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Frequently Asked Questions

How can you catch threadworms?

Threadworm eggs are usually passed from one person to another. Worms can live on the skin, toys, and other objects for several weeks. If you touch your mouth with your hands after touching a contaminated toy or other object, you can become infected. Humans do not catch threadworms from animals. What are the symptoms of threadworm infection?

What happens if threadworms are left untreated in adults?

Threadworms or pinworms are human parasites that can cause infection in humans, specially children. These parasites can enter your body without your knowledge and can cause some long term damages as well. They travel through the digestive system and lay eggs in the skin folds of the anus, thus causing irritation and infection.

What are threadworms caused by?

Threadworms spread when their eggs are swallowed. They lay eggs around your anus, which make it itchy. The eggs get stuck on your fingers when you scratch. They can then pass on to anything you touch, including: Eggs can then pass to other people when they touch these surfaces and touch their mouth. They take around 2 weeks to hatch.

How do you get threadworms?

  • Treat all other family members at the same time. ...
  • It is not necessary to 'worm' the family when you worm the family pets. ...
  • Encourage your child not to scratch, despite the itching.
  • Keep your child's fingernails clean and trimmed. ...
  • Have your child wash their hands with warm soapy water for at least 10 seconds after going to the toilet. ...

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