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Sarah Says: How to get rid of Threadworms

August 19, 2019

parents coming into my surgery telling
me that their child’s got an bottom is a really really common occurrence. What really upsets me, at least for for their sake is that parents are
horrified when I tell them by far the most likely cause is Treadworm. People dread the idea
getting an infestation and threadworm is far and away the most
common infestation in the UK it is passed on very very easily by what’s called the fecal oral route in other words the threadworms live in your gut when you poo, wipe yourself use your hands don’t wash your hands quite as thoroughly as you might do, things get stuck underneath the fingernails they get swallowed by you, or you touch
somebody, someone else touches, that and puts it into their mouth. It’s not a
happy thought but I’m afraid that’s the way it happens, and that’s why
hand washing is so absolutely essential. Threadworms don’t harm you but they do cause symptoms
usually when they come out of your gut, so you swallow the eggs
they then grow, takes about two weeks to become
adults, and then live in your large colon or large bowel for about six weeks. During the course of
this horrible so it may seem, the average female worm can lay about 10 thousand eggs. She normally comes out of the bottom and lays the eggs round
the bottom around the skin outside the bottom at night, when it’s nice and warm so that’s why were the most common
symptoms is itching around the bottom ir itching around the vaginal area sometimes that scratching can cause
inflammation, an infection with a germ which gets in, sometimes underneath the skin. So those are going to
be the most common symptoms, itching around the bottom in boys itching around the bottom or the vaginal area in girls. How do you tell if you’ve got an infection?
Well you can’t always but one of the ways is to look at the
poos. Sometimes you’ll see little white pieces of thread, basically like white
cotton thread about half an inch long. Which won’t
necessarily be wriggling by the time they get there sometimes if you wait till your child’s asleep and just put the buttocks very gently apart you can see little threat threads coming
out. The good news is they don’t cause any fundamental
damage, they don’t burrow through the gut wall like some exotic infections from Africa and so on do, and they’re relatively easy to get rid of. What you need to do is to
treat everybody in the family with a single tablet, one single dose,
anyone over the age of 2 probably repeated a couple weeks later.
That’s the easy bit the tough bit is not getting re- infected, because these eggs can survive for quite
a long time. So to begin with same day you take the treatment, really big spring clean change all the beds, change all the towels. Do not shake out the towels or sort the laundry in the bathroom because those eggs can be sprayed everywhere, including onto your toothbrushes where they go straight in again horrible thought I know, but it happens.
Do make sure you wipe all the surfaces really really well if your child, or any of you have got threadworm, tight underwear at night will reduce itching and also reduce the spread and likelihood of getting eggs
underneath the nails, cutting fingernails short using a separate towel, and everyone in the family having separate towels and general hygiene measures, being really careful about hand washing having a bath first
thing in the morning but then washing your hands really regularly during the day
especially before you touch food. It’s not anything to be ashamed of
it’s a fact of life they are very very common kids between the ages of 5&9 are most likely to get them because they’re so infectious I’m afraid
you’ve got a good chance too


  • Reply Crackpot5 October 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Worst choice of graphic at the end of the video there !

  • Reply Dominic Bennett July 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm


  • Reply Dominic Bennett July 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I have word it's itchy

  • Reply Jamie Sneddon October 24, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Oh god I had them they feel so weird and it just grosses you out thinking that when your asleep things crawl out of your bum

  • Reply Lisa Bryan February 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I have them and its horrible. But I'm too scared to tell anyone

  • Reply stilltypical February 14, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Owwwwwwwww it itches I try to play my xbox to take it off but still there I basically runs like hell to my mum and she buys stuff than your gone

  • Reply Erkica Platz May 13, 2014 at 11:16 pm


  • Reply Missannii_23 December 25, 2014 at 1:58 am

    What age do you have to be to buy the tablets? Where can you buy them? I really need them as soon as possible cannot sleep at night! 🙁 someone help please

  • Reply Georgia Gold June 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Im 13 and i have it never knowing what is it now i do and im scared as hell

  • Reply kayloe2006 July 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Oh u associate Africa w infection and diseases. .how sad is if the whole world including is free from any diseases…I lived there all my life never heard or saw any 'exotic' infection that causes worms to burrow through the u said..

