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Top 5 Home Remedies for Pinworms in Children

Pinworm infection can be easily treated with some common home remedies. Here are top 5 home remedies for treating pinworms in children.

Pinworm is one kind of a common intestinal infection which can affect anybody at any age. People can find few medicines prescribed by doctors for children to avoid pinworm and even from medical stores, but it is always best to go on with some home remedies which will prevent any side effects in future. The size of pinworms can vary from ¼ to ½ inch in length, which appears to be white in colour and thin structure.

The major cause of pinworm infection in children is eating unsanitary food and sharing the food with someone who is already infected with this disease. Here are some of the best natural home remedies for pinworms in children for getting rid of pinworms easily.

1. Garlic

A good home remedy for getting rid of pinworm in children is garlic, which stands out to be an influential herb and very healthy food. All of us are aware that garlic is added in our daily food in one or the other way to increase the taste, flavor and aroma of the dishes. The significant nutrients like vitamin A, D, C & B6, calcium, iron, and magnesium are present in garlic, which are helpful for children’s health. For years, garlic has been used to treat many health conditions and prevent various diseases. Heart attack, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease can be easily prevented with this effective herb. Though there are many positive effects of garlic, it may also create few side effects when the intake of raw garlic is too much. Hence, it is good for children to consume in a moderate level.

2. Coconut Oil

Most of the people use coconut oil just for applying on hair and skin, but they are not aware of the most important features of it. Coconut oil serves to be a good medicine for various problems and one among them is eradicating pinworms. Every parent must know that using coconut oil is an easy treatment and the best home remedy for pinworms in children. It has ample of necessary nutrients and a huge foundation of antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Any type of worms, infections and microbes can be easily destroyed through coconut oil. One teaspoon of coconut oil every morning before breakfast is must when suffering from ringworms and pinworm infection.

3. Carrots

Most of the studies related to health talks about the effectiveness of carrot and many people are fond of this vegetable. Adding carrot in the daily diet is good for children’s health as it is loaded with multiple health promoting benefits. Intake of carrots regularly will improve the vision of children, enable their body to fight against fungus, viruses, and free radicals. Nutrients like vitamin A, K, C, B6, B3 & B12, biotin, fiber, potassium, magnesium, folate, and phosphorus are highly present in carrots which can boost the digestive system and is beneficial for the whole body. Children with ringworms or pinworms are recommended to consume carrot slices thrice a day. If children avoid the raw carrots, include them in variety of salads or soup which can give a treat to their tongue.

4. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a substance that aids in flushing out the intestinal pinworms. Note that pumpkin does not kill pinworms but it has the capability to paralyze the worms due to the high range of amalgams called cucurbitins. To eject the pinworm from the intestine through pumpkin seeds, combine the seeds with a natural laxative like Triphala. Combine of one cup of pumpkin seeds and plain yogurt to makes a smooth paste and give it to your child. In the place of the yogurt, diluted coconut water or coconut milk can also be used to make porridge and feed the children for breakfast. Do not add sugar or honey as it may spoil the purpose of this natural remedy in killing pinworms.

5. Bitter Gourd

Bitter Gourd, otherwise called as bitter melon, is not liked by children due to its bitter taste. However, there are many health benefits in consuming this vegetable and treating pinworms is one among the benefits. Vitamin B1, B2, B3 & C, folate, zinc, fiber, phosphorus and magnesium are the important sources available in bitter gourd. Iron, potassium, and calcium are more as compared to broccoli, spinach, and banana. To avoid bitterness, soak the vegetable in salt water for about 30 minutes and then prepare juice from it. Still, if the children are not ready to have the juice, mix it with one spoon of honey or apple juice.

All the above discussed remedies can be tried with the ingredients that are readily available at home. Apart from these, some hygienic habits like washing hands before each meal should be followed. Consistent cleansing of the anal or genital part using antiseptic as prescribed by doctor or warm water and avoiding the habit of scratching can surely help.

What are the common causes of pinworm infection in children? How to treat pinworm infection in children? What are the ways to prevent pinworm infection in children? Discuss here.

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Hemali.12 months ago
Pinworms give a lot of trouble like itching in children. They can have sleepless nights because of them. So de-worming treatment is a must along with a healthy diet.
Naina.12 months ago
Sugar in the diet of children should be reduce to prevent pinworms.
Alesha.12 months ago
De-worming treatment should be done in children regularly.
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