This unpleasant condition frequently occurs in young children. There are a number of unpleasant worms, but the thread worms is the most common in the UK. These tiny, white, thread-like worms are often found in the anus, as this where a female lays her eggs, but can live in any part of the digestive tract.
Symptoms of thread worms include itching of the anus, thread worms in the stools or around the anus and in some cases colicky pain. Children often become irritable and unsettled.
- It is important to cut down child’s sugar intake, as the worms thrive on sugar. Encourage to take your child as many raw fruits and vegetables as possible. particularly apples and carrots. Raw garlic, has been found, can be very helpful as well.
- Basic hygiene at home, when the affecter child uses his personal towels, will prevent worms spreading to the rest of the family.
- Put Vaseline around the child’s anus at night, as this will deter the worms from laying their eggs.
- Thread worms have a two weeks life cycle, so it is important to check for new worms at this point.
Homeopathic remedies have proved being very effective in dealing with worms. Constitutional treatment can address a predisposition, that some children have, for having the worms a few times.