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When does butt itching stop after taking the tablet (vermox)?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Don't scratch

The pinworms will die quickly.
However, the problem with having an itchy butt is the "itch-scratch" cycle: you scratch, which makes you itch, which makes you scratch, and so on. The key is to leave your butt alone: don't scratch, don't overwipe, and don't wash with soap. Easier said than done, but it will get better.

In brief: Don't scratch

The pinworms will die quickly.
However, the problem with having an itchy butt is the "itch-scratch" cycle: you scratch, which makes you itch, which makes you scratch, and so on. The key is to leave your butt alone: don't scratch, don't overwipe, and don't wash with soap. Easier said than done, but it will get better.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

The itch is triggered by a reaction to the glue like substance the pinworm lays its eggs in at your butt crack.
You can calm it down with a mild steroid cream but recurrent scratching or vigorous wiping will aggravate it.As long as there is no more egg laying, the reaction will fade over a week or so.If your anal itch was due to something else treating pinworms will not stop it.

In brief: Depends

The itch is triggered by a reaction to the glue like substance the pinworm lays its eggs in at your butt crack.
You can calm it down with a mild steroid cream but recurrent scratching or vigorous wiping will aggravate it.As long as there is no more egg laying, the reaction will fade over a week or so.If your anal itch was due to something else treating pinworms will not stop it.
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