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 helminths in order to treat it effectively. Methods of treating worms are different: you can consult 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 get rid of worms, doctors know best - parasitologists or infectious disease specialists. These are specialists who prescribe pills for treatment after an examination. All drugs for the treatment of helminths have two purposes of use:
- Cause their fate.
- Remove from human body.
Antihelminthic tablets are divided according to the type of worms on which they act. These are drugs that affect roundworms (roundworms), flatworms, cysts (larvae of flatworms), extraintestinal representatives (for example, a liver fluke).
Tablets for removing adhesive tape or extraintestinal worms are toxic not only to 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 should be long-term.
It is possible to get rid of worms with their use only under the supervision of a hospital doctor. These pills do not necessarily kill the parasites. They can temporarily paralyze them or stop reproducing.
After the death of any helminths, its stay in the tissues or the intestinal lumen causes further intoxication of the body. How to quickly remove worms in this case, the treating specialist will advise. Epsom or Glauber salt is usually used shortly after treatment with a drug that is toxic to the human body (after 3 hours).
Having determined an adult round helminth (for example, ascaris), the doctor prescribes pills for home treatment. Medicines are used that act on several types of worms. Therapeutic regimens are used differently depending on the type of helminths.
With ascaris, piperazine drugs are taken 1-2 days twice a day (the dose is selected depending on age). With pinworms - 5 days in the same doses in three courses with a week break. When treating an adult for pinworms, you can reinfect 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).
- Wash hands thoroughly before eating (snack). 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 use a proven method of eliminating helminths for a week using oxygen. The gas is injected into the stomach daily on an empty 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 has been no bowel movement, perform a cleansing enema. The method of oxygen therapy is particularly effective in case of ascaris infection.
From pinworms, pregnant women are not prescribed special treatment. Due to the short life cycle of these worms (eggs 6-8 hours after they appear, they can cause reinfestation), a proven tactic is to follow a woman's hygiene recommendations. The main thing to do at home is to prevent the possibility of re-infection. For this you need:
- Wash hands before eating.
- Change the linen every day in the morning, in the evening, wash, iron.
- Use thermally processed foods.
- Wash hands after changing clothes.
The procedure takes several days, ideally one day. How to eliminate 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 matter. These are tansy, wormwood (tsitvarnaya), pumpkin seeds.
An infusion of tansy flowers is brewed as a tea, used for roundworm infection. Dry raw materials take 1 tbsp. spoon for 200 ml of boiling water. Take 1 tbsp. spoon of infusion 3 times a day. The infusion is contraindicated for pregnant women.
Wormwood flowers are used in the form of a dry powder against 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 for getting rid of tapeworms when medications are contraindicated or poorly tolerated. 2 days before the start of taking the "treat", an enema is performed in the morning, and a saline laxative is administered in the evening. Pumpkin treatment day begins with bowel cleansing. The seeds are taken in 2 ways:
- On an empty stomach, you need to eat 300 g of peeled seeds (with a green film) in 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 administered, regardless of the presence of stool. You can eat when a stool appears (independently 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 fatty film, filter. The resulting broth should be drunk within 30 minutes. After 2 hours, a saline laxative is used.
Elimination of helminths can be carried out 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.