Parasites are pathogens that can inhabit the human body, animals and even some plants. There are many types of creatures in the world that penetrate the body of the host, feed on its nutrients, actively reproduce and leave waste in its body, which leads to the development of all kinds of diseases.
Worms are most common in humans. These are worms of different lengths and sizes that live mainly in the intestines of vertebrates. But some helminths can migrate into the body, invading the muscles, liver, heart, joints, lungs and even the brain.
Worms damage the body of their host, so everyone should know how to determine the presence of parasites in the body. But many people do not want to go to the hospital, waste their time and be tested for helminths unreasonably.
In this case, a person can find out if there are parasites in the body, paying attention to such an important criterion as the characteristic symptoms that develop in a particular type of helminthiasis. What if they don't exist? This is not happening!
However, in the early stages of helminthic invasion, the signs of vital activity of foreign microorganisms are weak or completely absent. The clinical picture becomes intense and pronounced only when the helminths are actively developing, because their larvae can not parasitize in humans.
How to detect the presence of worms in the body without medical research?
Different types of parasites cause characteristic symptoms in the host. If they are identified in a timely manner and deciphered correctly, this will allow the infection to be identified even at an early stage.
Thus, the likelihood of misdiagnosis is minimized, which will allow proper and effective deworming with the help of folk or medical antiparasitic drugs.
So, to identify parasites in the human body, you need to pay attention to the symptoms:
- Grinding teeth at night.
- Allergic skin rashes - acne, acne, urticaria, cold sores, eczema, red spots, papillomas, neurodermatitis, psoriasis and more.
- Development of diseases of the upper respiratory tract (bronchitis, pneumonia, runny nose), which is typical for ascariasis and strongyloidiasis.
- Abdominal bloating and diarrhea occur due to the fact that long worms prevent the secretion of bile and pancreatic juice.
- Constipation occurs when worms form a ball that blocks the passage of the intestine.
- Discomfort in the joints and muscles due to the migration of parasites.
- Severe irritability caused by painful symptoms.
- Persistent dry cough that cannot be treated with standard antitussive drugs.
There is also an increase in body temperature to subfebrile values. The causes of this condition can be hidden in allergies, blood intoxication, neurological disorders, malfunctions of internal organs and the brain and anemic syndrome.
In addition, the worm that lives in a person greatly reduces his immunity, as a result of which the patient often suffers from colds. Also, the patient has prolonged depression caused by intoxication of the body.
The characteristic symptoms of helminthiasis are nausea and vomiting, which are also caused by the release of toxic substances. In addition, some types of worms can live in the human body, producing specific hormones that affect the intestinal microflora, causing diarrhea.
However, in some cases such symptoms are not due to helminthiasis, as they are similar to signs of food poisoning. Although this can become a serious problem, because the later you start treatment, the more damage the parasites will cause to the organs and systems of their host.
Thus, in order to detect helminthiasis at home, a type of test must be performed. To do this, you must answer the following questions:
- Does the anus itch at night?
- Are your lymph nodes swollen?
- Are there any skin rashes?
- How often does insomnia occur?
- Do you have vomiting and nausea?
- Are there muscle and muscle aches?
- How often does flatulence develop?
- How often does it taste bitter in the mouth?
If a person gives seven positive answers to these questions, then it is very likely that his body is infected with worms.
How to recognize the type of helminthiasis by symptoms?
At home you can determine which helminths inhabited the human body. But this can only happen if the parasitosis has reached the active phase of its development.
Ascariasis and diphyllobotriasis are characterized by neurological signs that are most intense in young patients. Aggressive behavior and increased nervousness occur due to the effects of toxic substances on the nervous system. For similar reasons, the infected person develops migraines and dizziness.
As a rule, trichinosis is accompanied by pain in the joints and muscles, as well as swelling of the face and eyelids. This is due to the peculiarities in the life of Trichinella, which live in skeletal muscle. You can become infected with this parasite if you eat wild meat or pork that has been lightly cooked.
Giardiasis affects the functioning of the liver and kidneys and provokes any allergic reactions. In addition, some people, when the body is damaged by giardia, suffer from arthritis, which develops as a result of intoxication. Also in an invasive patient the immunity is weakened, against this background the following diseases develop:
- bacterial vaginosis, etc.
A characteristic sign of pinworm enterobiosis is itching in the anal canal. In addition, most infected people experience digestive problems.
Anemic syndrome is characteristic of schistosomiasis. There are also manifestations of dysbiosis (pathogenic microorganisms inhibit the favorable microflora).
In chloronchiasis, fasciolosis and opisthorchiasis, the gallbladder is affected and icteric syndrome develops. In addition, against the background of the course of these helminthiases, the liver and spleen increase.Strongyloidiasis has many symptoms. So with its progression there are disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, dyspeptic disorders and allergic manifestations.
How to determine if helminth eggs are available without laboratory conditions? When worms are in the breeding phase, it is quite easy to understand their presence in the body. To do this, you need to take an analysis for the eggs of parasites.
With the development of opisthorchiasis, you can conduct your own research at home. For this purpose, adhesive tape or tape should be attached to the skin in the anal area.
This is best done as soon as you wake up in the morning. If a person has opisthorchiasis, then his eggs will be identified on the adhesive surface of the tape.
Laboratory methods for parasite detection
If the patient has more than three characteristic symptoms of helminthiasis, he should contact a medical institution so that the determination of the presence of parasites at home is laboratory confirmed.
The first step in case of suspected worm infestation is stool examination. This allows you to identify tapeworm eggs, roundworms and flukes. However, to accurately confirm the diagnosis, tests should be done three times every few days.
Scraping near the anus is taken to determine enterobiosis. Also, one of the most accurate and convenient tests for the patient is ELISA, which allows you to detect in the blood antibodies produced by the body in the parasitism of pathogenic microorganisms.
Sometimes bioresonance diagnostics is performed by examining the frequency of parasites. This method is very informative as it determines the condition of the body as a whole. In addition to parasites, such a study allows you to understand the state of immunity that weakens it, to identify other diseases, as well as pathogenic fungi, bacteria and viruses.