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Threadworm is a very common condition, particularly in children under ten, but unlike head lice threadworm is something that many parents don’t discuss.


Threadworms (pinworms) are tiny worms in your poo that look like white thread. They're common in children and spread easily. You can treat them without seeing a GP.

With around 40% of under tens getting threadworm at some time, it’s probably as common as head lice. Theadworms are easy to treat and with good hygiene practices it is easy to prevent.

Please see the NHS webpage below for more information about how to identify and treat threadworms.