Signs of worms in adult

Signs of worms in humans is diverse. The presence of worms may manifest constant pains in the stomach, bloating, nausea and vomiting. Some people have no negative symptoms, but there are skin rashes that cannot be resolved. Quite often worm infestation manifested suddenly appeared allergic reactions.

Worm infestation in humans


There are many types of worms, for which infection enough eating unwashed vegetables or fruits. Worm infestation can cause serious diseases of the body. To date, proven relationship with the infestation and development of cancer.

When infected with worms are symptoms of pathologies of the liver, stomach, intestine and gall bladder. Often in adults, occurring skin rash and irritation. People can years to heal from certain diseases, and after a course of anthelmintic drugs fully recovering.

How to catch worms

There are 4 ways of infection:

  • Geohelminths. Infection occurs through the soil. Later the larvae penetrate into the water. That is why it is so important to wash all fruits and vegetables that grow in the ground and have contact with her. When working with the earth is important not only to wash hands and clean nails from dirt. Through the earth worms frequently infect animals, which, after transfer of the larvae to the people.
  • Contact. Transfer of worms from an infected person. This method is most often transmitted worms such as pinworms. The female will lay about 5,000 eggs at night. The larvae can be transmitted through bedding, hands and objects, which was touched by infected person, not washing after sleeping hands.
  • Biohelminths. Bad processed meat and fish are often infected with the larvae of parasites.
  • Worms can enter the body through insect bites.

The most common infection is by direct ingestion of helminth larvae. Contaminated water, unwashed hands after working with soil, poorly processed meat – all can cause a worm infestation. Often a person infected by drinking contaminated water, swimming in pools or taking it from wells.

Symptoms of worms

The manifestation of helminthiasis in humans may differ. Symptoms that occur in people who have severe infection:

  • Tired.
  • Weight loss.
  • Pallor.
  • Itching in the anal area.

In most cases, infection with helminths has similar symptoms with other diseases, the treatment of which does not give performance. Depending on the localization of parasites and their number is the development of certain symptoms.

Failure of the gastrointestinal system

If the parasitic worms in the intestine, then a person is faced with such problems as:

  • Diarrhea or conversely, constipation.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Pain in the intestines.
  • Bloating.
  • Sudden loss or, conversely, weight gain.

Symptoms may be mild, and Vice versa. Individual species of helminths secrete substances that cause diarrhea. Large tapeworms can block the intestines and cause constipation.

Important! Because of the constant allocation of waste products a person experiences all the signs of intoxication – there is nausea, vomiting, General weakness.

The weakening of the immune system

The parasites cause a lack of vitamins and mineral elements in the body and weaken the immune system. People who previously had no inclination to colds, you begin sick. Their body is vulnerable to the most viral and infectious diseases. None of the vitamins and minerals will not help to restore the immune system until the person is treated from worms.

Problems of the nervous system

The more parasites in the body, the stronger the nervous system suffers. The products that they secrete poison the body and cause failure of the nervous system. Appear memory problems, frequent headaches, resembling migraines, fatigue and depression. It's hard to communicate with other people, and he often come into conflict. In severe cases, may develop more serious diseases of the nervous system, fever and raise the body temperature to 39 degrees.

Important! Due to the constant lack of useful elements of developing chronic fatigue syndrome, anemia and constant irritability.

Diseases of the respiratory system

In contact with the worms in the respiratory system is damaged. Perhaps the development of chronic diseases of the lungs, frequent bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma. Constant runny nose can also be one of the signs of infection.

Skin diseases


In contact with parasites in the body skin condition much worse. In most cases appear acne and pimples cure that is impossible. Some worms can cause more serious diseases – seborrhea, dermatitis and warts.

The symptoms of helminth infection may be different:

  • The cracked heels.
  • Itching of the skin.
  • Lamination nails.

Very often the person begins to feel allergic skin reactions that do not respond to treatment. Because of the violation of absorbability of useful elements and vitamins appearance suffers first. Skin can prematurely begin to age and become pale in color.

