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Worms and children

Updated: Jan 9, 2020

There are a few different types of worms (parasites ) that can come about in children, I have found over the years there seems to be a predisposition in some children that attract worms more than others.

The common childhood parasite is the threadworm (pinworm) and this can quickly become a problem if not treated.

Other parasitic worms include hookworm, tapeworm and roundworm.

Threadworm symptoms

  • The common itching of the bottom

  • Disturbed sleep

  • Moodiness and Grumpy

Can be easy to pass on as egg come out and onto sheets and place where the child has sat.

Make sure you wash everything in high heat.

Hookworm symptoms

mostly in warm tropical climates and can be quite serious as the worm hooks itself into the intestine and draws out blood.

  • Body becomes anaemic

  • Fever

  • Diarrhoea and constipation

Dwarf Tapeworm symptoms

  • Stomach pain

  • Diarrhoea

  • Weight loss

  • Weakness

parasites are not something that you want to leave for long, some natural option that may assist in the removal of parasites include:


Can assist the body by triggering it to attack the parasite and remove it from the system through the bowels. A homeopathic remedy should also be matched to the picture state the person is in at the time of illness. Remedies that are commonly used include

Cina-Most common Homeopathic used for pinworm as it provides the perfect picture of a child with worms.

  • Irritability

  • Itchy bottom

  • Rings around the eyes

  • Very hungry or variable in appetite

  • Cries out in sleep

  • Sleep is disturbed

  • Rings around the eyes

Cuprum oxidatium - For any types of Worm

Ant crud

  • Irritable and aversion to the company of others or everything

  • Don't want to be looked at

  • No appetite at all refuses to eat but eats lots in the morning

  • Itching and burning around the anus

  • Bloated, gas and rumbling tummy

  • Rude and Snappy children

  • Nausea and pain in tummy

  • diarrhoea or constipation

Filix mas- For tapeworm

  • Bloated

  • No urge to go to the toilet

  • Gas

  • Constipation

  • Vomiting and Diarrhoea

Nat Phos

  • Creamy coated tongue

  • Sour vomiting

  • Itchy Nose

  • Colic and excess gas

  • Lots of stools

  • Anxiety and Apprehension

  • Sour Belching


  • Irritable by pinworm in the rectum

  • Nervousness and irritability

  • Restless

  • Cant sleep at night as it is worse in bed

  • Worse for warmth

  • A feeling of crawling in the rectum after stool

  • Lots of gas that smells like rotten eggs

  • Diarrhoea and crying in children

Bowel nosode should also be used correspondent to the remedy chosen.

These are just a few of the remedies available for worms.

Herbs and Nutrition

  • Reducing sugar intake in the diet so not to feed the parasite

  • Probiotic and prebiotic

  • Herbs like Wormwood, Garlic and Goldenseal - parasite mixes can be purchased in tablet or liquid format.

It's important to see your homeopath or health care provider so the right cause of action can be taken

Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conduction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.

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