Most Threadworm infections are light. Often there are no symptoms, but the most common signs are:
For definitive proof of Threadworms infection, look for the following:
Occasionally, "abnormal migration" of Threadworms may occur in girls - this is where female worms leave the anus and enter the vagina. This can lead to vulvovaginitis - inflammation of the vaginal area - with symptoms being extreme irritation and vaginal discharge. Threadworm-induced vulvovaginitis is not considered a major health threat, as worms will survive for only a limited time in this region. In such cases, young girls should be treated for the irritation caused by vulvovaginitis and of course, treated for Threadworm with a product such as COMBANTRIN®.
If vulvovaginitis is suspected, medical attention must be sought immediately.
When Threadworms are detected, it is important you treat the whole family. For information on how COMBANTRIN® works, plus essential advice to help prevent reinfestation, see, Treating Worms with COMBANTRIN®.