Getting to Know Pinworm Infections That Make the Anus Itchy

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Infection pinworm generally occurs in children. Pinworms are tiny parasites that attack the large intestine of humans. The shape of the pinworm is white or cream, measuring about 6-13 millimeters.

Dikutip dari laman resmi Ciputra Hospital, cacing kremi bersifat menular, penularannya dapat melalui sentuhan secara langsung atau kebetulan menyentuh benda yang terkontaminasi cacing kremi. Cacing ini dapat masuk ke dalam tubuh melalui banyak cara seperti makanan, minuman, bahkan melalui udara meski tidak lazim terjadi.

Infeksi cacing kremi tidak berbahaya, namun dapat membuat penderitanya tidak nyaman. Saat telur cacing masuk ke dalam usus, maka akan berkembang biak semakin banyak. Induk cacing kremi meletakan telur-telurnya pada lipatan anus, sehingga akan terasa gatal di area anus.

Meskipun kerap terjadi pada anak anak, tidak menutup kemungkinan orang dewasa juga dapat terinfeksi cacing kremi. Penyakit ini dapat menyerang segala usia dan tingkat sosial ekonomi.

People infected with pinworms do not show symptoms, fatal symptoms can occur in some people such as itching in the rectum. In addition there are several other symptoms, including:

  • Difficulty sleeping due to feeling itchy in the anal area
  • Having itching in the anal area, especially at night
  • Having nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Experiencing weight loss

There are several factors that cause pinworms to be infected, including not paying attention to hygiene. To prevent the transmission of pinworm infection can be done by maintaining body hygiene such as bathing regularly and diligently washing hands. In addition, it is important to trim your nails regularly and avoid biting your fingers.

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It is also important to avoid eating meat that is not cooked or raw and to take medication regularly according to the doctor’s advice so as not to infected pinworm.

WILDA HASANAH

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