Health

Ask Health Experts and Get Answers to Your Health Question ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Health

I have taken the meds 3 times in the last 5 weeks, I wash

Customer Question
sheets daily, I dont shake...
I have taken the meds 3 times in the last 5 weeks, I wash sheets daily, I dont shake them, I shower 2xs a day and wash all clothes in hot water and hot dryer, I scrub bathroom down every day more then once, I have no kids, Does bleach kill the eggs? does rubbing alcohol?
would a bug bomb help?
I feel like a leper, Im afraid to leave the house, I cant make the itching stop....Im am getting very depressed
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Health
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Health Question
Answered in 44 minutes by:
2/15/2009
Health Professional: Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
Susan Ivy
Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 4,058
Experience: BSN, MSN, CNS
Verified

DearCustomer

Thank you for writing to just answer with your health concern.

Young children are often the ones who get them, usually in day care. Do you have a grandchild coming in to your home? Also vacuum the furniture, if you have not done this.

Additionally, you could have rid yourself of them, but have rectal itching remaining. A way to check to see if you do have pinworms for sure still is to place a piece of cellophane type over the area at night. The article below explains the exact procedure.

If there are no eggs or pinworms and the rectal area is irritated, your may want to try a hydrocortizone cream to the area.

The article below has several pages, but I am giving you a link to the page with the mediacations. If you have tried the medications that you can buy over the counter, you may need to see your physician for a prescription medication. See: http://www.medicinenet.com/pinworm_infection/article.htm

and

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/pinworm/factsht_pinworm.htm -Has specific guidelines for removing pinworms from the home.

If you find you are having difficulty with rectal itching and don't have pinworms, hemorroids and constipation, yeast infections are some other problems that can cause itching.

I hope this helps.

If you have questions or comments, please reply so that we can address them.


Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I do have grandkids, and they did have pinworms, and I saw them in my stool,

I saw them up to yesterday even thought I have taken the meds 3 times now in 5 weeks

Health Professional: Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
I would suspect your grand kids may be bringing them in. They can be tested with the cellophane tape.

Do you have any other questions?
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
they did bring them over, but they were tested, and treated and all fine now...and Im not letting them come back till all are clear for awhile...but I cant get rid of them....here
Health Professional: Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
Have you taken the prescription medication yet? That may be what you have to do. Maybe have to have your sofa professionally cleaned? Also, read the second link to see recommendations, just in case there is anything you missed.
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I have taken the percription meds 3 times in the last 5 weeks...my husband like half the country lost his job....I dont have much money for all this...will a bug bomb work?and how do we know its the sofa? maybe its the carpets walls and sofa and everything else
Health Professional: Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
This must be really frustrating for you. Yes they can be in the carpets and they will need vacuuming, although I suspect you have done that.

I am sorry, but there are no further recommendations, excepting if you missed anything such as this:
To clear the infection, the anal area should be washed frequently with warm, soapy water to remove and kill the eggs. Underwear should be changed at least twice a day and washed in hot, soapy water. Fingernails need to be cut close and kept clean. Areas that have a lot of hand contact around the house can be cleaned frequently with soapy water where possible or cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. The toilet seat can be cleaned often as well. Eggs from fingers, fingernails, clothes, bedding, toys and even the air (after shaking bedding and clothing) can re-infect and start another round of Pinworm. Eggs can usually survive up to three weeks, but are killed by sunlight and ultraviolet light.

Additionally information from wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinworm
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Yes, I am frustrated and depressed, and feel like a leper

I have done all this and more...

I last took the meds on wed, and Im still itchy...so I dont think its gone I feel like this is it forever...does anything kill the eggs?

alcohol. bleach? anything I can spray?

Health Professional: Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
The sunlight and ultraviolet light. I think cleaning surfaces with alcohol and bleech will help. I don't know of any thing you can spray, although you could spray alcohol and bleech, but of course not on all of your furniture.
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I might try spraying the alcohol on my furniture....I dont think that will hurt it....

do u think a bug bomb would help?

Health Professional: Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
May be look at the recommended medications and make sure these are the ones your doctor has given you.

All the web sites, and every since my nursing career, I've never heard that a bug bomb will help. So truthfully, I don't know for sure, but it seems if it did this would be mentioned somewhere.

