Pinworms

Definition of Pinworms:

Small intestinal parasitic worms that infect mainly children but which are also common in families with children.  Pinworms are about 1/2 an inch (1.25cm) in length, white, thin and pointed at both ends.  The most common symptom is anal itching, as the worms come out at night to lay their eggs.

Also: Enterobiasis, Enterobius vermicularis, Oxyuriasis, Pinworm, Pinworm Infection, Seatworm, Threadworm

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Pinworm Infection

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“...Pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis) may be the most prevalent worm parasite in the United States and Europe...”
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...recommendation Garlic
“Studies in humans support the use of garlic to treat various worms, including pinworm...”
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