Worms penetrate into the body of any child very easily. Learning the world around, all children tend to taste many dirty household items, land and sand. Also, the infection with helminths occurs as a result of playing with pets. Worms in children can appear at any age. For the timely initiation of helminthic treatment it is necessary to know the signs of infection with worms and methods of combating helminth invasions.
Only laboratory tests of feces, blood and urine can detect worm eggs and the presence of helminths in a child's body. It is important to know that the most optimal organ for the dwelling of parasites is the intestine of the child. But sometimes worms can settle in other organs.
Contents of the page:
- 1 Children's worms - the causes of
- 2 Symptoms and photos
- 3 Diagnosis
- 4 What to do - drugs for treatment( tablets and other products)
- 5 How to remove worms in a child at home?
- 6 Prevention
Worms in children - the causes of
Where do worms come
- Upon contact with an already infected person, helminth eggs are transferred to another person. That is why children's institutions are so frequent cases of infection with pinworms.
- Also parasitic worms can get into the house with street shoes or on the feet of animals. After that, eggs of helminths easily penetrate the children's body. The fact is that in the soil of the earth the worms get along with the excrement of cattle, dogs and cats.
- Non-observance of personal hygiene can also cause helminthiasis in a child.
- Worm eggs are very common on foodstuffs. The use of unwashed vegetables and fruits by children can cause infection by worms.
- In very rare cases, the cause of the appearance of helminths is due to the bite of blood-sucking insects.
- One of the risk factors is insufficient heat treatment of meat and fish during cooking.
Symptoms and photos
The first signs of infection with worms appear after 2-3 weeks. If you do not receive timely medical help in the fight against helminthiasis, the disease goes to a chronic stage. The course of the disease depends on the type of helminthiasis. In the body of the child can live ribbon, round and sosal worms. The most common in children are ascarids, pinworms, trematodes, bovine and pork chain.
Pinworms are small worms that lay their eggs near the anus. For this type of helminthiasis, a characteristic symptom is the itching in the anal region. Parasitizing in the child's body toxakary cause coughing in the baby, the development of allergies, febrile condition and attacks of suffocation.
What signs of worms in children are observed yet? As a result of the presence of helminths, the immunity of the child is significantly reduced. In such a case, the baby begins to suffer more infectious and inflammatory diseases and colds, allergic reactions are becoming more frequent. Worms release harmful toxins to children's body, which interfere with the full development of the child, affect digestion, growth and physical activity.
How do I know if my child has worms? For this, first of all, it is necessary to pay attention to the general well-being of the child and to pass all the necessary tests. The main symptoms of children's helminthiasis:
- digestive disorders;
- pain in the lower abdomen;
- pain in the upper abdominal areas;
- increased fatigue;
- frequent allergies;
- frequent colds;
- frequent diseases of the upper respiratory tract;
- activity decrease;
- aches in the joints;
- muscle pain;
- itching in the anal area;
- dry cough;
- chest pain;
- weight reduction;
- poor immunity;
- the presence of worms in the stool.
Extensive worm infestation can cause a number of serious and dangerous complications. As a result of infection with helminths, children can develop hepatitis, jaundice, acute allergic reaction, pyoderma. Often, worms can cause a decrease in vision and strabismus. Also worms provoke the development of acute pulmonary insufficiency, meningoencephalitis, seizures, intestinal obstruction, incontinence.
Worms in the feces of a child should be an immediate cause of contact with a doctor. A pediatrician or a family therapist will write a referral for the necessary tests, and then send it to a specialist for further examination and treatment.
To determine the type of helminthiasis, it will be necessary for the child to carry out some studies of feces, urine and blood. Usually, the doctor prescribes an analysis of the feces for the eggs of the worms and the scraping of the enterobiosis. To determine the presence of helminths with great accuracy in the child's body, additional blood tests are taken.
A general blood test in the presence of helminthiosis shows an increased number of eosinophils and a low degree of hemoglobin. There are various tests, biochemical and clinical blood tests. A biological study of urine, bile and sputum for toxins can also be performed. It is not uncommon for a doctor to make such a study as a coprogram.
With echinococcosis, x-rays and ultrasound are prescribed. Analyzes of intestinal contents and duodenal sounding are performed with opisthorchiasis. To clarify the clinical picture, various immunological studies are very effective. Only after carrying out all the necessary diagnostic methods, treatment of infection with worms is prescribed, which depends, first of all, on the revealed type of parasites present in the body.
