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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.

Threadworms are tiny worms that can infect your gut.

Page last reviewed: 01/12/2023
Next review due: 01/12/2026