How to get rid of Worms
Worms are very common among household pets and wild animals. Although they are not considered to be life-threatening, yet they are not fun for a pet owner, and even more unpleasant for the subject at stake. Ways of getting worms are numerous, certain dogs and cats are already born with worms. Their mother would pass them right before their birth or shortly after the birth, by means of her milk.
The same worm problem does not shy away from humans. It is easy to get infected by these parasites every day, number of times. Parasites are organisms with a highly reproductive system, they are all around us, and you simply can’t hide from them.
7 most common ways for parasite worms to come in contact with us:
- Through contact with domestic animals.
- Through contact with poorly washed, or dirty fruits and vegetables.
- Through dirty hands.
- By handling money.
- By handshaking.
- By drinking tap water.
- While kissing and sexual intercourse
This article will further consider various types of worms, and specific methods of their treatment and prevention.
Make Mother Nature proud, or how to get rid of worms by using natural supplements
Parasites have always been common in Mother Nature’s arsenal, so all of the animals are equipped with the immune system which guards against them, and the habit of a healthy diet keeps digestive system strongly equipped against those perpetrators. Nature provides access for animals to various herbal ingredients, and with their medicinal properties they are able to keep parasites at bay; however, their domestic counterparts are not granted the same privileges of using those beneficial herbs.
Such herbs as Wormwood, Cloves and Black walnut are known to be natural de-wormers, with the ability to get rid of over 100 various parasites. There are many formulas for using herb based de-wormers these days, but Wormwood tincture is one of the most used active ingredients.
Another well know natural de-wormer is Diatomaceous Earth, beneficial for both animals and humans, it is a great working solution for getting rid of intestinal worms, such as roundworms, pinworms, whip worms and pinworms. You don’t need to use much to get it to work – just about one tea spoon each day, and you can forget about worms.
Herbal supplements are widely available now and such supplements as Vitaklenz and Para-Gone, for example, contain all natural ingredients such as Cloves, Wormwood, Black walnut, Caprylic acid, Olive leaf and many more, which help in successfully ridding of parasites.
4 Types of warms for you to worry about
Ringworm is commonly confused for a worm, but it is not so. It’s called that, because the infections progresses in a circular motion and forms in shape of a ring. This is simply a fungal infection, which may occur virtually anywhere on a human body. It is very infectious, and it can spread by direct or indirect contact through clothes, towels and such. There have been cases of this infection getting bad for various reasons, but for the most part it is harmless.
To get rid of ringworm, it is best to see the doctor, who has to identify it first, in order to prescribe an optimal path of treatment. There are also a number of drugs that you can buy over the counter without using a prescription to effectively treat ringworm. You can also buy some general purpose anti-fungus creams to apply over affected areas of your body to soothe itching.
There are also a lot of home based remedies that you can make on your own to deal with ringworm: the extract of grapefruit seeds, tea oil or even vinegar is well known for ringworm treatment.
Pinworm infections are pretty common worldwide. It is known to be the most common worm infection in the United States, with an estimated 40 million people getting it each year. Despite the fact that anyone could get infected by pinworms, in most cases infection occurs in children of ages 5 – 10 years old. Pinworms are big enough to be noticed with the naked eye. They look like a fine piece of thread of yellow-white color. Animals do not carry pinworms – humans are the only acceptable host for pinworms.
The most prevalent symptom of pinworm infection is an itch in the rectal area. At night symptoms get worse – female worms become very active and move out of the anus to lay their eggs. Although having a case of pinworms is very annoying, they are not considered to be harmful and rarely may be the cause of a serious health condition.
The most common treatment for pinworms is Albenza. Such treatment is presented in a single tablet which kills these worms. To lessen the chance of reinfection the patient should take second dose 2 weeks later.
Roundworms are the kind of parasites that can infect humans. Mostly they live inside of intestines. Different kinds of these worms could range in size from 1 millimeter to 1 meter. Most of the time, their eggs or larvae live in the soil, waiting to get in contact with human or an animal. Ascariasis is the most prevalent roundworm infection, responsible for as many as 1 billion people worldwide being affected by it.
The symptoms of a roundworm infection include:
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the stool
- The loss of weight
Pyrantel Pamoate is the roundworm treatment which is used to treat humans, cats and dogs. There are other brands of roundworm treatment, such as D-worm, Nemex, and Worm-X; these too work well in eliminating of roundworm.
Tapeworms are commonly found in animals, although they do not shy away from humans too. Dealing with tapeworms in pets, also suggests dealing with fleas. Fleas ingest tapeworm eggs, and pets sometimes do come in contact with fleas when they scratch, and gnaw at the area where they were bitten by flea. To be able to get rid of tapeworms in your pet, you have to get rid of fleas. It means that you will have to administer treatment for both fleas and tapeworms to make it work.
Treatment is very simple, and in most cases very effective. Consult the vet to receive the proper treatment for your pet.
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