I think spraying the alcohol is a good idea, I'm sure that will kill them if touched by the alcohol.
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Ok...thank u....Im going ot do that...
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
does it help to put furniture out in the cold weather?
Health Professional: Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN) replied 8 years ago
Probably the eggs can survive the cold. Although the sunlight is supposed to kill them. It seems like alcohol and vacuuming should get them.
Susan Ivy
Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 4,058
Experience: BSN, MSN, CNS
Verified
Susan Ivy and 87 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
OK thanks
Ask Susan Ivy Your Own Question
Susan Ivy
Susan Ivy
Susan Ivy, Nurse (RN)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 4,058
4,058 Satisfied Customers
Experience: BSN, MSN, CNS

Susan Ivy is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor (MD)

5,660 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Nurse Milli, RN

Nurse Milli, RN

Nurse (RN)

4,051 satisfied customers

20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Doctor

102 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Doctor (MD)

5,095 satisfied customers

Practice Director

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor (MD)

19,749 satisfied customers

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Dr. Chip

Dr. Chip

Doctor (MD)

14,036 satisfied customers

Over 20 yrs of Family Practice

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Doctor (MD)

6,234 satisfied customers

U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Health Questions
I have had anal itching for about 2 months and it is getting
I have had anal itching for about 2 months and it is getting worse. I have been to the dr and he Gave me a vagus last cream bc he said i have yeast in my vagina and anus.. the cream is making it worse… read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,688 satisfied customers
My partner and I have been trying for a baby for a few
My partner and I have been trying for a baby for a few months now, not having sex each and everyday though but a few times a week. She missed her period for 3 weeks and we thought she must be pregnant… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,219 satisfied customers
I started on 5 mg of escitalopram 7 months ago, 6 weeks
I started on 5 mg of escitalopram 7 months ago, 6 weeks later my cholesterol level was muc … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
I sneezed today and my right side below my rib cage. Right
I sneezed today and my right side below my rib cage. Right below hurt like a knife went into my side. It took my breath away … read more
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
3,062 satisfied customers
This morning I had an episode of irregular heartbeat with
This morning I had an episode of irregular heartbeat with blood pressure 109/70. I am 61 years old take 50mg atenolol for high bp. 80mg pravachol for cholesterol. I took .25mg Xanax after 30 minutes o… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,219 satisfied customers
Is there a charge for your services? If so how much? Is
Is there a charge for your services? If so how much? … read more
Dr. Mo
Dr. Mo
Board Certified Physician
MD
1,772 satisfied customers
I just blew my nose really hard and my ear drum hurts it's
I just blew my nose really hard and my ear drum hurts it's loud and my ear slightly hurts … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,219 satisfied customers
I am experiencing pain across my forehead and my nose feels
I am experiencing pain across my forehead and my nose feels clogged. My ear also feels stopped and my sinuses drainsdown my throat. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
When i started my period monday, I had really bad vomitting
When i started my period monday, I had really bad vomitting and yellow diarrhea. The vomitting stopped but I am passing waste like 2-3 times a day and its still watery and yellow. Am I sick? … read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,722 satisfied customers
I have been on my menstrual cycle for 12 days. The first 5
Hi, I have been on my menstrual cycle for 12 days. The first 5 days were normal but since then it has been very dark in colour, quite clotty and my abdomen feels bloated and when my.period started I h… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,219 satisfied customers
I am taking Merrill 4 mg pack for a cold and have nasal
I am taking Merrill 4 mg pack for a cold and have nasal congestion and would like to know what OTC sinus medicine to take that will not interact with the steroid pack. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
I have a question about supplemental Vitamin K-2 (MK-7
Hi there,I have a question about supplemental Vitamin K-2 (MK-7 derived from Natto) and blood clotting, though it requires some background info (sorry for the long-windedness).I'm a 37 year old male. … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,219 satisfied customers
I have an IUI procedure done on Jan 6 2018 and ever since
Hi. I have an IUI procedure done on Jan 6 2018 and ever since then I have had brown discharge only when I wipe. Sometimes it goes away but then comes back. Could this be a sign of early pregnancy? I'm… read more
Dr. J
Dr. J
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
350 satisfied customers
I had unprotected sex with a not so great girl 9 weeks ago.
I had unprotected sex with a not so great girl 9 weeks ago. I haven't had any symptoms but i have been freaking out. So i got the OraQuick test and had a sip of water 25 min prior and the test came ou… read more
Richard Han
Richard Han
Pediatrician
Post-Doctoral Degree
518 satisfied customers
Dr I noticed my penis hanging to the left when erect and
Dr I noticed my penis hanging to the left when erect and not. It Doesn't hurt or anything. I have a mild pain in my urethra that goes on and off, but it's from over ejaculation, masturbation and inter… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
Ive had achy pain under my left armpit/side of breast for
ive had achy pain under my left armpit/side of breast for around 3months. It isn't constant but felt at least a few times a day and is not excruciating. I can not feel any lumps though. Very occasiona… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
I recently had severe Balanitis following an allergic
I recently had severe Balanitis following an allergic reaction to antibiotics. A doctor recommended I treat it with Hydrocortisone, which only made things worse by thinning the skin. The Balanitis is … read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
3,978 satisfied customers
I skipped a period in October, got it in November and now I
I skipped a period in October, got it in November and now I see brown spotting when I wipe. I don't know if it's a urinary infection or period problem … read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,219 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x