threadworms

Get Rid of Threadworms Naturally

Threadworms, or pinworms, are small white worms that are very common in children under the age of ten, though they can infect anyone. You may see them in your child’s stools; they will look like small white pieces of thread. Though they do not cause symptoms right away, when the females navigate from the large intestine to the anus to lay eggs they will cause serious itching. It is not uncommon for the female worms to travel to the vagina and cause severe itching there as well. In all cases you will want to visit your doctor, but they can be treated naturally. The key to eliminating them is hygiene and re-treatment about two weeks after the infestation is cleared up.

 

How do I know if I have threadworms?

  • Intense itching around the anus
  • Intense itching around the vagina (in girls)
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Skin infections around the anus
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Bedwetting

 

How do I prevent threadworms?

  • Always wash your hands, and remind kids to wash their hands, after using the bathroom, playing outside and before handling food.
  • Shower daily.
  • Change your underwear daily.
  • Don’t bite your nails.
  • Don’t scratch your behind.
  • Wash your sheets, pajamas, and bath towels frequently.

 

How can I treat threadworms?

Remember to treat all family members at the same time as the worms are highly contagious.

  • Avoid sugar as much as possible. Threadworms, much like tapeworms, thrive on sugars.
  • Raw fruits and veggies such as onions, garlic, pumpkin seeds, carrots, pineapple, coconut, papaya, and figs help to deter the worms.
  • Pumpkin seeds help to paralyze the worms, making it easier for them to be flushed out of the body.
  • Make a tea of quasi, tansy, mugwort, thyme or wormwood, sweeten with a little honey and drink three times a day to help paralyze and kill worms.
  • Calendula cream can help soothe any itching.
  • Natural laxatives like dandelion root or licorice in a tea will help to flush worms out.
  • Eat probiotics. They make an unhealthy environment for the worms, while helping to heal your digestive tract.
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