My family is struggling with this and so I thought I'd share what's worked and what hasn't. We did take an over the counter wormer to start off with but then didn't finish it appropriately because we didn't have quite enough for one of our family members to have their full second dose (It was dosed by weight). They returned but with slightly different symptoms so we chalked it up to a lot of fiber in our diet causing a scratching sensation in the bowels. Then another one was seen and the connection was made... So, because the chemical wormers were "chemical" and not good for us, and also expensive. AND also because we did some research and found out that pinworms are very common and almost impossible to completely avoid (especially living close to animals and the outdoors), we decided to find an approach that was ultimately more proactive than reactive.
Hence, Diatomaceous Earth. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that regular ingestion of Food Grade diatomaceous earth (make sure it's food grade!! ) will rid the body of parasites of all kinds. It should be, however, a life long regimen. After you get rid of the parasites, continue taking the DE daily. DE is full of minerals that our bodies need and don't get anymore because our food is so "clean"... People used to work much closer to the earth as a whole, then most of us do now. Therefore we don't inhale/ingest the dirt and thus minerals that we used to, but also because our food is from the supermarket and not the garden (for many of us) it has been "super-cleaned" and the minerals have been removed. Some other benefits of DE are healthier skin, teeth, bones, and hair (some people with baldness or thinning hair have reported complete hair regrowth) It also cleanses our bodies of built up heavy metals and toxins. Wolf Creek Ranch (google it ;) has a lot of really good info on how DE can help fight off parasites. It should take about a week to two weeks to stop feeling the worms after beginning to take DE. But don't stop there.
Remember the eggs are very hard to control/kill. Reinfection is very very very common. If you choose not to take it as a daily regimen indefinitely, at least take it for 90 days. Paying very good attention to not cause reinfection. Some ideas to help are to: carefully, each morning run all bedding through the dryer as hot as you can get it, and change everyone's underwear. Bathing every other day might be helpful as well. Get a nail brush and clean under those fingernails well (help the little ones) when washing hands each time. Adding a lot of garlic (raw) and coconut oil to your diet and also a daily dose (1 tsp to 1 tbsp as tolerated per person) of Apple Cider Vinegar helps to make the body less hospitable to the parasites. Of the DE, We take 1 tbsp daily for adults and 1 tsp daily for the children, just stirred up in water (it's important to try not to inhale DE, as it can damage your lungs) but it's completely safe for consumption. It's slightly gritty, and tastes a little like fresh-turned dirt smells. The kids really like it mixed with a small amount of applesauce. Also making some garlic oil for applying to the rectum helps disrupt their lifestyle. Cut up several garlic cloves and put in a small amount of coconut oil in a warm place (I used a half pint jelly jar). The longer it sits, the more potent it will be. Use a q-tip to apply to anus first thing in the morning (if you don't choose to bathe right away) and also before bed. This will kill eggs that are present, and also repel the adults from laying more eggs. (they don't like garlic one bit! ) I didn't take it seriously at first, getting lax everytime I stopped feeling things "move', but I'm finally buckling down to focus on making sure we are doing the above things. These things helped the first time and we were free for a while, but then got reinfected, maybe from not taking care of laundry and linens, maybe just by having very small children, or maybe from our outdoor animals and livestock... Hard to say. I'm praying to God, that we can avoid that this time! I'll try to keep you all posted and I hope this helps!
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My great grandmother was known as a healer in our community. Much of her herbal remedies passed onto my grandmother. When my brother was little he had pinworm and my grandmother told my mother to get several cloves of garlic, mash them into a paste and put in his rectum. This remedy worked pretty quickly. As far as treating the house. I treat my home with pennyroyal, tea tree oil, lavender and sweet orange essential oils, vinegar and water which insects like ticks, fleas despise. It usually kills most small insects on the spot and it a deterrent. Do not use pennyroyal if pregnant. Can plant pennyroyal (in mint family) in your yard to deter ticks.
For pinworms, a probiotic drink called water kefir - you can get the "grains" from someone who grows this (like kombucha) and start drinking a small amount and work up to a litre or more a day over time. The good bacteria will take care of the worms and make you so alkalized that they can't survive.
To rid pinworms in me and my two children I made a paste of clove oil, neem oil, garlic drops, iodine drops and a jelly based product not petroleum. I applied it around the affected area at bedtime for two nites so far. I now realize some of these ingredients are dangerous to children and pregnant adults. Help! (I am pregnant) ad worried about my 3 and 5 yr old. I'm sure some entered into our bloodstream like a suppository would. Any thoughts?
