Pinworm infections are the most common type of intestinal parasite infection in the United States. Several treatment options are available if you suspect your child has a pinworm infection. One natural remedy is to use garlic.
Garlic has a long history of being used as a natural remedy for various health conditions. However, when it comes to pinworms, garlic is thought to work in two ways, killing the parasites and discouraging them from laying eggs.
In one study, garlic was found to be just as effective as mebendazole, a common medication used to treat pinworm infestation, although it took longer for garlic to kill them. Another study found that when rats were given garlic extract, they had significantly fewer pinworm eggs in their intestines than those not given garlic extract. This suggests that garlic may help prevent reinfection by discouraging female pinworms from laying eggs around the anus. Using garlic as a home remedy is an excellent choice for people looking for a treatment option that is both natural and effective.