"Pinworms are white, threadlike
worms about one-third inch long." Prescription for Nutritional
Healing They are also known as Threadworms. Pinworms are the most
common roundworm parasite in temperate climates and can affect up
to one-third of the country's children, and affecting over 200 million
people annually. They are part of the species, Enterobius Vermicularis.
Pinworms are found in the area around the rectum or stool and can
be detected by using a flashlight because the worms may glow under
the light. Another way of detecting a pinworm infection is pressing
tape against the perianal skin and then examining it for eggs and
worms. The most common sign of pinworm infections is severe anal
itching. Other signs may include insomnia and restlessness.
Pinworms are very contagious and can contaminate bed linens, clothing,
carpets, and if the area is scratched then a person may carry the
eggs under their fingernails. Here are some tips to help prevent
pinworm parasite reinfestations:
Keep fingernails short and avoid scratching
the infected area.
Change and wash bed linins, underwear, towels,
and pajamas everyday.
Bath thoroughly everyday.
Wash hands and scrub nails often.
Disinfect often, especially the bathroom.
Treat all members of the household for pinworm