  • Reply Vytautas Poška August 20, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I have thread worms for over a month now and I just too emberrast to tell my mom, so I took the manners into my own hands – started to wash my hands more frequently, live tidier and I started to eat cinnamon. And I must say, cinnamon pure cinnamon bark is so yummy actually, and when I started eating it as a snack, all thread worms just disapeared in about three days. No more bloddy itching, no more sleeples nights. . . and all thanks to cinnamon! Believe me, it works, try it!

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  • Reply Viper_sniper1991 December 7, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I use too have thread worms but all I did was challenge them to a 1v10,0000 COD match and I won so do dat guys thank u for listening

  • Reply Jade.Inglis March 6, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    thank you so much this helps me now cause I am soo scared until I watched this thanks
    (still scared tho)

  • Reply Jip pip March 14, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I like my threadworms it's kind of like having an ant farm inside my body, best pets ive ever had.

  • Reply Timmy Mihariu March 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    girl pls help ive had pinworma whole my life since i was like 6 from 13 help me

  • Reply Kayla Adcock April 9, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I am 10 and I have had pinworms since I was like 6 they hurt and my mom doesn't know so I looked up some videos and read the comments and the stuff seams to work so I'm going to try it

  • Reply Jay playzz April 9, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I have it they itchy

  • Reply mjohnsimon1337 April 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Sounds more like Pinworm than threadworms to me

  • Reply EMMA May 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Thanx this helped me

  • Reply Victor Lomas June 4, 2016 at 1:48 am

    This advice is for managing the parasites NOT KILLING them. What a useless advice.

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  • Reply Fatima Hasan June 23, 2016 at 4:18 am

    How to remove thread worm tip 101 =

    So first you'll need :
    Latex gloves
    Eye cream
    Cream for the skin (healthy)
    And a healing cream

    So first grab your latex gloves and put them on and add the eye cream on your index finger.
    Later on put your finger in your but hole as deep as you can to get rid of most of them and then pull your finger out.

    You will get 1 at a time out at least 1 and if you then pull your finger in and you don't get any for a while that means you got rid of most/all of them

    When you put your finger in and get a thread worm out , wash it of and redo the process again and again

    When you took almost all grab your eye cream and put it in and healing cream and skin cream.

    This will prevent or kill the threadworms if the come back.

    (I tried it yesterday and it totally worked)

  • Reply Eimear joy July 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I'm 13 years old I went to the toilet wiped my bum and found about 4 little white worms I was terrified started crying stuck my fingers in my vagina and found one more I then looked it up and found this but im too scared to tell my mom and don't know if they'll ever go away please help ?

  • Reply momo land August 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    im so happy that she said age 5 to 9 because im 10 still i could get it but it makes me feel a bit more safe

  • Reply Christian Sosa October 26, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I have pin worms but I thought I hope I don't die

  • Reply Ralph the Ugly thing October 29, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Am a skeleton how can I get that?

  • Reply Brian Jones December 17, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    What's worse, threadworms or headlice? Idk why, but I feel like they have similar effects with itching and stuff. I've only had head lice (and badly!) and they took 10 months to fully disappear

  • Reply Lord Pennysworth Von Higglesby December 20, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    can you get them in your eyes? because thats nasty.

  • Reply Rico Ingham January 29, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    thank you this helped lots

  • Reply Rylee Garland March 5, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Biting nails causes this

  • Reply Rylee Garland March 5, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Biting nails causes this

  • Reply Taehyung’s NoseFreckle April 4, 2017 at 1:44 am

    im scared to tell my mother?

  • Reply Umair xD April 4, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    My butts been itchy for a while for some reason?? I'm not sure if I have this thread worm infection.

