What is the Larva Migrans and what symptoms does it cause

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The main sign that indicates the presence of larva migrans it is the manifestation of a red line in the skin, similar to a map, which produces intense comezón, being able to worsen by night. This sign corresponds to the displacement of the larva in the skin, which is normally 1 cm a day.

There larva migransalso known as cutaneous larvae, and a parasitic infection caused by parasites Ancylostoma braziliense and Ancylostoma caninum, which can often be found in domestic animals, such as dogs and cats. Therefore, when you go barefoot in places where there may be remains of heces of animals, such as in the arena or in the field, for example, it is possible for the infection to occur.

main symptoms

the larva migrans Receive this name because the larvae penetrate the skin and move under her. In addition to the presence of a small red point and elevated in the skin, which indicates the entrance of the parasite, other symptoms arise that are related to the secretion released by the parasite, such as:

  • Sensation that something is moving inside the skin;
  • Emergence of red lines similar to paths;
  • Hinchazón in the skin;
  • Intense start in the place where the lines were formed, and which can get worse during the night.

These symptoms can appear minutes or weeks after the parasite comes into contact with the skin, and the larva can remain dormant in the body for a few days until it begins to release secretions and spread through the skin.

The regions most affected by the general are pies, hands, rodillas and nalgas, as are the places that come into contact with contaminated soil more easily.

How to avoid getting infected

One of the ways to avoid contagion with la larva migrans you are not walking barefoot on any type of terrain, you are on the asphalt, on the grass or on the arena. However, this recommendation is more difficult to maintain on the beach and in the parks, therefore, it is important to avoid the beaches where pets are allowed or if you are visiting someone who needs to be careful to walk with sandals or cholas.

While the pets of the house, both dogs and cats must take an antiparasitic every 3 months, so that they do not contract these parasites and do not release their huevos in them, avoiding infecting people.

Know the life cycle of it larva migrans.

How is the treatment performed?

The treatment to eliminate the larva migrans It can be done with the use of medication or with the use of an antiparasitic ointment, such as Thiabendazole or Mebendazole, prescribed by the dermatologist, which must be placed in the affected region daily. This treatment lasts for an average of 7 days, and must be carried out until the end as the symptoms disappear before.

Find out more about the drugs used in the treatment.

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