Similarly, can you starve pinworms? Parasites such as pinworms derive their sustenance from starches and sugar. So, cut back on foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates to starve the pinworms into extinction.
Similarly one may ask, how long do pinworms last after treatment?
Symptoms of pinworm infection usually disappear within one week of treatment. Even if the symptoms go away, your childs doctor may want to repeat this treatment two weeks later.
What relieves the itching of pinworms?
For the itching, wash the skin around the anus with warm water. For severe itch, use 1% hydrocortisone cream (such as Cortaid) 2 times per day. Use for 1 or 2 days.
Shower:Each morning give your child a shower. Always rinse the anal area. Do this for 3 days after taking the pinworm medicine.