Intestinal Worms

Intestinal Worms

Intestinal Worms

Intestinal worms are very common with childhood. Intestinal worms vary in species, but the three most common intestinal worms that infest in children are: tapeworm, roundworm and threadworm. Eggs from the intestinal worms are usually brought into the childs body by various means, example. Pets, dirt, uncooked food, contact with an infected person.

Worms are parasites that breed internally within a human body and depend upon the body to house and feed them.

The intestinal types of worms find their way into the stomach, intestinal tract, bowel, and lungs where they survive from the diet of their host.

Signs and Symptoms of Intestinal Worms

Visible marks on the body

Visible marks on the body

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Restless sleep
  • Visible marks on the body
  • Nocturnal teeth grinding
  • Irritation around the anus
  • Itching around the anus
  • Diarrhoea
  • In rare cases abdominal pains/cramps
  • In the case of round worms, a dry cough

Incubation Period for Worms

There is no incubation period associated with Intestinal Worms

Treatment for Intestinal Worms

Dogs and Cats carry tapeworms

Treatment for Worms

Non-prescription anti-worm medication really is the best treatment.

The whole family must also take the treatment on a regular basis.

Medication will break up the reproductive cycle eventually of any ingested parasites within the body.

Remember that most household DOGS and CATS carry tapeworms and also require regular treatment.