The task of how to remove worms from a person arose when they were discovered. Sometimes they can be seen after a bowel movement. Other cases are detected only by sophisticated laboratory tests. It is always important to know the exact type of worm to deal effectively. The methods of dealing with worms are also different: you can go to the doctor, quickly get rid of the worms, or you can give long-term treatment with folk methods at home.
How doctors treat
How to get rid of worms, the doctor knows best - a parasitologist or an infectious disease specialist. These are specialists who prescribe medication for treatment after an examination. All antihelminthic drugs have two purposes:
- Cause their destruction.
- Removed from the human body.
Anthelmintic pills are divided according to the type of worms they act on. These are drugs that affect roundworms (ascariasis), flatworms, cysts (larvae of flatworms), extra-gastrointestinal representatives (for example, a liver fluke).
Tablets for the removal of bandages or worms in the gastrointestinal tract are not only toxic to helminthic organisms. They cause serious changes in the body of adults, are usually contraindicated in children and are not used for home treatment. To get the desired results, the taking of such drugs must be long-term.
Heartworms can be eliminated with their use under the supervision of a hospital physician. These pills do not necessarily kill the parasites. They can temporarily cause paralysis or stop reproduction.
After the death of any helminths, their persistence in the tissues or intestinal lumen exposes the body to further intoxication. How to deworm in this case quickly, the visiting specialist will advise. Epsom or Glauber salt is usually used immediately after treatment with a drug that is toxic to the human body (after 3 hours).
Once adult roundworms (eg, roundworms) are identified, the doctor prescribes medication for home treatment. The drug is used to act on certain types of worms. The treatment regimens used vary depending on the type of helminth.
With ascariasis, piperazine-based drugs are administered for 1 or 2 days, twice a day (dose is selected depending on age). With pinworms - 5 days with the same dosage in three courses with a break of one week. When treating adult pinworms, you can re-infect yourself at home if the following conditions are not met:
- Change bed linen daily, wash with hot iron.
- Heat treatment of any food (greens, fruits, vegetables poured with boiling water).
- Wash hands thoroughly before eating (snack). At home, you can douche every night during your treatment. This frees the rectum from the worms.
What can happen in an "interesting location"
Pregnant women up to 5 months use the proven method of eliminating helminths for one week with the help of oxygen. Gas is pumped daily on an empty stomach, 1500 ml for 15 minutes. For placement, a nasogastric tube (a thin plastic tube inserted into the stomach) is used.
After giving oxygen, you need to lie down for 2 hours. If there is no stool two days after starting treatment, do an enema to clear it up. Oxygen therapy is especially effective in cases of roundworm infections.
From pinworms, expectant mothers are not assigned special treatment. Because of the short life cycle of these worms (eggs 6-8 hours after emergence, they can cause reinfection) a proven tactic is for women to adhere to hygiene recommendations. The main thing to do at home is to prevent the possibility of reinfection. For this you need:
- Wash hands before eating.
- Change towels daily in the morning, evening, wash, iron.
- Use heat-processed foods.
- Wash hands after changing clothes.
This process takes a few days, ideally a day. As for any form of deworming, you need to consult a doctor, self-treatment can be harmful to children.
Proven methods for getting rid of helminths include the use of plant materials. These are tansy, wormwood (tsitvarnaya), pumpkin seeds.
A decoction of flowers is made into tea, used to treat roundworms. Dry ingredients take 1 tbsp. spoon for 200 ml of boiling water. Drink 1 tbsp. spoon infusion 3 times a day. Contraindicated infusion for pregnant women.
Wormwood flowers are used as a dry powder to treat ringworm. Adults should take 5 g each dose 2 to 3 times a day before meals. On the night before using the powder and upon completion, take a saline laxative. Should not be used by pregnant women.
Pumpkin seeds are a proven method for removing tapeworms when medications are contraindicated or not well tolerated. 2 days before starting to drink "delicious" you should take an enema in the morning and a saline laxative in the evening. Pumpkin treatment day begins with bowel cleansing. Seeds are obtained in 2 ways:
- On an empty stomach, you need to eat 300 g of shelled seeds (with green film) within 30-40 minutes. You can crush them, mix with honey. Lie down for 3 hours, drink physiological saline laxative. After 30 minutes, an enema will be given, regardless of the presence of stool. You can eat when stools appear (independently or with an enema).
- 500g unpeeled pumpkin seeds through a meat grinder or puree, pour with 1 liter of water. Boil for 2 hours, remove the oily film, filter. The resulting broth should be drunk within 30 minutes. After 2 hours, a saline laxative is used.
Removal of helminths can be done by different methods. Everyone can get good results. Careful implementation of the specialist's recommendations after clarifying the type of worm will lead to success.