My kids had pinworm about 1 1/2 months ago..and my entire family was treated with Vermox. One child tested clear after 2 pills, the other child tested clear after 3. We all took 4 Vermox pills, just to be certain. I have extreme OCD-have been washing and cleaning sheets/pajamas everyday, vacuuming...etc. There is nothing that I could do differently. My problem is that I have developed itching, both rectal and genital. However, I have checked in the middle of the night (mirror and flashlight, and my husband has also) and there is never anything there! (Sorry, this is gross!) I have to remind myself that when my daughter had head lice in kindergarten, my head itched for 2 months, and I never had lice!!
I guess my question is, are pinworms resistant to mebendazole, or am I creating these issues on my own?? (I would believe either at this point.) With both of my kids I saw the pinworms in their stool, and I have never had one symptom, until AFTER the pinworm episode was done with. I went to a Gastroenterologist, and he didn't "see" anything suspicious, and I also went to the gyn. Please help! (I have also taken OTC meds myself, just to be on the safe side). I feel like I'm going crazy, and I need some help from someone who has had pinworm before--or someone who has "created" symptoms themselves, just by stressing out or worrying about something.