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Worms in humans

Trusted information on worm infestations in humans - in particular threadworm infestations - including symptoms, treatment and links to trusted resources.

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Worm treatments

Trusted information about worm treatments for humans as well as advice for worm medicine and how to prevent infection.

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Links to trusted information about helminthiasis or worm infection.

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Threadworms (pinworms)

Threadworms infect people, usually children, when they get eggs on their hands and put them in their mouths. Learn about the symptoms and prevention here.

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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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Tapeworms can cause infection in people who drink contaminated water or eat undercooked meat from infected animals. Find out more about its symptoms and treatment.

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Ringworm of the body

Ringworm on the body is a fungal infection of the body that develops on the top layer of the skin.

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Medicines and breastfeeding

Most medicines are safe to take while you are breastfeeding, but 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. Find out about types, diagnosis, treatment and help for eye floaters.

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Itchy anus (pruritus ani)

Trusted information about itchy anus, also called pruritus ani, including causes, things you can do and when to see a doctor.

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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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