Deworming is a medical process of getting rid of unwanted worms in the body. It is done through the intake of medicine or prescriptions to get rid of parasites which might have invaded the stomach. Deworming is important to both animals and humans to drive away the harmful worms which include flukes, tapeworms, roundworms and others. There are various types of dewormers which are taken in the form of tablets, oral medicine or injections. Deworming is essential in the essence that it enhances the general health of the body. Worms are disease causing agents and therefore getting rid of them will give diseases at bay. There are various signs which will indicate a person should take dewormers.
Indicators that you need deworming
Loss of appetite
Worm infestation in the body will cause the ultimate effect of loss of appetite. A large number of worms in the stomach will secrete a type of acidic substance into the stomach lining of the individual and causes loss of appetite. The worms will also interfere with the normal functioning of the digestive system and cause loss of appetite.
An itchy anus or bottom is a clear sign of severe worm infestation, and therefore immediate actions need to be taken to reverse or get rid of the demons before they multiply in the body. When the larvae become many in the body, they tend to be excreted out of the body, but most of them get trapped in the anus. They then live and do all activities in the anus causing the itching. Deworming is the only remedy to get rid of these itching.
Worms in stool
When live worms are seen in stools, it is a clear indication of the presence of worms in the body or stomach. It is a show that worms have multiply in the body at alarming rates and are therefore excreted out of the body together with the feces. In some cases, there might be whitish stuff in the stool which is an indication of maggots or eggs of worms which are still under development. The presence of these worms or eggs is a warning sign to seek dewormers immediately.
General body weakness and irritability
By worms interfering with the digestive system, it renders the body weak and vulnerable because no food elements will be absorbed into the body system. The worms will also consume part of the food elements causing general body weakness.
Worm infestation causes severe stomach pain and malnutrition in children and therefore should be avoided at all cost.