Tools and rules for the prevention of worms in adults

Any disease it is better to prevent than to treat. Diseases caused by infestation with worms are no exception. Prevention of helminthiasis in humans is one of the most pressing problems today. Drugs that are used for the prevention and treatment of helminth infections represent the products of synthetic production.

Prevention of worms

With regard to the use of these medicines with the aim of prevention of helminthiasis, the opinions of experts are ambiguous. A certain percentage of physicians are against the use of these drugs for the prevention of helminthic infestations, as some have advocated. Along with using drug therapy, there is a nonspecific prophylaxis of helminthiasis in adults, which will be mentioned below.

Non-specific methods

For the prevention of diseases caused by the larvae of helminths, it is necessary to observe the following rules:

  • Not to neglect the rules of personal hygiene and household hygiene (hand washing before eating, after using the toilet and public places).
  • Regular change of underwear and bed linen.
  • To perform the necessary heat treatment of food products.

As active measures to prevent infection with helminthiasis opponents of drug therapy to allow for the use of alternative methods of prevention are to eat pumpkin seeds and garlic.

Use of medicines for the prevention

The advocates of the use of drugs to prevent infection by worms, note the existence of cases in which the use of this group of medicines is justified. Such situations may include infection of one of the members of the family, in which the preventive measure shall be subject to all other family members.

The presence of symptoms such as itching in the anus, partial or complete loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, are a powerful argument for de-worming the start of the reception means. The main indications for receiving de-worming drugs to prevent include:

  • The presence of Pets.
  • Daily contact with outdoor soil (children who arrive in the sandbox, agricultural workers).
  • People who carry out regular trips to exotic destinations.
  • A person with Hobbies related to fishing, as well as frequent stays on the beach.
  • Regular visits of children to sports and recreational facilities.

Selection of the optimal preparation

The whole list of available de-worming drugs can be divided into specific and nonspecific. Drugs that have a narrow range of action, are more toxic. Some drugs have a minimal list of side effects. If there is a certain risk of infection of worms required for the scheme of prevention should consult a medical professional.

All drugs are contraindicated in pregnancy. Sometimes their use can be justified during the treatment of some types of parasites, but only after a doctor's prescription. In any case prevention during pregnancy or during breast-feeding is not allowed. You should also pay attention to the condition of the liver and it is highly desirable to carry out preparatory and remedial actions.

Any de-worming product has a number of side effects including very rare serious. The use of such drugs is strictly prohibited during pregnancy, and in patients with concomitant pathology of internal organs and systems.

The most common adverse reactions caused by taking de-worming drugs include:

  • Sleep disturbance, difficulty falling asleep;
  • Excessive irritability;
  • Complete or partial loss of appetite;
  • The appearance of inflammatory reactions in the oral cavity;
  • Muscle pain.

Remember that prescribing drugs to prevent infection with helminthiasis deals exclusively with the attending physician, and only subject to the availability of certain evidence.