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    Threadworms

    Sometimes called a pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis), these are small intestinal worm parasites that infect the intestines of humans. It is the most common worm parasite infestation of children in the UK. Read more →

    Hi, my child develops thread worms quite a lot probably due to sucking her thumb, I do give her medications to kill the thread worms. I have noticed that her belly resembles much of what a bloated belly looks like. I am worried that it could develop into something serious as the thread worms keep coming back.( I have tried to get her to stop sucking her thumb, however she just won't stop! ). Please help.





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    Just to help go and I will be a bit scaryer but I had them too I got them away by telling them and they got the medcien and I had no worms just try we are only human and no one can chang that

    Hey I'm 16 and I have pinworms , my anal region is itching like hell and I've found a few little white worms in my faeces and around my bum . I'm too scared to tell my parents and daren't go to a doctor ! Also I'm on my period at the moment and I'm scared that these worms could somehow burry into my tampon ! I don't bite my nails and I shower every morning(allways have done) , what should I do ?!





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    Buy a medication called Ovex, you dont need a prescription.

    I have spots on my bum what is this and all ways itchy if some one can help don't wanna go see a doctor ???

    Well last year a had thread worms and i told my mum. she got me tablets and they went away. but mow i have an itchy anus and vagina and when i pass stools i get tissue and collect the feces to examine . i often find things that look like dead thread worms or little round theings that look like little seed and when you sqeeze them it is like you are squezing little treadworms out. i dont know what to do also i get dioreahha a lot!





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    i had threadworms aswell, and that sounds very odd!!! I feel for you that must be so horrible!! I remember when i first had them i was just sat there screaming at the facts there were infact some stupid little pests inside me!!! See your doctor, as they seem to be dying in your gut, so there might be a problem xx

    If had itchy bum couple days it gets wors at night I had scratch finger Wight worm came out can u help

    hi am pregnant and yesterday night my 10 year old son shouted me in to toilet n to check his poo i said why and he said there is things moving in it so changed all bedding and his sister bedding and my bedding n today went to chemist n they gave me tablets for my sonand daughter and bf but not me cause am pregnat there all took the tablet it was only one pill each but my son is the only person that has worms and just there he did poo but noting was in his poo but there was 2 worms at his bottom what should do now





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    I am 21 years old, and I keep getting these worms every month or so. I've tried Vermox, Vanquin, and even Zentel, but nothing seems to work. They always come back. It doesn't itch alot, but I can feel something moving down there at night, and it's absolutely horrible! I can't sleep, and had to quit school because I couldn't get up in the morning. The problem is that I have never seen a worm, but I have all the symptoms. My doctor have given up on me, and she thinks I'm just imagining it. How can doctors say that the worm isn't harmful? I have never been as depressed in my whole life. The worst part isn't the worms themselves, but the lack of sleep. Does anyone have any solutions? I'm desperate..





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    It could be internal piles (hemorrhoids) causing the itching if that's not yet been considered. Other than that, keep your fingernails as short as possible & DO NOT bite them ever, try not to put fingers into your nose either as both of these actions can introduce worm eggs back into the digestive cycle. If no medication is working, try cutting out all sugar & sugary carbohydrates (cakes, biscuits, sweetened crisps etc) from your diet for a couple of weeks as worms love feeding on them. Some people go as far as having colonic irrigation procedures, but I'm unsure of the results. Hope that helps.

    Hello, I'm a 17 year old female. Living in England at the moment. When I was about 12-13, I realised these small white worms in my poo and on the tissue I wiped it off with. Gross I know. But I just thought it was nothing maybe something I had eaten. My mum never took us to doctors when we were younger, she isn't well so I took care of the family. She just takes it for granted that me and my siblings are perfectly "healthy", and now when I book my own doctors appointments if needed, the bloody doctors are useless I swear! I haven't gone about the worms yet, will next week. They don't actually help me. And I think there's so many things wrong with my body, if I tell them they don't actually to anything to prevent it. Now at 17, 18 in January, I actually realise I have worms. Got every symptom going. So I think I've had it for years! Even younger than 12-13. I have a really bad loss of appetite sometimes, and if I'm actually willing to eat and make myself full, I'm hungry the next hour. I'm very skinny, I have tried putting on weight for years! But now I know why! I eat a lot aswell! Nothing helps! No matter how much I eat. The main question is after having them a long time of period will this affect my health? For the future or now? Im a very sporty person and I don't even tend to put on much muscle. Would I be able to gain weight if they were gone? And what would you strongly recommend to get rid of them? A few things listed would be great thanks. Think I have them in my ears aswell. So anything that could get rid of them from my whole body. I'm fed up of being this skinny I just want I gain weight. I go up and down in weight all the time, last time I weighed myself I was under 7stone before that, I was over 7stone.





