In a mild form, enterobiosis may be manifested by a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, itching in the anus, allergic skin manifestations. With the medium and severe form of the disease, it proceeds with a number of complications and painful sensations, which are expressed by dysbiosis, abdominal pain, intoxication of the body and even inflammation of the appendix.
In themselves, pinworms do not cause a rise in body temperature in their "master".However, complications and related disorders can provoke severe fever.
Can there be a temperature with pinworms?
Unlike other helminths, the presence of pinworms in the body rarely causes a rise in temperature. But the vital activity of these helminths causes a violation of the intestinal microflora( dysbacteriosis), which leads to a decrease in immunity. The body's own protective functions are weakened, as a result of which a person becomes susceptible to viruses.
This explains the fact that catarrhal and viral diseases are transferred by a patient with enterobiasis much more heavily. The increased temperature caused by acute respiratory infections against the background of pinworms, lasts for a long time, and the disease itself is treated more difficultly and has a protracted character.
With pinworms, the risk of intestinal flu is high, with a temperature increase, upset of the stool, abdominal pain. Enterobiosis rarely causes peritonitis or inflammation of the appendix, which is accompanied by a temperature, severe abdominal pain and requires urgent medical attention. These pathologies cause not so much the presence of pinworms in the intestine, as the attachment of a pathogenic bacterial flora.
In women, fever can be a consequence of the penetration of pinworms into the genitals and the onset of inflammatory processes in them.
When it comes to the temperature rise at pinworms, do not expect that the thermometer's column will jump to a high level. Glaive infestations and their complications, as a rule, are characterized by subfebrile temperature. In medicine, this is called a slight increase in temperature above 37 °, but never above 37.5 °.The subfebrile temperature at pinworms can last from several days to two or three weeks, while infestation is observed. Sometimes no other symptoms, except for a strong itch of the anus, the patient is not found.
Temperature in the treatment of enterobiasis
Like the presence of pinworms in the body, accompanied by a decrease in immunity and the development of pathogenic flora in the gastrointestinal tract, and treatment of enterobiasis can cause an increase in body temperature. Fever is the body's response to taking toxic drugs. This side effect of anthelmintic tablets is described in almost all instructions of such drugs.
It should be understood that the state of the body is normalized as soon as the drug is removed from the body( with urine or feces), that is, after a day or two.
Certain conditions are necessary for the development of eggs of pinworms and their larvae in sexually mature individuals. Parasites develop well under microclimate with a temperature of 34-36 ° and humidity of 70-90%.In the body of a healthy person, just such conditions. But with prolonged heat( above 38 ° C), the larvae of the pinworms do not develop, and a significant portion of them do not perish at all. That is, a fever caused by any other ailment can lead to the death of helminths.