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are there people more susceptible to pinworm

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Poor hygine: Since pinworms spread by direct contact with the eggs., poor hygiene and crowded living condition predisposes to infestation.
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Some: Those who are exposed to others with pinworms, for example, children in daycare. Those who put their fingers in their mouths, or have poor handwashin ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and no: I guess, you can look at this from 2 different angles. The "yes" angle is that their hygiene is not as good as that of adults (not universally true... ... Read More
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: No, children do not have an increased susceptibility.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
They are more likely: To have symptoms from the nematode.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not as common: Although, pinworm infestation is more common than infestation with other parasites, it is not a common disease overall. I have to say in a lot of case ... Read More
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Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: More infection in those 18 and younger. Hand washing is helpful in prevention.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Unwashed fruit most likely cause see three four cases per year.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience Family Medicine
Pinworm: The pinworm migrate in the rectum as they mature, then released their eggs usually at 10 pm in the evening and the eggs or ova are excreted in gthe an ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Dont understand qs.: Pinworms die if the anal-oral cycle is broken--meaning if you do not itch and then put your fingers in your mouth.wash your hands and be careful.there ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Pinworm is prevalent in usa and europe, but can be seen in both temperate and tropical climates.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not in the U.S.: Vermox is the medication for pinworms. In the U.S., Vermox is by prescription only. I have heard that in some other countries, pinworm medication is o ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Itching: especially at night, will continue. They can migrate into the vagina and urethra laying eggs there and leading to itching in one or both locations. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
Annoying symptoms: Pinworm infestation causes the annoying symptoms of rectal itching, usually at night, and if not treated, one keeps reinfecting oneself by scratching ... Read More
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