Threadworms are tiny parasites that live in the bowel and can occur extremely commonly, particularly in children. It is an issue that can quickly spread to other members of your family, which is why it is important to deal with it quickly.

Fortunately, threadworm tablets are easily accessible, and Weldricks stock both these and Ovex Suspension medicine, as well as the Ovex Family Pack which includes four sets of treatment in case everyone is unfortunate enough to get infected.


How do worms affect humans?
There are many different types of worms and some can infect people. Depending on the type of worm, some can be caught in the UK and others are only caught abroad. For the majority, worm infections are not serious and can be easily treated with medicine.

A common worm infection are threadworms. These are small, white worms that you will find in your poo. They cause itching around your anus and it can particularly be irritated at night. They are common in the UK and can be treated with medicine from a pharmacy. If you are worried about a worm infection or symptoms not relieved, it is important to discuss your concerns with a GP.