Worms are parasitic worms that are found in the human body or in the body of an animal. They have a detrimental effect on the whole body as a whole or on a particular organ, they have a devastating effect on health.


The disease manifests itself in different ways. This is affected by what species the worms belong to, where they are found in their bodies and how many there are. Helminthiasis is often characterized by weight loss, physical weakness, dizziness, and excessive irritability. If the worms are located in the intestines, it will feel constipation, diarrhea, nausea, with possible vomiting.

When parasitizing the liver - icteric skin tone and edema; if in the lungs, cough and nasal discharge appear. Activity and performance are reduced in any disease. As far as children are concerned, there may be interruptions in the child's mental and physical development, stuttering, puberty and memory problems. This disease is provoked when the helminth egg enters the human body. They can be obtained with the help of dirty fruits and vegetables, half-cooked meats and fish, and the most common are unwashed hands.

worms in the human body


Infection of humans with worms, depending on their type, can occur when eaten poorly cooked animal meat infected with eggs and larvae, or when eggs and larvae enter the human body, the formation of which occurs in the soil. Here they develop into adults.

The number of worms with advanced disease in the human body can be very high. Adult worms and their eggs, along with feces, can be excreted from the human body, which is the main reason for recognizing the causes of the disease. In addition, there are more sophisticated diagnostic methods that can be performed on blood tests, sputum, etc. They are based and performed in hospitals. In the case of a worm infection, these may include:

  • general malaise and weakness;
  • rapid fatigue, increased or decreased appetite;
  • nausea, vomiting, sharp abdominal pain, rapid weight loss;
  • diarrhea with the release of worms in the stool;
  • itchy sensation in the anal area;
  • sleep disorders.


To determine the treatment of worms, your pediatrician will prescribe:

  • general analysis of stool;
  • general blood test;
  • X-ray examination of the intestine;
  • scraping the skin from the perianal area.

The following worms are most common in humans: pinworms, roundworms, worms, different types of tapeworms (tapeworms) that are related to tapeworms (tapeworms). The main sources of infection are dirty hands, unwashed fruits and vegetables, untested foods, contaminated water and flies.


The treatments needed to treat the worms are:

  • antiparasitic drugs;
  • sorbents;
  • enzymes;
  • immunomodulators;
  • hepatoprotectors.

If you do not specify in time how to get rid of worms, there is a risk of complications:

  • jaundice;
  • ileus;
  • pancreatitis;
  • purulent skin lesions;
  • anemia.


To prevent infection and the spread of ascaris, follow personal hygiene rules, wash hands, vegetables and fruits thoroughly, and keep toilets clean. In order not to face the problem of removing worms in the future, it is recommended that you:

  • observe personal hygiene rules;
  • wash products thoroughly before use;
  • perform the necessary heat treatment of meat, fish, seafood before consuming them;
  • supervise children during toys (so as not to take objects from the floor into their mouths).