Roundworm infection, also known as ascariasis, is caused by ascariasis lumbricoides. It’s the most common type of intestinal infection worm infection, occurring worldwide. Most patient recover without treatment, but complications can occur when adult worms move into certain organs and multiply, resulting intestinal obstruction.
Symptoms of roundworms
Stomach or abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and weight loss, itchy rash, loss of vision. Nausea, bloody stool, fatigue are symptoms of roundworm infection. In severe cases, the infection can cause intestinal blockages, acute appendicitis, and even pneumonia. Children are more likely to be affected than adults.
Diagnosis tests for roundworm infection
Stool culture identifies ova or adult worms.
When migrating larvae invade alveoli, chest radiography will show characteristic bronchovascular markings: infiltrates, patchy areas of pneumonitis, and widening of hilar shadows.
Abdominal radiographs show a whirlpool pattern of intraluminal worms, intestinal obstruction may be noticed.
A complete blood count may show eosinophilia.
Complications of roundworm infection
Complications of roundworm infection include biliary or intestinal obstruction as well as pulmonary disease. It may also be associated with malnutrition, iron deficiency anemia, and failure to thrive. Death may occur from bowel obstruction or perforation.
Homeopathic treatment for roundworm infection
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat roundworm infection but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat roundworm infection that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of roundworm infection:
Cina, Baryta Carb, Natrum Mur, Sabadilla, Tarantula, Arsenic Album, Calcaria Carb, Chelone Glabra, Ferrum Met, Ignatia, Magnesia Sulph, Natrum Phos, Petroleum, Sepia, Spigelia, Spongia, Sulphur, Teucrium, Valeriana Officinalis, Abrotanum, Acetic Acid, Aconite, Aesculus, Antim Crude, Antim Tart, Baryta Mur, Carbo Veg, China, Crotolus H, Cuprum Met, Graphites, Hyoscyamus, lycopodium, Mag Carb, Mercurius, Nux Vomica, Petroleum, Phosphorous, Platina, Silicea, Squilla, Thuja, Urtica Urens and many other medicines.