The task of how to remove worms from a person arises when they are discovered. Sometimes they can be seen after a bowel movement. Other cases are detected only by sophisticated laboratory tests. It is always important to know exactly the type of helminth in order to effectively deal with it. Methods of dealing with worms are different: you can see a doctor, quickly get rid of helminths, or you can be treated for a long time with folk methods at home.
How Doctors Treat
How to remove worms, doctors know best - parasitologists or infectious disease specialists. These are specialists who prescribe pills for treatment after an examination. All drugs intended for the treatment of helminths have two purposes of use:
- Cause their doom.
- Remove from the human body.
Antihelminthic tablets are divided depending on the type of worms they act on. These are drugs that affect roundworms (roundworms), flatworms, cysts (larvae of flatworms), extraintestinal representatives (for example, a liver fluke).
Tablets for removing tape or extraintestinal worms are toxic not only for the helminth organism. They cause serious changes in the body of an adult, are often contraindicated in children, and are not used for home treatment. To have the desired result, the intake of such drugs must be long-term.
It is possible to remove worms with their use only under the supervision of a hospital doctor. These pills do not necessarily kill the parasites. They can temporarily cause their paralysis or stop breeding.
After the death of any helminth, its stay in the tissues or intestinal lumen causes additional poisoning of the body. How to remove worms in this case quickly, the attending specialist will advise. Epsom or Glauber's salt is usually used shortly after treatment with a drug toxic to the human body (after 3 hours).
After determining an adult round helminth (for example, ascaris), the doctor prescribes pills for home treatment. Medicines are used that act on several types of worms. Treatment regimens are used different depending on the type of helminths.
With roundworms, piperazine-based drugs are taken 1 or 2 days twice a day (the dose is selected according to age). With pinworms - 5 days in the same doses in three courses with a week break. When treating an adult for pinworms, you can re-infect yourself at home if the following conditions are not met:
- Daily change of linen, washing with ironing with a hot iron.
- Heat treatment of any food (greens, fruits, vegetables are poured with boiling water).
- Thorough hand washing before eating (snacking). At home, you can do nightly cleansing enemas during the treatment period. This frees the rectum from worms.
What is possible in an "interesting position"
Pregnant women up to 5 months of age use a proven method of removing helminths for a week with the help of oxygen. Gas is injected daily on an empty stomach into the stomach, 1500 ml for 15 minutes. For insertion, a nasal catheter (a thin plastic tube inserted into the stomach) is used.
After the introduction of oxygen, you need to lie down for 2 hours. If two days after the start of treatment there was no stool, make a cleansing enema. The method of oxygen therapy is especially effective in case of infection with roundworms.
From pinworms, expectant mothers are not prescribed special treatment. Due to the short life cycle of these worms (eggs 6-8 hours after they appear, they can cause re-infestation) a proven tactic is the observance of hygiene recommendations by a woman. The main thing to do at home is to prevent the possibility of re-infection. For this you need:
- Wash hands before eating.
- Change linen daily in the morning, in the evening, wash, iron.
- Use thermally processed food.
- Wash hands after changing clothes.
The procedure takes several days, ideally a day. How to remove worms of other forms, you need to consult a doctor, self-treatment can harm the child.
Proven methods for expelling helminths include the use of plant materials. These are tansy, wormwood (tsitvarnaya), pumpkin seeds.
An infusion of tansy flowers is brewed as a tea, used for infection with roundworms. Dry raw materials take 1 tbsp. spoon for 200 ml of boiling water. Take 1 tbsp. spoon of infusion 3 times a day. Infusion is contraindicated for pregnant women.
Wormwood flowers are used as a dry powder for ascariasis. Adults should take 5 g per dose 2 days 3 times before meals. On the eve of using the powder and after its completion, take a saline laxative. Should not be used by pregnant women.
Pumpkin seeds are a proven method of getting rid of tapeworms when medications are contraindicated or not well tolerated. 2 days before the start of taking the "delicacy", an enema is done in the morning, and a saline laxative is given in the evenings. The day of pumpkin treatment begins with bowel cleansing. Seeds are taken in 2 ways:
- On an empty stomach, you need to eat 300 g of peeled (with a green film) seeds within 30-40 minutes. You can crush them, mix with honey. Lie down for 3 hours, take a saline laxative. After 30 minutes, an enema is given, regardless of the presence of stool. You can eat with the appearance of a chair (independent or with an enema).
- 500 g of unpeeled pumpkin seeds are passed through a meat grinder or crushed with a blender, poured with 1 liter of water. Boil for 2 hours, remove the greasy film, filter. The resulting broth should be drunk within 30 minutes. After 2 hours, a saline laxative is used.
Removal of helminths can be done by different methods. Everyone can give good results. Careful implementation of the recommendations of a specialist after clarifying the type of worms will lead to success.