  • Reply DoritiozPlayz Gt April 8, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I have extreme thread worms, my threadworms are bigger then most peoples (there like 4-6cm)

  • Reply Frosty Fire April 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I was cringing the entire video

  • Reply 999,999 Ali-a April 17, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I prob have 10k

  • Reply Adam Skillz's Gaming April 17, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I have this and I can't tell my mum I'm scared so I will give them to my family so they can buy medicine and give me some ???????

  • Reply Omega1306 # May 6, 2017 at 6:13 am

    well what about those who are adults and have got them and are in freezing temperatures a valley town in Melbourne thats always raining and end up in inhaling them ive seen a video of them getting into the appendix if their inhaled how do you treat those thread worms when they hatch where do they go from they're. Doctors don't take this seriously where am i to go what am i too do if my housemates think im a hypochondriac and this has been a re-occuring problem since i was eight years old 21 and locals doctors just say take a fecal matter test well i haven't taken a shit for 17 days after using cloroxl laxative and the first dose of combantrin 24 and they don't seem to understand that a tape test kit is required for examination at my currents stage someone please help any information would be great after all i cannot trust the internet about this

  • Reply Beth Musselwhite May 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I'm 16 and I've had them for like a year now, I'm still too bloody embarrassed to tell my mum lol I'm so pathetic

  • Reply Red PandaYT June 4, 2017 at 2:04 am

    I'm not in the UK and I shit out white worms what do I do ??? will they kill me I'm 12 I'm crying i don't wanna die

  • Reply Ben Davidson acount 2 June 28, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    my mam doesn't believe I have threadworms but I think I do

  • Reply Shanae Louise July 13, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Threadworms are terrible it's so much pain and it makes me skinnier I hate it so much

  • Reply Emily Gomez July 18, 2017 at 4:43 am

    how do they look like in poo?

  • Reply Marylynn Robinson August 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Go to bed with itchy butt, wake up with stinky fingers.

  • Reply Georgette Rhicard August 27, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Please help me

  • Reply Georgette Rhicard August 27, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I'm crying
    I'm scared

  • Reply • xSugarCookiex • September 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I AM CRYING THEY HURT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


    (Am a child thats 7)

  • Reply Defaultz September 14, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Im 13 and my ass itches and i want to get anal so they take the dick out and its covered in worms

  • Reply 부산 소녀 September 29, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Why am I here

  • Reply Matthew Bingapore October 18, 2017 at 7:25 am

    mine put on a rock concert at night!!

  • Reply Tangeni Omwene October 25, 2017 at 2:39 pm


  • Reply Jenny Mason November 23, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    I don’t never had and hopefully never will have threadworms

  • Reply Jenny Mason November 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I got a letter from School about threadworms and they recommended me this video

  • Reply ItzBen December 3, 2017 at 1:55 am

    2:06 I'm pretty sure that's illegal but ok

  • Reply APolishedPotato January 29, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I ain’t scared of the worms being in my butt, I am scared of the aftermath, where we have to clean the house, I feel as if I will find some crawling around

  • Reply Christyne Long February 9, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Does Lysol kill the eggs?

  • Reply dr greenthumb February 14, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Can they cause a leaky gut

  • Reply BH March 6, 2018 at 1:22 am

    You keep saying pills and treatment but you didn't say what kind of pills or treatment.

  • Reply None None March 24, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Get to the point

  • Reply None None March 24, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Single tablet of what?

  • Reply OII Lauren March 26, 2018 at 12:40 am

    I have it , im not going to the toilet because im scared. of the threadworms

  • Reply Seander April 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    What pill do you take? How do you get rid of it?

  • Reply Dooly Simon April 21, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    im itching my bottom and penis

  • Reply Ryan Broderick April 28, 2018 at 7:33 am

    But there my friends

  • Reply Drowning in Yuqi's deep voice May 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Ive had threadworms 2 year ago but then i started to wash my hands SUPER vigoriously and i havent had symptoms for over a 2years and i havent even seen one for 2 years either… I havent taken any medication or anything so i dont know whats happened to them…

  • Reply Missy MSP May 25, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Oof, my butt gets itchy at night and I picked out about 7 worms ?

