February 18, 2013 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #608271
My five year old son has pinworms Dr. gave Pin-x and albenza and still didn’t help. If you know how to get rid of pinworms please post. Thanks for your help!!February 18, 2013 8:42 pm at 8:42 pm #932959
Our pediatrician prescribes Vermox for pinwormsFebruary 18, 2013 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #932960
This may sound weird, but an old custom is the rubbing of olive oil around (not inside) the area that itches , this is what my mother did. You can use a piece of toilet paper with olive oil on it and wipe with it.February 18, 2013 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #932961
i second vermox, though i have a friend that used garlic cloves . when asked, my pediatrician agreed that many parasites don’t like garlic in the body…my daughter took garlic pills and was one of 3 kids in her bunk in camp that didn’t get lice/nits. just saying…February 19, 2013 12:41 am at 12:41 am #932963
chanasara:”my daughter took garlic pills and was one of 3 kids in her bunk in camp that didn’t get lice/nits. “
That’s because all the kids stayed away from her with all that garlic:)February 19, 2013 1:08 am at 1:08 am #932964
Break garlic, but don’t cut with metal knife, and rub in that area. Leave pieces if applicable (diaper). On top of that take the prescribed medicine.
I once heard on the Arthur Frummer travel show that there is a vitamin to take that will keep mosquitoes away. I forgot which one. Does anyone know of this?February 19, 2013 2:16 am at 2:16 am #932965
Make sure your other kids don’t have it and are reinfecting this child.February 19, 2013 3:02 am at 3:02 am #932966
Kyolic, taken orally, works for my kids. You need to give it for a couple of days.February 19, 2013 3:15 am at 3:15 am #932967
Thanks so much to everyone that replied. My pediatrician says that they don’t make vermox any longer. I did put garlic cloves in his diaper at night, but I still see them.I Will IY”H try Olive Oil. Please Help and post your experiences. Thanks so muchFebruary 19, 2013 3:28 am at 3:28 am #932968
Vermox is no longer marketed in the US but it can be imported from overseas where they make generics. Ask your doctor further but do a search for Mebex which is made by Cipla in India. The website Alldaychemist carries it.February 19, 2013 3:33 am at 3:33 am #932969
ZMAN7777 Thanks so much for your help. Will definitely ask my Dr.Tizka L’MITZVOS AND FREILECHEN PURIM!!February 19, 2013 3:36 am at 3:36 am #932970
I work in a peds doc office and called in a prescription for vermox last week. News to me they don’t have itFebruary 19, 2013 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #932971
crselection -“My five year old son has pinworms Dr. gave Pin-x and albenza and still didn’t help. If you know how to get rid of pinworms please post. Thanks for your help!!”
“yentingyenta -Our pediatrician prescribes Vermox for pinworms
I work in a peds doc office and called in a prescription for vermox last week. News to me they don’t have it”
Stop with the silly bickering whether Vermox or Albenza. For s/o who claims to be a nurse and working in a Doc’s office should know they might Not be the same drug, but they are the same class and one is Not better than the other.
CRS -the reason it’s hard to get rid of pinworms is simply because of mouth to backside cycle. The kid scratches and picks up more eggs and eats them. My ex-wife used to put on gloves and pull out the worms at nite, but you don’t need to do that. The meds Vermox or Albenza kills the worm, but this doesn’t solve the prob.
You must keep the kid’s nails very short and try to cover the hands at nite. Wash your kid’s hands and the backside with soap often. Put a glob of vaseline on the backside, esp. at nite. This diminishes the itching and makes it unlikely for the kid to pick up more eggs. You’ll still need to take the Meds to kill the worms as long as you have the actual worms.February 19, 2013 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #932972
if Vermox is only be prescription, then ask for Ovex. Same stuff but available without prescription.February 19, 2013 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #932973
Pinworms often leave the body at night and then re-enter. You can have your child sleep with some scotch tape or duct tape covering the affected area. The worms will get stuck and not be able to re-enter. This won’t cure it, but it will definitely help stop them from proliferating.February 26, 2013 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #932974
Thanks so much everyone for your help.
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