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Pinworm Infection

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What prevention measures do you use to avoid getting pinworms? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Pamela, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 05

For pinworms, take 100 percent tea tree oil and hand lotion, apply to your anus area to kill and stop the female pinworms from laying more eggs, and to stop the itching immediately. One tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper mixed well and swallowed quickly helps in killing the pinworms in your body. I have been using this home remedy and it works very well on my 5 year old and 6 year old! Launder everything a lot. Keep eating spicy foods, and wash hands constantly! I couldn't afford the expensive medication, so.

Comment from: Bar Charlie, 0-2 (Caregiver) Published: January 09

My daughters had them. Medicine from the doctor will fix it, but you can also put a piece of Scotch tape over the anus and the worms will stick to it when they come out to lay eggs... short-time fix until medication starts. If the kids scratch, the eggs get on their hands. If they don't wash their hands well and ingest the eggs, it starts all over again.

Comment from: Help, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

I have been battling a severe pinworm infection for many months, with negative stool samples at least 7 samples. I have taken over-the-counter as well as prescription medicines. They are getting bigger and grosser, I'm cleansing laundry almost daily. I can't take this anymore. I even had a colonoscopy which was negative. All this started with my grandchildren. I'm so angry.

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