Blastocystis hominis parasite is basically a parasite that is found to live in the stools of an individual. There are times when the Blastocystis hominis is found in healthy individuals who are suffering from gastrointestinal problems as well as diarrhea. One of the primary causes of the Blastocystis hominis infection is the contact with feces which is usually found in places where there is no or very poor sanitation facilities. Although there is a Blastocystis hominis treatment plan, in most cases of doctors treating Blastocystis hominis, it is found to be ineffective and the Blastocystis hominis infection usually clears up on its own after a certain period of time.
Some of the commonly observed symptoms of Blastocystis hominis include bloating, diarrhea, nausea, gas, fatigue, cramping, anal itching and so on. However if one observes these symptoms to continue for more than a few days then they should immediately contact their doctor. Blastocystis hominis treatment in children as well as in adults depends on how severe the condition is. While treating Blastocystis hominis in individuals who have little to mild symptoms of this infection almost no treatment is required. On the other hand if the symptoms are more pronounced then the person may also be administered some drugs which are mostly antibiotic in nature. Treating Blastocystis hominis naturally is also possible by simply following some preventive measures especially by those individuals who are planning on visiting certain high risk countries.
The preventive treatment for Blastocystis hominis will include eating only foods that are cooked well and vegetables and fruits that are washed with clean water. One should also avoid direct tap water as far as possible. If required the water may be disinfected by boiling it or even by adding some short term iodine tablets or by carrying portable water filter while travelling. Similarly in order to avoid passing on the Blastocystis hominis infection to another person one should ensure that they wash their hands frequently and thoroughly with some warm water especially before and after going to the bathroom and handling food. Similarly as part of the treatment plan, the Blastocystis hominis treatment diet will include the reduction in the proportion of sugars and grains in ones diet. This is essential because Blastocystis hominis tends to thrive on complex carbohydrates which are found in such foods and hence by minimizing or eliminating the intake of such foods, one is able to weaken the bacteria and gradually loosen their hold on the digestive system of the individual.
Similarly, the Blastocystis hominis treatment diet also includes a reduction in the intake of citric foods as these foods tend to raise the acidity level of the digestive system which is turn promotes fermentation and further production of bacteria. Instead the Blastocystis hominis treatment diet should include plenty of herbs that are known to combat the bacteria such as oregano leaf, black walnut, garlic, cloves, pomegranate and so on. It has been observed that these herbs tend to work best once they have been clubbed together rather than when taken individually. Typically the Blastocystis hominis parasite is a weak parasite that will mostly attack those people who have a weak digestive tract or a weak digestive system. Many a times the Blastocystis hominis parasite is also observed in conjunction with other harmful bacteria such as candida. The Blastocystis hominis treatment may take some time because this parasite is known to hide in the intestinal mucus of the individual where it holds on and sticks very hard onto the intestinal membranes thereby making it very difficult to eliminate this virus. Some doctors may also prescribe highly toxic drugs that may have to be taken for a long period of time to completely eliminate the parasite.