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What Pinworms (Pin Worms) Look Like

Recently, a reader wrote to us with one of the simplest questions we've ever received: what do pinworms (sometimes spelled "pin worms" - incorrectly) look like? To call this question simple is not to call it bad or insignificant - it's important to know what pinworms look like if you suspect that you (or your child) have pinworms (they only afflict people), and in any case, we rather enjoy an easy question. Since the reader was exclusively interested in the appearance of pinworms, we'll limit our remarks to this topic. If you would like to know more about these bothersome creatures in general, we encourage you to check out one of our previous articles about pinworms. Continue reading [...]

Are Worm Cocoons Dangerous to Eat?

Some worms are actually beneficial to the body, although they are not necessary for survival. Worms are packed with protein, they are a source of nourishment and food for many animals, and they may provide a fair amount of entertainment as documented in the popular book How to Eat Fried Worms. Continue reading [...]

Do Skin Parasites Exist?

Another type of worm that could possibly end up on the skin, although it cannot survive there, is the pinworm. Pinworm is easy to contract through infected food and water. Pinworms can be easily passed from an infected person to a non-infected person through bathroom stalls and dirty hands. Continue reading [...]

What is the Most Common Worm in Humans?

The adult pinworm, which is small, white and threadlike, develops in the body’s large intestine and lays its eggs in the anal region. The female pinworm can lay up to 15,000 eggs at a time. Continue reading [...]

Types of Worms that Infect Horses

The bloodworm matures in the horses' intestinal tract and then it makes its way into the intestines to lay eggs. Bloodworms can cause inflammation, aneurysms, and colic. Continue reading [...]

Home Remedies for Worms

Most herbal or home remedies should be taken orally for a minimum of two weeks. Some individuals may complain of re-infection. To help avoid this, it is very important to change your eating habits immediately. Continue reading [...]
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