A negative reaction of the body can occur not only on animals, plant pollen, drugs and food. An increase in histamine in the blood can cause helminths and protozoa. Which parasites cause allergies and how to deal with this phenomenon, we will consider in more detail.
Types of parasites that cause allergies
Not all helminths and protozoa are allergens that can cause a negative reaction of the human immune system. There are several types of such parasitic pathogens.
- Unicellular organisms or lamblia. They can lead to atopic dermatitis in children, eczema, neurodermatitis. Disorders occur in the work of the intestines, sleep worsens, irritability is observed in the background of severe itching of the skin.
- Helminths - echinococcus, earthworm, toxocara. Such parasites in humans cause hives, edema, itching, bad breath, asthma. In addition, ascaris larvae are able to create focal necrosis in the body, leading to severe inflammation of the affected tissues.
- Fungi, bacteria, viruses. Such organisms are called infectious allergens that cause negative reactions of the immune system.
The most dangerous parasites that cause allergic reactions are worms and lamblia. Their negative impact on the body is done in two ways. First, helminths poison human organs and systems with the products of their vital activity. And second, there is acute intoxication with the decay substances of dead people.
Causes and connection
To understand the relationship between worms and allergies, you need to know the reasons why some worms cause increased sensitivity of the immune system in adults and children.
Roundworms and toxocara disrupt metabolic processes in the human body, depriving it of important trace elements, minerals and vitamins. It depletes the immune system, begins to react violently. As a result, skin rashes, shortness of breath, abnormalities in the work of the stomach and intestines occur.
Another reason why parasitic allergy occurs is the toxic effect of worm waste products. Harmful substances poison human lymph and blood.
In addition, parasites have a destructive effect on the intestinal microflora. As a result of this process, pathogenic microorganisms begin to grow rapidly, leading to a reaction of the body in the form of stool disorders, inflammatory processes, bloating.
Negative processes associated with the development of helminthic invasions cause disturbances in the work of the defense system, increasing its sensitivity to foreign antigens - a condition close to immunodeficiency. As a result of pathological changes, dangerous diseases develop that are not associated with helminthic invasions and are treated for a long time with the wrong drugs, triggering the main cause of the disease.
Symptoms and course of the disease
If we start from the relationship between worms and allergies, then the symptoms of a negative reaction of the body to parasites are similar to typical allergic manifestations. Usually, the skin and digestive system are most affected, and sometimes the respiratory system as well.
The main symptoms of worm allergy:
- skin rashes of various localizations in the form of urticaria, eczema, dermatitis;
- reduction of bronchial lumen, bronchospasm, development of asthma;
- severe itching, redness of the skin, blistering and swelling;
- strong cough, fever, chills;
- runny nose, swollen eyelids, lips, yellowing of the skin.
Bitan!The ascaris and echinococcus phases can cause anaphylactic shock. It all depends on the number of parasites and their prevalence in the internal organs.
Severe allergic reactions in children are caused by lamblia. They provoke the development of eczema, atopic dermatitis. The child's skin is covered with purulent acne or rough plaques. Such manifestations are clearly visible in the photograph.
The symptoms in the early stages are almost invisible. They intensify with the intensive development of helminthic invasions. Immunity is gradually reduced, infected children and adults are more likely to catch colds, have constant weakness, fatigue, decreased appetite and intestinal disorders.
People rarely associate such manifestations with worms and do not consult a doctor immediately. In this case, the disease worsens and the condition worsens.
Methods of treatment
To get rid of allergic manifestations, you need to remove the source of their occurrence. Therapy should be aimed primarily at destroying parasites, their eggs and larvae. In addition, the doctor selects medications to remove toxic breakdown products of dead helminths from the body.
Pharmaceutical drug therapy
Medications can be prescribed as a course or as a single dose. The method and dosage is chosen by the doctor.
The treatment should be supplemented with cleansing enemas. This will help to quickly remove dead helminths, their eggs and waste products from the human body, thus reducing intoxication. Procedures are best performed 12-14 hours after taking the drug.
Treatment is more effective if it has an integrated approach. Traditional therapy is recommended to support folk remedies. The main thing is to consult an expert before you start using them.
Decoction of walnut leaves
Pour 1 liter of water over fresh raw materials (300 g) and simmer for 25-35 minutes. Strain the liquid and take 0, 5 cups in the morning and evening for a week.
Tansy and wormwood infusion
Put equal parts of plants (50 g each) in a liter jar and pour 750 ml of boiling water. Strain the infusion, use 200 ml twice a day before meals.
Garlic milk enema
Boil a head of garlic in 250 ml of milk until soft. Pass the soup through gauze and start the process. Dosage: 200 ml for adults, from 25 to 50 ml for children (depending on the age of the child). The course of treatment is 5 procedures.
Cleansing soda enemas
Dilute 30 g of soda in 2 liters of water (22-25 degrees). Make an enema 10-12 hours after taking the anthelmintic.
Folk remedies in the fight against helminths are effective if used in combination with the main therapy.
Based on the fact that helminths can be associated with allergic manifestations, you must try to prevent them from entering the body.
- Adherence to hygiene rules. Most parasite infections occur through dirty hands (especially in children).
- Careful food handling. Meat and fish should be well fried, cooked or salted. Rinse vegetables and fruits well under plenty of water.
- Keeping pets. If cats or dogs live in the house, you must monitor their condition (timely worming, vaccination), the hygiene of their tray and feeding tank.
By following these rules, you can use helminths to protect yourself and family members from dangerous infections.
Some types of worms can really cause allergic manifestations in the form of urticaria, dermatitis, eczema. In severe cases, asthma, Quincke's edema, anaphylactic shock may develop. Therefore, with a noticeable decline in immunity (frequent colds, fatigue, loss of appetite, apathy and nervousness), an urgent consultation with a doctor is recommended. The sooner the source of the allergy is discovered, the better the disease will respond to treatment.