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Worms in humans

Signs of a threadworm infection include an itchy bottom, disturbed sleep, irritability, tiredness and a lack of interest in eating.

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Worm treatments

Worm treatments should be take about six weeks by using good hygiene. Even if they don't show symptoms, everyone if the house needs to follow the same instructions for the treatment to be effective.

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Helminthiasis

Links to trusted information about helminthiasis or worm infection.

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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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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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Tapeworm

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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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. Learn which medicines you can take and where to go for advice.

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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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Tinea

Tinea is a common, mostly mild skin condition caused by a fungal infection. This page describes the different types and how to prevent and treat it.

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