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Worms in humans

Several types of intestinal worms may infect people in Australia, but threadworms are by far the most common. Find out the symptoms and treatment of worms.

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Threadworms (pinworms)

Threadworms infect children when eggs are transferred from their hands to their mouths. Learn how to prevent and treat threadworm.

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Tapeworm infection

Tapeworms can cause infection when drinking contaminated water or eating undercooked meat from infected animals. Find out more about its symptoms and treatments.

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Stool changes

Although stools (faeces or poo) can vary, you should pay attention to what your stools look like. Learn more about what changes you should look out for.

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Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis is a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites that can cause arms and legs to swell and the skin to become hard and thick, like an elephant.

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Eye floaters

Small specks, cobweb-like strands or clouds that move across your vision are called eye floaters.

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Itchy anus (pruritus ani)

An itchy anus, also called pruritus ani is a common complaint. The itch, in or around the anus, can be extremely intense and persistent, causing a constant urge to scratch. Read about causes, things you can do and when to see a doctor.

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Ringworm of the body

Ringworm, also known as tinea corporis, is a fungal infection of the body that develops on the top layer of the skin. The fungal infection is characterised by a red circular rash with clear skin in the middle.

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Medicines and breastfeeding

While most medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding, some can affect your baby. Find out which medicines you can take and how to get advice.

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Varicocele

A varicocele is a swelling of veins next to a testicle. Usually, it’s harmless, but if you are in pain or having fertility problems, treatment can help.

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