Worms are a parasite, while we almost expect our dogs, horses and cats to suffer from them, and there are a wide variety of worms that would love to make their home inside the human body. Parasites can enter our bodies through food, water, mosquito bites, or through the nose and skin. Pinworm eggs can enter ourmouth by fingers, clothing and bed linen.
The most common form of worm that can be found in the human body is the pinworm. Pinworms live inside the colon but leave to lay their eggs on the outside of the host's body, typically at night in a location the host will reflexively scratch, thus transporting the eggs to infect a new person, or reinfect the host.
Hookworms are a particularly nasty parasite that actually has teeth, according to Allergyescape.com. Infection can be caused by consuming compromised fruit or water, or by coming into contact with soil or water where the worms reside. This parasite lives in the intestine, where it drinks blood.
Another common type of worm that can make its home in the human body is the roundworm. Infected soil or fruits are the main method of transmission to humans. Unlike most other worms, Roundworm eggs can find their way from the intestines to other organs where they can do major damage.
One of the more well known parasites, tapeworms are commonly found in cats and dogs, but have been known to make their home in humans as well. Undercooked fish is one potential cause of transmission. This parasite feeds by attaching itself to the wall of the intestine where it lives off nutrients that the body absorbs.
Liver flukes make their home in the human body where they attack the liver and make holes. They can survive for decades. There is a wide variety of methods of becoming infected by a liver fluke, including eating contaminated food, or drinking contaminated water.
The following are the symptoms of worms in human body. Note that these symptoms of parasites may be due to other reasons.
- Extreme skin rashes with blisters
- Food allergies or sensitivities
- Anemia due to blood loss
- Iron deficiency
- Gas and stomach bloating
- Fatigue, tiredness, depression and a lack of concentration.
- Nervousness, anxiety and restlessness.
- Itichi bottom. Itchy feeling around anus, inflammation of the vagina in girls and women. Want to scratch their bottom, trying to take their nappy off.
- See threadworms, a 1cm thread-like worm, in child's stools.
- Blisters on the inside of the lower lip
- Restlessness at night
- Grinding of the teeth at night
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Bed wetting
- Headaches, sensitive to light, twitching eyelid
- Gum, rectum, or nose bleeding
- Cleanliness is the key to avoid worms. Make it a routine that no one eats without washing their hands with soap.
- Wash all clothes, linen and towels with hot water.
- Clean the bottom and the vaginal area of the child with a cotton bud and wash with soap and apply vaseline.
- Take 1/2 tsp of powdered fenugreek seeds (dana methi)with water for a few days.
- Eat a few tomatoes in the morning empty stomach to throw out the worms.
- Eat cranberries or papayas (paw paw) frequently. Fasting on raw pineapples for three days kills tapeworm. Cranberries, papaya and fresh pineapple contain enzymes that are anti-parasitic.
- Fry 5-10 seeds of bitter melon (Karela ) in a little ghee. Take 2-3 times a day.
- Use cloves with every meal. It will help kill the eggs from parasites in the intestinal tract.
- Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soy milk is a good remedy for worms.
- For pinworms, eat bitter melon (bitter gourd, karela).
- Drink 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water to prevent worms.
- Eat only raw pineapples for three days to kill tapeworms.
- The most effective treatment in the large intestine is to cleanse the colon with ozonated water and hydrogen peroxide by colonic irrigation.
- Herbal Remedy: Herbal remedies work best on an empty stomach.
- Take tincture of garlic, pomegranate or pumpkin seeds to treat worms conditions.
by an eHow Contributor & fatfreekitchen.com