Parasites in the body: illegal residents inside a person

Man is surrounded throughout his life by parasites that tend to settle in the body

More than 250 species of various parasites can survive in the human body! According to statistics cited by the WHO, about 4. 5 billion people are infected with parasites, and that number does not only include residents of "Third World" countries, it has been determined that more than 30% of all Europeans are carriers. A person can live in peace without even suspecting that intruders have already settled in his body. So maybe they’re safe because they’re not problematic? But even taking this opinion into account, it is necessary to know how to identify parasites, determine their type and discover how parasitosis is treated and what carelessness can turn into.

Why can parasites start?

How do parasites appear in the human body, after all, they can not come from the air? In fact, the mechanism of infection is simple - most often unwashed hands become the cause of infection, from where the larvae enter the gastrointestinal tract (gastrointestinal tract), where they successfully transform into adults and remain in the human body, safely devouring everything in it: vitamins and minerals. . .

The most common cause of infection is unwashed hands.

In some cases, the parasite reaches a person through sexual contact. So you can get trichomoniasis, pinworms and ploshchitsy (popularly - pubic lice). There is a high risk of infection of pets and personal hygiene items (cloths, towels).

It is easy to see that the causes of parasites in the body are quite prosaic. In most cases, children are infected unless the infection is sexually transmitted, of course.

We have discovered the reasons, and now we will find out what signs of parasites in the body will tell you that you need to start treatment.

How to determine the presence of parasites in the body?

If the vital activity of the "neighbor" is asymptomatic, then some signs of the parasite in the human body can still be detected without special diagnosis. These signs include:

  • Bloating;
  • Bloating;
  • Prison;
  • General weakness, because the body does not receive important substances, providing them with parasites;
  • White discharge in women indicates trichomoniasis;
  • Developmental delay in children;
  • Occurrence of allergic rash and dermatitis on the skin;
  • Mental exhaustion with prolonged infection.
A series of signs that can be used to conditionally determine the presence of parasites

Although these signs are only indirect indicators of the presence of parasites, they can be a strong reason for a complete diagnosis.

Clinical diagnosis

For many years, the diagnosis of parasites in the human body was limited to the analysis of feces for the presence of roundworm eggs. This approach made it possible to determine the infection only in the final phase of the disease. Currently, the diagnosis has significantly improved. To identify parasites in the body, this type of research is used today:

  • ELISA or enzyme immunoassay. It allows the detection of the presence of appropriate antibodies;
  • Bloodscopy;
  • ART - vegetative resonance testing;
  • Bioresonance therapy.

Private clinics are offering more and more new methods, devices for diagnosing parasitosis, so it is very important to consult an immunologist for advice. An expert will tell you how to check for parasites in the body in the most informative way.

It is very important to recognize the presence of parasites in a timely manner, their prolonged stay in the body can have a detrimental effect on human life. There are frequent cases when the infection is fatal.

Periodic blood tests for parasites will help detect them at an early stage.

Are all parasites harmful to humans?

Recently, scientists have begun to study the connection between autoimmune disorders and the vital activity of parasitic worms. The conclusions of the American researchers were shocking!

It turns out that parasites that live in the human body can also be useful by stimulating the immune system.

For many centuries, humans have coexisted with parasites, forming a specific symbiosis. Now that the number of infected has dropped significantly, people are more susceptible to autoimmune diseases.

Beneficial parasites in the human body activate their own immune regulation, as a result of which the host receives double protection. Thus, intestinal worms are able to suppress inflammatory processes in the body. Research into this relationship continues to this day. It is impossible to predict what other discoveries it will bring.

Types of parasites

All parasites in the human body are conditionally divided into subgroups, according to the nature of their action on the body. Types of parasites in the human body, as well as symptoms and treatment of parasites in the human body:

The name of the parasite in humans Adverse effects Symptoms How to kill parasites in the body Mechanism of infection
Helminths They have a depressant effect on the intestinal microflora. They disrupt metabolism and prevent the absorption of nutrients. Skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes, liver and spleen, jaundice, fever. A number of special anthelmintic drugs are used for treatment. Through food, common hygiene items, as a result of close contact with animals.
Roundworm They cause the development of numerous diseases of the intestines, gallbladder and lungs. Low temperature, diarrhea (in the initial phase), dry cough, acute allergic reactions. Parasites die on their own after a year because they cannot reproduce in the body. Anthelmintic drugs are used in treatment. As a result of poor hygiene.
Mushrooms They can be a trigger for cancer. White plaque on the mucosa, redness and peeling of the skin, itching of the affected area. Treatment depends on the location of the fungus. Antifungal medications come in the form of ointments, medicated shampoos, and special treatment solutions. It is transmitted through common objects. Healthy areas of the infected were affected.
Pinworms Harmful to the intestines. Anal itching, allergies, nausea and vomiting. It is treated with anthelmintic drugs. Disregard for personal hygiene, along with food.
Garden It affects the liver of the host. Digestive disorders, periodic fever, diarrhea. Enzyme preparations, choleretic, antibiotics. Antihistamine treatment. Through household items, along with food.
Chlamydia They contribute to the development of diabetes and infertility, destroy the liver and affect the pancreas. In women, it is almost asymptomatic - urination may become more frequent. In men, it manifests as urethritis, white discharge, and pain when urinating. Antibiotics Treatment of a sexual partner is mandatory. Unprotected sexual intercourse. Rarely - through personal hygiene items.
Trichomonas They affect the oral cavity, cause disorders of the genitourinary system and intestines. The host vascular system also suffers. May cause oncology. Incision when urinating, foamy discharge from the external genitalia of men and women. Antibiotics, immunomodulators, enzymes. Local external treatment: women with vaginal disinfectant suppositories, men with antiseptic solution. Sexually transmitted infections.
Toxoplasma It affects the mucous membranes, causes disorders of the genitourinary system and intestines. Prolonged "cohabitation" is full of mental retardation. It is asymptomatic or masked in various diseases. Detected by full examination. Etiotropic treatment, immunomodulators, antihistamines, toxoplasmosis therapy. Through meat and vegetables. When a pregnant woman is infected, the baby becomes infected in the womb. Infection of domestic cats.
Fascioliasis Cause hepatitis and cause allergic reactions. Allergy symptoms that occur in the background of general weakness. The chronic form is characterized by pain in the liver. Antihistamines, calcium chloride. If complications occur, hepatitis is treated. Through meat, unwashed herbs and untreated water.

This list of parasites in the human body will help you know when to seek medical help. An infectious disease specialist will prescribe treatment depending on the type of parasite in the human body. You should not delay an appointment with a doctor and wait for complications - any disease is easier to cure at an early stage.