Are there any home remedies for pinworms

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Pinworms are one of the common infections and you can get rid of them by implementing few effective home remedies. Rectal itching is the main symptom in people whoever is infected by pinworms. These worms lay eggs around the anus. During itching, these eggs are lodged in fingernails. Poor hygiene leads to the re-ingestion of these eggs into the body through eating. Children are more prone to this infection as they continuously put their fingers into their mouths.

Here Are The Effective Remedies At Home To Get Rid Of This Problem

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Enema with apple cider vinegar helps in eliminating the pinworms in the rectum. Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 1/4 of water. This enema works out well in not only removing the parasites from the rectum but also the ones that are attached to the rectum walls. The important thing you have to keep in mind while choosing the method of enemas is to prefer only properly filtered or distilled water. And you have to further sterilize the water by heating it.[1]

2. Carrot

Carrot is a great source of beta carotene. This is acts as a precursor of vital vitamin A. carrot when taken in the form of juice helps in relieving you from the infection of pinworms. Carrots help to assure you a healthy intestine by supplying the nutrients to enhance the health of the intestine. It works to stimulate the cell’s resistance by acting against the larvae of pinworm. Thus, carrot helps in combating various infestations caused by parasites. You can also prefer to eat grated carrots for handling this problem in an effective and better way.[2]

3. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are highly known to be beneficial in handling the problem of parasites. You have to eat the pumpkin seeds on an empty stomach for at least one week. Stop the process for one week. And again restart the process on the third week. When you eat pumpkin seeds along with garlic, you can maximize the benefits of these two ingredients to fight pinworms.[3]

4. Garlic

Garlic is used in the form of medications for ages. Its therapeutic properties help to heal various kinds of health ailments. This ingredient gives you a great relief from parasite infections including pinworms. You can use this powerful ingredient both internally and externally for getting relief from this condition. Consuming minced garlic cloves every couple of hours is very beneficial in effectively handling pinworms.  Pinworms are usually active in the evenings and night. Hence, coating garlic cloves with olive oil and inserting them into the rectum each night helps to reduce the severity of pinworms.[4]


5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is highly known to be effective in handling the problem of pinworms. For getting rid of pinworms, you have to mix coconut oil with minced raw garlic. Make it a fine paste. Apply this paste in the rectum for getting relief from itching caused by pinworms. Also, this process is effective in flushing out the eggs that are attached to rectum walls.


Apart from following these effective home remedies, you have to incorporate proper hygiene in your daily routine. Maintaining cleanliness of the anal region helps to eliminate this problem to a greater extent. At the same time, you need to wash your clothes and bedsheets in hot water to disinfect them. You need to clean your hands whenever you touch your anal region to avoid the further recurrence of this problem.

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