The Cause Of The Discharge Of Worms From The Nose Of A 1 Year Old Child?
,, why do worms come out of the nose of my child who is 1 year and 8 months old?
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Worms that come out of the nose are generally roundworms or Ascaris lumbricoides. These worms are worms that live in the small intestine and most often infect children, especially in developing countries. Roundworm infection is called ascariasis. This worm transmission occurs when a child plays on soil contaminated with feces containing worm eggs and puts his hand in his mouth. Another mode of transmission is by eating fruit or vegetables that are not washed properly.
When the worms enter the digestive tract, the eggs will hatch and become larvae. This worm larvae will enter through the intestinal wall and enter the blood vessels. These blood vessels will carry the larvae to the lungs. In the lungs of these larvae will experience maturation. The larvae will creep up into the upper airway and enter the digestive tract and return to the intestines. In the intestine, these larvae will return to become adult worms. Adult worms will lay eggs in the digestive tract and these eggs will be carried out when the child defecates. Today's worms can also migrate outside the intestine and often return to the respiratory tract so that they can come out of the mouth or nose.
If you find worms coming out of your child's nose, it means that your child has worms. You must immediately take your child to the doctor so that the child can get immediate treatment so that the worms in the digestive tract die. The existence of a worm infection in the child's gastrointestinal tract may not cause any symptoms, but children who experience intestinal worms can experience growth retardation and lack of nutrition. If the infection is very severe the child can also experience symptoms of intestinal obstruction.
Here is an article you can read about ascariasis
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