Treatment to eliminate roundworms or intestinal parasites
The treatment to eliminate lombrices or intestinal parasites must be carried out with the use of antiparasitic drugs prescribed by the general physician or infectious disease specialist, such as Albendazole, Mebendazole or Metronidazole, according to the parasite causing the infection.
However, the treatment must be complemented with some hygiene care, such as washing your hands before eating after going to the bathroom, as well as washing your Saturdays and clothes 2 times a week, in this way you prevent the infection from returning to something that infects other members of the family arises.
In this way, all the members of the family must be under the treatment and have the same hygiene care as the infected person, avoiding becoming infected.
See which are the symptoms that could indicate the presence of intestinal parasites.
1. Antiparasitic drugs
The use of antiparasitic drugs is prescribed by the general physician or the infectious disease specialist after the diagnosis of pathogens that produce the symptoms, indicating appropriate drugs with the causal agent of the infection, as for example:
- Infection by amoebas and flagellate or ciliated protozoaas Dientamoeba fragilis, Entamoeba histolytica, giardia lamblia and Balantidium coliMetronidazole or Tinidazole being indicated;
- helminth infection, as Taenia sp., Hymenolepis nana, Strongyloides stercoralis, Enterobius vermicularis, Ancylostoma duodenale and Ascaris lumbricoidesfor those who are indicated Albendazole, Mebendazole, Ivermectin or Praziquantel, according to the identified parasite.
Medications must be prescribed by the doctor and the treatment must be followed according to the clinical indications, in addition, during and after the treatment it is important that the hygiene measures continue to prevent the transmission of huevos and parasitic cysts.
Medications for parasites can be purchased at a pharmacy as a single dose or jarabe for adults and children depending on the indication of the doctor.
Learn more about medicines for intestinal parasites.
2. Hygiene care
Hygiene care is another very important part of the treatment, as it helps to prevent the transmission of lesions that are not eliminated by the medications prescribed by the doctor.
Why the most important precautions are:
- Wash your hands, especially before cooking and after defecating;
- Do not share towels and tooth brushes;
- Keep the tooth brushes in a closed cupboard and wash them before each use;
- Wash your hands before and after changing the country;
- Don’t bite your nails and don’t put your fingers in your mouth;
- Keep your nails short;
- Each person must have their own bath towel;
- Wash the sábanas, pajamas and towels at least 2 times a week;
- Clean the rooms, the bathroom and the kitchen at least once a week.
This care must be maintained for 6 weeks to ensure that all the eggs are eliminated without being transmitted to another member of the family.
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signs of improvement
Signs of improvement include the reduction of abdominal pain and swelling, reduction of comession in the year or in the intimate region of the woman, reduction of nausea and vomiting and absence of lombrices in the toilet paper or in the heces.
signs of empeoramiento
Signs that indicate that the infestation is getting worse arise when the individual undergoes treatment and include weight loss, abdominal swelling, lack of appetite or darkness.
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