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Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pinworms

author image Sarah Harding
Sarah Harding has written stacks of research articles dating back to 2000. She has consulted in various settings and taught courses focused on psychology. Her work has been published by ParentDish, Atkins and other clients. Harding holds a Master of Science in psychology from Capella University and is completing several certificates through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association.
Home Remedies to Get Rid of Pinworms
Frequent baths can alleviate some of the itching a child experiences with pinworm infection. Photo Credit bath image by Mat Hayward from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

Pinworm infection is the result of tiny parasitic worms that have entered into the intestines. This is often caused by an individual unknowingly ingesting microscopic pinworm eggs that have been picked up by the hands by touching things such as toilets, clothing, sandboxes and various public surfaces, states KidsHealth by Nemours. The infection sounds much worse than it really is, as the primary symptom is itching of the rectum area. Scratching this itch results in the hands becoming contaminated and passing the parasite on to others. Consult a health care professional before treating pinworms with home remedies.

Step 1

Discuss home treatment of pinworms with a health care professional before beginning any remedies.

Step 2

Consume 1 oz of pumpkin seeds daily to encourage the pinworms to be expelled from the intestines, according to "The Doctors Book of Home Remedies."

Step 3

Chew on raw ginger root or try a ginger supplement or pickled ginger, suggests "The Doctors Book of Home Remedies." Adding ginger to each meal until the infection has cleared may help kill the parasites to prevent them from laying more eggs. For children, consult a healthcare professional before using a supplement.

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Step 4

Peel and slice three cloves of garlic. Place them into a juicer. Mix with 6 oz. of carrot juice and drink this every two hours, as recommended by "The Doctors Book of Home Remedies."

Step 5

Eat papaya or chew on the seeds, which are hot like mustard seeds. The seeds are not recommended for children, as the spice may be too strong.

Step 6

Take a shallow bath frequently to relieve rectal itching. Practice good hand hygiene, especially with children, by washing the hands with warm water and soap after every trip to the bathroom. The pinworms can be spread to other people and surfaces, where they can live for up to two weeks, according to FamilyDoctor.org.

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