An update on how to I got rid of pinworms in the vagina. Not suggesting anyone else does this but this is what worked for me.
As an aside, most people would probably just respond to oral medication to address the issue in any body area, but that was not the case for me. For info on pinworm treatment see ICU's protocol:
or for a resistant case:
Firstly, to keep them from keep migrating from the anal area to the vaginal area I put some cream externally on only the anal area. The cream was comprised of generic zinc oxide ointment (40% zinc -no cornstarch, no perfume) with a drop of ivermectin liquid (for ivermectin liquid see ICU's posts:
Applied after each bowel movement.
Secondly, I tried vaginal flushing with different things without success: external cream, Monistat cream, salt water douche, vinegar water douche.
What did help was using a syringe to insert about a tbs of Valbazan with 2 tbs of warm water. They reacted by moving a lot and laying eggs inside for the first day but were diminished. I read of this in a medical report (that I cannot now find). A woman in the Middle East was admitted to hospital and they douched her vagina with water and a crushed 400 mg tab of Albenza for a week and it cured her. (Valbazen is the liquid veterinary form of Albendazole).
for info about Valbazen.
But I preferred not to continue putting Albendazole in this area for a whole week. My liver is compromised because of a massive liver fluke infection (that is abating with treatment over months) and I did not want to add more strong meds to my system. Also, I should add that when I inserted the diluted Valbazen liquid in the vaginal area I did it only once per day and just allowed the liquid to wash though - did not hold it in for a whole minute.
What did work, and what I would do again if it reoccurred:
Flushing the vaginal and high vaginal area with Hydrogen Peroxide 3 times per day for a minute - for 5 days.
I used a liquid syringe (without a needle obviously) that held about 2 ounces
of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (found at pharmacy).
I showered first each time while soaking the syringe in a glass with boiling water to make sure it was clean.
Then lay down on my back on the floor with my hips high in the air and inserted Hydrogen Peroxide slowly into the vagina - 2 times so the vagina was full. Rotated hips slightly. Waited one minute and stood up and rinsed off external area in shower with water. 3 times per day for 5 days.
This had 2 effects. It dislodged them. It slowed them down. It flushed a few each time. After 5 days they stopped completely. They exited slowly over the 5 days so I made sure there was no cream on the external or internal vaginal area to allow and encourage them to exit.
For the first couple of days there were some females that exited and laid eggs internally or externally (knew that from the stinging). When this happened I showered, changed clothes. After 2 days or so that stopped. Then there was just slow occasional exiting a couple of times per day.
I got the idea from the fact that Hydrogen Peroxide occurs naturally in the vaginal area to cleanse it (albeit in lower concentrations), and people have used Hydrogen Peroxide as vaginal douches for other reasons.
I used 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, not anything stronger, and left in for a minute at a time.
With women, it is also possible for them to migrate back and forth from the vagina to the urethra. This also happened with me. For that I used about a tablespoon of liquid oral Ivermectin mixed with 3 tablespoons of sterile water and injected it into the urethra a couple of times a week with my hips held up. And then peed right after. This flushed them out. The oral ivermectin is described in the ICU protocol:
Also during this period I drank lots of water and showered the area a couple of times a day, changing undies each time.
I should add that in my life I have never douched my vagina and will not continue to do so as a routine. But it was effective for a short term for eliminating the vaginal pinworm infection.
Below is some general info about Hydrogen Peroxide, in vagina and other areas, and about lactobacilli.
As an aside, one article here mentions using a very weak solution of Hydrogen Peroxide as a nasal flush so may try that in future if needed.
Hope this info is useful.
ps - now I just need to figure out what to do with the 8 bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide that my husband brought home when I asked him to pick up some at the pharmacy :-)
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