I was wondering if anyone had any more suggestions on how to stop the night time itch with pinworms. I have been inserting a garlic clove at night, along with creams but i don't want to damage my anus. I use vaseline, so it does go in easy. Is that still the best method? I just want to get a good nights sleep and not be woken up. thanks,
I just started the ParaGone a day ago, and I think tomarrow, I will go to full strength. I am taking that along with a colon cleanse, and a very good probiotic. I am praying this works. The doctors have no clue what we go through. They just think the drugs should work, but they don't.
I have used vaseline on the buttocks which works both to kill them and stop the itching. The pinworms come out at night to spread their eggs then return. The vaseline makes them...get stuck and not go back supposedly. It also helps with the itching. Make sure to change pjs/underewear and wash every morning - no reusing pjs during this time. This helps to give something do conquer the issue while you are waiting for the parasite cleanse to work. Some have said the vaseline alone done religiously can kill off the pinworms without drugs. I've always used the combo.
yes, I change underwear a bunch of times during the day, clean a lot, and all nightclothes/sheets are clean. Thank you for the vaseline tip. I wasn't really sure. Someone on here said it was toxic, so I was only using it to make the garlic insertion easier.
Have you been tested absolutely positive for enterobius vermicularis? This is more important than you think, because there are other things which can cause chronic itch of the anal region. If pinworm, you should be able to find them without a problem. They are visible to the naked eye. A magnifying glass can help, but they can be found. You could use "clear wrap" wipe the area during itch, especially after falling asleep, then hold the wrap up to the light, and try to observe small movements.
Well, this has been the whole problem. The doctors don't have micropscopes in their offices, and none will look at my tape samples. I have called the gyno, who won't deal with pinworms, reffering me back to the GI. So, today, I am getting a microscope from my school so I can see for myself. The GI doctor said it is definately pinworms because of the night itch. But he has nothing left to tell me except, use the creams...well, that doens't help. The colo-rectal doctor said it is not pinworms, because I would have responded to the round of Mebendozole that I had just been on. But I don't think she has a clue. She says it's prutitus ani, and wants to rule out an allergy. That has left me in agony and I am trying to find the hard evidence myself. This is not an allergy. I haven't seen anything in my stool, but I am pretty sure I see stuff on the tape. I've seen spots (like eggs maybe) some are curly kind of. Jagged edges? Then I've sen long straight lines, ranging from white to clear in color. Since they are stuck to tape, I can't see movement. In any case, I'm taking Paragone, with colon cleanse, and probiotic. I'm on day 3 now. I went for full strengh this morning. I will try the plastic wrap technique now, as you said. Seeing the movement will be a key identifyer.
I sort of concur with the doc about the mebendazole, because it usually works with pinworm very well in most people.
I have a problem with itch there as well, going on years. It affects me at night, and in daytime as well. It is worse after having a bowel movement.
My investigation shows it is a small protozoan parasite, impossible to identify unless seen previously in context with known isolation of the parasite from oocysts. They are as small as bacteria.
Also, there can be yeast\fungi connected to it.
The itch is similar to allergy reaction, due to antigenic stimulation of nerve-rich tissue in the area. Shroom
U can go to a local drug store (Walgreens , cvs etc..) they sell pinworm medicine. It's literally called pinworm medicine. It's on the shelf around the lice treatment and things like that. My children have gone thru this numerous time cause they can't keep their hands out their mouth but its very effective !!!! Only takes one dose to take care if the issue and its orally taken