The presence of parasites in the body has serious health consequences. These include the development of allergies, general exhaustion and decreased immune defenses, a state of hypovitaminosis and anemia, as well as disorders of the nervous system, neuroses, insomnia and poor appetite. Correct treatment for parasites, their larvae and eggs, as well as the use of drugs that will restore metabolic processes disturbed by the presence of unwanted guests in the body, can eliminate all of these manifestations.
Getting rid of parasites: general principles<1_img_centerxx>
First of all, the treatment is aimed at completely ridding the body of worms and their larvae. If at least one parasite remains in the body, it can lead to reinfection. Only drugs are essential here, and this is due to the fact that many parasites are transmitted through dirty hands. In this regard, even if the patient drank a remedy for parasites, but at the same time neglects the rules of personal hygiene and is constantly in contact with the source of parasites (people or animals), rapid reinfection is quitepossible.
Therefore, the treatment of parasites consists of two mandatory elements:
- The use of remedies against parasites to eliminate them from the body.
- Prevention of reinfection (personal hygiene, disinfection of the house, personal effects and surfaces, treatment of all family members, pets).
In addition, there is often a need for additional therapy for the disorders that the parasite causes by its presence in the body.
Treatment against parasites
The basis of therapy against parasites that have been found in the body is the use of antiparasitic drugs. These drugs can affect both adults and their eggs and larvae. The selection of drugs against parasites should be treated exclusively by the doctor after receiving the results of all necessary examinations and assessing the general condition of the patient. Self-administration of antiparasitic remedies for the treatment and prevention of worms is prohibited, and this is due to several factors. First, all drugs against parasites belong to a special group of chemotherapeutic agents, they have a strong toxic effect on living organisms. And the human body is no exception in this regard. The wrong dosage or selection of drugs can damage the liver or kidneys, without harming helminths at all.
Second, the doctor calculates the dose based on age and weight, using the parasite drug for a short time and the maximum allowable and safe dose.
Third, according to the results of the analysis, a remedy for parasites is selected, which will be effective in this particular case, since different types of worms (as well as their larvae and eggs) die from different types of drugs.
Remedies for parasites: classification of drugs
Drugs that affect parasites and their larval forms, eggs, are divided, depending on the effect on certain groups of worms, into several classes.
The first group is a remedy for parasites that affects a class of nematodes. They are subdivided into two subclasses:
- Drugs active against intestinal nematodes.
- Drugs acting on extra-intestinal nematode species.
The second group includes drugs that have a detrimental effect on the cestode class. They are also divided into two sub-groups:
- Medicines acting on intestinal parasites.
- Drugs causing destruction of cestodes outside the intestinal lumen.
The third group includes all drugs against parasites that act on the fluke. They are also divided into subcategories:
- Medicines acting on intestinal parasites.
- Drugs that lead to the destruction of cestodes outside the intestinal lumen.
A special place is occupied by drugs of the fourth group, belonging to a wide spectrum of action. This means that such a remedy for parasites will be effective against most of the known helminths.
Complementary therapy: treat allergies, improve well-being
In addition to antiparasitic therapy, drugs are often used to improve the patient's condition, normalize his well-being and have a general fortifying effect. In addition, due to the strong allergization of the body when infected with parasites, the treatment of allergies with specific agents is also indicated. Allergy occurs in response to the penetration and reproduction of parasites, foreign to the body, it can worsen during the period of massive death of the parasites. Therefore, antihistamines are sometimes prescribed to prevent exacerbations of allergies against the background of the treatment of helminthiasis.
To relieve intoxication, remove waste and antigens from parasites, especially with severe allergy, while taking anthelmintic drugs, simultaneous intake of antihistamines and sorbents is indicated. In addition, sorbent and antiallergic therapy begins about three days before taking the main drug and continues for at least 5 days after it.
Often, helminthiasis lead to disruption of the intestinal microbial flora. It is therefore recommended to actively use fermented dairy products, plant foods and preventive treatment with probiotics to restore a normal biocenosis. During treatment, irritating, heavy foods, dense foods and excess protein should be excluded from the diet. The most useful will be light vegetable soups and stews, cereals and dairy products. It is important to consume plenty of fluids to actively flush toxins from the body.