Symptoms of worms in children

Children of different ages, suffering from infestation with worms. Risk is present everywhere. Especially in kindergarten, playing games in the sand, public transport. Signs of infection with worms easily confused with other common diseases. So the adults need to carefully look closely to the health of children.

symptoms of worms in children


Most often, children become infected with these worms as ascaris and pinworms. Symptoms of their appearance is slightly different.

When ascariasis note:

  • Cough without symptoms of the common cold;
  • Urticaria, rash on the skin is an infectious and allergic nature;
  • Stomatitis, gingivitis, herpes;
  • Lividity under the eyes and pale skin;
  • The reduction of weight.

Upon infection with worms (pinworms) occurred:

  • Severe itching in the area of the anal canal (especially in the evening and at night);
  • Tingling and pain sensations during the act of defecation;
  • In the fecal masses visually noticeable worms about the size of 0,5-1 see

The main symptoms, it is necessary to supplement:

  • Decreased appetite, strong craving for sweets (especially chocolate with nuts);
  • Nausea, vomiting, temperature;
  • Diarrhea and constipation;
  • Dizziness;
  • Lethargy, decrease in intellectual activity;
  • Dim color on your hair;
  • Nervousness, irritability, tearfulness, stress, depression;
  • Unjustified increase in the temperature of the body (even up to 39°).

Data symptoms of worms in children 2 years of age easily confused for other diseases. For example: respiratory diseases, bronchitis, intestinal infections, poisoning. Often the cause of allergies are looking for in incentives among products or external factors. But it can hide in the presence of the worms. Incorrect treatments and incorrect diagnosis, which contribute to their development. Then the health and even the life of a small child will be at risk.

Symptoms of the acute phase

This phase is indicative of the presence of the worm invasion.

Recognize it it is possible to use these symptoms:

  • Severe pain in the abdomen, which do not go through a few minutes;
  • Constipation longer than 3 days;
  • Seizures vascular dystonia (increased breathing, panic attacks, a syndrome of "running a fever" on the body, dark in the eyes, headache);
  • A very unpleasant smell from the mouth and belching;
  • Tachycardia.

Data are the symptoms point to a large amount of worming in the body. It can lead to severe consequences.

symptoms of worms

For example:

  • chronic bowel obstruction;
  • pneumonia;
  • the chronic form of the allergic reaction (including asthma).

Intoxication leads to disruption of the functionality of all systems and functions in the body. If time does not start treatment, worms can lead to the most terrible consequences.

The symptoms of the chronic phase

Chronic stage suggests that the child is constantly infected with worms. Maybe even to the presence of mixed helminths.

When this is observed the typical symptoms:

  • Permanent disorders of stool (diarrhea, constipation);
  • Poor appetite, decline in weight, which is not restored;
  • Hair loss, brittle nails;
  • Common rashes on the skin, and especially urticaria;
  • Malaise, rapid fatigue;
  • Apathy, taciturnity, depression;
  • Bowel obstruction, liver disorders;
  • Frequent colds and viral diseases, reduced immunity;
  • Frequent vagaries, tantrums, nervousness.

Worms are so harmless as it may seem initially. If the child at least once been infected with such parasites, then his parents know about the effects on your own skin. They may infect children aged 1-2 years. For their health, the worms bear a serious threat. For example, ascaris in children can lead to strangulation.

In addition, can be observed:

  • strong intoxication;
  • anemia;
  • critical weight reduction.

This is dangerous, because there is a large amount of drugs from the worms that it is possible to receive in such a small age.

The first symptoms of worms in children

Most parents will immediately notice changes on the health status of their children. Symptoms of worms to determine without examination is not so easy. In particular, at the stage of the infection. For several months goes into an acute form. Then the treatment is lengthy and download the worming of the body more difficult.

the first symptoms

The first symptoms of worms in children:

  • common disorders of digestion;
  • sleep disorders;
  • abdominal pain – must cause, but concern adults.

These symptoms are the reason for the transmission analysis for the presence of worms.

What he says komorowski about worms?

