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chronic pinworm infection

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworm treatment: Pinworms (enterobius) are treated with oral medications known as Mebendazole or Albendazole (see your physician).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pinworms: (Enterobius vermicularis). Usually take a med like mebendazole (Vermox),albendazole (Albenza) or pyrantel pamoate (Reese’s Pinworm Medicine) & rep ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Until treatment over: Pinworm infestations will cease after proper treatment which takes about two weeks time.
A 45-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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pinworm diagnosis: Early in the morning, before bathing, look closely at your child's recturm. Pinworms look like tiny white threads, or toilet paper residue. You can ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Anal itching: Itching in the anal area.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
9 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: There is a test called a tape test. Basically scotch tape- like paper is applied to the rectum in middle of night and sent to a lab to examine. This w ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
??doesn't work??: Pinworms are often treated with a worm toxin & it is often given in two doses a week apart to increase effectiveness. The symptoms of anal itching can ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
How labeled ?: When standard treatments don't work for a problem, often the problem is not what it seems. Many assume that an itchy anus is going to be pinworms.Reli ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: These benign hitch hikers don't care what your diet is like.They are opportunist that do not discriminate.They will infest anyone that gets their eggs ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Not safe: Ingestion of herbs, foods, chemicals or other substances that could and would kill worms would also likely be very unhealthy and potentially dangerous ... Read More

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