Threadworm can be treated with conventional medication such as mebendazole (Vermox) and can be administered as a single dose. Medication may be in the form of either tablets or a powdered drink to make it easier for the child to ingest, yet these medications are seldom pleasant tasting.
If your child has been infected, it is advisable that the entire family be treated at the same time. Treatment needs to be repeated after two weeks to avoid re-infestation together with practicing good hygiene habits.
Herbs and homeopathic remedies are a more natural and gentler alternative to keeping the intestinal system worm-free. Use herbs such as Glycorrhiza glabra (licorice root), Agrimonia eupatoria (Agrimony), Althea officinalis (Marshmallow) and Artemesia africana (Wormwood or Wilde-Als) to soothe the digestive tract and support the immune system.
In addition, homeopathic ingredients such as Chamomilla and Cina promote balance and harmony in the digestive system and help to keep the body free of intestinal worms & parasites.