  • Reply The purple Man June 23, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Lol I have thredworms

  • Reply Chloe Rose June 29, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Oh crap!!!

  • Reply Lilac Milkshake July 18, 2018 at 12:35 am

    The ONLY thing that worked for me was pumpkin seeds (pepitas)! To stop ALL itching at night, chew up 20-ish seeds, spit onto gloved fingertips and use as ointment between buttox. I searched everywhere for a cure and found this, experimenting with the fact pepitas are so good at paralyzing the blighters inside your system. Snacking on the seeds also got rid of them internally, when 6 months of high doses of pharmaceuticals did NOT. I will never underestimate natural remedies again!

  • Reply xXbig boyXx xX August 1, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Thought a worm was on my screen at the end of that video ?

  • Reply Luna NightShade September 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Can someone help me out here? I don’t know if I have thread worms but saw a small white thing wiggeling in my poo today but there is also a bug going around and my brother has had the same. My stomach hurt and like yeah. It could be a bug but I don’t know and I haven’t told anyone yet.

  • Reply Adolf October 2, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    I got these little fuckers rn they are anointing asf

  • Reply SmileyFace123Lolz October 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Me: ? DIES

  • Reply Lion Of Kenya October 27, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    So they kind of just sit their

  • Reply Isaiah Sherrin November 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I swear i can feel them crawling around in my ass

  • Reply - m7k0z7 - December 9, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Itching/feeling of wiggling movement started about 2-3 days ago. Now I can't sleep. It dosen't show at day time; but most noticeable at night time when i want go to bed.

  • Reply Charlotte Stowe December 10, 2018 at 1:02 am

    I have this except mine is Morgellons which conventional doctors can't treat.

  • Reply Display Name December 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    How to relieve anal itching: take your pinky or index finger, clean it real good with warm soap, under the nails and water then smell your finger to feel how fresh it is because that's the last time you'll ever see it in that light and freshness again. Then insert your finger inside your anus and twirl your finger around and then in and out like you're frucking yourself. Then slowly pull your finger out to the base of your anus and run your finger around the orifice and forcefully insert and then vigorously pull it out. And now take your finger and bring it toward your nose and smell the colonic aroma and then insert the aforementioned finger into your mouth. Enjoy!

  • Reply Suebob 52 January 5, 2019 at 1:11 am

    domb ass we want to no how to get ridddddd of them. video is worthless

  • Reply shop jumiss January 5, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Zentel GlaxoSmithKline yuhan anthelmintic Chewable tablets single-dose Anti Worms Dewormer 4 tab #threadworm #pinworm #roundworm #whipworm #tapeworm #hookworm

  • Reply Jemima Jones January 6, 2019 at 2:14 am

    I only just found out that I had threadworms today and it turns out that I have had them for years.

  • Reply Maria H January 18, 2019 at 9:45 am

    My mum won’t take me seriously ??I don’t know what to do I have taken the tablets and I am scared and I haven’t slept and I just cry to sleep

  • Reply Poisonous Kiwi January 26, 2019 at 1:55 am

    I had them 3 years ago then I got them again 2 years ago and aaagain 1 year ago and I have themmm AGIAN!!!!

  • Reply XGabbie BabesX February 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Can they affect a girls first period?

  • Reply Trying Tolovelife February 12, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Ovex is a threadworm medicine btw

  • Reply Brussel Sprouts March 7, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Well I aint go no signs but my son got them…So I guess I should take the tablet just incase..or wait n see if I catch them ands then take the tablet..I hate taking tablets if I don't have too.

  • Reply Boydo April 1, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Spam this

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  • Reply Diminieuwu bts April 17, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I had them before and I had to swallow 10 fucking pills (it’s really hard for me to swallow pills) and now I have it again and i’m crying because it was so fucking hard to swallow the pills, I was literally crying

  • Reply Perezgerardo dr. fireheart mc. May 27, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    She says something at 2:38 but u cant understand the bitch

  • Reply •*T A E K O Ok*• August 6, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Can it cause stomach problems? Because my stomach hurts so bad

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