep disturbances and increased nervousness, chronic fatigue with minimal stress.
  4. Under the influence of parasitesthe level of immunity decreases, which manifests itself in constant colds and SARS, exacerbation of chronic diseases.
  5. show yourself andskin problems- skin rashes and foci of inflammation, itching and other skin and allergic reactions will indirectly indicate the presence of parasitic microorganisms in the body.

Signs of helminthiasis

Helminthiasis can proceed conditionally in both acute and chronic forms - each of them has its own symptoms. So in the initial stage, the signs of parasitic invasion manifest themselves not only as the symptoms described above, but are also accompanied by:

  • An increase in the patient's temperaturebodies for no apparent reason up to 38. 5–39 degrees.
  • Pathological attacksmuscle and joint pain.
  • Skin rashes and exacerbation of allergic diseasesaccompanied by itching and watery eyes, runny nose.
  • Convulsionsheadache and sleep disturbances.
  • Also worriedsensations of itching and discomfort in the anus and anus.
worms in the human body

If the pathological process becomes chronic, such symptoms disappear and are therefore erroneously perceived by the patient as a normalization of the general condition of the body. This is an illusion and the organisms, by parasitizing, will gnaw through the walls, affecting the gastrointestinal tract and causing internal bleeding, forming cystic neoplasms and causing necrosis of the fatty liver, intoxication with waste products, up to death.

Types of analysis

If you suspect a course of parasitic invasion, you should visit an infectious disease specialist or pediatrician and undergo a diagnostic course. After receiving the results of laboratory and instrumental studies, a course of treatment is prescribed.

how parasites affect the body

So the most common tests that doctors call:

  • Laboratory study of feces- in this case the object of research is the presence inside them of parasite larvae, or of the parasitic forms themselves or of their individual fragments. The analysis presented allows us to identify many parasitic forms that affect the organism, but it is considered the most effective in relation to those that parasitize in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Curettage for enterobiasis. It helps to detect the presence in the body of pinworms that parasitize in the gastrointestinal tract and lay eggs in the anus and perineum. Such an analysis is prescribed for all children who attend school or kindergarten, as well as for adults with the appearance of symptoms such as itching in the anus, sleep deterioration and weight loss for no apparent reason, irritability and weight loss.
  • Blood chemistry. It allows to identify in the body the products of vital activity and the decay of parasitic forms, toxins and poisons, released by them into the blood. When hit by a parasitic invasion, the immune system reacts by releasing antibodies into the blood, an increase in immunoglobulin levels. In particular, they take into account such indicators as hemoglobin - its indicators will be reduced, and the level of leukocytes, the indicators of which will increase.

Patient as neededsent for ultrasound or x-ray- these hardware diagnostic methods allow to identify foci of accumulation of parasitic forms.

Methods of treatment

When a parasitic invasion is confirmed, a course of treatment is prescribed, consisting of several stages and involving the use of the following methods.

diagnosis of intestinal parasites

At first, a course of drug therapy with anthelmintic compounds is performed: the choice of one or another drug depends on the type of parasitic invasion diagnosed in the patient.

According to doctors, for a general course of therapy and complex prevention, various formulations of drugs that expel parasites from the body can be prescribed.

After the suppression of the vital activity of parasitic forms in the body, the task is to cleanse the internal organs and systems from the products of the vital activity of parasites. Most often at this stage, various homeopathic remedies with a natural composition are used.

Traditional medicine also plays an important role in the fight against parasites: many herbs and plants, due to their active compounds and essential oils, have a detrimental effect on parasite larvae and adults. Thus recognized anthelmintic folk remedies are considered pumpkin seeds and garlic, dill or a decoction of wormwood.

If necessary, a regular course of ozone therapy can also be used - the administered mixture helps to remove the general intoxication of the body and accelerate the restoration of internal organs and systems, strengthens and strengthens the immune system.

In some cases, doctors may resort to surgical intervention to promptly remove foci of accumulation of parasitic forms.


Removing parasites from the body is a long and complicated process, so the question of timely and sufficient prevention is urgent, since it is not always possible to take strong drugs every time. Therefore, it is indicated to observe a number of preventive measures:

  1. Wash with soapy handsafter bathing and before meals.
  2. If there are pets in the house -use antiseptics with antiseptics.
  3. Is alwaysexpose raw fish and meatenoughheat treatment.
  4. Don't neglectrules of intimate hygiene.

Being on a team constantly, whether at work or at school, sometimes increases the risk of infection. Therefore, it is so important to observe the necessary precautions and personal hygiene.