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    You can buy Mebendazole online or at boots. Albendazole cures other types of parasites & you need a prescription in the UK - but if you go on holiday pop in at a pharmacy to see if they sell without prescription. I heard a nutritionist once saying that parasites are normal and that everyone, specially if you eat dead animals, needs to do a treatment every 6 months wether you suspect you have or not because a lot of the time you don't feel any symptoms. Read about the meds, ask a pharmacist or doctor - and I agree - docs in the UK are extremely bad at taking steps to preventing patients getting sick. The meds alone will work best if you consume garlic - not joking. Garlic will go everywhere in your body. The vermin might run away from the intestine and hide in muscles or under skin or even go to your brain - so as rank as garlic can be, make sure you always consume some garlic to stay on top. Home remedies include: -shower as soon as you get up each morning -use tea tree wipes after cleaning your butt - boil a cup of almond milk with 7 cloves of garlic and drink it first thing each morning - smash 80 pumpkin seeds and boil with almond milk then drink it - eat papaya - chew on cloves - Blend the water and meat of a young coconut and drink it - wear underwear and change as you see fit - clean toilet seat (home and public) with Milton wipes before and after using toilet. - Wash bedding, towels and bottoms at highest temperature - if infestation is visible then wash bedding daily - Spray rubbing alcohol on a cloth and use on door handles and switches and everything you touch a lot - like your computer keyboard - clean your floor/carpets - don't allow pets in your bedroom - desinfect shoe soles each time they enter your home - avoid eating out/getting take aways - soak fruit and veg on a bow for 30 mins in water and 1 big spoon of vinegar before consumption - drink bottled water or boil the water before drinking - everyone in the household needs to get treated

    I have been having diarrhea for over a month now, it started just occasionally so i thought nothing of it but now its became a daily occurrence, I've also been having a very itchy anus which i chose to ignore until i thought maybe the two could be linked. A couple of weeks ago I noticed I had worms in my poo so I googled it and I am very certain I am suffering from threadworms. I'm way too worried to tell my parents because most websites say it's a common problem in children and I am far too embarrassed about it. I have taken strict hygiene measures and done everything I can but nothing is working and I'm so worried they are going to be here for life or cause even more serious issues. Is there anyway I can deal with this without having to tell my parents? I am over 16 is it possible to buy the medicine or do I have to have a prescription? Is it possible to see my GP without my mum finding out? Or even better is there a way I can get rid of the worms without taking any medicine? I am desperate but telling my parents is the absolute last thing I want to have to do! Is there any other way because I am so scared I will just suffer in silence until it's too late. Also is my diarrhea linked to this problem or is it a separate issue completely?? Please help I hate this so much!!!!!!!





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    Just go to the chemist and ask for ovex tablets. You need to take one straight away and one 2 weeks later. It's not your fault and your parents will defo have had it themselves at some point. They may even have it now or be the ones that gave it to you!! You don't need to see a Dr, just go to the chemist ASAP. It's horrible, I have it myself at the moment so I understand your misery. I work in a school.

    My 5 yr old is complaining of a sore bottom, could it be worms ?





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    i have worms i am 14 i no u can get tablets 2 make them go away but can u buy them at my age with out parents there or can i just walk into boots and buy them ???





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    How Do You Quickly Get Rid Of Worms, Without Telling Parents? Please Help, I Feel Really Disgusting





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    Weeeeeelll... I'm only 12 but i have had worms on and off and on and off for AGESSS but u just go to the chemists and get some worming tablets.. your whole family is meant to take one but i think thats just cause to check if they have it too. So probs not necessary, also u have to take another tablet 2 weeks after incase of ... eggs... which actually sounds disgusting but y'know :):) T XX

    Go to the chemist and ask for a tablet for worms and they will give you a pack of about 4, take one and keep the rest in a safe place where they wont be found, when you shower put the towels straight in the wash and if your parents ask the towels are dirty, then when the itching stops you could take a 2nd tablet to make sure they are all gone but the tablet you get from the chemist should kill the eggs aswell as the worms, and next time you get an itch you can always take a tablet even if your unsure if you have them or not. I've done all this a few times you can sort it out with out having to tell your parents but every one gets them so might be worth telling your parents that way you get out of having to buy the tablets, but they dont cost that much

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    hi im not sure if ive got worms because i havent seen any white worms but ive got an itchy bum and have pains in the tummy i dont wanna go to the doctor and ask if i have worms im to a shamed could i have an infection if my bf put his penis in my bum then in my virgina? because when i need to go to the toilet im like busting and its like just dot of pee could you plase help me thank you





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    ask ur self this: why on earth would a doctor rape u. ha's a well trained doctor and he wants his job because it is a good one. but if u feel unsure, go to a female doctor.

