Worms in adults: the main symptoms and treatment of the disease

The prevalence of helminthiasis in adults is so great that we can say that worms is sick every third person on the planet. And it can be as ordinary, there are often types that are easy to diagnose and cure, and unusual, exotic imported from overseas. The running of the lesson can cause serious disease from iron deficiency anemia to constant headaches. So you need to know the common symptoms of worms in adults and the treatment regimen.

Common symptoms


Parasites in the human body, the worms cause poisoning of the organism by waste products and toxins. First, the bot may be asymptomatic, not letting themselves be known. And then, depending on the species and stages of worms begin to show different symptoms. Most often, the worms of the adult are similar to other diseases, such as gastritis, colitis, pneumonia than complicate diagnosis and treatment.

  • Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract accompanied by pain, often localized around the navel, with nausea, abundant saliva office. Can happen regular disorders of the chair, and a massive infestation of intestinal parasites forms can cause bowel obstruction.
  • Allergic reactions – manifested in the form of various skin manifestations in the form of hives, itching, various rashes, swelling, allergic rhinitis. An allergic reaction to the worms is the result of the body's response to foreign antigens of helminths.
  • Symptoms of disorders of the Central nervous system that manifest as insomnia, irritability, headaches, dizziness. Some larval stages of the parasites that affect the brain, can cause seizures, similar to epileptic.
  • That accompany the disease after a long period of parasitism, the host organism may be so weakened and poisoned by the toxins of the parasite, which occurs anemia, sudden weight loss, weakening of the immune system, the development of various autoimmune diseases, pneumonia and others.

It is important to know what the symptoms of worms in adult may occur when the infection properly diagnosed and to pick up the pills for treatment.


Ascaris in the adult human body can be in two stages: larval and adult intestinal. The most serious symptoms is accompanied by the larval stage of the roundworm:

  • The larva of the roundworm migrates and embeds itself in the intestinal wall and then through the blood into the lungs, causing the symptoms of bronchitis and pneumonia, which are accompanied by chest pain, cough, asthmatic attacks, and increased body temperature. On the skin may cause itching, rash in the form of hives, muscle and joint pain, weakness. These symptoms may last up to 7 days, if no re-infection.
  • The adult intestinal stage of the roundworm parasite in the small intestine and causes symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract: nausea, vomiting, pain around the navel and in the right hypochondrium, absence of appetite, bloating and bursting of the stomach, belching.
  • A large number of individuals, parasites in the body can cause anemia, seizures, dizziness, sleep disorders, headaches, fatigue and irritability. On the background of General weakening of the body may develop hypotension.

Treatment ascariasis

If you experience similar signs of worms in adult you need to contact the doctor, who, after confirming the symptoms to prescribe treatment.

In enterobioze

Worm parasite in the human colon. The cycle of life is not lasting 2-4 weeks, after which the individual dies. However, pinworms are highly contagious disease and can get into the body again and again, creating a vicious circle. Accompany disease the following symptoms:

  • The main symptom is intense itching around the anus and perineum. It is called the adults who come out of the intestines to lay eggs. With a massive infection itching is very intense and continuing concern. May develop vaginitis, urethritis. Over time, you may develop symptoms of various disorders of the gastrointestinal tract – abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, upset his chair. Launched parasitism can cause erosion of the lining of the colon.

Treatment enterobiasis

treatment of worms

The disease is not difficult to diagnose. Everyone knows which symptoms accompany these worms in adults, the treatment is prescribed special medicines that act on round worms. As the life of individuals from 2 to 4 weeks and then they die, worms can not be treated, and to try to do hygienic activities. For example, very briefly, to trim your nails, regularly washing hands before eating, ironed underwear and sheets with a warm iron, wash the area of the perineum several times a day.

In any case, even taking drugs, you will have to follow the personal hygiene: the eggs of pinworms are fairly long retain vitality and can once again become a source of infection.

Folk remedies for the treatment of worms

Worms – one of the oldest parasites. Before the invention of tablets and suspensions, our ancestors were saved from worms folk remedies. These products contain biologically active substances that are able to expel the parasite from the intestine. To consolidate the effect of the anthelminthic broth was associated with receiving a laxative. Treatment of worms folk remedies the most gentle method of dealing with worms in adults, symptoms in this case, disappear more slowly, but the body recovers faster.

  • Tansy has long been known as a remedy for hookworms. Children and adults were given a decoction of tansy in the prevention and treatment of worms. To do this, tansy is brewed with boiling water in the proportion 20 grams of tansy, and one liter of water.
  • Wormwood contains a substance that paralyzes the smooth muscles of worms. Single dose of wormwood not more than 1 gram daily, no more than 3 grams.
  • The flesh of pumpkin and raw sunflower seeds have an excellent effect against worms.
  • A decoction of tansy or wormwood can be used as enemas for the treatment of enterobiasis.

At home easy to prepare remedy for treating worms in adults, but only if the tests confirmed the symptoms of helminthiasis. Pointless use of any, even the most soft drugs can lead to exacerbation of chronic diseases.

Without observance of elementary norms and rules of personal hygiene any treatment or prevention of helminthiasis will be ineffective.