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Q. I read your article on pinworms. As a child I had several episodes with this parasite. Because I was vomiting up the meds that were prescribed my mother called the doctor and he said to put sliced garlic on buttered bread and have me eat the "garlic sandwich."

That was the end of pinworms. Never had another attack and I still love garlic to this day.

A. Garlic is an old-fashioned remedy for pinworms. We could find no scientific validation for this approach, but others have shared similar stories of success. The medicines (albendazole, mebendazole or pyrantel pamoate) also work quite well.

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What are the other possible uses for garlic? Natural foods and supplements seem to work more effectively many times than drugs.

Haven't heard of the pinworm effect but garlic is great for heart health and cholesterol control. It's also a natural antibiotic and I believe it's high in quercetin, so it's excellent for asthma (and cancer prevention). It is also a blood thinner so be careful if you are taking any of those kinds of drugs or supplements. Perhaps a future article could discuss the differences between fresh and aged garlic, but this is definitely one that belongs in everyone's botanical pharmacy!

PEOPLE'S PHARMACY RESPONSE: WE LOVE GARLIC, BUT A FEW YEARS AGO, GOOD DOUBLE-BLIND RESEARCH SHOWED THAT IT DOES NOT LOWER CHOLESTEROL. IS IT PART OF A HEALTHFUL DIET? ABSOLUTELY.

I love garlic, as well. However, I have a bleeding problem and have been advised to stay away from garlic. A dab of Garlic Powder is acceptable. Even natural products have their negative reactions. If you have medical issues check them all out carefully before taking them.

For centuries garlic has been used in many numbers of ways, and getting rid of parasites is one of them. Although the medical field tends to dispute this, there is a reason that garlic lore has been passed down from generation to generation. Remember that big phama has $$$ to lose if too many of us find out about the vast effectiveness and success of herbs and foods that heal us. Follow the money trail.....

I am writing because this website has helped cure me in other areas, and I want to see a cure on here for this here to help as pinworms are a big problem for many people.

2-15 raw garlic cloves everyday for 2 weeks along with keeping the house clean and laundering sheets often has not done anything to slow down the worms. I tried several different varieties including organic. Garlic did not work for this problem at all.

I am trying Noxzema 24/7 on the problem area as it has testimonies saying that it works. So far, after 5 days the problem still exists, but there seems to be a little less movement. It is supposed to cure the problem after two weeks. I shall see in another week and a half.

I am reading on the internet and noticing that this is a horrible issue that doesn't go away for many. People have gone to many doctors with no help from taking their prescription medicine. I have had the prescription medicines, and I have tried PinX several times. PinX has only made me sick when I take it and cost me over $100 so far - no help with the worms. It will be two years with the problem in November. I took the cloves, enzymes, and wormwood supplement three times a day for three months after first figuring out what I had. That didn't help either.

Does anyone have any other cures? I am feeling sick and nauseous from this. I need a cure. Thanks!

The reason you might still have the problem is you may be reinfecting yourself. If you don't keep your nail beds clean the eggs from the worms can hide under there. Make sure to keep your fingernails short and clean. Millions of people have this a year. Clean your sheets 2 times a week. Wash your hands before you eat. Mix garlic powder and Vaseline and rub it on the affected area every night. Pin worms hate garlic.:)
hope I could help
- good luck

my fiancee has had the same issue for a long time. He's tried pin x and the symptoms keep coming back. I've read so many good things about garlic. So I made a paste for him that's make out of crushed garlic, vinegar and an anti-itching cream for him to rub it there. Do you all think that's a good idea?

Does the garlic have to be raw, or can it be cooked to get rid of the pinworms?

Raw - apparently. If you research online you can find information about the curative effect of garlic and how cooking changes its aspect.

I have suffered form pin worms for quite a while and was afraid to take anything. Finaly I got the courage to take PinX which helped a bit but after a few days i realized it still did not rid me completely of them. Teh itching and wriggling was really driving me crazy. I was very sore.

i tried vicks out of desperation and then a saline spray solution that was meant for clearing the nasal passage. The saline in it gave me great relief, honestly. Apparently the worms dont like salt. But this only helped for the ones in the anal canal so the problem was still there. Finally i tried the fresh garlic crushed with vaseline (actually i used vicks!) and INSTANTLY i got relief from the itching and all the movement. Don't put a lot of garlic because it does burn a litle if you put too much. I intend to chop some up and put it in my food raw to get rid of the ones in my digestive tract. I am confident it will do the job. it's a terrible feeling to ahve worms.

