Parasites are disease-causing organisms that can inhabit the human body, animals, and even some plants. There are many beings in the world that invade the body of a farmer, feed on its beneficial substances, actively reproduce and leave waste in their body, leading to the development of all kinds of diseases.
Worms are most commonly found in humans. These are worms of different lengths and sizes that live mainly in the vertebrate intestine. However, some helminths can migrate throughout the body, penetrating the muscles, liver, heart, joints, lungs, and even the brain.
Worms damage their host's body, so everyone needs to know how to determine the presence of parasites in their body. But many do not want to go to the hospital, waste their time, and are unduly tested for helminths.
In this case, a person can find out if there are parasites in the body by looking at an important criterion such as the characteristic symptoms that develop in a certain type of helminthiasis. What if they're not there? This is not happening!
However, in the early stages of helminthic invasion, signs of vital activity of foreign microorganisms are poorly expressed or completely absent. The clinical picture only becomes intense and emphatic when helminths are actively developing, as their larvae cannot parasitize in humans.
How to determine the presence of worms in the body without medical research?
Different types of parasites cause characteristic symptoms in the host. If identified in time and deciphered correctly, this will allow infection to be identified at an early stage.
This minimizes the likelihood of misdiagnosis, allowing for proper and effective deworming using folk or medical antiparasitic agents.
So to identify parasites in the human body, you need to pay attention to the symptoms:
- Gnashing of teeth at night.
- Allergic skin rashes - acne, pimples, hives, herpes on the lips, eczema, red spots, papillomas, neurodermatitis, psoriasis and more.
- Development of upper respiratory diseases (bronchitis, pneumonia, runny nose) characteristic of ascariasis and strongyloidosis.
- Puffiness and diarrhea are due to the fact that long helminths prevent the secretion of bile and pancreatic juice. Constipation occurs when worms form a ball that blocks the passage of intestines.
- Discomfort of joints and muscles due to migration of parasites.
- Severe irritability caused by painful symptoms.
- Prolonged dry cough that cannot be treated with a standard cough suppressant.
An increase in body temperature to subfebrile values can also be observed. The causes of this condition are allergy, sepsis, neurological disorders, disorders of the internal organs and brain, and anemic syndrome.
In addition, the worm in humans greatly reduces its immunity, as a result of which the patient often suffers from a cold. In addition, the patient has long-term depression caused by intoxication of the body.
Typical symptoms of helminthiasis are nausea and vomiting, which are also caused by the release of toxic substances. Moreover, certain types of worms can live in the human body, producing specific hormones that affect the gut microflora, which causes diarrhea.
In some cases, however, such symptoms are not attributed to helminthiasis because they are similar to the signs of food poisoning. Although this can become a serious problem as initiating subsequent treatment causes as much damage to the parasites as possible to the organs and systems of their host.
Therefore, you need to do some sort of test to detect helminthiasis at home. To do this, you need to answer the following questions:
- Is the anus itching at night?
- Are the lymph nodes swollen?
- Is there a skin rash?
- How often is insomnia?
- Do you experience vomiting and nausea?
- Are there any muscle and muscle aches?
- How often does bloating occur?
- How often does bitterness taste in the mouth?
If a person has given seven affirmative answers to these questions, it is highly likely that their body is infected with worms.
How to identify the type of helminthiasis based on the symptoms?
You can determine at home which helminths inhabited the human body. But this can only be done once the parasitosis has reached an active stage of development.
Neurological symptoms of ascariasis and diphyllobothriasis 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, an infected person develops migraines and dizziness.
Trichinosis is usually associated with joint and muscle pain and swelling of the face and eyelids. This is due to the peculiarities of trichinella life in skeletal muscle. You can become infected with this parasite if you eat a beast or pork that has been improperly processed thermally.
Giardiasis affects liver and kidney function and triggers all kinds of allergic reactions. Moreover, some, when lamblia damages the body, suffer from arthritis, which develops as a result of poisoning. In addition, in invasive patients, immunity is weakened, resulting in the following diseases:
- bacterial vaginosis and more.
A characteristic sign of pinworm enterobiasis is rectal itching. Moreover, most infected people experience disorders in the digestive system.
Schistosomiasis is characterized by anemia syndrome. There are also manifestations of dysbiosis (pathogenic microorganisms inhibit the favorable microflora).
In cloronchiasis, fasciaelosis, and opisthorchiasis, the gallbladder is affected and jaundice syndrome develops. In addition, the liver and spleen increase in the background of the course of these helminthiasis.
Strongyloidiasis has many symptoms. Thus, as it progresses, there are functional disorders in the gastrointestinal tract, dyspeptic disorders and allergic manifestations.
How can you tell if helminth eggs are available without laboratory conditions? When worms are in the reproductive phase, it is very easy to know their presence in the body. To do this, you need to do an analysis of the eggs of the parasites.
If you develop opisthorchiasis, you can have a home examination on your own. For this purpose, an adhesive tape or tape should be applied to the skin in the anal area.
This is best done immediately after waking up in the morning. If a person has opisthorchia, their eggs are identified on the adhesive surface of the tape.
Laboratory methods for the detection of parasites
If a patient has more than three characteristic symptoms of helminthiasis, consult a physician to confirm the determination of parasites at home under laboratory conditions.
The first step in suspecting a helminthic invasion is to examine the stool. This allows you to identify eggs of tapeworms, round helminths, and spots. However, tests must be performed three times a few days to confirm the diagnosis accurately.
Scraping is performed near the anus to determine enterobiasis. In addition, one of the most accurate and convenient tests for the patient is the ELISA, which allows the detection of antibodies produced by the body in the blood during the parasitization of pathogenic microorganisms.
Sometimes bioresonance diagnostics are performed by studying the frequency of parasites. This method is very informative as it determines the condition of the whole body. In addition to parasites, such a study makes it possible to understand the state of immunity, which weakens it, to identify other diseases as well as pathogenic fungi, bacteria and viruses.