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Signs Of Worm Infestation You Should Not Ignore

Worm infestation is a serious health condition that affects many people in different parts of the world. Parasitic worms are little animals that can inhabit the body. Their eggs can get into the body, usually by swallowing. When the worms get into the body, there are times when the worms will find their way into other parts of the body, such as the blood or liver. When this happens, these parts of the body may not function properly again. 

Worm infestation can cause several illnesses and diseases. That is why we need to know their signs and eliminate them once discovered. Worm infection may also result in the breakdown of adult productivity by impacting their cognitive progress thereby decreasing literacy and even affect one's nutritional status. 

Many lifestyle habits can lead to the infestation of worms in the body. Some of them include; walking barefoot on the lawn, consuming with filthy hands, drinking water or milk that is not treated, cooking unwashed vegetables, swimming in a pool with untreated water. All of these can steer to worm infection. Some categories of worms that can affect the body include; flatworms, thorny-headed worms, and roundworms. 

Some of the signs your body shows you once you are affected with worm include; 

1. Tapeworm infection 

Being infected with tapeworm can lead to symptoms such as jaundice, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, eating too continually and sometimes even malnutrition. Watch out for these signs and seek medical attention. 

2. Roundworm infection 

Round work is another type of worm that can affect the body. The existence of roundworms in the body can lead to the growth of diarrhoea, passing worms with stools, dry cough, and fever. Seek medical attention immediately you begin to experience these signs.

3. Pinworm infection 

Pinworm infection in the body can induce symptoms such as Itching around the anus, difficulty sleeping due to itching, painful urination, etc. 

4. Hookworm infection 

Tapeworm infection can steer to wheezing, coughing, fatigue, anaemia, etc.

Everyone who begins to observe these signs should seek medical attention immediately. 

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