What to do - drugs for treatment( tablets and other drugs)
For the most effective result, it is necessary to treat the whole family of a sick child. This measure will help to eliminate the risk of re-infection. Therefore, a course of treatment can be prescribed by a doctor to every family member. The basis of therapy is the detoxification of the body and drug therapy.
For elimination of toxins, glucose solutions, haemodesis infusion, introduction of vitamin C and B vitamins into the body can be used. Diuretic drugs and antihistamines can be prescribed. In the case of the development of hepatitis or myocarditis hormonal agents are used.
For any type of infection, special medicines are prescribed, aimed at combating the established type of helminths. Tablets from worms in children can cause various side effects, so in the treatment of a child it is important to correctly calculate the desired dosage.
Individually and depending on the type of helminthiasis, such medications are prescribed:
- Levamisole - ascariasis.
- Mebendazole - ascariasis, trichinosis, strongyloidiasis, enterobiasis, ankylostomiasis.
- Pirantel - enterobiosis, ascariasis.
- Albendazole - ascariasis, enterobiasis, trichocephalosis, trichinosis, strongyloidiasis, ankylostomidosis.
- Praziquantel - thione, opisthorchiasis, clonorchiasis, paragonimosis, schistosomiasis.
- Medamin - ascariasis, enterobiasis, strongyloidiasis, ankylostomidosis.
- Diethylcarbamazine - filariasis.
Concomitant therapy is also provided to relieve symptoms. Very effective in treating worms in children such medications as Vermox and Pirantel. The medicine for worms in children should be prescribed by a doctor.
In complex therapy, a variety of enterosorbents and enzyme medications are also used. They quickly remove from the body the products of vital activity of parasites and harmful toxins that were formed in the process of living worms.
How to remove worms from a child at home?
Together with taking specific medications it is important to cleanse the intestine and the entire body of the child with other means that will help safely remove the products of the vital activity of the worm.
These drugs include the drug Intoxicum. This completely natural preparation is absolutely safe for the child's body. The product very gently cleanses the intestines and is used in a complex fight against helminths. Ingredients of Intoxication allow you to quickly restore the intestinal microflora and remove toxins from the child's body. Absolutely harmless and non-dangerous preparation is an excellent variant of soft cleansing of the intestine.
In the complex therapy one more natural preparation Baktefort can be recommended. This remedy for worms for children is a good helper in the fight against helminth infection. Baktefort is widely used in the complex therapy of helminthiosis for cleaning the intestines from the products of vital activity of parasites and toxins, which they release into the children's body. Its components do not have harmful effects on the child and do not cause any side effects. The drug can be used in the treatment and purification of even young children.
A good natural remedy is Antiparasitic monastic tea. This herb collection has long been used in purifying the body of worms. Its unique composition includes only natural herbs that adversely affect helminths and effectively excrete them from the body. Monastic tea also restores the intestinal mucosa and clears the body of toxins. The drink has a pleasant taste, it can be used to purify the intestines not only for children, but for the whole family, instead of the usual black tea. Children usually enjoy drinking monastic tea and are well tolerated.
Treatment of worms with folk remedies
You can get rid of worms and effective folk recipes. How to withdraw worms from a child with traditional medicine? There are a lot of ways of treatment. The most effective and proven recipes against helminths:
- The use of infusion of walnuts. For this, it is necessary to grind the kernels of green walnuts. Melted nuts are poured with boiling water, after which a little salt is added to the mixture. Insist an infusion of half an hour, then it must be carefully filtered. The received product should be drunk within one day. This tool helps to get rid of roundworms and a solitaire.
- Using sagebrush infusion. Wormwood is poured with boiling water, insists half an hour and filters. Infusion should be taken before eating 2 tablespoons.
- Drinking tansy. Three spoons of tansy are poured over with boiling water, insisted for one hour. Take the product on a tablespoon 3 times a day.
- Use of broth from sorrel. To prepare this sorrel, pour boiling water and evaporate for 2 hours in a water bath. Then the broth is filtered. Add 50 grams of sugar, then evaporate again. Ready-made broth should have a volume of 250 ml. Take two spoons before meals.
