The most common type of intestinal worm infestation in adults as well as children, pinworm infection is harmless as such apart from the intense itching around the anal region. Pinworm itching can drive you crazy and the very fact that you cannot control the itching makes way for more infections and spreading as the eggs can survive in clothes and nails and can get back to the intestine causing more severe infection. Pinworm infection in its severest form can lead to appendicitis, vomiting, nausea, weight loss, insomnia, irritability and bed wetting.
Migration of pinworms to the vagina can lead to vaginitis and severe itching. There are many medications that treat pinworm infections. But they are effective only in killing the adult worms. The eggs could still be in the rectal region and can hatch again to cause recurrence. There are a multitude of home remedies for pinworm infection which can destroy the eggs as well as the worms and get rid of the infection much more efficiently and safely than medications.
Natural Methods To Treat Pinworm Infection
Talk about the garlic effect! The great vegetable is sure to show its prowess wherever there is an infection or an inflammation. Garlic can remove the pinworms straight from the intestines. They are much better than over the counter medications in that they are capable of destroying the eggs as well, removing the infection from your system completely without any cause for recurrence.
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For intense itching and removal of pinworms and eggs from the anal region, make a paste of garlic and add petroleum jelly to it. Mix well and apply directly on the anal region. The itching will be stopped immediately and one would wonder as to where all the pinworms disappeared in such a hurry!
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Crush the seeds of grapefruit and extract the juice out of it. Take 8 ounces of water and ten drops of the extract into it. Drink this solution three times a day. Continue this for a week and be ready to be surprised with the fast results.
The anti parasitic nature of this extract will kill all the pinworms in the intestine and remove the infection effectively. For any eggs in the anal region, apply garlic paste. You are now free from pinworm infection!
Coconut has been used and praised for its abundant goodness since time immemorial. It is also touted as one of the most efficient ways to treat pinworm infection. You can grate some coconut and take a spoonful in the morning while you have breakfast.
You can add tender coconut too in your diet. After three hours of taking coconut, take one tablespoon of castor oil. Do this every day until the pinworm infections is completely removed.
Carrots And Cabbages
Carrots contain natural sulphur compounds which help in removing pinworms from the intestine. Grate a carrot and consume it in the morning every day.
Continue this for 2-3 days and all the pinworms will be destroyed. Cabbages too have sulphur compounds and hence can be used for destroying pinworms.
Onion has abundant sulphur globules that can evacuate the pinworms in a day from the intestine. Chop two onions and leave them in a pint of water for 12 hours.
Strain and take the juice and drink one cup of this onion water three times a day. All the pinworms will be gone in 2 days.
Bitter gourd is known to reduce diabetes. It can also be used to treat pinworms. Take two bitter gourd and extract the juice from it.
Drink this juice every day. Continue the treatment for a week and see how much of a relief you get form pinworms.
Pumpkin seeds are used for removing pinworms from the intestine. Take a handful of pumpkin seeds and crush it. Take two cups of water and heat in a low flame. Add the crushed seeds and allow it to heat in a low flame for about two hours. After cooling, take one tablespoon of this water every hour.
This must be followed by a laxative after two hours and oatmeal after another two hours. For adults, you can use 300 g of pumpkin seeds. Children will need much less, starting from 50 g and moving on to 150 g depending on the age.
Wormwood has active ingredients like thujone, santonine and isothujone which help in removing parasites from the body. As you gulp wormwood down your throat, the water reaches the intestine and weakens the membranes of the parasites that are housed in the intestine, thereby killing them completely.
Take one teaspoon of wormwood and boil in a cup of water. Allow it to cool and drink early morning empty stomach. You can continue drinking wormwood tea every two hours for complete removal of parasites including pinworm and its eggs from the body.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a definite solution for pinworms. Vinegar does not kill the worms in your intestines, but will rid the body of the worms with continued application. Take a glass of water and add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into it. Drink this every day to lower the ph level in your intestine. This will make it difficult for the worms to thrive and force them to die a natural death.
Drinking apple cider vinegar every day will prevent the worms from multiplying in your system and also prevent its occurrence.
While trying these home remedies, it is also important to observe personal hygiene. Leave your anal region clean by washing with soap and water. It is also important to give some hot treatment to your bed sheets by laundering them in hot water. Always wash your hands with soap and water after touching the anal region and try not to scratch!