Well I'm 100% sure I have pinworms(saw one in BM)...but not sure about DC. Keep checking their BM's, but am going to have to try the flash light check. I'm leaning towards DE as a treatment as I am nursing and I traditionally steer clear of any meds.
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO KILL THE EGGS??? I'm going nuts cleaning here!!
Also can I do the tape test and look under a microscope myself?
Feeling terrible. I've never had experience with them and didn't know any of the symptoms. I'm so glad I can chat with you ladies on here though, as light chatter with friends & family about pinworms is not a comfortable thought. Thankfully I CAN speak freely with DH and my sister.
I'm thinking I've had them for a while and am just now putting the puzzle pieces together. Its really wreaking havoc on my emotional state. I feel so blech! I've been having terrible scalp problems. Tried all dandruff remedies, nothing worked and scalp is more like a rash/eczema and my hair is falling out. Plus when I get sick...I don't get better for weeks! Not sure if this is all related but it seems that if my body isn't getting all it needs from my mostly healthy diet(and the worms are) then it must be affecting my body.
I'm trying all the homeopathic, cleaning, crazy handwashing stuff and hoping to order DE tonight. Please send any advice!
Also, what is the best DE? I'm reading conflicting stuff. Perma guard or FPP?? Is the animal food-grade Perma-guard NOT for humans?