Effects of untreated pinworms

Pinworms are often considered an embarrassing problem or even a taboo subject. Some people say they don't need to be treated as they will disappear on their own after a while. However, this is not true. Unfortunately, untreated pinworm can lead to many complications.

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1. Infections of the genital tract

Oatmeal is a disease caused by parasites. It manifests itself primarily by itching of the anus, restless sleep and, most often, also grinding of the teeth. One of the more serious complications that can only occur in girls is the passage of pinworms from the anus to the vagina. Parasites are able to move around, so if left untreated, pinworms can infect the vagina, uterus and even ovaries. This results in the development of inflammation that can cause pain, burning and itching in the intimate area. Chronic inflammation can even lead to infertility.

2. Inflammation of the large intestine

Chronic pinworm can cause inflammation of the colon. This is more common in adults, but can also occur in children and babies. The first symptoms are severe abdominal pain and lower abdominal cramps. They can be accompanied by bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and anorexia. As a result of these ailments, weight loss, dehydration, weakness and anemia may occur.

3. Inflammation of the skin

Scratching the perianal area can lead to damage and secondary infections and dermatitis. There may be redness, spots that sting or itch. Continuous irritation of the wounds may hinder their healing and facilitate the entry of microorganisms into the body. Therefore, to prevent scratching the skin and wounds, you can put on tight underwear, which should be changed after the night, washed at 95 degrees and ironed with a hot iron.

4. Weight loss

Very severe infections can lead to many complications, not at first glance associated with pinworms. These include insomnia, loss of appetite, weight loss and bedwetting. Pinworms, like all parasites, take up nutrients from their host. As a result, if this condition persists for a long time, it can lead to malnutrition and the formation of deficiencies. It will cause malaise, weakening and loss of hair, deterioration of the skin and nails.

5. Learning problems

Pinworms can cause agitation while having trouble sleeping. As a result, it results in decreased concentration, poorer memory, and sleepiness. All of this causes difficulties in learning and assimilating new messages.

Pinworms shouldn't be taboo. Anyone can have oatmeal, regardless of age or gender. Therefore, it is very important to know more about this disease and to follow the basic rules of hygiene.

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