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Description
A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and obtains all nutrients to survive at the expense of its host. There are three main classes of parasites that are normally found in humans and they are: protozoans, helminths, and ectoparasites. Parasites come in a variety of sizes they range from the size of a bacteria to the size of a worm. The most common forms of parasites are View more...
Causes
Parasites are found in contamintated soil, vegatables, meat, watercress and feces. If food is not processed or cooked properly, many worm eggs or larve are often ingested and the majority of parasites, if small enough, can become airborne. Parasites usually enter the body via the mouth, the skin, the bottom of the feet and when direct contact of bodily fluids from a contaminated person is made.
Prevention
Creating and implementing proper control procedures can definitly assist in the prevention of them spreading to others and from future re-infection. Everyone plays a very important role in ensuring there is not an outbreak by proactively imporving sanitary conditions and following up on regular inspections of meat and perisable foods. All this starts with proper health education for the preventi View more...
Common Symptoms
Symtoms of parasites vary upon on the type and severity of infestation. One type of parasite, the worm, may go undetected for years with no apparent symptoms. Although, worms can be found in the stool of the infected person. Common parasitic symptoms include nausea vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, weakness, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Rare Symptoms
Each worm causes different symptoms. For example, pinworms, cause severe itching, insomnia and restlessness. Hookworms cause the soles of the feet to itch, bloody spit, fever, rash and loss of appetitie. Lastly, threadworms, cause coughing, abdominal pain, diarrahea.
Traditional Treatment
A health care provider will choose the drug that is most effective against each different parasite. The medication needed will depend on the parasite. You may need one dose, or you may have to take the medication for several weeks in order to rid yourself of the parasite. Be careful to take the medicine exactly as it is prescribed, or it may not work completely, and a re-infection may occur.
Alternative Treatment
Black walnut extract destroys most types of intestinal worms and grapefruit seed extract is effective in destroying almost all parasites. Garlic, either taken as a whole clove or in supplementary pills can prevent roundworm, Giardia, lamblia, Trypanosoma, Plasmodium, and Leishmania. Lastly, natural nutrient called goldenseal has been used for the riding of infections located in the mucous membran View more...
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Potential treatments of parasites are dietary supplements such as herbs and natural medicines. In addtion there are antibiotics and more types of conventional medications along with chemotherapy. It is important to select the proper medication dosage and regimen for maximum efficiency. Several public entitities have done research on parasites such as: the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ce View more...
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