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How to get rid of pinworms naturally

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to get rid of pinworms naturally

Pinworms are long, white, and usually vary in length from one centimetre. Once infected, the female worm lays its eggs on the skin around the anus. Amongst the symptoms of pinworm we can find anal itching, irritability, nausea and nervousness. These symptoms can often be confused with stomach flu, but the itchiness is the key symptom to identify these worms. We can get rid of pinworms naturally, this is why OneHowto would like to show you some home remedies that will help you get rid of them.

You'll need:

  • Foods high in fibre
  • Garlic
  • Probiotic foods
  • Pumpkin seeds
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Steps to follow:


Avoid foods and liquids that are high in sugars and carbohydrates. Pinworms enjoy eating excrement that is full of these types of foods. Avoiding foods will help reduce the worm.

How to get rid of pinworms naturally - Step 1

Shower early in the morning, wash the area around the anus with soap and hot water. Pinworms lay their eggs at night, and washing the area where the eggs are, will help remove them.

How to get rid of pinworms naturally - Step 2

Eat foods that are high in fibre, such as strawberries, raisins and bran flakes.

How to get rid of pinworms naturally - Step 3

Eat at least two or three servings of garlic a day. Garlic helps to kill pinworms. You can eat it in a puree with honey or you can add it to your favourite dishes, like spaghetti and chicken.

Another useful ingredient you can add to your diet to get rid of pinworms is pumpkin seeds.

How to get rid of pinworms naturally - Step 4

Wash your clothes in hot water before bedtime, including underwear worn during the day, linens, towels and blankets. This will help remove any pinworms that have made their way into these items during the day.

How to get rid of pinworms naturally - Step 5

Add foods that are rich in probiotics to your diet. These foods help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the body. These healthy bacteria in your body make it an undesirable place for worms, which will help get rid of them naturally. Some of these ingredients include tempeh, miso soup, yogurt or kefir.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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  • Avoid spreading pinworm infection by washing your hands frequently, wearing clean clothes, avoiding biting your fingernails and keeping your nails clean and short.
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