How to get rid of pinworms naturally

Updated February 21, 2017

Pinworms are parasites that thrive inside of the body, using the body for the means to reproduce. They are the most common type of roundworm. Pinworm infections are initially caused by the digestion of pinworm eggs. This can happen through contaminated food or through the hands. The most irritable symptom of a pinworm infection is extreme itching around the anus. Fortunately, pinworm infections are very treatable.

Avoid consuming sugar. While attempting to rid the body of pinworms, it is very important to lower sugar intake as much as possible. Pinworms thrive off a sugar-filled diet. It gives them the nutrients they need to quickly reproduce.

Eat garlic. Garlic is like poison to pinworms. High garlic intake will quickly and efficiently remove pinworms from the body. Use a generous amount of garlic when cooking daily meals, if possible. Otherwise, create a garlic mixture that can be taken two to three times a day for several weeks. Mash two garlic cloves together with a teaspoon of honey. Not only will this mixture rid the body of pinworms, it is also an effective way to prevent further infection. Continue eating a dose of garlic mixture every other week to promote pinworm prevention.

Add probiotics into your diet. Probiotics encourage the growth of good bacteria within the body. Probiotic supplements are sold in any health food or vitamin store. As well, certain foods such as yoghurt contain probiotics. Adding probiotics into the diet will create an undesirable environment within the body for pinworms to reside.

Things You'll Need

  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Probiotics
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