Natural Remedy for Intestinal Worms. Safe for Adults and Children
Formulated by a Clinical Psychologist
Use Feelgood Health Worm Dr. to:
Assist the body to naturally eradicate intestinal worms
Boost the body’s immune system
Promote healthy digestive functioning
Support optimal absorption of nutrients
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Some Information on Intestinal Worms in Children
Please note that this information is offered for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical attention. When in doubt, please consult your health practitioner.
What types of intestinal worms are there and how do you get them?
Most of us find the subject of worms rather off-putting, but infection with intestinal worms is extremely common throughout the world. Children are particularly susceptible to worm infection and most experience it at least once in their early years. Children can be infected with more than one type of worm at the same time, and repeat infections can lead to a build up in the number of worms.
There are a number of different kinds of worms, each with a unique life cycle. Four of the most common are:
The Pinworm or Threadworm – The adult pinworm migrates out the anus, usually at night or early morning, and lays her eggs on the skin around the anus. This causes itching and as your child scratches they can pick up eggs on their fingers as well as spread the eggs to bedclothes and other surfaces. The eggs can survive on surfaces for up to 2 weeks! These eggs can then be passed on to others, or themselves again, and swallowed so that more adult worms develop in the intestine. Pinworms are extremely common and are whitish in color and about 1 cm long, looking just like a small thread.
The Whipworm – Eggs are passed out in the faeces, into the soil, and then become infective under moist conditions. These infective eggs can then be found in the soil and on the outside of unwashed fruit and vegetables. Once ingested the eggs hatch into larvae in the small intestine and then move down to the large intestine. Here the adult worms attach themselves to the gut lining and start to produce eggs which are passed out in the faeces again..
The Roundworm – Following a similar process to the Whipworm the Roundworm eggs are also found in the soil and on the outside of unwashed fruit and vegetables. The eggs also hatch into larvae in the intestine but then pass into the bloodstream and get carried to the lungs. The larvae develop further in the lungs and are then coughed up and swallowed back into the intestine where they develop into adults and produce more eggs
The Hookworm – Eggs are also passed out in the faeces and then into the soil where the larvae hatch under moist conditions. These larvae then infect humans by burrowing through the skin and entering the bloodstream from where they are carried to the lungs. From the lungs they get coughed up and swallowed and attach themselves to the lining of the intestine where they develop into new adults.
What are the symptoms of worm infestation?
The different kinds of worms can cause different symptoms, and children and adults with only a few worms probably won’t have any symptoms. However, with heavier infections, common symptoms may be as follows.
With milder infection you may notice the following symptoms of worms:
Itchy bottom, usually at night or early morning.
The irritation around the anus can result in sleep disturbances and bedwetting and irritability in children with worms is not uncommon
You may see pinworms in the stool or around the anus
Loss of appetite
Listlessness and generally feeling unwell
Symptoms of heavier worm infestation can include the following:
Loss of weight
In females the worms can move into the vagina and cause itching and a discharge
Listlessness and generally feeling unwell
What problems can worms cause?
While mild worm infections often go unnoticed, heavier infections can cause a number of different problems. As the number of worms builds up over time, they can cause long term chronic health problems.
One of the first problems is that the worms can cause malnutrition on two levels. Firstly, they decrease the appetite so that less food is eaten and, secondly, they stop the food from being absorbed properly once it has been eaten. Severe cases of chronic long term infections in children with large numbers of worms can result in stunting of growth and normal physical development. In addition the heavier the infection, the more likely the child is to feel ill and stay off school, all of which have a negative impact on future potential.
The next most common problem is that of anaemia. As the worms attach to the lining of the gut, they result in a small amount of bleeding. When there are a large number of worms, especially the hookworm, this bleeding can result in sufficient blood loss to cause anaemia.
Respiratory problems are also possible. As the larvae pass through the lungs, they can cause irritation and allergic symptoms. Irritation of the digestive tract can also lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Heavy infections with roundworm can sometimes result in blockages of the gut, which can be very dangerous.
What else must I do when I treat someone in my family for worms?
When you treat someone for a worm infection there are a number of other simple tasks that should ensure complete eradication of the worms. These include the following:
Treat all family members at the same time
Trim fingernails and keep them short
Try to stop your child from scratching around the anus. Even though the worms may have been killed the eggs are still there
Soothe the itchy peri-anal region using nappy-rash creams or ointments to reduce the scratching
Get your child to sleep in underpants or pyjamas
Wash all clothing, especially undergarments, and bedding in hot water - don’t shake the sheet as you take it off the bed!
Disinfect the toilet seat regularly
How do I prevent worm infection?
