A 17-year-old female asked:
i have had pinworms for some time now. i am too embarressed to talk to my doctor about it and was wondering if there was a natural remedy to treat it.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Linda Green answered
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No: You need to see a doctor. Don't be embarrassed, it is a common problem.
Answered on May 6, 2016
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
OTC Meds: There is an over the counter preparation for this problem sold under various names. Pyrantel pamoate is the active ingredient.Instructions come with the medicine.
Answered on Jun 18, 2013
Dr. Hillel Naon answered
42 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Do not be embarrasse: Go see your doctor who will prescribe you the medicine. I am not aware of any natural remedy for pinworms. Also, it will be important to find how you get reinfected. Wash your hands well!
Answered on May 27, 2016
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