Should our world ever experience a SHTF moment or event, our lives are going to drastically change. Food will become more scarce, some of us will likely become nomads, and the Earth in general will be a much more dangerous place to live in. Diseases and infections will likely be more common in a Doomsday or apocalyptic world, and while there are many potential diseases to talk about, today we’re going to be looking into using garlic for pinworms.
Pinworm infections are the most common parasite infection that take place within the intestines throughout the entirety of the United States. Pinworm infections are usually seen with younger children, and while you can seek medical attention to get rid of the pesky worms, there are also a number of home remedies that you can use in order to get rid of them as well.
Professional medical attention is something that will likely be quite rare in a survivalist world, and because of that, we’re going to be teaching you today how to deal with a pinworm infection entirely on your own.
What are pinworms and how do they get into your body?
Before we go any further, just what are pinworms? According to Healthline, “Pinworms are tiny, narrow worms. They’re white in color and less than half an inch long.”
A pinworm infection is also sometimes referred to as enterobiasis or oxyuriasis, and when the worm enters the body, it usually does so through the intestines and then lays eggs around the anus of the person it’s claimed as its host.
Pinworm infections can occur due to a result of not keeping up proper hygiene, and this is why it’s usually common with younger kids as they often don’t care about properly washing their hands and frequently share drinks and food with their peers.
However, in a survival world, regular hygiene techniques will be much more difficult to keep up with. This is why you’ll be much more prone to a pinworm infection then as opposed to right now, and if you do ever get such an infection, it’s going to be extremely contagious to everyone around you.
Ingesting or inhaling pinworm eggs is very easy once someone else around you has the infection, and because of this, it’s important to treat everyone in your group should someone happen to come across an infestation of pinworms.
The pinworm garlic tactic
There are a few different home remedies that have proven to work for dealing with pinworms, and the first has to do with garlic.
You can choose to use either raw garlic or a garlic suppository for pinworms and trying to get them out of your body, but no matter which one you choose, what’s important to know is that the garlic itself is reported to kill any eggs that are living on you and prevent female pinworms from laying any more of these things as well.
When it comes to using garlic for getting rid of this problem, you can choose to do so either by orally ingesting garlic in small doses or by using it as a typical application like you would with a salve.
You can choose to eat garlic on its own if you’re willing to put up with the strong taste of the stuff, but if you’d rather do something a bit more easy on the stomach, you can also simply incorporate the ingredient into bread, pasta, or any other sort of dish.
If you’d rather go with the topical route, cut up a few garlic cloves and then grind them up so that the consistency is similar to that of a paste of some sort.
Take your new garlic paste and then mix it together with a small dose of petroleum jelly until everything is evenly whipped and combined together.
Once this is done, take a cotton swab (that’s clean/sterile), dip it into your newly crafted conception, and then apply it to your anus.
This may not be the most joyful job in the world, but it’s a highly effective way to get rid of those pesky pinworms once and for all.
A more pleasing route with coconut oil
If applying a topical garlic paste to your anus doesn’t sound like the most appealing thing in the world, you do have other options.
One such alternative has to do with coconut oil.
Coconut oil can be used for a number of different things, and over the years, people have realized that it’s a great tool for getting rid of a pinworm infection.
The reasoning behind this has to do with the fact that coconut oil features a number of antiviral and antibacterial properties than aid in the elimination process of pinworms and any eggs that exist within your body.
You’ll need to follow two steps with this particular method, and the first will see you swallowing one single teaspoon of raw coconut oil every single morning. It may not be the best-tasting thing ever, but it won’t be as strong as taking down a chunk of garlic.
For the second step, you’ll rub a small amount of the coconut oil on the part of your body that’s infected. If the infection is on your finger, apply it here. If you notice that there are eggs or worms around your anus, apply it there.
Some people find that applying coconut oil to their body isn’t quite as bad as lathering themselves up in a garlic paste, so if this method appeals to you a bit more, it’s one that’s certainly worth trying out.
Ramping up your raw carrot intake
Lastly, it’s also believed that you can help get rid of a pinworm infection by consuming a load of raw carrots.
Carrots are extremely rich in fiber, and by eating a lot of then, the idea is that they’ll improve your digestive system and increase movement throughout your bowels — thus flushing out any pinworms or eggs that may reside in you.
Just how many carrots are we talking about?
At the minimum, you should eat one whole cup of shredded carrots twice a day. That’s probably a lot more than what you’re eating right now, and while it may be a tad difficult to adjust to this sort of diet right off the bat, it is a nice move to make if you want to truly hit a pinworm infection with everything that you’ve got.
While using garlic for pinworms is likely going to provide you with the most notable results, it’s a good idea to follow all three of the tips mentioned here if you want to have the best luck at getting rid of an infection as fast and efficiently as you can. No one likes dealing with a pinworm infection, and it’s something that can cause for havoc if you’re fighting to stay alive each and every day. Follow these steps, keep your group safe, and keep on surviving.