    Im 20 & have worms. I've had them for a while, i'm hygienic other people in the house are not so but display no symptoms. I already suffer from depression, lack of sleep & poor diet (I bearly eat im 8stone 5) so the worms are making it worse. How do i get rid & is there any drastic effects the worms have?





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    HI, i first got worms when i was 8... i am now 13 and it is horrible. i went to the doctors and he said i needed a blood test (this was before they knew what it was) so i had it and i turned out i didn't have enough iron in my body after that i found out i had worms aswell. i got the letter then ater about a week everyone seemed to forget about the worms! i am to embarrased to tell anyone now because it feels like i am to old for them even tho u can get it at any age so PLEASE help me. (any sugestions??)





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    I just turned 13 years old 2 days ago and I had worms a little recently. I am obviously at the stage now where I grow up but I have had loads of discharges recently and I made the first set of worms go. I have had butt itching but not much. It's only very rare. Do I have worms again?





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    hi, i have had worms for over 5 months, ive been treated with tablets and powder for most types of worms, ive been the doctors over 15 times and they decided to send me to see a specialist but ive been waiting 5 weeks now, at night time when i lie in bed for 20 to 30 mins i can feel something move about in my bum cheeks and lower back and sometimes down my leg nearly everynight this happens but the doctors keep saying its nothing, can worms get out my intesines and enter my body some how, these problems started when i come back from abroad, i dont think the doctors have a clue about worms, i just want rid of them, please help





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    some worms can travle to other areas of the body. Have you told the doctors that you have been abroad and where.

    i am the same i have went to the doc he give me alot off stuff it did not work i have had them since i was 5 know i am 24 i want them to go away

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    I'm not sure but try checking your poo for white little bits, this may be worms, nothing to worry about but try seeing your doctor, if it is worms the doctor could give you something but until then - don't scratch - it could be something else because I have the same thing, I looked at my poo and there is nothing but I'm still a bit worried that I may have worms, but not sure, try asking a parent or sibling even though I'm too. afraid to, x

    I'm not sure but try checking your poo for white little bits, this may be worms, nothing to worry about but try seeing your doctor, if it is worms the doctor could give you something but until then - don't scratch - it could be something else because I have the same thing, I looked at my poo and there is nothing but I'm still a bit worried that I may have worms, but not sure, try asking a parent or sibling even though I'm too. afraid to, x

    hello, i have had thread worms for the best part of twenty years!! Disgusting i know but I am religious clean and have taken evry form of tablet going from Ovax to Pripsen and more yet still am affected by these worms. now when I take tablets they begin to affect my liver and so cannot continue with this cycle of worms and eggs. What can i do except let them eat me alive?





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    if you have had them for this long, and you are being re-infected, its not your fault. probably someone around you has them, and aren't clean. they are probably passing the eggs onto you, so make sure you clean your hands with hot water, and wash your clothes on a really hot wash!

    I had worms a few months back, at the time i felt so dirty and horrible, but i understand now, that it really is nothing to be ashamed about, it is so so common on the fact is, people sometimes dont even no they have them. If you have worms you shouldn't worry because it is easily sorted. I myself first used Pripsen, you put a powder in a glass of milk and it was horrible, then you repeat it two weeks later, i was unsure if i had got worms again just a few weeks after so i used worming tablets i bought from Boots pharmacy, one single tablet that was orange flavour and didnt taste bad at all, then took another tablet one week later, from what i read and my experience, worms are sometimes something you just can't avoid, and are nothing more than an annoyance. if you have worms do not panic, just get it sorted as soon as possible, because to be honest the itch is annoying!





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    i keep getting worms every few month, can see them after i had a poo, they are white, skinny nd short-ish however i seem to get them after visiting a relatives house whos pets (dogs and cats) have worms. ive heard that pets cant pass on thread-worms though, and my personal hygiene is really good. ive booked an appointment with my gp as im sick of getting them.





