Am I Having A Worm? Or What?

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Good night! Beginning yesterday morning my stomach hurts and then diarrhea. Then other symptoms follow, such as: body heat, nausea, stomach rumbling, headache, mouth feels not good.

1 Answer:

Hello Kick Devis,


Worms are a disease caused by infestations of worm parasites in the body. Transmission of intestinal worms generally occurs in a residential environment with poor sanitation, poor personal hygiene (rarely washing hands after from the toilet, before eating), rarely using footwear, eating raw food contaminated with eggs or worm larvae.


There are various types of worms that can cause disease in the human body, including:

Pinworms
Tapeworm
Roundworm
Flatworm
Hookworm
Trichosis

Symptoms that arise in intestinal worms also varies, some types of worms cause certain distinctive signs and can infect other parts of the body besides the digestive tract. Symptoms of intestinal worms include:

Stomach ache
Diarrhea
Nausea and vomiting
Decreased appetite
Weight loss
Anemia (patients appear pale)
Fever
Muscle ache
Itching of the skin
Itching in the anal area especially at night

Diagnosis of intestinal worms obtained from clinical symptoms and investigations with the discovery of worms, worm eggs, worm larvae in the examination of feces analysis. Severe intestinal worms can be accompanied by spontaneous removal of worms from the anus, nose, and mouth. When diagnosed with intestinal worms, the patient will be given antihelmintic drugs to weaken and kill worms in the body so that they can come out with feces. Some types of worm medicines that are often used are albendazole, mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate, ivermectin, and praziquantel. How to consume the drug as a therapeutic dose depends on the type of worm found. While for the prevention of worm medicine can be consumed once every 6 months.


Apart from intestinal worms, complaints that you experience can also arise due to other causes such as gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, food poisoning, lactose intolerance, and so forth. You can exercise control to the doctor if the medicine given has run out, so the doctor can evaluate the response of therapy and adjust the treatment that needs to be given. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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