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can pinworms affect fertility

A 3-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No: But cause a lot of bothersome itching and are very contagious if you scratch and do not wash hands and scrub under nails. They come out at night and d ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Chenette
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Pinworms usually do not affect fertility.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
You will not...: ...Kill the pinworms you do not have. A single dose of the pinworm medication typically prescribed will usually not have significant side effects, wh ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Selective med: This med is a selective toxin to the pinworms nervous system.It does not effect humans in the dose given as a pinworm treatment.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Symptoms...: Pinworms usually cause difficulty sleeping due to itching, severe itching around anus, peri-anal inflammation from scratching, vaginal area itchiness ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wash your hands: There are many things that cause anal itching unrelated to pinworms. Food sensitivity, bacterial & fungal infections, piles, and more. If you are ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Common: It is common to have a re infection. Make sure the entire family is treated at the same time. Use the medicine twice 2 weeks apart. Wash all bedding a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Give it a few days: Probably still some irritation present. Give it a few days.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Pin worms: Pins worms usually present with anal itching. Doesn't sound like that's what you have.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 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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