- Use of a decoction of pomegranate crusts. The pomegranate crust is ground and boiled in 250 ml of water. Then you should insist and strain the resulting broth. Take the remedy is necessary, divide into three receptions. The interval between each use should be half an hour. After 3 hours after treatment, folk remedies should be given to the baby a mild laxative.
Well help to cope with worms and decoctions of some medicinal herbs. Collection of herbs from askarids includes chamomile, wormwood, tansy, gentian root. All plants should be taken in equal parts and brewed in a thermos. Give a child to drink such a herb collection 2 times a day for a glass.
Ascarids and pinworms can be used in the treatment of pumpkin seeds and bitter wormwood. These two ingredients are required to be ground and folded into a bottle. One third of the capacity is filled with vodka. The tincture is set aside for 7 days, after which the treatment is started. Take 2 teaspoons 2 times a day.
Preventive measures are the formation of hygienic skills in children. It is very important to teach the child to wash their hands after walking in the yard, after talking with pets and before eating. Careful washing of hands is the main preventive measure of getting helminths into the children's body.
It is also necessary to conduct timely deworming of a pet living near the child. All animals, even the most domestic and clean, are carriers of the eggs of worms. Therefore, it is necessary to give a pet a special veterinary medication every three months from helminths.
It is important to treat processed fruits and vegetables with boiling water, and during cooking prepare and cook meat and fish well.
Personal hygiene is the main one in the prevention of helminthiosis. It is necessary to regularly monitor the purity of the sexual organs and anal area of the child. The underwear must be clean. It needs to be constantly changed, and the laundered clothes should be ironed with a hot iron. This will eliminate the possibility of helminth infection. It is also necessary to change the bed linen regularly in the baby's bed. The nails of the child need to be cut short. All the toys with which the baby plays, it is necessary to regularly wash and wash. The kid should not play with contaminated toys.
Adherence to preventive measures will avoid the development of helminthiosis. If, after all, helminth infection has occurred, it is important to consult a doctor in a timely manner. Procrastination with a visit to a doctor can cause a chronic course of the disease and the development of many dangerous complications.
Feedback on the treatment
Most recently, they were treated for worms - my two-year-old son was diagnosed with ascariasis. The doctor appointed a baby suspension Pirantel. Very good medicine, which we took strictly according to the instructions. The son had a normal transfer of the drug. He complained a little at first to the dull ache in his stomach, but on the second day of treatment everything passed.
The abdomen stopped worrying the baby. I also gave as an additional means to drink a decoction of chamomile. It well removes inflammation in the intestines and restores strength in any disease. After such treatment, tests showed that the worms in the child no longer exist.
Marianne, 28 years - Ekaterinburg
Treated both children from lamblia. Where it came from is unknown. Doctors have prescribed to drink Albendazole, but the wife has still given children antiparasitic monastic tea. Such a comprehensive treatment gave its results - the children got rid of parasites in two weeks.
Monastic tea can be taken instead of the usual drinks, and the benefits from it more than from simple medications. Children drank it with pleasure.
Kirill, 34 years - St. Petersburg
Unfortunately, though mothers look carefully at children, and worms still appear to them. My baby, too, was no exception. A month ago I had to fight this unpleasant problem. It all began as a fever - high fever and crying. We went to the nearest hospital, and already at the examination it turned out that these were banal worms. I never thought that there could be such a reaction in a child to helminths.
I had to drink all the prescribed pills. From intoxication put a dropper with vitamins. In general, there was not much good. Then the whole body of the child was restored for a long time after helminthic invasion - they drank preparations for normalization of the digestive system and intestines. Now the son feels very well, he is no longer bothered by the high fever and abdominal pain.
Irina, 26 years - Moscow
We always use pumpkin seeds and garlic as prophylaxis against worms. These two products well prevent the development of helminthiosis and are able to remove worms from the body. Once the younger son was appointed Pirantel in suspension, drank it for three days, after which he was re-tested. Now no one has been infected with worms in our family for a long time.
Pumpkin seeds and garlic are the best folk remedies for the elimination of parasites that have entered the body. Such treatment is safe, does not require much money and, most importantly, natural. I recommend to use often in the prevention and treatment of helminthiasis folk remedies that have been tested for centuries by many peoples.
Bogdan, 35 years old