5 doctors weighed in:

I don't like taking medicine. Does anyone know a natural or herbal way to get rid of pinworms?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There has not been a lot of research on this but even mainstream docs advise hygiene measures at home- see http://www.
Md-health.Com/home-remedies-for-pinworms.Html as for herbs, garlic may work best. See http://www.Thesurvivaldoctor.Com/2012/04/17/getting-rid-of-pinworms/ for other ideas see http://www.Healthguidance.Org/entry/15625/1/home-remedies-for-pinworms.Html good luck!

In brief: Yes

There has not been a lot of research on this but even mainstream docs advise hygiene measures at home- see http://www.
Md-health.Com/home-remedies-for-pinworms.Html as for herbs, garlic may work best. See http://www.Thesurvivaldoctor.Com/2012/04/17/getting-rid-of-pinworms/ for other ideas see http://www.Healthguidance.Org/entry/15625/1/home-remedies-for-pinworms.Html good luck!
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
Thank
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Natural not always

Herbs or "natural" treatments are not always safe, and sometimes are dangerous.
They are uncontrolled, easily contaminated, and are usually complexes of many chemicals. Use a medication that is safe and effective and extensively monitored.

In brief: Natural not always

Herbs or "natural" treatments are not always safe, and sometimes are dangerous.
They are uncontrolled, easily contaminated, and are usually complexes of many chemicals. Use a medication that is safe and effective and extensively monitored.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

The medical treatment for pinworms is a short course of anti-helminthic (anti-worm) drugs, usually for 3 days.
They have almost no side effects, usually are cheap, and are very effective. There is no reason to seek alternative treatments.

In brief: None

The medical treatment for pinworms is a short course of anti-helminthic (anti-worm) drugs, usually for 3 days.
They have almost no side effects, usually are cheap, and are very effective. There is no reason to seek alternative treatments.
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors