Parasites and their Types

Parasites and their Types

Mothers usually complain that their child is eating clay, lime, stone, or sand. Some children develop a habit of eating thread, cloth, or any other unsanitary object. Although there may be many other reasons for this, saliva flows from the mouth or teeth grinding at night.

Children often cry at night, have itching on the stool, become obsessed with eating sweets, or lack appetite and lethargy is also a symptom.

These are the symptoms of stomach worms. Stomach worms are a common disease that affects children and causes constant suffering to adults.

    Parasitic insects are organisms or small animals that live inside another organism or obtain nutrition from them. Parasitic insects cannot survive alone. Parasitic insects include mites, lice, and worms. Includes single-celled organisms such as malaria), helminths (worms), and arthropods (such as scabies).
    Intestinal parasites live in the intestines. Intestinal parasites are usually protozoa ( (such as Giardia) or worms (such as hookworms or tapeworms) that enter the child's body inside and use the baby's intestines as a roof. These parasitic insects live in the intestines or other parts of the body and usually, again These parasites may or may not cause infection or symptoms too.

Parasitic insects are very common around the world. These infections occur in crowded places such as daycare centers. As well as some types of children in developing countries carry parasitic insects, poor sanitation and unsafe water Parasitic insects also become breeding grounds.

    The most common intestinal parasites include giardiasis and ringworm, pinworm, whipworm, and tapeworm.
    Giardiasis is a waterborne disease if your child has water from a contaminated site If ingested, it can cause infection. Children in these areas are more likely to catch giardiasis There are possibilities where water and sanitation facilities are poor and in these places Where people live near each other such as a daycare center.

A few children do not show signs and symptoms but still carry the parasite and spread it through their secretions May include:

Watery diarrhea

Soft, lacy skin


Twisting in the stomach

to blossom


Severe weight loss

Giardiasis is not accompanied by blood or mucus. Symptoms usually occur about two weeks after infection These symptoms improve within six weeks after treatment. Most children never need treatment.

    Threadworms are small, white, thread-like worms that live directly in the intestine. During this time, these worms crawl into the anus and lay eggs near the skin. They can cause severe itching. Worms can irritate but They do not cause any disease.

Bedbug eggs are very long-lived and can be shed on clothing, bedding, and other objects outside of the body Can live up to two weeks.

They usually have no symptoms, just a lot of itching around the anus Can be bisected. Especially at night. These can cause sleep disturbances Because of this, children become grumpy.

You can find large threadworms around your baby's anus, in underwear or diapers, or the toilet Or you can see them after going to the bathroom. And you can also see them Can't see.

    A hookworm infection refers to an infection of the large intestine. Infection is caused by drinking contaminated water or living in a contaminated area.

 Live in areas where there is no sanitation or hygiene.

 People living in hot or humid climates can also be infected with this worm. This infection is also common in animals including dogs and cats.




Inability to control urination.

Bleeding with diarrhea

Weight loss

    Segmented, flatworms are present in the intestines of some animals. Animals become infected by drinking contaminated water or grazing on contaminated pastures.

People become infected by eating undercooked meat from these infected animals.


There are a few symptoms to understand the infection



Stomach pain

Vitamin and mineral deficiency

Lack of appetite or sudden hunger pangs.

    Roundworm infection is a disease caused by a parasite. Roundworm eggs live in contaminated soil and enter the body through the mouth due to eating soil. The infection can spread from person to person through infected stool.

Roundworms have a lifespan of about two years. It is thick and can grow up to about 13 inches. Female roundworms lay about 200,000 eggs per day.


 Some of the symptoms include:

The worm comes out through the mouth or nose.

Failure to thrive

 Weight loss



That's all for today …. We will talk about their treatment later...Hope you find this article informative. And it will benefit you a lot.

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