Medical Q&As

Threadworms - are they serious?

Are threadworms serious and will they go away?

Threadworm infestation of the gut is the commonest type of worm infestation that occurs in Ireland. Many people with such infestation complain of itching around the anus. Sometimes the threadworms can be seen on the stools after defaecation. It is not a serious condition and does not have serious health implications. It could persist for a long time if it were not treated. The problem is easily eradicated and there are several medications available that will solve the problem. Your chemist will be able to dispense a suitable product to you.