The Use Of Worming After Flat Objects Come Out During Bowel Movements?
, I have defecated there in length like a worm but flattened / flat (I was scared so I immediately threw away and flushed). Is that really a worm? What worms, then, the medicine for pyrantel pamoat tablets has the function to immobilize worms? So the worm remains intact? Can it be destroyed or not? I was very scared, help me 😭
Hello Rara Puspita,
There are many types of intestinal worms in humans. Worms occur due to parasitic infestations in the human body. The entry of worms into the body can be through eating food / drinks that are contaminated with worm eggs, entering through the skin of the feet exposed to contaminated soil, hands contaminated with cacaing eggs and not washing hands before eating, poor environmental sanitation.
Some types of worms that can cause clinical manifestations in humans are pinworms, tapeworms, roundworms, flatworms, hookworms, and trichinosis worms. Symptoms of intestinal worms vary, depending on the type of worm found. Some patients also do not complain of any symptoms when experiencing worms.
Symptoms of intestinal worms include:
Nausea and vomiting
Excessive itching in the anus especially at night
In cases of severe intestinal worms can occur malnutrition, intestinal obstruction, until the worms found outside the digestive tract such as the lungs or eyes.
Worm diagnosis can be made if there are worms coming out of the anus, worms in the stool. In heavy worm infestations, worms can come out of the mouth or nose. Diagnosis of intestinal worms can also be done from the analysis of feces, from this examination can be determined the type of worms found in the body that are distinguished from the shape of eggs and larvae found in the feces.
Worming treatment can use various types of antihelmintic drugs. Some types of worm medicine have different ways of drinking with the types of worms found. Medications that can be used are Albendazole, Mebendazole, Ivermectin, Pyrantel pamoat. For pyrantel pamoat itself, the mechanism of action is by paralysis of adult worms (so weak) then it will come out due to intestinal peristalsis along with feces. This type of drug is not effective for trichuriasis type worms. Other types of drugs such as albendazole will interfere with the absorption of sugar by the worms, so that the metabolism of the worms is disrupted and then dies. Dead worms can be removed in the form of intact or destroyed in the feces.
No need to be afraid to take worm medicine. Most people don't feel anything when worms come out with feces. Heavy and very large worm infestations in the body can cause spontaneous discharge from the anus without feces. Treatment in these cases must also be careful, because it is feared that the dead or weak worms will actually form a blockage in the intestine. As a prevention for intestinal worms, people aged> 1 year are recommended to take anthelmintic once every 6 months. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.