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Symptoms of threadworms include tiny worms in your poo and intense itching around your bottom (anus).
You can get medicines to treat threadworms from a pharmacy. You’ll need to treat everyone over 2 years old in your household.
To kill the eggs and stop threadworms coming back, wash regularly and wash things like bedding, towels and sleepwear at a high temperature.
You can catch threadworms if you touch something that someone with threadworms has touched and the tiny threadworm eggs get in your mouth.
Page last reviewed: 01/12/2023
Next review due: 01/12/2026