3. An Increase in Symptoms at Night
A lot of parasitic infections tend to become more active at night during the day. Nighttime is when parasites prefer to reproduce and move around, and for the person, their part of this can lead to a very uncomfortable series of nights and a clear increase in their symptoms during these times.
The same is true for many household parasitic infections, but it’s also true for most parasites that can be found intruding in the body.
If you have pinworms, the discomfort and itching almost always get worse at night. Additional symptoms that aren’t there during daylight hours might also become more prevalent during these times.
Again, keep a close eye on children or the elderly if you suspect that they might have a parasitic infection, especially because most of them are unable to voice their symptoms in the same ways as everyone around them. General discomfort increasing at night may be the only symptom a carer has to go by.