An update on how to I got rid of pinworms in the vagina. Not suggesting anyone else does this but this is what worked for me.
As an aside, most people would probably just respond to oral medication to address the issue in any body area, but that was not the case for me. For info on pinworm treatment see ICU's protocol: http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1564827#i
Firstly, to keep them from keep migrating from the anal area to the vaginal area I put some cream externally on only the anal area. The cream was comprised of generic zinc oxide ointment (40% zinc -no cornstarch, no perfume) with a drop of ivermectin liquid (for ivermectin liquid see ICU's posts: http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1685465#i
Secondly, I tried vaginal flushing with different things without success: external cream, Monistat cream, salt water douche, vinegar water douche.
What did help was using a syringe to insert about a tbs of Valbazan with 2 tbs of warm water. They reacted by moving a lot and laying eggs inside for the first day but were diminished. I read of this in a medical report (that I cannot now find). A woman in the Middle East was admitted to hospital and they douched her vagina with water and a crushed 400 mg tab of Albenza for a week and it cured her. (Valbazen is the liquid veterinary form of Albendazole).
for info about Valbazen.
But I preferred not to continue putting Albendazole in this area for a whole week. My liver is compromised because of a massive liver fluke infection (that is abating with treatment over months) and I did not want to add more strong meds to my system. Also, I should add that when I inserted the diluted Valbazen liquid in the vaginal area I did it only once per day and just allowed the liquid to wash though - did not hold it in for a whole minute.
What did work, and what I would do again if it reoccurred:
Flushing the vaginal and high vaginal area with Hydrogen Peroxide 3 times per day for a minute - for 5 days.
I used a liquid syringe (without a needle obviously) that held about 2 ounces of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (found at pharmacy).
I showered first each time while soaking the syringe in a glass with boiling water to make sure it was clean.
Then lay down on my back on the floor with my hips high in the air and inserted Hydrogen Peroxide slowly into the vagina - 2 times so the vagina was full. Rotated hips slightly. Waited one minute and stood up and rinsed off external area in shower with water. 3 times per day for 5 days.
This had 2 effects. It dislodged them. It slowed them down. It flushed a few each time. After 5 days they stopped completely. They exited slowly over the 5 days so I made sure there was no cream on the external or internal vaginal area to allow and encourage them to exit.
For the first couple of days there were some females that exited and laid eggs internally or externally (knew that from the stinging). When this happened I showered, changed clothes. After 2 days or so that stopped. Then there was just slow occasional exiting a couple of times per day.
I got the idea from the fact that Hydrogen Peroxide occurs naturally in the vaginal area to cleanse it (albeit in lower concentrations), and people have used Hydrogen Peroxide as vaginal douches for other reasons.
I used 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, not anything stronger, and left in for a minute at a time.
With women, it is also possible for them to migrate back and forth from the vagina to the urethra. This also happened with me. For that I used about a tablespoon of liquid oral Ivermectin mixed with 3 tablespoons of sterile water and injected it into the urethra a couple of times a week with my hips held up. And then peed right after. This flushed them out. The oral ivermectin is described in the ICU protocol: http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1586882#i
Also during this period I drank lots of water and showered the area a couple of times a day, changing undies each time.
I should add that in my life I have never douched my vagina and will not continue to do so as a routine. But it was effective for a short term for eliminating the vaginal pinworm infection.
Below is some general info about Hydrogen Peroxide, in vagina and other areas, and about lactobacilli.
As an aside, one article here mentions using a very weak solution of Hydrogen Peroxide as a nasal flush so may try that in future if needed.
I'm glad you found something that works for you! This is likely a very good way to get them out if they haven't been in the vag and urethra for too long and are still accessible to get the meds to them.
The pins invaded my vag when I used petroleum jelly with lavender oil on my anus. My suggestion would be to apply something on the vag to discourage them from going there. If you just put something on your butt that they don't like, they just may find your vag more appetizing.
Unfortunately, for me, the buggers have been there too long and gone too high. I used the Swat salve and it was great to have the relief with the pins not being able to get through it! BUT because they couldn't get out, they went in farther. I ended up in ER after a week of pain in the right kidney to the lower abdomen. There was no pain in the morning. It started in the afternoon and escalated until after bedtime. Ice packs were the only thing that helped. Ex-ray, ultrasound and blood tests were all normal with a bit of blood in my urine. All these symptoms could relate to pinworms. I stopped using the salve and started Ivermectine. The next day the pain lessened and has continued to abate since then.
I took Vermox for a few days and will start Albenza as soon as I think my kidney can handle it. Seems my weakest link is my kidneys where yours is your liver.
Did another pin paddle and this time I scraped the side of the paddle on the itchy areas. There was some blood on it from the pins doing whatever they do to cause bleeding and there was a little baby pin on the paddle! I wonder if they'll actually see some evidence of worms this time?
Sure would be nice to figure out a way of getting rid of these things once and for all!!!! It's not easy to stay positive and to not be totally disgusted with myself, with worms crawling in the through my privates....day after day, weeks after months....
The only good thing about all this is at least we are having the same experience in finding the 'easily eradicated pinworm'....not so easy to eradicate!
Do you think just trying may help? I mean it isn't too toxic and may at least diminish them.
Right now I am using something (zinc ointment with a drop on iver each time) on my anal area.
What I found was a kind of cross migration between the vag and urethra and I wanted them to come out even if just to lay eggs out rather than in so I did not cover either. It does seem to have an effect. Kind of treating them back and forth for a few days made a real difference.
My thoughts are that because my kidney and abdomen hurt so badly that I had to go to the ER, these bugs are up way too high to get them by putting meds in their exit. I can't afford to have them go up any farther or to stay up there. I think rather than send them up and in, I have to drive them down and out, from the inside out.
If, as I expect, the pins have invaded my kidney and fallopian tube any kind of topical treatment or using meds on their only way out will trap them inside. It's bad enough having them lay eggs on the exterior of my privates but that's better than having them tear me up inside.
I take the Ivermectine around noon now because the pins get active in the afternoon to evening. It's helping for sure and I may take it twice a day for a few days to see if that works. I don't know what else to try.
If you take a look at one of the references at the end of my post they mention a weak solution of Hydrogen Peroxide for the nobe (as my husband calls it). I wonder if that would help for your sinuses.
Must be a weak solution...look at the reference. I did try it with a stronger solution (before I read the reference) and it did flush but was a nasal adventure that is probably best not repeated. But I think the weaker solution may be beneficial.