Pinworm infections are one of the most common types of human intestinal worm infection. Pinworms are a kind of parasite that lives within the digestive system of human beings. Adult pinworms are about 0.5 inches in size and look like small pieces of white cotton thread. Their eggs, however, are extremely tiny and cannot be seen without a microscope. Pinworms can affect anyone but are most common in children between the ages of 5 and 10. Pinworms are quite viral and can spread very easily from person to person. So if one person at your home or school has it, chances are others might catch it too. Here are10 home remedies for pinworms:
1. Raw Garlic
The garlic we use to add flavor and taste to our foods is also an effective remedy for pinworms. It does this by killing all the eggs of the pinworms, hence preventing the birth of new pinworms. Not only that but it also prevents the female worms from laying any new eggs. You can either eat garlic by adding it to pasta, sprinkling it on bread or even on its own. For those who do not want to eat it, can also apply it externally on their rectal areas by grinding it into a paste and mixing it with Vaseline. A word of caution is that although garlic is generally safe for most people, it may cause side effects for some if consumed in large amounts. Common side effects include bad breath, gas, vomiting, and nausea.