How to get rid of Ascaris worm?

Have you ever heard about ascaris worm infecting the human body? What do you know about it and is it dangerous? Here are the answers now.

Ascaris (Ascariasis) worm is a type of parasite that infects minute in the digestive tract, and intestinal worms retained.

Roundworms are parasitic, and infection is very common. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 10% of developing countries are infected with ascaris.

Ascaris is spread in areas that lack hygiene, where humans contract this worm due to contaminated food and unsafe water.

Causes of infection Ascaris worm

A person gets this type of worm if he accidentally ingested the eggs of this worm, which are found in contaminated and undercooked food, and unsafe water as mentioned.

Children usually get ascaris after they put their hands in the mouth, after playing outside, and in places where the eggs of these worms are located, such as dirt.

Besides, it is possible for the infection of ascaris to transmit from an infected person to Salim, that is, it is contagious.

Ascaris life cycle

In order to understand Ascaris infection, it is important to know the life cycle of this worm.

After the eggs of the worm have been swallowed and settled in the small intestine, they go through several stages. The eggs hatch in the small intestine and the larvae travel through the bloodstream to the lungs.

After these larvae have matured, the worm leaves the lungs and heads towards the larynx, here it may cough and thus the worms in the larynx area come out, swallow and return again as they mature to the small intestine area.

In the event the Ascaris worm returns to the intestinal region, it marries there and lays more eggs, some of which are expelled from the body with feces, and another that hatches and moves to the lungs again.

Ascaris worm: How to get rid of it and what should you know about it?

Symptoms of an ascaris worm

At the beginning of the infection stage and when the eggs of the Ascaris worm are swallowed, no symptoms appear on the person.

Symptoms of an infection develop when the worm begins to grow in the small intestine area, and it multiplies and spreads to other areas of the body.

Thus, symptoms of ascaris worm infection in the intestine include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea or irregular bowel movement
  • Intestinal obstruction causes severe pain in the abdominal area
  • Anorexia
  • The presence of worms visible to the eye in the stool
  • Abdominal discomfort and pain
  • Weight loss
  • Impaired growth in children affected by poor nutrient absorption.

If the ascaris worm spreads, it may cause the following symptoms in the lungs as well:

  • Cough
  • Whistling in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blood in sputum
  • Feeling of discomfort in the chest area
  • High body temperature.

But if the worm has spread widely in the body, you may suffer from severe fatigue in addition to all the symptoms mentioned earlier.

Complications of ascaris worm infection

Most cases of this worm are mild and slight, and do not cause any health complications or complications.

In contrast, if worms grow and multiply in the body, they may cause the following health problems and complications:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Ducts in the liver and pancreas are blocked
  • Malnutrition.

It should be noted that infected children are more likely to suffer from these complications than adults.

Methods of treatment of infection

Ascaris infection is generally treated with anti-parasitic medications, which are prescribed by a doctor.

This treatment can get rid of worms in about 1-3 days.

In the event that the injury is exacerbated, the doctor may ask you to undergo surgery in order to control the subject, especially if you suffer from a blockage in the intestine or ducts.

Prevention is the best way to treat this health problem.