Which parasites cause allergies in humans?

A negative reaction of the body can not only occur with animals, plant pollen, drugs and food. An increase in histamine in the blood can provoke helminths and protozoa. We will take a closer look at which parasites cause allergies and how to deal with this phenomenon.

Rashes in the presence of parasites in the body

Types of parasites that cause allergies

Not all helminths and protozoa are allergens that can cause a negative reaction in the human immune system. There are several types of such parasitic pathogens.

  1. Unicellular organisms or lamblia. They can lead to neurodermatitis, eczema and neurodermatitis in children. Disturbances occur in the work of the intestines, sleep deteriorates, irritation is observed against the background of severe itching of the skin.
  2. Helminths - Echinococcus, roundworm, Toxocara. Such parasites cause hives, edema, itching, bad breath and asthma in humans. In addition, Ascaris larvae can form focal necrosis in the body, causing severe inflammation of the affected tissues.
  3. Fungi, bacteria, viruses. Such organisms are called infectious allergens, which cause negative reactions from the immune system.

The most dangerous parasites that cause allergic reactions are worms and lamblia. Their negative effects on the body occur in two ways. First, helminths poison human organs and systems with the products of their vital activity. Second, there is acute poisoning with decay substances from dead people.

Helminths from the human body

Causes and relationship

To understand the relationship between worms and allergies, you need to know the reasons why some worms cause increased immune system sensitivity in adults and children.

Roundworms and toxocaras disrupt the metabolic processes in the human body and thereby deprive it of important trace elements, minerals and vitamins. This drains the immune system and begins to react violently. As a result, skin rashes, shortness of breath, malfunction of the stomach and intestines appear.

Another reason for the appearance of a parasitic allergy is the toxic effect of the waste products of worms. Harmful substances poison human lymph and blood.

In addition, parasites have a destructive effect on the intestinal flora. As a result of this process, pathogenic microorganisms begin to grow strongly, which leads to a reaction of the body in the form of stool disorders, inflammatory processes and flatulence.

Abdominal pain in the presence of parasites in the body

The negative processes associated with the development of helminthic invasions lead to disruptions in the work of the immune system and increase its sensitivity to foreign antigens - a condition that is close to immunodeficiency. As a result of pathological changes, dangerous diseases develop, which a person does not associate with helminthic invasions, and they are treated with the wrong drugs for a long time, thereby triggering the main cause of the disease.

Symptoms and course of the disease

If we proceed from the relationship between worms and allergies, then the symptoms of a negative reaction of the body to parasites resemble typical allergic manifestations. Usually the skin and digestive system, and sometimes the airways, are most affected.

The main symptoms of allergy to worms:

  • Rashes of various localization in the form of urticaria, eczema, dermatitis;
  • Decrease in bronchial lumen, bronchospasm, development of asthma;
  • severe itching, reddening of the skin, blistering and swelling;
  • severe cough, fever, fever;
  • runny nose, swelling of the eyelids, lips, yellowing of the skin.

Important!The facet stage of Ascaris and Echinococcus can produce anaphylactic shock. It all depends on the number of parasites and their distribution in the internal organs.

Severe allergic reactions in children are caused by lamblia. They provoke the development of eczema, atopic dermatitis. The child's skin becomes covered with purulent acne or rough plaques. Such manifestations are clearly visible in the photo.

Rash on the face caused by parasites

Early symptoms are almost invisible. They intensify with the intense development of helminthic invasions. Gradually, immunity decreases, infected children and adults get colds more often, they have constant malaise, fatigue, decreased appetite and intestinal disorders.

People rarely associate such manifestations with worms and do not immediately consult a doctor. In this case, the disease worsens, and the condition worsens.

Treatment methods

To get rid of allergic manifestations, you need to get rid of the cause of their appearance. Therapy should be aimed primarily at the destruction of parasites, their eggs and larvae. In addition, the doctor selects drugs to remove the toxic decomposition products of dead helminths from the body.

Pharmacy drug therapy

Drugs can be prescribed as a course or as a single dose. The method and dosage are chosen by the doctor.

Treatment should be supplemented with cleansing enemas. This will help remove dead helminths, their eggs, and waste products from the human body quickly, thereby reducing poisoning. The procedures are best performed 12-14 hours after taking the drug.

Cleansing enema to remove parasites

Home remedies

Treatment is more effective when it has an integrated approach. It is recommended to support traditional therapy with folk remedies. The main thing is to consult a specialist before using them.

Walnut leaf decoction

Pour fresh raw materials (300 g), 1 liter of water and simmer for 25–35 minutes. Strain the liquid and take 0. 5 cups in the morning and evening for a week.

Walnut leaves for removing parasites

Infusion of tansy and wormwood

Put equal parts of the plant (50 g each) in a liter jar and pour 750 ml of boiling water. Strain the infusion, use 200 ml twice a day before meals.

Tansy for removing parasites

Garlic milk enemas

Boil a clove of garlic in 250 ml of milk until tender. Pass the broth through a cheesecloth and start the process. Dosage: 200 ml for adults, 25 to 50 ml for children (depending on the age of the child). The course of treatment includes 5 procedures.

Garlic to remove parasites from the body

Clean soda enemas

Dilute 30 g of soda in 2 liters of water (22-25 degrees). Do an enema 10–12 hours after taking an anthelmintic.

Folk remedies in the fight against helminths are effective if they are used in combination with the main therapy.

Soda to remove parasites from the body

Parasite Prevention

Due to the fact that helminths can be associated with allergic manifestations, you need to try to prevent them from entering the body.

  1. Compliance with hygiene regulations. Most of the parasite infestation occurs precisely through dirty hands (especially in children).
  2. Careful handling of food. Meat and fish need to be fried, boiled or salted well. Rinse vegetables and fruits well under plenty of water.
  3. To have pets. If cats or dogs live in the house, you need to monitor their condition (timely deworming, vaccination), the hygiene of their tray and food containers.

By following these rules, you can protect yourself and your family members from dangerous helminth infections.

Some types of worms can actually cause allergic manifestations in the form of urticaria, dermatitis, and eczema. In severe cases, asthma, Quincke's edema, and anaphylactic shock can occur. Therefore, with a noticeable decrease in immunity (frequent colds, fatigue, loss of appetite, apathy and nervousness), it is recommended to immediately consult a doctor. The earlier the source of the allergy is identified, the better the disease will respond to treatment.