Worm infestation occurs when worms live as parasite in the human gastrointestinal tract. Round worms, Tape worms, Pin worms, Hook worms are usually found. A child with mild infection may not show any symptom. Some may experience itching around the anal area, especially at night. Other symptoms include poor appetite which leads to weight loss,  or canine hunger, stomach discomfort, abdominal colicky pain  restless sleep and inability to concentrate.

PREVENTION- Pinworm eggs can cling to surfaces, including toys, faucets, bedding and toilet seats, for two weeks. So besides regular cleaning of surfaces, methods to help prevent the spread of pinworm eggs or to prevent reinfection include:
Wash in the morning. Because pinworms lay their eggs at night, washing the anal area in the morning can help reduce the number of pinworm eggs on your body. Showering may help avoid possible recontamination in bath water.
Change underwear and bed linen daily. This helps remove eggs.
Launder in hot water. Wash bed sheets, nightclothes, underwear, washcloths and towels in hot water to help kill pinworm eggs. Dry on high heat.
Don't scratch. Avoid scratching the anal area. Trim your child's fingernails so there's less space for eggs to collect. Discourage nail biting.
Wash your hands. To reduce your risk of getting or spreading an infection, wash your hands thoroughly after having a bowel movement or changing a diaper and before eating.

Homoeopathic remedies expel the worms and cure the associated symptoms safely without any side effects.

CARBONEUM TETRAMUR Q- Carboneum tetramur is effective for hook worm infestation

CHELONE Q- Chelone is best for all types of worms , infesting the human body including round worms and thread worms

CINA 200- Cina is one of the top remedy for worm troubles in children. It is a remedy for round, thread, and tape worms. The child is usually rub the nose and is restless. Grinding of teeth during sleep The child is irritable. .Anal or vaginal itching due to pin worms.There is cramping, colic pain in the abdomen due to worms. Another symptom is canine hunger  or loss of appetite due to worms .Cina is a good remedy for convulsions from worm troubles.

SANTONINE 3X-Santonine is another effective remedy for round and pin worms. It should be tried when Cina fails. There is itching in nose, restless sleep and twitching of muscles.

ABROTANUM 30-Abritanum is the best remedy for round worms. The Abrotanum child is ill-humored  and irritable. Marked emaciation also seen in Abrotanum child.

CALADIUM 30-Caladium is an effective remedy for worms with itching in vagina.The worms travel over the perineum and get into the vagina in little girls with tendency to excite masturbation.

CALCAREA CARB 30-Calcarea carb is an excellent remedy for scrofulous children , who is fat , flabby and lymphatic. The head is hot and perspiring at night. The child have a special craving for eggs.

CUCURBITA PEPO Q- Curcurbita pepo is an effective remedy for the expulsion of tape worms

FILIX MAS Q- Filix mas is an excellent remedy for expulsion of tape worms with constipation.

CUPRUM OXIDATUM NIG. 1X-Cuprum oxidatum nig expels all types of worms including tape worms and trichinella.

MERCURIUS SOL 30- Merc sol is best for worm troubles with grinding of teeth during sleep . There is profuse salivation from the mouth.

NATRUM PHOS 30-Natrum phos is best for round or thread worms, with pricking at nose and a tendency to rheumatism.

SPIGELIA 30-Spigelia is another effective remedy for worm complaints with severe abdominal pain. There is colicky, cramping pain centered around the umbilicus. Nausea may also accompany with the pain. Convulsions  from worms. There is strabismus, jerking with paleness of the face and blue rings around the eyes.

TEUCRIUM MAR Q- Teucrium mar is a very specific medicine for pin worms and round worms. Tingling and tickling in the nose is an important symptom. Anal itching and vaginal itching also present.

SINAPIS NIGRA 30-Sinapis nigra is another effective remedy for pin worms. It may be tried when Teucrium fails.

TEREBINTH 30- Terebinth is effective for round and tape worms. There is burning and creeping sensation in anus as if worms are creeping out.

THYMOLUM 6-AND CHENOPODIUM 30-Thymolum and Chenopodium  is a specific for hookworm infestation.

STANUM METALLICUM 30-Stanum met is best for worms where the administration of this remedy stupefies worms which are easily dislodged by purgatives. The person has pale sunken face and eyes surrounded by blue rings. The patient prefers to lie on stomach.There is sluggish disposition , general torpor, fetid breath and passive fever.

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