Threadworms – How to know what they are & how to Treat them

man touching his bottom

Threadworms are a common ailment in children and are spread quite easily
Let’s take a look at how you can treat common ailments
such as threadworms in Neath with our NHS common ailments scheme.


Threadworms cause intense itching around the bottom, leading to
scratching and sleep disturbance.

Even though they are reasonably easy to treat, hygeine is really important
as their eggs can be passed on from surfaces such as

  • toys
  • bedding
  • towels
  • underwear and clothes

treat threadworm
You can read more about preventative measures to stop spreading threadworms at this
NHS website or pop in and see us

how do you treat these common ailments in neath?

When you are looking to treat common ailments in Neath, you might be unsure of the
best way to treat threadworms

With the NHS common ailments scheme our pharmacists will offer
their expert opinion and the best way to treat threadworms.
You might wish to book an
appointment for treatment needed for the whole family

It’s quick and easy to book an NHS appointment at The Health Dispensary
in Neath, and anyone who lives in Wales or who is registered with a Welsh
GP can access it. The benefits of the scheme include shorter waiting
times for an appointment and over-the-counter medications (often expensive) for free.

Treatments for these conditions are often prescription-only and we have qualified prescribers,
which means that you can avoid a visit to your GP and come straight to us
for your common ailments. This saves not only your GP’s time
but also your own and saves the NHS money

During your appointment, you can expect a 5-to-10-minute consultation
similar to a GP appointment, during which our pharmacist will offer free
advice and – if needed – treatment without you having to go anywhere else.

Aside from threadworms, other common ailments you can book an appointment for with the
scheme include hayfever, dry skin, conjunctivitis, vaginal thrush, head lice
and more. You can find out more about how we can treat common ailments in Neath here:

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Appointments can be in person, via phone or video; you can even collect your treatments from our 24/7 collection points.
This means that you don’t have to take time out of your busy work day.

Give us a call for more information on the NHS common
ailments scheme or book online now to start feeling like yourself again!

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Categories: Common Ailments (NHS), Health, Pharmacist Prescriptions