Intestinal worms, (such as threadworms and pinworms) are parasites, and usually live in the small intestine, where they mate and live.
Different Types of Worms
there are worms that live in side the body and outside the body some worms are good for us and others very bad
) live in the small intestine
and migrate to the anal area
during the evening hours. These worms usually do not cause pain,
yet they can be extremely itchy
. The female worms lay their eggs during the night, which is the cause of the itchiness. They can be removed with a prescription medicine available in pharmacies. The worms should pass through the anus
after the medicine is correctly taken.
also live in the small intestine
of their host, which can be either a cat
, or human
. These worms suck blood
voraciously. However, the blood loss in the stools
is occult blood loss
(not visibly apparent). These worms are significantly more threatening than pinworms
, yet they infect a supposed 800 million people worldwide.
Most other intestinal worms take on dogs and cats as hosts.