The symptoms depending on the type of worms

Symptoms of infection by certain helminths depend on the number of individuals in the body immunity of the person and the place of localization. Some species of helminths, e.g. roundworm, a few days can cause deterioration in General health, and filariasis have an incubation period of about a year.


These types of worms often masquerade as various diseases of internal organs. Increased body temperature, the individual suffers from cough and is fatigued. Strong worm infestation can cause bronchitis or pneumonia.

Once worms infect the intestines, there are all the symptoms of metabolic disorders. Man begins to lose weight. May develop intestinal obstruction and jaundice. There is a strong headache, the person becomes irritable and can fall into depression.

Trichocephalosis, schistosomiasises, difillobotrioz, ankilostomidoz

Disturb the metabolism and can cause development of goiter. Because of the constant lack of nutrients observed deficiency. Perhaps the development of anemia.


To the main symptoms of worm infestation adds intense anal itching at night. If worming is not a lot – itching can go on for a while and then appear again. In severe forms of infection is itching constantly observed.


Occur muscle pain and swelling. May develop fever.

Fascioliasis, opisthorchiasis, clonorchiasis

Dangerous types of worms that disturb the functioning of the liver and can manifest all the symptoms of jaundice. Disrupted the digestive tract and greatly increases the liver.

Urogenital schistosomiasis

The type of worms that affect the genitourinary system. The main symptom is the appearance of blood at the end of urination.

Habitats of worms

Most often, worms live in the intestines. They can occupy both the thick and the thin intestines. In the large intestine live parasites such as whipworm, thin – roundworm, tapeworm and hookworms. That is why the most common symptom symptoms of worms – intestinal pain, bloating and metabolic disorders.

Tissue worms can live in organs and tissues. Depending on where they occur symptoms of a disease. For example, helminths that reside in the liver, can cause symptoms of hepatitis or other lesions of the important organs in the lungs – bronchitis or pneumonia.

The most prevalent helminths

Currently identified more than a hundred species of worms that can live in the intestines and internal organs. The most common helminths that are often infected people are pinworms. Also in our country people are prone to infection by the dwarf tapeworm, Ancylostoma and intecom. Other types of helminths:

  • The whipworm.
  • Paragonimiasis.
  • Cysticercosis

To determine the presence of worms and to set their type by analysis of feces. If this is the first examination of stool helminth eggs are not discovered, but there is a high risk of infection, the analysis should be repeated several times.

Important! To obtain accurate result in the determination of helminths by using enzyme immunoassay of blood, however it is carried out not in all medical institutions.

Recommended to be tested for the presence of helminthes people who:

  • Have Pets or their work is related to them.
  • Workers medical and children's institutions.
  • Work with the food and service.



After the detection of eggs in fecal the doctor prescribes drugs that are effective against certain species of helminths. To self-medicate is not necessary, as the drugs have high toxicity and adversely affect internal organs.

Usually for the treatment of worms sufficiently effective. In the case of aggravation of the disease and a large number of individuals can be treated with injections and infusions.

Important! Most of the drugs are only adults that require additional treatment due to the presence in the body of the larvae.

Prevention of worms

In order to best protect yourself from infestation, you must observe the following rules:

  • After contact with animals wash hands thoroughly.
  • Use clean towels, kitchen utensils and hygiene products.
  • To abandon bad habits and to strengthen the immune system.
  • To wash vegetables and fruits before eating.
  • To monitor the quality of processing of meat and fish.
  • To drink clean water.

To protect itself from helminth infection is very difficult. Each person can have worms and not know it, and the transfer of worms is possible by contact. Often, Pets get infected with worms while walking or contact with other individuals.

Important! It is very important to timely treatment of worms and fleas in animals, to reduce the risk of infection.

If you suspect the presence of worms it is advisable to immediately consult a doctor and be tested. It is not necessary to self-medicate and the more used to traditional methods for the treatment of worms. After all, every day the parasites have a negative impact on the internal organs and the immune system and can cause serious diseases.