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    Don't be too horrifed at the thought of these little worms crawling around inside you. These is evidence to suggest that these worms can help people with Autoimmuine conditions, such as Crohn's. Nottingham University are currently using these worms in Trials in MS suffers. I myself and many others are deliberatly infecting themselves in help them with health issues and having great success. http://www.foodsmatter.com/natural_medicine_comp_therapies/helminthic_therapy/articles/ht_success_stories.pdf





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    Gosh I am definately not alone. I am 41 years old with two boys aged 8 and 2. I have had worms on and off for approx 4 years and I remember having worms a few times around the age of 14. Yes I have been hygienic and kept nails short, took medication and still gets the worms on and off. I wonder whether they are resistant to the medication. I also have constipation. Any ideas welcomed.





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    I am 38 and last year I had an itchy bum and thought straight away it may be worms. I went to see my GP (I was very embarrassed but the thought of having worms inside me was worse than telling the doctor!) She said I probably caught them off one of my 3 young children and gave me and my husband a tablet and the children some medicine to take, she said it was better to dose all of us just incase. It did the job but last month I noticed some worms in my 5 year olds poo so I rang my GP and the receptionist said as we'd already been prescribed medication for this problem before she could give us a prescription without seeing the GP again. Job Done! Please go and see a doctor if you show symtoms of having worms, you'll feel alot better afterwards, trust me!





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    hi , ive got a big problem i tought it was pin worms but its doesn seem to be . i have all the symptoms o pin worms , put no sign o any worms or larve. ive been to the doctor and got vormax pills , they have not worked , ive taken enough pills to kill a cow in all different compinations . ive washed thorough in morning and every time use looo .plus ive had my stool checked with no positive results please help its really starting to depress me its ruining my life





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    Just wondering if ur condition might be a yeast infection.. With no sign of worms but persistent itching it could be something to get checked for if symptoms continue.

    I recently discovered i have worms and was mortified. I've done nothing but wash and clean everything since. I have taken a tablet each week (Ovex) but i still seem to have the annoying symptoms. Treatment does not kill threadworm eggs, only the worms themselves. Good hygiene is the only way to prevent eggs from spreading and causing another infection. Avoid carbs, starchy foods and sugar as these make the worms in your gut - thrive!!





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    Help I'm a bit paniced. I urinated the other night and as I was about to flush I happened to look into the toilet bowl and there sitting on the bottom of the bowl was a long worm. It looked like an earthworm. I got grossed out and just flushed but now I'm terrified I have worms and I'm not sure what to do. I hadn't had any bowel movements in that toilet that day and I've checked stools since but don't see anything unusual or moving. What should I do? Do I have worms? I've never had worms before





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    No need to panic. Most probably it was an Ascaris worm. Even if you had no bowel movement that day, it surely passed by the intestines. If you passed one, most probably you have more. A good non-presicription medication (in Canada, don't know about other coutries) is Combantrin available in pharmacy. Usually one dose is sufficient (read instructions). However, even with the medication, the best remedy is prevention. Wash all linen and clothing in hot water. Always wash hands after going to washroom. Also if helping with children in washrooms, or cleaning up after pets. Keep fingernails short. Wash fruits and vegetables. Thoroughly wash hands before manipulating any food. Once you have been infected with this parasitic worm, you don't want to be infected again. You learn to be more vigilent. Believe me !!

    Maybe your daughter still had some eggs left over so needed a second dose.Ovex kills the worms(starves them of glucose and they die)but it doesn't get rid of the eggs.Ovex didn't work for me I found Pripsen much better it paralyzes the worms and contains a laxative sena which helps to pass them out of your system.You need two doses the first dose gets rid of the adult worms and the second dose treats the young worms that have hatched and aren't old enough to have laid any eggs.If Ovex isn't working for your daughter maybe you should ask your doctor about pripsen.Anyway,hope your daughter gets better soon.

    can drugs be also the reason toe get this worms but comes out of belly?i know some one who is using drugs and shes got worms that coming out of her belly she lost alot of weight and never eats if she eats some thing its just a bite and thenm she says her stomach pains can it be hooked worms and from drugs?i did ask her to go to a dr but she refuse help!





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    I have taken two tablets for worms and its been 4 days now an some worms are dead but there are some still alive, how on does it take to stop All of them? Its driving me nuts!!





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    u hav to go to the doctor and see what he/she says. get the medicin that he recommends and take it for the amount of days he said. i had worms about 5 times which the doctor said was very unusual, but i took tiny pink pills twica a day for three days and then they were gone, the name is:Vermox i think. hope this was helpfull.

    No more itching at night and can't see worms at my bum anymore, are the worms gone? i shower and wash hands everyday.





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