Category: Child Health. Topic: Infections and Parasites. Threadworms, also called pinworms, are tiny, very thin white worms about 5 millimetres long that live in the intestine and around the anus bottom.
Pinworms are tiny, white, thread-like worms that live in the rectum. The worms crawl out of the anus bum at night and lay their eggs on nearby skin. Children can get pinworms no matter how often they take a bath.
Threadworms are tiny, very thin white worms up to 13 millimetres long that live in the intestine and around the anus bottom. They are also called pinworms. They look like small threads of white cotton, hence their name.
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Threadworm infection is especially common in preschool and school-age children, but can spread to the entire family. Around 40 per cent of children under the age of 10 are likely to have threadworms at some stage. At least 20 per cent of all children are affected at any one time.
The most common symptom of infection is anal itching, particularly at night, as worms migrate to the host's anal area to lay their eggs. Pinworm infection is the most common type of intestinal worm infection in the United States and one of the most common worldwide. While the infected person sleeps, female pinworms lay thousands of eggs in the folds of skin surrounding the anus.
Pinworms are white, parasitic worms that can live in the large intestine of humans. They are about one-half inch long. While the infected person sleeps, female pinworms leave the intestinal tract and lay their eggs on the skin around the anus.
ALMOST midnight and my five-year-old daughter appears on the stairs screaming with pain and scratching the area around her vagina. I grab the reading light and she shows me where it hurts. A little piece of white thread less than half an inch long is moving quickly around inside the vagina. It is the first threadworm I have ever seen.
There are many different types of intestinal worms, but the most common is threadworm also called pinworm. Threadworm is a type of roundworm that is commonly found in preschool and school-aged children, however the whole family can become infected. Threadworm causes a very itchy bottom, which is usually worse at night.