Parasites or parasitic diseases are infectious diseases caused by parasites; the most common are helminths (worms) and protozoa (amoebas).
Each parasite has its own biological cycle, so some can exist in the human body for years.
Other factors that influence the appearance of parasites are
- Fecal contamination of water or food
- Poor environmental conditions and hygiene
- Food habits.
Symptoms of parasitism
- Abdominal pain
- Stomach gas
The diagnosis of the disease should be made by a doctor based on the symptoms and manifestations that are presented.
For the control of intestinal parasitism, different hygiene measures are important, such as
- Correct washing of hands and food
- Drinking water
- Consumption of food with proper cooking
- Do not eat food that is not properly cleaned
How can I be dewormed?
Given the importance and frequency of parasitism at present worldwide, the WHO (World Health Organization) has created a deworming strategy to prevent these infections, which consists of administering an antiparasitic medication twice a year, that is, every 6 months, which will prevent a parasite infection.
If you require further information, please consult your doctor, who will indicate the appropriate antiparasitic to carry out this preventive measure.