Most often with the worms infects children aged 1 to 5 years. Because in this period, children actively learn the world around. In addition, at this age it is not until the end of the is formed by the intestine and its function. Therefore, in children a greater risk the infection gets worms.

View Komarovsky of worms in children:

  1. Dr. komorowski argues that children facing contamination in the environment – sand, unwashed fruit, toys, fallen on the ground, or nipples.
  2. When in the sandbox to play not only children, but even dogs with cats, then there is great likelihood of contracting parasites. Because animals leave there your attempts together with the eggs of worms.

What are the symptoms of worms in a child is calling komorowski?

Komorowski talking about the fact that within 10 years of the symptoms of helminths clearer pronounced than in adults. It so happens that the presence of worms is not accompanied by typical symptoms. Then actively develop in the body and lead to severe diseases. Therefore, it is necessary to undergo regular examination and donate the common analysis.

Among the symptoms of worms, komorowski, notes the following:

  • nausea, vomiting;
  • pain in the lower abdomen and in the area of the navel;
  • cough;
  • pain in the muscles and joints;
  • moodiness, quick fatigue;
  • decreased or increased appetite;
  • circles under the eyes.

In addition, komorowski said it's not worth the creaking of the teeth perceived as a sign of helminthiasis. This phenomenon has the name of bruxism. It is not a pretext for the diagnosis of helminthiasis.

How to detect, than to treat and how to prevent?

To detect the presence of worms is possible by examination of stool and blood. Is it the best way. But examination is necessary to undergo a few times, and what is most important in the period of the full moon. Then will be the maximum reliability of the results.

profilaktika worms

Treatment of Ascaris and other parasites must be prescribed by a doctor. It is worth it to turn to a gastroenterologist or other experts. Usually the treatment is complex and takes place in two stages. The first is aimed at destruction of adult worms, and the other on their eggs and larvae.

Alert infection is possible only by adhering to the rules of personal hygiene:

  • The child should be to play in the sand, where there is no walking of the animals.
  • Wash vegetables and fruits before eating.
  • Thoroughly wash your hands after streets and toilet.
  • There is food fallen on the floor or on the ground.
  • After a walk to wash things, toys.

How to advise komorowski determine the presence of de-worming?

Dr. komorowski is recommended to pay attention to the specific behavior of the children:

  • For example, itching in the anal area.
  • If the child is talking about it, then almost always detected infection with worms.

If in adults, have appeared assumptions that the child may be worms, then it is necessary for him to watch.

It is important to take into account:

  • behavior;
  • taste changes;
  • control weight.

If there are no other reasons for the changes, these assumptions can be confirmed.

One of the most annoying ways is a visual diagnosis of:

  1. You can see worms in the stool or stool masses.
  2. It is very unpleasant, but in such cases, de-worming need to extract into a jar with rubbing alcohol or a solution, physiological saline.
  3. Then attributed to the lab.
  4. This will help you determine what kind of worms in children, symptoms and treatment, in order to faster expel it from the body.

Komorowski on preventive measures

Komorowski reminds parents that there are no magic pills, which save the child from getting the infection with the worms.

Take medication against the worms with the aim of prevention is dangerous. They are toxic and just give their child cannot.

The best prevention is personal hygiene. While such rules must be respected by all in the house. As well as children under the age of 10 years, it is worth it to undergo tests for the presence of worms, every 3-6 months.

treatment of worms

Therapeutic measures

Treatment can be strictly traditional, or in a complex with folk remedies. In this case, take into account how to safely take a particular drug in children.

The application of drugs

The traditional means of prescribe:

  • De-worming.
  • Enterosorbent.
  • Enzymes.
  • Biologics.
  • Complex vitamins.

The use of folk remedies

Among the folk remedies we recommend:

  • The pumpkin seeds.
  • The hemp oil.
  • Tansy.
  • The carrot juice.
  • Wormwood.
  • Chamomile.

It is worth noting that even 2-3 a property of worms, there must be a reason for putting analysis. In particular, the visualization in calais. So, how is it possible to carry out diagnosis and initiation of treatment.