Could You Have A Worm Infestation?
A worm infestation is not the same thing as an infection because it does not cause antigen antibody reactions to prevent future outbreaks. When an infestation occurs there is not a destruction of tissues because worms are parasites that infest their host to keep living with barely any symptoms while an infection is caused by virus, bacteria or fungus.
Types Of Worms
There are a few different types of worms that could be attacking your body, including:
- Tape Worm – A worm infestation of this nature can occur from consuming undercooked pork or beef. These worms are massive in length and can grow to be more than three feet long. It can tightly hold your intestines with its scolex and a severe infestation can result in malnutrition or intestinal blockage.
- Flukes – These types of worms reside in the small intestines of dogs, pigs and man. They can affect the digestive system by attacking the liver and binary ducts which causes jaundice.
- Hook Worm – This type of worm infestation will keep silent in many people, causing anemia and having a tragic impact on their health. Hook worms live in humid areas in the soil's top layer. If you walk barefoot across them, the larvae can enter into your body through your skin. Once this happens, they can reach your lungs by entering your blood stream. They can then be coughed up and sent to your digestive system where they make their home in your small intestine.
- Round Worm – The round worm receives its name for its cylindrical, elongated and unsegmented shape. They are spread orally by consuming contaminated foods. The eggs that enter into your body are hatched in your small intestine where the larva burrows to enter your blood stream and travel to your lungs. Here they are coughed up and enter back into your digestive tract again. Once this happens, they are passed through feces, polluting and spreading in the environment.
- Pin Worm – This type of worm infestation is usually seen in children. Pin worms are white, tiny worms that are visible when passed in feces. Contaminated water or food or poor hygiene measures are all causes.
Symptoms Of A Worm Infestation
Symptoms will vary depending on the type of worm and its affecting site but they commonly are:
- Loose stools, possibly with some bleeding present.
- Abdominal pain that may be accompanied with diarrhea or constipation.
- Quick weight loss and anemia that is due to blood loss.
- Uncomfortable stomach bloating and gas.
- Coughing, sneezing and asthma symptoms.
- Epilepsy and headaches if the eggs are lodged in the brain.
- Teeth grinding and bed wetting are common symptoms in sleeping children.
- Restlessness and sleeplessness at night.
- Stunted growth in children.
- Lack of concentration.
- Anal or vaginal itch.
- Various types of skin rashes.
Proper hygiene is essential if you want to have a fighting chance at preventing worm infestation. Children must be taught at an early age, the importance of wearing shoes outside and of washing their hands properly. Also, pets should be inspected and cleaned often. Hands need to be cleaned thoroughly with soap and water before handling food, after playing with pets and after using the toilet. Additionally, it is a good idea to keep your child's nails trimmed very short so they do not scratch and pass eggs under their nails to other people.
Homeopathy offers sort of a miraculous therapy option to the traditional drugs that have been used in the past that often result in uncomfortable side effects. It does not actually kill the worms but rather makes the circumstances unfavorable so that they are expelled. Homeopathy ensures relief without allergic reactions, abdominal pain, drug use or the chance of dependency.