Treatment for Cutaneous Larva Migrans

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In the majority of cases, the larva migrans It is eliminated naturally from the body after a few weeks without any type of treatment. However, the doctor may recommend the use of antiparasitic drugs to relieve symptoms and help eliminate the parasite faster. There larva migransalso known as cutaneous larva, is an infection caused by a parasite, in the majority of cases by Ancylostoma braziliensis, el which mainly infects dogs and cats.

This parasite is eliminated in the heces of these animals and the larva remains present in the soil, being possible that it enters the skin of the people, mainly by the pies, through small cuts or heridas.

Find out how to identify it larva migrans.

Medications used

The general practitioner or dermatologist may recommend the use of some antiparasitic drugs to reduce the inflammatory response triggered by this parasite and ensure that it is eliminated more quickly, these are:

  • Thiabendazole;
  • albendazole;
  • Mebendazole.

These medicines must be used according to the doctor’s advice and relief from symptoms can usually be observed after approximately 3 days of starting the treatment, however it is important that it is concluded even when there are no obvious symptoms. In addition to the medicines, it is possible to apply hyelo on the affected area to alleviate the symptoms.

Signs of improvement or that he has been empeora

The signs that the illness is getting better are manifested through the decrease of the intensity of the symptoms, occurring a decrease of the comezón, of the reddening and of the hinchazón in the skin. In addition, the sensation of movement under the skin, which is generally present, has also disappeared, due to the death of the larvae, as well as the lesion in the skin in the form of a map that is becoming clear.

On the other hand, in some cases, signs may appear that the illness is getting worse, where the onset of the skin, the reddening and the injury increases, in these cases it is important to consult a doctor so that he can indicate the best treatment.

Furthermore, in more serious cases, infections can arise, which are usually treated with the application of a topical antibiotic that fights and eliminates the infection.

How does a larva contract?

There larva migrans it is present in the intestines of domestic animals, mainly in cats and dogs, being released in their eggs through the heces. The larvae present inside the eggs are released into the environment and evolve until the stage where they can enter the organism through cuts or herids in the skin when:

  • The person walks barefoot in the grass, in the arena of the playa or in the land;
  • Children walk barefoot or play with the arena in the playgrounds;
  • The person acuestas in the arena of the beach without towel.

The main measure that must be adopted to avoid acquiring these parasites is to avoid contact with the arena or land, which is why it is very important to use protections such as shoes, shoes or towels. In addition to this, the regions that are generally more affected are the feet, hands, legs, arms, forearms or buttocks. It is also important that the animals are dewormed every 3 months to prevent the transmission of diseases.

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