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Threadworm - Type of worms

Types of worms

The most common type of worm in Australia is threadworm (also known as pinworm).

Other types of worms that can cause trouble in humans include whipworm, roundworm and hookworm, but they are generally rare in Australia due to our climate and sanitation standards.

Vermox treats common threadworm, as well as whipworm, roundworm and hookworm.

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What are threadworms?

Threadworms are small parasites that live in the intestines of humans, and are particularly common in children under the age of 10, although they can affect people of all ages. Female worms lay their eggs around the anus at night or in the early hours of the morning. Each laying around 10,000 eggs!

Threadworms look like small, short pieces of white cotton around 5-10 mm in length. Their eggs are so small, they are almost invisible.

Threadworm eggs are so small, ~1,000 eggs can fit on the head of a pin!

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