Pinworm infection is
common in children. Learn about its symptoms, treatments and tips for
Pinworm infection is one of the
common health issues during the early childhood years. Pinworms are also known
as threadworms or seat-worms. Although, this kind of infection is common in
children, it can be very troublesome for them. But there is no need to worry
much. If you take right preventive measures, you can keep this squirmy
infection away from them. Discussed below are the common symptoms of pinworm
infection, tips for treating it and some preventive
In many cases the above mentioned symptoms may not be
experienced by children. In other cases if such symptoms are ignored you may
start seeing worms in the bowel movements of your children. You may also notice
them in their anus when you certainly try to check it when your children
complain of itching near that area. They may sometimes also appear in their
underwear. When you observe these obvious symptoms, you must consult your
If your child is diagnosed with pinworms,
doctor will usually prescribe oral medication for dealing with it. As pinworms
can survive for few weeks, doctor may recommend a second dose. You must ensure
that you strictly follow your doctorâ€™s advice and avoid giving any kind of
over-the-counter medicines to your children.
There are some
remedies as well that can prove very beneficial for treating pinworm
infection. Such remedies include remedies like consumption of coconut oil or
raw garlic. Coconut oil and raw garlic contain antibacterial and antiviral
properties which can prove effective for dealing with pinworms. Another
traditional way to deal with the symptoms like itching in anus is to put few
drops of coconut oil in the affected area. The medicinal properties can help to
heal the affected area as well as stop the pinworms from
Tips for Preventing
Here are some tips that can help you to nip the
problems of pinworms in the
Encourage your child to wash hands properly before
and after eating.
Make sure that your child washes
his or her hands frequently.
Keep your childâ€™s nails always
clean and trimmed.
Wash your bed-sheets and towels
with disinfectants. Ensure that they are always clean and fresh.
Make sure that the toys and other
things that your children use are clean.
Ensure that your children wear
clean clothes and underwear.
Avoid making your children wear
Make sure that your children do
not get into the habit of nail-biting and do not put their fingers in their
Take care that areas in which your children are
playing are clean.
Encourage your children to wash
their hands and legs after they comeback home after
Pinworms can be transmitted from one person to
another very easily. Therefore, you should make sure that you inculcate
hygienic habits in your children. Encourage them to follow hygiene wherever
they go. Cultivating good and hygienic habits in your children can not only
help you to prevent pinworms but also other common infections in them.
Taking right care of their diet is also a must. Similarly, taking right action immediately
when you find your child complaining of stomach
aches or abdominal pain is essential to nip the problem in bud.
What are the causes of pinworm
infection in children? What are its symptoms? What are the ways to prevent it?
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