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Can you use garlic to stop pinworm itching?

Can you use garlic to stop pinworm itching?

I wouldn't: I don't know if you mean by eating or applying the butter but neither would do much. Local cleaning with antiseptic wipes followed by a 1% hydrocortizone cream will generally end the itching within days. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pinworms (Definition)

Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more


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Thoughts? Could my pinworms go away after i eat garlic?

Thoughts? Could my pinworms go away after i eat garlic?

No: However, there are both prescription and non-prescription medications at your local pharmacist that will treat this problem. ...Read more

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Will eating garlic get rid of the pinworms?

Will eating garlic get rid of the pinworms?

No: See your doctor. A pill of vermox often takes care of. ...Read more

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Will eating garlic powder get rid of pinworms?

Will eating garlic powder get rid of pinworms?

No. Medications : prescribed for pinworms are Albendazole & Mebendazole, given as a single dose that is repeated 2 weeks later. The CDC recommends that physicians treat all family members. Prevention of re-infection is arduous. Pinworm eggs can be found under the infected person's fingernails, on clothes, bedding, upholstered furniture & other surfaces. See: www.cdc.gov/parasites/pinworm/gen_info/faqs.html ...Read more

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Could consuming garlic powder get rid of the pinworms inside me?

Garlic: Treatments for pinworms can include pyrantel (anthelmintic) or alternative methods such as eating garlic or coconuts to help expel worms. In addition you should avoid refined foods and fatty food, consuming a fresh fruit diet for 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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I have pinworms. They itch horrendously. I tried taking some laxatives and running Vaseline on my anus. Does garlic help??

I have pinworms. They itch horrendously. I tried taking some laxatives and running Vaseline on my anus. Does garlic help??

Not effective: If the diagnosis hasn't been confirmed, see a doctor and follow her advice. If confirmed, the treatments you mention are ineffective, and garlic won't help either. You need an anti-parasitic drug like albendazole. A single dose is effective. Albendazole is available without prescription in the US, but I don't know about the UK. Ask your chemist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any pinworm die off symptoms?

Dont understand qs.: Pinworms die if the anal-oral cycle is broken--meaning if you do not itch and then put your fingers in your mouth.wash your hands and be careful.there are very safe medications to treat them too.talk to your dr. ...Read more

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Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more