HOW I GOT RID OF PINWORMS
I suspected I had pinworms but when I found a dead one on the bathroom floor I knew for sure. I was dumb and didn't save the worm for the doctor, but I did capture some eggs with tape and took the tape to the doctor. He looked at it under the microscope and confirmed it was a pinworm, so then I got a prescription for Mebendazole, 100 mg, one dose and another dose two weeks later. I ended up doing TWO rounds of mebendazole, which means 4 pills in all. One pill every two weeks, for a total of eight weeks. I also treated my husband. During the first three weeks I continued to feel active symptoms and my anxiety went through the roof.
I dramatically changed my diet and underwent a parasite cleanse as well, and I made herbal suppositories and used them constantly. I cleaned obsessively, always wearing gloves and face masks to clean and use the bathroom. I only ever sat on the porcelain rim of the toilet to reduce contamination. I wiped my butt with moist wipes then used rubbing alcohol wipes to kill the eggs that might be there. Always wore gloves! Anytime I felt a worm and an itch I went to the bathroom and used alcohol wipes. I washed towels and bedding daily with hot water and hot dryer. Took a lot of hot showers. I slept in underwear, pants, and wrapped a sheet around my body like a cocoon. It sucked, but worked.
I threw away most of my underwear after wearing it once, I went through more than 1000 latex gloves, I only used paper towels to dry my bottom, and I cleaned every surface of my house and vacuumed wearing a mask every few days. I threw the masks away after use. I also bought a nail brush and scrubbed under my nails with hot water. Nails are very short from now on!
I also was diagnosed with hemorrhoids which my doctor explained contributed to the crawling and itching feeling. I started to realize that the pinworms were probably gone but the irritation I was feeling was the hemorrhoids. I got some medicine for the hemorrhoids and started using only fragrance-free soap and detergent.
My diet consisted of raw garlic (8 cloves a day, smashed up), coconut oil, raw pumpkin seeds (several handfuls a day), papaya seeds (until I was gagging), pineapple, plain yogurt, raw carrots, kale/chard/greens, lentils, beans, tons of water, and any type of vegetables with a lot of fiber. That is all I ate for three weeks. I had absolutely no dairy, white flour, alcohol, sugar, or caffeine. I lost a lot of weight.
My parasite cleanse was based on Hulda Clark's recipe, and I ordered two bottles of the Super W Blend from the Dr. Clark store, and two bottles of the Extra Strength Green Black Walnut Hull Tincture, 4 oz.
I kept the tincture in the fridge. I also got three jars of whole cloves and ground them in my coffee grinder everyday and filled 00 gel capsules with the cloves. My cleanse regiment included:
6 am: 3 capsules cloves, wormwood capsules (I started with 2 per day and worked up to 7 per day), and 1/2 teaspoon walnut hull tincture in cold water. Several times the walnut tincture made me throw up, but I just reduced the amount until I knew what I could handle.
7 am: Breakfast (pumpkin seeds, raw garlic, yogurt, carrots, coconut oil)
1 hour before lunch: 3 capsules cloves, more walnut hull tincture in cold water.
1 hour before dinner: 3 more capsules cloves, more walnut hull tincture.
The first week of the cleanse you wouldn't believe what I was finding in the toilet. I think my whole body got cleaned out. I am only 29 years old with a great diet but some strange stuff was passing out.
I made suppositories with coconut oil, wormwood powder, black walnut tincture, and clove powder, and I popped them up my butt (with a glove on) two or three times a day for two weeks. I stayed home the whole time because they would start to leak and it was messy, but I really felt like they worked well. I used this youtube video to make them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSFh65L7b8A
So, after the third mebendazole pill I started to relax and the wormy feeling was gone. I was just left with occasional minor itching and some sensations from the hemorrhoids, which is going away day by day. I was an absolute freak with my diet, the cleaning, the herbal cleanse, and the suppositories. I did not slip up, in fact I was militant about the whole regiment. I cried every day throughout the ordeal and found that meditation helped a lot with the anxiety. Do not get discouraged by the internet postings that say you can never get rid of them. You can. You can't let the worms get an advantage over you. Devote a month to being a crazy person and you will beat them!
Years ago I had some pinworms and read up about them. They have to come out of the anal orifice to lay their eggs, at night. So I decided to whammy their plans. I kept the orifice slathered in Noxzema, as much as wouldn't go thru my underpants. It seemed to me they would not be able to breed, or even live in that environment. I kept this up for about 2 weeks as it is easy to get reinfected from eggs in the environment. They have not come back and it has been years.
I have a really sensitive system due to mercury poisioning which has resulted in various aliments, candida and pinworms, could u advise of anything that would help. Could apple cider vinegar or bicarbonate soda help?
As a child my mom gave us a spoonful of sugar with 6 drops of turpentine for worms. I thought she was a little insane then.