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Parasite symptoms in humans are very common, although in many cases the parasitic infection is not always identified as the cause of these symptoms. The symptoms of parasites are then treated individually without any parasite treatment done in order to address the parasitic infection in the body. The results: recurrent symptoms that can’t be explained that are keep coming back. Common signs and symptoms of parasites may include:
|Affected Areas||Parasite symptoms|
|Digestive issues||Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.|
|Abdominal pain||Upset stomach, stomach cramps, stomach pain, tenderness.|
|Stool||Greasy loose stool, worms, parasites, mucus, eggs or candida yeast in stool.|
|Eating||Cravings for sweets, constantly hungry, increased or loss of appetite.|
|Energy, wellbeing||Feeling tired, fatigue, exhaustion, mood swings and depression, muscle and joint pain, body aches.|
|Skin||Skin rashes and skin issues such as eczema, hives, rosacea.|
|Sleep||Poor sleep, insomnia, nightmares, night sweats, teeth grinding in sleep, anus itching at night.|
|Genitals||Vaginal itching around the vulva, anal itching, rash, vaginal infections.|
|Overall health||Unexplained weight loss or weight gain, nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, fever.|
How do you get rid of parasites?
A very important step before you start to remove and get rid of parasites in your body, is to find out how did you get parasites in your body to begin with. You do not want to reinfect yourself all over again. Sometimes the cause of the parasitic infection may be related to one time incidents such as international trips, consuming contaminated food or water, or being exposed to someone with a parasitic infection.
In many cases however, parasitic infections may be caused by your daily activities and lifestyle. Common causes of worms in humans may include eating raw or undercooked meat or fish, catching the parasites from your pet, poor hygiene and more.
Here is an overview of our parasite cleanse protocol. In addition to its effectiveness, special consideration was given for safety. The objective is to get rid of parasites while minimizing potential parasite die off symptoms and other side effects.
Intestinal parasites such as intestinal worms in humans doesn’t always cause any signs or specific parasite symptoms. For this reason, many people who are at higher risk, such as frequent international travelers, people with pets or with a weakened immune system follow the parasite cleanse protocol for prevention 1-2 times a year. Notice that the order of the steps matters. Click on the links to the topics you wish to learn more about.
|1||Oxygen colon cleanse||
|2||Parasite cleanse diet||
|5||Vitamins & Minerals|
How do you know you have a parasite?
A good way to know if you have a parasite infection is to look for the common signs of parasites or signs of worms in humans, especially:
Parasite symptoms shown in the above table that you can not explain.
Chronic digestive issues.
History of of food poisoning.
Travel internationally, especially if you had traveler’s diarrhea.
Unexplained weight gain or weight loss.
Nutritional deficiencies despite following a healthy diet.
If you suspect you may have a parasite infection, you may want to ask your doctor to order intestinal parasite tests. The parasite symptoms you can share with your doctor are very important as they may point your doctor to the right test for a specific parasitic infection. To learn more about parasite testing, see:
how to test for parasites.
Common types of intestinal worms and parasites in humans
|Type||How do you get infected||Common symptoms and signs of infection|
|Hookworms (1)||Contact with feces and infected soil by walking barefoot.||
|Tapeworms||Eating undercooked meat from infected animals||
|Flukes (trematodes)||Consuming contaminated raw watercress, freshwater plants, water, or infected fish, snails.||Many infections caused by flukes have no initial signs until organ damage occur in cases of liver flukes or in the lungs. Other symptoms may include:
|Roundworms||Eating undercooked meat that contains the larvae.||
How do you test for parasites in humans?
There are various of lab tests that doctors and health providers typically use to detect and diagnose parasitic infections in the body. Finding the most accurate parasite test however, may be a challenge, since a negative parasite test doesn’t mean you do not have a parasitic infection.
For this reason, several tests are usually conducted. The parasite symptoms you can share with your doctor are very important as they may indicate a specific parasitic infection. This can help your doctor to order the right test.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the commonly used parasite testing may include (2):
|Test type||What does it look for:||When to test|
|Fecal stool test, ova (eggs), parasite test||checks the presence of parasite eggs in stool.||digestive and abdominal parasite symptoms.|
|nonsurgical procedure used to examine the digestive tract using a tube with a camera via the mouth (endoscopy) or rectum (colonoscopy).||negative stool test.|
|Blood test: Serology||looks for antibodies or parasite antigens.||test for a specific parasite infection.|
|Blood test: Blood smear||looks for parasites that are found in the blood under a microscope.||test for a specific parasite infection.|
|X-ray, MRI, CAT scans||look for parasitic infections that may impact different organs.|
Scotch tape test
|looks for pinworms using scotch tape around the anus to collect pinworm eggs. The tape is sent to the lab and being checked under a microscope for eggs (3).||identify a pinworm infection.|
What is the cause of worms in humans?
How do you get parasites?
The most common causes of worms and parasites in humans include:
- Living or visiting areas known to have parasites, especially areas that are known for poor sanitation.
- Eating raw or undercooked meat or fish such as sushi.
- International travel.
- Poor hygiene.
- Walking barefoot.
Additional risk factors may include:
- Children or elderly.
- Exposure to child and institutional care centers.
- A weakened or compromised immune system.
- Having pets.