2. Headache is another sign that you have Schistosomiasis.
When you have an infection, it will get into your bloodstream and make you ill. You’ll need to lie down because whenever you stand up, your headache will get worse. Tylenol may help a little bit, but the headache will come back. The headache may become intense, if no treatment is given.
An American in a tropical or subtropical area needs to get medical treatment as soon as possible. On the other hand, people who live in the area may not seek treatment and just rest until they can’t take the pain anymore.
They could end up dying, especially if the person has a weak immune system. Sometimes with a headache, it can cause vomiting, depending on how intense it is.
Since the headache may not appear until two months later, as soon as the headache is felt, you need to seek medical attention.