How Long Does it Take for Pinworm Itching to Stop?

Once you get past – or at least come to terms with – the creepy-crawly situation that is pinworm infection, the toughest things to deal with is the constant itching that comes along with these parasites.

Reese's Pinworm Itch Relief WipesAccording to Seattle Children’s Hospital, itching should stop 5 to 7 days after treatment with pinworm medicine, which means you have a solid 120 to 168 hours of itchy behinds to face.

While pinworm infection is rather harmless, it still isn’t something you want to be dealing with on a continued basis.  And besides washing bedding, deep cleaning your toilet seat, and trimming all family members’ finger nails short, the only thing you can do to keep pinworms from returning or spreading to others is to stop your children from itching their pinworm-y butts. This may sound near impossible, but it is easy enough to find a solution – albeit a temporary one – to the itching.

Reese’s Pinworm now offers 1% Pramoxine Hydrochloride anti-itch medicated wipes.

Called Reese’s Pinworm Itch Relief Wipes, they provide temporary relief of pain, soreness, burning, itching, or discomfort associated with anorectal inflammation. The wipes format reduces contact with the highly contagious pinworms.

Reese’s Pinworm Itch Relief Wipes can be found in the First Aid section of your nearest Walgreens, Discount Drug Mart, or Kinney Drugs location. They are also available online at