Pinworm is a parasitic worm infection in the intestines. It generally occurs in young children between the ages of four to ten years. Though it is not a threat to any serious health problems, it is very contagious and can spread to the other members of the family through contact.
The worms are white and thin in shape. The eggs can get lodged in the fingernails when the child scratches the rectum and when he eats or scratches elsewhere, they get transmitted into the body. The pore of the skin though scarcely visible, is large enough for the passage of the eggs.
They get absorbed by the digestive system and pass on to the small intestine where they hatch. The larvae then passes on to the large intestine where they attach themselves to the walls of the intestines to become parasites. The female parasites collect around the rectum area to breed and lay more eggs.
Infection can be caused by unwittingly inhaling or ingesting the eggs. The most prominent symptom is itching in and around the rectum region and also in the genital area. Children having pinworms experience cramps in the stomach, restless nights and diarrhea.
Garlic is very effective in killing the parasitic worms. Because of its antibacterial, antifungal and antibiotic properties garlic is the quickest and safest way to treat pinworms.
Make your child swallow two cloves of garlic with water everyday. In addition to this grind some garlic to a fine paste and apply it to the anus to kill the eggs.
Coconut, besides being full of nutrition has antimicrobial properties. Eat one tablespoon of shredded coconut everyday.
Castor oil is being used since ages as a purgative and in the treatment of innumerable diseases and disorders. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids. It deals most efficiently with infections and is an excellent stimulant.
Take one teaspoon of this oil daily. The oil helps to dislodge the worms from the walls of the bowel and pushes them out of it with the feces.
Pumpkin seeds are full of proteins and other nutrients and are used in the treatment of a number of ailments. Their efficacy in eradicating intestinal parasites is indisputable. Eat three teaspoons of pumpkin seeds till the worms are completely destroyed.
This sedimentary rock is chalky in nature and is derived from diatomite deposits and is composed of natural silica. Diatoms are a kind of small algae. Food-grade diatomaceous earth can cure all kinds of worm infections.
It is marvelously effective in getting rid of pinworms. Stir in a tablespoon of diatomaceous earth powder in a glass of water and drink it quickly before the earth settles down to the bottom of the glass.
The extract of this bark is very useful in pinworm infection. It is rich in salycilic acid. It is commonly used for its medicinal properties in many disorders. Boil one tablespoon of white willow bark powder in three glasses of water.
Boil on a low flame for ten to fifteen minutes. Let it stand for half an hour. Before drinking strain and add some honey or sugar to it.