or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Women's Health  › The Pinworm Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Pinworm Thread - Page 8

post #141 of 257

Question about Pinworms

I've been obsessing about these since my 14 month old son was diagnosed with these four weeks ago.

After a lot of rigamorole & two doses of the meds, which I'll spare everyone on this thread, it seems I still have them (the whole family seems to have gotten them).

Can someone please confirm for me that if the eggs never get into my mouth, eventually what I have now in my body will die off. Is this correct? I'd like to avoid taking more meds at this point, and I've got the preventive behaviors pretty much down-pat by now. I think these last one(s) are just the last remaining eggs that have hatched inside me (this is just awful to think about), rather than a re-infection. I could be wrong, of course.

Thanks in advance.
post #142 of 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by melmcwhorter View Post
I've been obsessing about these since my 14 month old son was diagnosed with these four weeks ago.

After a lot of rigamorole & two doses of the meds, which I'll spare everyone on this thread, it seems I still have them (the whole family seems to have gotten them).

Can someone please confirm for me that if the eggs never get into my mouth, eventually what I have now in my body will die off. Is this correct? I'd like to avoid taking more meds at this point, and I've got the preventive behaviors pretty much down-pat by now. I think these last one(s) are just the last remaining eggs that have hatched inside me (this is just awful to think about), rather than a re-infection. I could be wrong, of course.

Thanks in advance.
I'd get 1 more dose for the whole family.

When we had them I did 3 doses of Pin-X for everyone and a 4th dose for me and my son. I wanted those little buggers GONE. I wasn't messing around. We haven't had them again.
post #143 of 257
I just want to chime in to relay what happened to my DD. She is 13, has never had pinworms but seemed to have picked them up at sleep away summer camp. Well they CAUSED appendicitis and she had to come home from camp and have emergency surgery. When they did the pathology on the appendix, they found pinworms. After researching it, the chance of appendicitis increases up to 70% in the presence of pinworms. The chance of infertility caused by a ruptured appendix is increased significantly. DD's experience may be uncommon, but it happened.
post #144 of 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by imagine21 View Post
I just want to chime in to relay what happened to my DD. She is 13, has never had pinworms but seemed to have picked them up at sleep away summer camp. Well they CAUSED appendicitis and she had to come home from camp and have emergency surgery. When they did the pathology on the appendix, they found pinworms. After researching it, the chance of appendicitis increases up to 70% in the presence of pinworms. The chance of infertility caused by a ruptured appendix is increased significantly. DD's experience may be uncommon, but it happened.

I would really focus on gut healing. Especially after the assault of emergency surgery, antibiotics (I assume), and the pinworms as a precipitating issue. Where to start? Help 101


Pat
post #145 of 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
I would really focus on gut healing. Especially after the assault of emergency surgery, antibiotics (I assume), and the pinworms as a precipitating issue. Where to start? Help 101


Pat
Thanks Pat. I have her on probiotics, black walnut, tumeric, garlic, high doses of beta carotene, essential oils etc...She is feeling better. The good thing is that the pinworms have been asymtomatic (with the exception of the appendicitis)
post #146 of 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by imagine21 View Post
Thanks Pat. I have her on probiotics, black walnut, tumeric, garlic, high doses of beta carotene, essential oils etc...She is feeling better. The good thing is that the pinworms have been asymptomatic (with the exception of the appendicitis)

An alternate perspective, is that the pinworms are present for a reason. Correcting the *underlying* issue, rather than anti-parasitics is a consideration.

Often, we have gut dysbiosis due to blocked detox pathways, poor nutrient bio-availability secondary to inadequate stomach acid, heavy metal toxicity. Probiotics are not a 'generic' treatment. There are whole food probiotics, and natural food enzymes which have helped to maintain symbiotic balance in the gut microbials for eons before bottle probiotics were sold.

I'm glad she is doing well!


Pat
post #147 of 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by KMK_Mama View Post
Does anyone know WHAT kills pinworm eggs on surfaces? I keep reading that Lysol does not kill them, and I hate Lysol and would never use that anyways, but what DOES kill them? Should I bleach my whole house or what?? Thanks!
I was wondering if you ever got an answer to your question about the pinworm eggs? I've just discovered my soon to be 8 yr old has pinworms. We did the Reese's Pinworm medicine (moneyback coupon by the way) and now I'm gathering my wits (what's left) and strength to do all the washing of the sheets, underwear, towles... does anyone know if you have to do the comforters too?... and vacuuming everything in sight. You know, cleaning like your mother-in-law was coming over or something (mine hates me). I've tied a bandana around my face while stripping the beds (lol) so I don't breathe in the damn eggs but I need to know too if there's anything that will actually kill the eggs??
post #148 of 257
3 weeks ago, my 4 1/2 yr. old DS brought home a note from school saying there was a case of pinworms.

For the past week, he was itching around, and I checked him, found nothing.
Tonight I found worms going in and out. My 18 month old has been waking up the last few nights, but he was totally clean. Nothing at all there.

