Pinworm Infection

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Please share your experience with pinworms. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Donttrustno1$, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 11

I've had problems with doctors and people in general. I don't think there has been many tests done on humans for pinworms but from experience, I can tell you that the alcohol and drugs adults take have effects on these parasites and it makes them resistant to the medicine we take for them.

Comment from: Self healer, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 16

I have had unexplained rashes, extreme fatigue and extreme constipation for two years. I went to the doctor several times, even had stool tested twice and test results were negative. I am really never hungry but gained ten pounds because I am bloated, so I did my own stool test (yuck). I was desperate because I knew my body was not right. When looking at the stool, it was very hard like a brick, but when torn open it was full of white thread cotton like substance pinworms. Parasites are a problem in America, doctors wake up!

Comment from: Alena, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

The pinworms were examined in a parasitology lab and a diagnosis of mature female Oxyuris worms (Enterobius vermicularis) was made. The patient was treated with 200 mg mebendazole once a day, for three days, with complete resolution of the voiding symptoms and normalization of urinalysis.

Comment from: Elizabeth, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 26

I have experienced threadworms (pinworms) many times when I was a child and I was always too shy and embarrassed to tell them so I could get proper medication. I tried lots of different home remedies and the ones that worked were eating more carrots, applying 100 percent tea tree oil and applying coconut oil.

Comment from: Mommyto 4, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 05

My family used medication (Combantrin tablets) for pinworms, and they do work, however you must clean the entire house, so I steamed everything. I didn't wear a mask when cleaning therefore I probably just breathed in more but we planned on the two week follow-up anyway. I'm exhausted. This can continue if I miss just a few eggs, because I have two kids that put fingers and toys in their mouths. So I am researching anus balms and tricks to stop the female from having success at laying eggs in the first place.

Comment from: Hopeless&Sick, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 03

I have been battling pinworms for at least 5 years, my anus tickles, nose tickles, and I feel my hair moving, to name a few symptoms. I don’t stand still for long because I’m afraid other people will see it. I’ve been committed to the “nut house” for a week, been told I was making it up so I don’t dare bring it up anymore. I look terrible, and think I’m infecting people everywhere I go; the stress alone is unbearable. My 5 year old always picks her buttock and says her nose tickles, and out of nowhere, vomits.

Comment from: Freakedoutinky, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I felt a tickle, no itching. I checked and I have white skinny pinworms in my anus and vagina. Now they are coming through my skin in my legs and thighs. I am so freaked out!

Comment from: Tboi, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 01

I was diagnosed with pinworms in August. I ended up having them in my sinuses, and my eyes. Seems like I've had these for a few months without knowing; and touching all surfaces not knowing there are microscopic larvae all over the surfaces I touch. And they can live on these surfaces for up to 2 weeks. I am worried about my cats and dogs who I pet all the time! I know they can't get the worms in their gastrointestinal tract like humans, but wondering if the ova or larvae live on top of their fur.

Comment from: been there done that, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 18

My husband complained about an itchy anus. About a month plus later, I began to experience the same unbelievable itchiness. Anti-itch medication helps with pinworms, as does coconut oil. Change your underwear 2 times a day. Try and have a shower every morning. Change your sheets and towels every other day. These creatures did not show up in stool samples, I am old and not so flexible so trying to see them was near impossible. You can feel them and they itch! Cleanliness is imperative so wash your hands after everything!

Comment from: BarCharlie, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 09

When my young daughters got pinworms, we went to the doctor and were prescribed a medicine which quickly resolved the issue. After they got it several times, I was baffled. We had a dog and I asked the doctor if this could be the source. His reply: after humans the being that most likely gets pinworms is the horse. Eureka! My oldest had a friend whose mother worked at a horse farm. My girl said that she often noticed horse manure on the mother's coat! Hand cleanliness is paramount! All fixed!

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Comment from: merle_s., 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 19

My daughter has had pinworms three times in seven months; once again we go through the process one more time. The first two times were awful, especially at night. We found that letting her soak in baking soda and water for a while helps with the itching. We also we used pentane cream for babies and that seemed to help her while she slept. We also gave her a Gravol to help her get some sleep. We got her treatment but you also need a treatment two weeks after the first treatment. The second treatment is very important. I hate the worms so much, I am cleaning off everything. I hope my story helps others.

Comment from: Ally , 25-34 (Caregiver) Published: May 12

I just saw a lot of thin, string like pinworms from my daughter’s (4 years old) anus, as she was crying with discomfort. I am looking for any home remedy that I can use now, till I can get to the pharmacy tomorrow morning, as it is 11.45 pm now.

Comment from: Desperateforsexnow, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 05

Having read that sex should be avoided if you have pinworms, I am trying to find out exactly for how long sex needs to be avoided. I have scoured the internet for this answer but can't find it anywhere. Is indefinite abstinence required! When can we get busy again! We have taken the second dose and have a strict hygiene regime.

Comment from: BadInfo InThisArticl, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 22

Pinworms can and frequently do cause abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, depletion of vitamins and minerals, anxiety, and depression (because it's so difficult to get rid of pinworms and re-infection is so common). Adults with pinworms are advised not to have sex, as pinworms are readily spread via sexual activity and adults/children are advised not to even stay at other people's houses overnight or have overnight guests, because pinworm eggs are as small and light as dust particles and spread everywhere - floors, beds, furniture, walls, counter tops, light switches, toilet seats, clothing, etc.

Comment from: Pinky., 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

I am a dentist. For the last 1 weak m feeling that something is moving in my anus. I feel they are pinworms.

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