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Pinworm Infection


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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!

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: 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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