My DS's diet is not good, but he's a picky eater.... That won't work. I've tried. I totally agree that this helps the issue be much worse, but he refuses veg., carrots...

What would be best considering his eating habits?

1. Diamotasceous Earth - How much daily?? This I have at home. I would like to give it to all 3 of my kids. I'm preg. so I'll avoid it for now. Can I put it in apple juice, or is that a no-no? (We don't normally drink this, but I need somthing that will cover up the taste.

2. My Calendula cream is done, so would Coconut Oil also work? How many times a day do I put it on my kids?

3. What homeopathic remedy should I get?

4. What else can I do?

Please answer, as he's really suffering.

Ana
post #149 of 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by lioralourie View Post
Here http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1837.htm it says that

Pyrantel pamoate (Pin-Rid, Pin-X) is a Class D drug.
"D - Fetal risk shown in humans; use only if benefits outweigh risk to fetus"

Now it's interesting that the Class D drug is OTC and the others if I'm not mistaken are Rx only (?!)
And I found that out after I developed a sever reaction to the med!!!
post #150 of 257
....deleted
post #151 of 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by e.Rishavy View Post
And I found that out after I developed a sever reaction to the med!!!
interesting....Dr. Hale says it's a class C and so does the book at my GP's office. He recommended it over Vermox because the med is only minimally absorbed by the host.
post #152 of 257
one of my boys has been waking up several times a night lately, and he has been much more whiny, easily goes to melt-down mode. At night he is squirmy and whiny like he is not fully awake, and won't calm down and go back to sleep when I am lying next to him.
He was also itching "back there" and I have been hyper-sensitive to observe this, I ask if its itching, I check, but I have never seen anything!
Any of the medications they say to make sure you have confirmation first...
I have checked before bed, checked when he says its itchy, checked randomly... I haven't gone in the middle of the night with a flashlight... but this is driving me crazy to know if I am dealing with pin worms or not! I'd rather not go through the clothing and bed sheet washing like a mad person if its not.
Anyone seem to have a mild case where you never really see them and they only seem to be bothersome once in a while?
thanks for any thoughts.
post #153 of 257
Does anyone know if DE is safe during pregnancy? I'm 25 weeks pregnant withmy third and found out a couple weeks ago, that myself, my 3 year old, and probably my 2 year old all have it. My 2 year old JUST started complaining, so I bet she does. Is DE safe for me to take? What kinda of dosages for each person and where can I buy it?? I've done some research, but can't find much as far as dosing and safety during pregnancy....
Thanks!
post #154 of 257
hi, It almost seems like my imagination, but my almost 4yr old dd seems to get pinworms almost every few months, we are not usually medication takers, so I know all the natural treatments,and they seem to take a long time and then, I think she's all good a few months pass and she has them again....also it just seems she has sickness after sickness, pinworms, cold, pinkeye, planter wart...etc. is this normal for a young alternative, non-vaccinated, vegetarian, healthy eater?!? help please Im a single mom with not much family around and I just feel I am failing her in the health area....we eat good,, sugars and wheat are very very rare in our diet, she eats lots of greens, citrus, nuts, water, and all the good stuff..takes a multi vitamin. clothes are always cleaned, keep the house clean, don't use chemicals, she gets lots of fresh air!!I just don't get it, is this normal?!please help! I feel like going the doctors way and gettin the 2step meds to get rid of these nasty worms..but could there be a underlying problem?!? do u think a raw diet would be a good idea for a 4yr old, to cleanse?! is there more I could be doing for her health?! sorry so long, I just need some help!!thanks!!
post #155 of 257
.
post #156 of 257
.
post #157 of 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by mystic~mama View Post
DD just saw worms in her BM a few days ago...trying to figure out what to do. We have a dog and a cat...I guess we all need to be treated?

I called a Pediatrician who said that "it just doesn't happen in this country" people just don't get worms unless they traveled out of the country ---- What!?

she doesn't seem to know what she is talking about.

I had them as a kid, the DR gave me one pill and said I would never have them again...

DP is very concerned and doesn't even want DD in our bed, he acts like she is diseased or something. Says she is dropping eggs everywhere. I am not as freaked out about it I guess....
Tell DP it's too late, she's already breathed in the eggs since they are the size of dust particals and easily become airborne.
post #158 of 257
.
post #159 of 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by mystic~mama View Post
I'm confused on what you mean...

what's it too late for?

DP is concerned about contaminating our bed with them I guess....
He can get them simply from breathing since they can be airborne.
post #160 of 257
we have had them twice in 5 years. Homeopath gave us a 2 step prescription for the whole family, had us sanitize all bedding pjs and undies in hot water and used vinegar on the toys and bathroom surfaces. They were gone after that with no problem. I say get the prescription, and I usually never say that; they are just annoying little buggers.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Women's Health
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Women's Health  › The Pinworm Thread