Enterobiasis – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

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Also known as pinworm infection, enterobiasis is caused by a small, thin, white roundworm called Enterobius vermicularis. Children, institutionalized individuals, and household members of persons with pinworm infection are most commonly affected by the infection, but it can affect all people. A person can be infected by swallowing or inhaling the tiny eggs of the pinworm, which may be carried on fingernails, clothing, toys, or bedding. The eggs may also be inhaled in dust. The infection may be spread to other by hand-to-mouth contact with contaminated food or objects.

Known side effects of enterobiasis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), enterobiasis causes itching around the anus, which can result in trouble sleeping and restlessness. Other side effects of the infection include pain, rash, or other skin irritation around the anus, presence of pinworms in the area around the anus, and presence of pinworms in stools. However, some people with enterobiasis may not experience any symptoms or side effects.

Body systems harmed by enterobiasis

The main body system harmed by enterobiasis is the digestive system.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent enterobiasis

The foods that can prevent and/or treat enterobiasis include raw garlic, coconut oil, and raw carrots. Other foods that can help get rid of pinworms naturally include apple cider vinegar, grapefruit seed extract, lemon juice, pineapple juice, pumpkin seeds, bitter gourd juice, yogurt, wormwood tea, and onions, according to an entry published on the website StyleCraze.com

Treatments, management plans for enterobiasis

The treatment options available for enterobiasis include drug medications prescribed by a doctor, such as mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate, or albendazole, which will kill the worms.

Where to learn more

Summary

Enterobiasis, also known as pinworm infection, is caused by a small, thin, white roundworm called E. vermicularis.

Enterobiasis causes itching around the anus, resulting in trouble in sleeping and restlessness.

Enterobiasis also causes pain, rash, or other skin irritation around the anus, presence of pinworms in the area around the anus, and presence of pinworms in stools.

Foods that can treat and/or prevent enterobiasis include raw garlic, coconut oil, raw carrots, apple cider vinegar, grapefruit seed extract, lemon juice, pineapple juice, pumpkin seeds, bitter gourd juice, yogurt, wormwood tea, and onions

Enterobiasis treatment include drug medications prescribed by a doctor, such as mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate, or albendazole.

Sources include:

CDC.gov 1

CDC.gov 2

CDC.gov 3

RareDiseases.org

Healthline.com 1

Healthline.com 2

StyleCraze.com



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