Unfortunately the body does not develop immunity to worms. Children, especially, can easily pick up repeated infections. As common as worms are in children, there are a number of strategies that you can use to decrease the chances of your child picking them up. Here are some simple ideas:
Good Hygiene - Children should be taught to wash their hands after using the toilet, after playing in dirty soil, after farming or gardening and before preparing or eating food.
Wash all fruits and vegetables in clean water before eating
Wear shoes or slippers outdoors in areas where hookworm is prevalent
Water from septic tanks or other potentially contaminated sources should not be used for watering vegetables.
Keep fingernails short and discourage nail biting and finger sucking
Scrub fingernails with a nailbrush as often as possible
Clean the toilet seat, handle and toilet door handle regularly
What is Worm Dr?
Worm Dr is 100% safe and natural herbal remedy that will help to eradicate all types of intestinal worms in children and in adults. The herbal and homeopathic ingredients in this tincture will assist not only in the expulsion of the worms, but will also promote a healthy digestive tract.
Children grow very rapidly and good nutrition is vital to this process. Worm Dr will support this by soothing the irritated digestive lining and promoting optimal digestive health and absorption of nutrients.
Like all Feelgood Health products, Worm Dr has been developed with care by our practising Clinical Psychologist, and is manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards. Individual ingredients are well-researched and have been specially chosen for their high safety profile.
“I have used Worm Dr on my son twice in the last six months and the results are outstanding. Thank you for a fantastic, safe product!”
“I live in a small town and my children are always playing outdoors in the sand. Needless to say this is one problem that we face on a regular basis. I decide to try a natural remedy last time and came across Worm Dr on the internet. I was so impressed with the results that I have told everyone at their school about it.”
- Jenna Craig
“We recently went on holiday to Australia and I took Worm Dr. with me as a precaution. My children had never had worms before but I knew that it was common in the areas that we were going to. I am so glad that I did. At the end of our second week of holiday I noticed that my youngest daughter had a few small white worms visible on her stool (I still help her go the toilet). Immediately everyone went onto Worm Dr and within a few days it was gone. What a relief to have a trusted product on hand.”
- Kimberley, mother of three
What does Worm Dr. contain?
Worm Dr. contains the following carefully chosen herbal and homeopathic ingredients in therapeutic dosages:
Glycorrhiza Glabra (licorice root) has long been used as a herbal remedy for gastro-intestinal complaints and is well known for its immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Licorice also exerts a gentle laxative action on the bowels which will assist the body to expel parasites such as worms. In addition, Licorice will also relieve abdominal cramps and protect the liver. The sweet taste of Licorice will ensure that even children will take Worm Dr. with ease.
Agrimonia Eupatoria (Agrimony) has been used since Ancient Greece as a digestive tonic. The astringent properties of Agrimony make it an ideal remedy to help clear the digestive system of parasites. Agrimony will also reduce colicky stomach pains and soothe digestive irritation.
Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) is another herb that has enjoyed a long history of medicinal use. It contains large sugar molecules, called mucilage, which exert a soothing demulcent effect on the mucous membranes of the digestive tract. Together with its anti-inflammatory properties, this makes Marshmallow an ideal natural remedy to relieve gastric irritation and promote a healthy lining in the digestive tract.
Artemesia Africana (Wormwood or Wilde-Als) has been well used since ancient times and it is not surprising to know that the name Wormwood was derived from its natural ability to expel intestinal worms. Wormwood will also stimulate and invigorate the whole digestive process while simultaneously promoting liver and gall bladder health.
Chamomilla (30C) is a calming homeopathic remedy for digestive complaints that is excellent for soothing irritated membranes and relieving gastric upset.
Cina (30C) is a homeopathic remedy traditionally used to aid the expulsion of intestinal worms and to relieve abdominal discomfort. The dried flowers of the plant are used as they contain a substance called santonin which is a natural vermicide and the homeopathic preparation is especially suited to children.
Worm Dr. contains less than 1% pure pharmaceutical grade ethanol when diluted as directed.
How do I use Worm Dr?
Directions: Children 15 years and under: Use one drop per age year of the child.
Adults and children over 16 years: 15 - 20 drops.
Dilute in approx. 1/4 glass of water or juice before breakfast for four days. Repeat after two weeks.
Caution: Not recommended for children under one year old or during pregnancy unless under medical supervision. Please consult a doctor should symptoms persist.
How long until I see results?
Worm infestation should be eradicated after following the dosage directions.
How long does a bottle of Worm Dr. last?
Worm Dr. tincture comes in a 50ml bottle. How long it lasts will depend on the dosage and the number of drops required.
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Disclaimer: The information on this website is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure and is not a substitute for a professional consultation with a medical or health professional. Do not make any changes or additions to your prescription medicine without first consulting your doctor. Should symptoms persist, please consult your doctor.