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can you go swimming if you have threadworms

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Threadworms (UK): Known as pinworms in the us. Pinworm infections are rarely spread through the use of swimming pools (unless heavly infested with e. Vermicularis). Re- ... Read More
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A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wouldn't worry: I detest wading pools for toddlers because so many would pass parasites like Giardia, but not threadworms. An older kid swimming in a regular pool is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
NO....!: Get treatment first. You may spread ova in the pool water and others can get infected by swallowing eggs.
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Get treated: You may go swimming and the risk of transmission is minimal. However, you should get treated as the treatment is simple and effective. Please see your ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Your kid will probably enjoy the activity. There is negligible risk that the eggs from the threadworms would make it into the wading pool or pool and ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Prescription: medicine is what you need, and if it is truly threadworm or pinworm, the whole household might need to be treated as well, check with your GP
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Wash : your bedding in hot water.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Secondary med: Current reccomendations list Praziquantel at 5-10 mg/kg x 1 dose as the preferred agent for tapeworm due to effectiveness & simplicity of treatment. A ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pin-x: This is a chewable tablet that will treat pinworms or threadworms. There is also a liquid form available
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Chewables/liquids: There are liquid over the counter preparations for this problem under several names. Some of the prescription meds also come in chewables, since most ... Read More

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