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Helminthiasis

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Threadworms

Threadworms, also called pinworms, are tiny, very thin white worms about 5 millimetres long that live in the intestine and around the anus.

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Worms - threadworms - myDr.com.au

Threadworms are the most common form of worm infection in Australia. Worms are easily treated with pharmacy medicines. Find out what products are available for worms.

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Threadworms (pinworms) - myDr.com.au

Threadworms do not go away by themselves, so they must be treated in order to eradicate them.

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Cutaneous larva migrans - ACD

Cutaneous larva migrans is an itchy localised skin infestation caused by the penetration and migration of animal hookworm larvae through the skin.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Help - I've got worms

Have you seen those really long worms in the garden? Well those are not the worms we're talking about! We're talking about the sort of worms that like to make their homes inside human bodies! There are various kinds of worms that do this, but in Australia the only one we need to be concerned about is the threadworm, (which looks like a little piece of thread)

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Worms in kids | Raising Children Network

Its common to find worms in kids aged 5-10 years. If your child has an itchy bottom, it could be a sign of worms. Heres how to treat and prevent worms.

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Pinworms - Better Health Channel

Despite the unsavoury reputation, a pinworm infection (worms) is relatively harmless and easily treated

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Tapeworms and hydatid disease - Better Health Channel

It's important for your own health to control tapeworm infection in your dog.

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Pros and Cons of Medicinal Cannabis Edibles | C4E

learn about the pros and cons of Medicinal Cannabis or Medical marijuana, as the landscape is changing rapidly in Australia, however, there are currently no approved pharmaceutical grade medicinal cannabis edibles offered in Australia.

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O&P or OCP - Lab Tests Online AU

When you havediarrhoeathat lasts more than a few days and/or have blood or mucus in your loose stools, especially if you have drunk unpurified water or have travelled recently

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