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Worms Treatments

We stock trusted and effective medications for the treatment of threadworms in humans. No prescription needed with safe and secure delivery right to your doorstep.

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Worms in humans

Some types of worms can infect people, but most worm infections are not serious and can be easily treated, so they’re not as worrying as they might feel/look!

Threadworms, also known as pinworms, are tiny worms that may be visible in your poo. They are common in children and easily spreadable, and can be treated without seeing a GP.

The main thing to remember about treating worms is to stay on top of it to prevent them spreading. Because of it, it’s recommended for not only the person suffering to take medication, but for everyone in the household/family to also take the medication to stop potential outbreaks. So make sure you’re buying enough!

Symptoms of worms

  • Common symptoms of threadworms include:
  • Visible worms in your poo. They will look like little pieces of white thread.
  • Visible worms around the anus.
  • Extreme itching around the anus or vagina, moreso at night
  • Being irritable and waking up during the night

Less common symptoms of worms can include:

  • Weight loss
  • Wetting the bed
  • Irritated skin around the anus

How does medication treat worms?

The active ingredient in the medication we sell to treat worms is mebendazole.

This medication is usually used to treat threadworms and other less common worm infections such as whipworm, roundworm and hookworm.

It kills the worms by stopping them from using sugar (glucose), causing them to lose their energy supply and die. It does not kill the eggs of the worm, however. So you may need to take another dose 2 weeks later to prevent reinfection.

Do I need to speak to a GP about worms?

Although you don’t need a prescription for this medication, it is recommended that you talk to your GP if symptoms persist, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

You may also need to speak with a doctor if you experience aggressive side effects (though these are rare), or common side effects that last for more than a few days.

Some common side effects (happen in more than 1 in 100 people) are:

  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach discomfort such as bloating or wind