I think I have pinworms and it's really getting annoying! Can someone (who has had success with the garlic cure) please tell me exactly what you did to make it work. I hate taking medications and love doing things the natural way, this would be a lifesaver!

I am a doctor and pinworm since my childhood. I am 49 years now. I have used all alopathic drugs during last 35 years. Can somebody help me.

I did use garlic recently. I just bit off a piece from a clove and swallowed it with water. Works instantly I am going to continue doing this. I had taken the entire clove of garlic and within 5 minutes the irritation is gone!

how long do you need to be taking the garlic for and how often?

L.A, I have been told and read you're supposed to take 3+ cloves (Or 1000mg) a day for at least 10 days (that is the amount of time the eggs can stay alive)
And also clean clean clean! Bedding, undergarments, hands, etc... Disinfectants do NOT kill the eggs. I suggest washing bedding and clothing in HOT water.

So I'm 13 and have had these annoying thinks for I think 2 years now (off and on). I told my mom and she bought me the only medicine we could find around here (Reese's). It worked but they came back. I've told her I had them like four times now. Every time I tell her she is angry (really angry). I know this is common but apparently she doesn't understand that.

The itching drives me nuts and I can't get good sleep I've missed my bus multiple times from sleeping in. Does this garlic thing work? I've read you could insert a garlic clove in the rectum but hello I'm 13 that is not an option. Is there a way I can fix this without my moms help? Please helpppp
-Alivia

So I'm 11 and on and off I've had pin worms for like 3 years and they just keep coming and I've tried tons if medicine and tried garlic once. I guess I'll try taking 2 cloves a day... But I don't even scratch, bite my nails, or put my fingers near my face without wash... And u bathe every day do a sport only in mud winter/spring and I wash my clothes and bedding every Wednesday and Sunday so now I'm mad cause I'm the only person in my family or grade that has them. >:/

I use 2oz vinegar in one shot glass and 1 clove garlic and they went away no problems since. for the itching I use cortizone 10

I just discovered that I had pinworms about two days ago. So last night my mom gave me a clove of garlic (I chopped it up onto my pizza...didn't taste a thing) and I ate it up! She also gave me castor Oil the same night. The next day I woke up with a lot of bloating, but when I went to the bathroom (sorry to get graphic) I noticed that their was a dead worm in my stool. However, I still felt tickling, so I took two garlic pills and now (the same day...just night time) I feel much better. Hardly any tickling at all! I'm so happy!

So, I'm fifteen, a girl, and I've had this problem for most of my life off and on again probably since I was eight. My mom kept thinking it was a yeast infection and I didn't tell her (sorry to be graphic) that when I itched one day, My fingers came back with these short thread like things, almost a centimeter long.

So I told my grandma about it, (even showed her) and she told me that it was just peices of fabric from my underwear. I'm not sure why or how the infections are so far apart, but today I itched and found another one, freaked out because it was moving, like a worm. So google I went, I came upon this website and was worried about the prescription meds because I was going on a trip for a month, away from these things. It's one A.M and I'm also freaking out because this is the first time that I've ever had an infection in the vaginal area. This sucks. It's embarrassing and not to mention, it's really annoying that I can't get rid of it now.

I will cross reference the use of garlic and pinworms with other sites and stories (just as anyone should for anything) but, I WARN anybody who reads this, don't itch. You can get infectious, and it'll make it worse. Treat this like a yeast infection. If you can, get a cloth and soak the infected areas with hot water. This may sting, but according to wiki they can't survive heat. If anyone has had any luck with these bastards, share your information.

My grandfather gave my son a tablespoon of molasses and 1 tablespoon of rubbed sage. Mix then together. We used it one night, then repeated it each night for several days. No more pin worms. It worked for us! Good luck!

You are do right about washing and cleaning especially the hands and Please Please cut those nail, if you have false nail remove them immediately! Found one under my nail after cutting them and my natural nail not Long.

Garlic relieved pinworm symptoms, but only temporarily. However, it worked better than either albendazole or pyrantel pamoate (the 2 drugs of choice in US for pinworms). Several rounds of those drugs within a 6 week period only minimized the symptoms temporarily, did not eliminate them. It seems mine was a particularly persistent or resistant case gotten overseas. Doctors are not particularly familiar with this parasite and were of little help. Finally did my own research and went to an infectious disease specialist who was familiar.

I requested Stromectol and took 2 doses 10 days apart. It finally cleared up. Also essential to keep hands washed and bathrooms clean, launder bed linens, PJs, undergarments, etc. daily in hot water and dryer to keep from infecting others or reinfecting yourself. No one else in my household was affected.

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