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It is a common human intestinal parasite, but occurs mainly in children. Infection usually occurs through the intake of pinworm eggs, either through contaminated hands, food, or less commonly, water. They do not present any serious medical condition, but they are considered to be very annoying, and therefore, one is in need to get rid of them as fast as possible. The female worm lays eggs around one’s anus, which may be transferred in a number of ways (through linens, skin, etc.) to the mouth, infecting a new host.


The most common symptom is itching around the anus. It may interfere with one’s sleep pattern, while the female worm mainly lays her eggs at night, which causes increased reaction by the anal tissue. Seldom pinworms migrate into the urinary tract, causing itching sensation and irritation.


Although, both conventional medicine and homeopathy have the cure for pinworms, it is advisable that one does his part regarding hygiene. Cleanliness is one of the best ways of getting rid of pinworms. Hands need to be washed often and thoroughly; linen, towels, underwear and toilets need to be especially clean, surfaces where one prepares food need to be regularly washed, etc.

Usually doctors prescribe albendazole or mebendazole. It s advised that everybody in one household to be treated, because they all might have pinworms.

Homeopathic Remedies

Some herbs, such as agrimony, wormwood and licorice root, have been proven to soothe the digestive tract and boost the immune system. As a part of one’s morning routine, one should eat a cup of carrots that have been shredded. Only eat the carrots, not any additional meals. It helps the digestive system force out the worms. One should eat, as much often as possible, beets, raw garlic, a mix of papaya seeds and honey, or pumpkin seeds. All of this food contains anti-worm properties. Shaved and shredded coconut should be eaten with breakfast. After 3 hours have passed, one should consume a dose of castor oil, which works as a lacsative. Before bed, one should apply a mixture of a teaspoon of Vaseline and a quarter clove of garlic to one’s anal region. Chamomilla and Cina have a beneficial effect on the digestive system, which may help a person expel the worms quicker.

Being that this condition is relatively harmless, homeopathic solutions to this problem are often quite enough to help a person with pinworms.

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