Parasites are the simplest types of bacteria that live off the nutrients of another organism, parasitizing on it. They feed on ready-made organic substances produced by others.
Currently, there are more than twenty types of parasitic life forms that can live in the body of animals or humans.
All of them can enter our body and cause a large number of diseases and infections. Very often, such bacteria are found in children, since they do not have such a high level of immunity, while they have a lot of contact with animals and some dirty things.
Remember that a small child often takes everything in his mouth?
These items may contain dangerous parasites. This article provides a classification of parasites in the human body, how to treat infectious diseases, and what you need to do to prevent harmful bacteria from entering your body.
Parasitic bacteria in the human body, in which organs can they live?
In the human body and on its skin are the simplest bacteria, they can be unicellular and multicellular.
Parasites that live on the body are called ectoparasites. This species includes bedbugs, lice and similar scabies pathogens. Others are called endoparasites because they live inside the human body. These include amoeba, worms and insect larvae.
The latter are the most dangerous, while the former are simply unpleasant.
Internal parasites often cause serious illnesses and are more difficult to get rid of than external parasites. Medicine has already found many ways to get rid of them, and also has a lot of experience in treating parasites in the human body.
Each of the parasites has its ideal place in the human body, where they have all the conditions for a parasitic lifestyle, that is, the necessary nutrients for growth and reproduction. Some of them can move as they grow.
Most often, endogenous parasites can be found in the intestines, muscles, blood, lungs, heart and liver. Some species even live in nervous tissues. Ectogenic parasites live on the skin.
How can parasites enter the body?
The first way is the ingestion of bacteria into the body with food and water. Sometimes it is infected or contaminated, so microorganisms begin to multiply there. Insects such as flies and cockroaches also carry many harmful bacteria. Some types of food are contaminated initially - raw fish or raw meat. Very often, livestock meat is infected with parasites, so a person does not eat it raw.
The second is contact-household. In this case, parasites are transmitted from humans, through household items or animals. Very often infectious bacteria are carried by street animals - dogs, cats, birds and rats.
The third is blood transfer by mosquitoes. In the CIS countries, this rarely happens, most often infected mosquitoes live in hot countries. The fourth is the independent entry of some insects into the human body. They gnaw through the skin and penetrate into muscle tissue or blood, and then go to where they have the best living conditions.
What are the symptoms of parasites?
Parasites in the human body can cause completely different symptoms - from insomnia, which is often imperceptible, to skin formations. For example, ectoparasites often cause skin lesions and scabies. Endoparasites that live in the lungs often cause coughing. When they are in the intestines, you may be bothered by constipation, vomiting or diarrhea.
But the general signs of the presence of parasites in humans are as follows: insomnia, general fatigue, headaches, and sometimes allergic reactions. Very often, people use folk remedies, but they are not always pleasant, for example, not everyone can drink a glass of sauerkraut juice with worms.
Consider the symptoms in the presence of different types of parasites:
- The most common parasites for humans are worms or roundworms. They cause indigestion and stomach pain, irritability, insomnia and anxiety attacks, sometimes dizziness. Detecting them is easy enough, you can see them in feces or get a positive test result for a worm egg;
- then comes a rather dangerous parasite - a tapeworm. It often causes discomfort or pain in the abdomen, diarrhea, a brutal appetite (you eat a lot, but you do not increase your weight), pain in the liver and the presence of its worms in the feces;
- in the presence of pinworms in a person, he may notice loss of appetite, insomnia, nervousness and itching in the anus.
Why are parasites dangerous?
They disrupt the functioning of organs, cause inflammatory processes in tissues and destroy them. They produce toxic substances that destroy the body.
A pest that parasitizes on you can cause a lack of vitamins, a general weakening and a decrease in immunity in both adults and children. The presence of such a parasite in children is very dangerous, as they greatly slow down their development. It is very often difficult to get rid of parasites in the body, as they tend to adapt to their environment and do not want to leave their habitual home.
How to treat parasites?
To get rid of parasites, you must first consult a doctor. He will prescribe a certain drug or another, more natural remedy.
There is also treatment with folk remedies, but it is recommended to be carried out in symbiosis with medications.
Doctors have long found an effective treatment against parasites in humans.
Some medicines come in tablet form, while others come in other forms, such as liquids. The dosage is determined only by the doctor, it is not possible to do it yourself without side effects. Also, drugs have differences in the age of the patients for whom they are intended.
In the modern world, there is another way to cure people with parasites. It is called oxygen and appeared relatively recently, it is carried out only in hospitals under the supervision of a doctor. First, the patient is cleansed of the intestines with an enema, then oxygen is introduced by the probe method. After filling the stomach and rectum with oxygen, the parasites die. With this method, the cured patient does not receive any side effects, unlike the drug method.
Parasites: quick treatment with folk remedies
Various parasites in the human body can be removed with folk remedies, even some doctors recommend some natural remedies to get rid of such pests.
Pumpkin seeds are the most famous remedy for treating parasites. They contain many nutrients that are beneficial to humans and their intestinal microflora, but are detrimental to protozoan pests. In order to be completely cured, eat 20 grams of pumpkin seeds on an empty stomach in the morning, and later after 30-40 minutes, drink a laxative.
Vegetable oils can be used as natural laxatives, the most common being castor oil.
For the treatment of parasites with folk remedies in adults, anthelmintic teas are used, and after cleansing the intestines with an enema. To prepare a decoction, you can take wormwood, cloves, celandine or tansy. All of them have a sharp and bitter taste, therefore they make the environment in the intestines unsuitable for pests.
However, be careful about the herbs you use, many of them are prohibited for pregnant women.
Diet to prevent parasites
Anyone who has ever encountered the presence of parasites knows how important rehabilitation and prevention are. For this, the attending physician often prescribes a special diet. Separate meals are recommended, when you eat carbohydrates and proteins separately from each other. Because if we eat them together, the stomach does not receive an accurate signal of what needs to be digested and what enzymes are needed for this.
Incompletely digested food is an excellent way for parasites to feed, so they continue to live and develop.
For example, meat, legumes should not be eaten with potatoes, pasta or bread. It is better to combine them with vegetables. If you want to eat carbohydrates and proteins, you should take a 2-hour break between taking them.
Can't give up your favorite sandwiches?
Eat them with grilled vegetables. Eat cereals often, they perfectly cleanse the body.
Cleansing the body
To cleanse and expel unwanted parasites from the body, some plants that can often be found on sale in pharmacies, in the market or in the supermarket will help.
For the first method, you will need the peel of green walnuts. If you live in a hot region, you can certainly find walnut trees and collect unripe fruits from them. Take 15 nuts, remove the green peel from them and pour vodka over them. Leave to infuse for a month, in a dark, dry place. Then dilute one drop of tincture in half a glass of water and drink.
Gradually increase the dosage by a drop each day for seven days. After that, also gradually increase the intake to 2 teaspoons, take the medicine a couple of times a day. Then continue to take 2 teaspoons of the tincture, twice a day, throughout the year. This is a rather long course of cleansing, but very effective.
An easier way is to use clove seeds. They need to be ground to a powder state. Just take one and a half teaspoon of this powder. Over the course of ten days, gradually reduce the dosage, at the end of the period you should reach one teaspoon.
To cleanse the intestines, various freshly squeezed juices will help. For example, carrot, cucumber, lemon, beet, apple - all these juices, when consumed on an empty stomach, create a certain environment in the stomach and remove parasites from the body.