Parasiticides are a substance used in medicine and veterinary medicine to kill parasites (especially those other than bacteria or fungi).Parasites are organisms that survive by attacking pets and farm animals for nourishment. They live in or on the body, benefiting from food and protection, while the unfortunate host animal suffers. External parasites, such as ticks, can then transfer disease from animals to people. However, a combination of watchful management of animals and targeted medicines can control parasites before these organisms cause serious harm.
A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. There are three main classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites. Protozoa. Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoan.
Antiparasitic drugs work by: Killing the parasite or the parasite's eggs. Stopping the parasite's growth. Paralyzing the parasites so they cannot attach themselves to the host.
Types of parasites
Gastrointestinal distress — since parasites take up residence in the intestines, this is where the most damage occurs. Diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and nausea are all common symptoms of parasites. Weight loss — parasites can cause nausea and poor nutritional absorption, which can lead to weight loss.
The organisms that parasitize humans include fungi, leeches, lice, viruses, protozoa, tapeworm, etc.
There are several medicines that may be used to treat worm infections - they are sometimes called anthelmintics.
Other medicines that may be prescribed for the various types of worm infections include:
Fecal testing (examination of your stool) can identify both helminths and protozoa. Stool samples must be collected before you take any anti-diarrhea drugs or antibiotics, or before x-rays with barium are taken. Several stool samples may be needed to find the parasite.
Anti-parasitic foods that can help you kill parasites naturally.