Telltale Signs of Parasites Symptoms

Parasites Symptoms

If you've got an infection from parasites, symptoms may be a bit deceptive and difficult to pinpoint.

In recent medical studies, it has been estimated that 85% of the population have at least one form of parasite living in their bodies. Some authorities feel that this figure may be as high as 95%.


According to Dr. Theodore Nash at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, "parasitic infections are a major cause of illness in North America".

If you are sick, right now you may be thinking that perhaps parasites might be the cause of your illness. With this in mind, you’re probably wondering how you can tell whether or not you have parasite worms.

Well, there are several warning signs of parasitic infection which you need to look out for. These signals may indicate that you are, indeed, infected with parasites.


In addition to using our bodies for nourishment, which can cause us to feel fatigued, lethargic, and weak, the manner and method the parasites use to enter our bodies and travel through our systems can cause a multitude of other complications and problems.

Warning Signs of a Parasite in Humans

So, what are the warning signs that you might have parasites? Well, the many symptoms of parasites relate to how the organism enters your body. A parasite in humans can enter the body in one of four ways:

  1. Ingestion - enters through your mouth (I know, ew! yuck!)

  2. Penetration - enters through your skin, quite often your feet

  3. Inoculation - enters through an injection, bite, or sting - like vaccines or insect bites

  4. Inhalation - enters through your airways; you just breathe it in


Pests which enter our bodies by ingestion usually cause parasites symptoms related to the gastro-intestinal tract. 


When water or food that has been contaminated by an infected person is swallowed by another person, the tell tale symptoms of intestinal parasites may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas, as well as itching around the rectum.

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A parasite which enters your body by penetration would usually cause skin irritation, such as rash, itching, and skin lesions, as these parasites dig and burrow through our skin to get inside.

When a pest is introduced by inoculation, usually by biting or stinging insects, the site of entry will usually be swollen and painful.


Parasites that enter by inhalation, when we breathe them in, can cause wheezing, coughing and sputum production.


Depending on the type of parasite, and where the parasite decides to take up residence inside of us, we may have another complete set of problems, complications and parasites symptoms. 


Each parasite is unique, and each has a different life-cycle, a different method of working its way through our body and a different pattern of destruction once it is inside.


Parasites in humans can be microscopic in size or they can stretch to over 30 feet in length. Most people visualize a worm when we talk about parasites, and this is because the most prevalent and probably the most common parasites are, in fact, parasite worms


If you recognize any of these parasites symptoms in yourself, you would be wise to do at least a basic natural parasite cleanse. It is fairly simple but effective in many cases in alleviating these symptoms.


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