though many parents are not much aware, pinworm infections are very common
especially in children. Read on to learn about some home remedies for pinworms
Pinworm is an intestinal infection, one of
the most common infections affecting millions of people every year. However,
school going children, in the age group of 5 to 10 years, are the most affected
Rectal itch is the most common symptom of having pinworm
infection. Although there is no such danger, the rectal itching worsens
often at night. Infected children often have restless nights and their sleep
If not treated on time, the infection can spread through vagina and your child
may suffer urinary tract infection also. Following good hygiene and prescribed
medication and help result in effective cure. Before opting for any medicine or
even home remedy, it is advisable to contact your doctor and get it confirmed.
Once it is diagnosed that your child is infected with pinworms, you can opt for
for Pinworms in Children
Have a quick look at the simple home remedies for dealing with
pinworms in children.
*Note: Talk to you paediatrician before trying these
home remedies on your child to ensure safety. If your child is allergic to any
other these ingredients, avoid trying these remedies on your child.
Garlic is a natural product that is considered excellent to get rid of
pinworms. It is better to use garlic in fresh
form and prefer adding them to as many food items you can. Just keep in mind
that the dried form does not work well.
Coconut is one of the most common remedies used in India. Take a spoonful
of coconut in the morning and for more effect use castor oil two to three hours
after taking coconut. This will help flush the pinworms out of the body.
Let your child eat shredded carrots as many times as
possible. This will help purge the worms from intestine.
4. Pumpkin Seeds
Children like to eat raw pumpkin seeds. You can crush the
seeds and cook them in water for two hours keeping the flame low. Let it cool
after straining the mixture. Now give your child one teaspoon every fifteen
minutes – four times a day. After two hours, let your child eat warm oatmeal so
that the worms get flushed out of the system.
Onions have sulphur in them naturally and they are excellent for getting
rid of pinworms. Slice the onion and soak in a jug of water overnight. Let your
child drink this water three times a day.
6. Clove and Flaxseeds
Take a clove and crush it to mix with flaxseeds. The appropriate ratio is
1:10. You can add this mixture to the food once daily and let your child have
this for three alternate days.
7. Bitter Guard
Giving bitter guard juice will help flush pinworms and their eggs out of
8. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has wide range of health benefits. Mix one or two
teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in water and let your child drink it daily.
9. Change Eating Habits
Instead of giving high sugar and carbohydrate foods to your child, offer
fresh fruits and vegetables. High fibre foods help add bulk to the stool and
hence they get flushed out from your child’s system.
Maintaining Proper Cleanliness And
Proper hygiene is the key for prevention of pinworms. Therefore it is very
important you wash the fruits before giving them to your children. Wash them
preferably with warm water. Make your kids wash their hands before every meal.
It is good to maintain good hygiene within the family and family members so
that spread of the worms is prevented. Clean the toilet thoroughly after your
child has used it and keep the bed sheets clean because it is extremely
What are the causes of pinworms in
children? How to treat pinworm infection in children? What are the ways to
prevent pinworms in children? Discuss