If you leave threadworm infection untreated it is unlikely to lead to any serious consequences. However, it may result in you developing more severe symptoms as such as sickness, diarrhoea, rashes and weight loss. Furthermore, the intense itching associated with the infection can result in sleep loss. Therefore it is advisable to treat threadworm infection without delay and avoid getting re-infected.

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Authored May 18, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm