Patient Comments: Pinworms - Symptoms

Question:

What symptoms did you experience with pinworm infection? Were you surprised by the diagnosis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: girlsrock19, 55-64 (Patient) Published: January 08

I believe got pinworm infection recycling from garbage cans at night. I watched them burrow in my skin and inside me. They make big sores and I would pull them out of the sores. They would be in my stool, I have seen them move. They imbedded in my vagina walls and feel like they were stinging me everywhere. My boyfriend thought I was nuts till he got them. I threw up over 100 worms. We videotaped them in the sores in my leg. One time five came out of my leg. It’s been 2 months and I think there back. I don’t know what kind they are.

Comment from: Nursemom, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 17

Anal itching was the main symptom of pinworm infection. I saw the little pinworms with a flashlight when my daughter was sleeping and captured them with a Popsicle stick and Scotch tape. Disgusting. Easily treated with some over the counter medication.

Comment from: Ginger A, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 06

I first noticed the pinworm infection in my nose. But they are everywhere! My primary care physician and local emergency room (ER) think I'm delusional. The ER actually had me involuntarily committed to the state mental hospital. I used the pyrantel pamoate from Tractor Supply; and was honest about it. I've used coconut oil, castor oil, garlic, diatomaceous earth (DE). The DE and pyrantel pamoate are the only things I've used that help. They are now coming out of my face and scalp skin. Appear to be dead. I hope.

Comment from: Jo Momma, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

I have fought pinworm infections for almost a year now. I have tried Reese’s on and off, diatomaceous earth and most recently, pumpkin seeds. I’m beginning to think I’ll never get rid of them. They’re not even just in the back too. I have little white dots in my vagina, when I’m on my period they appear to be worms. Never seen one wiggle but they’re there, and I’m miserable.

Comment from: worried, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 03

I had pinworms from age 5 to 11. My mother tried to manually treat the infection at home. I would like to know about the long- term impact on development or on physical health.

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