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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Itching: An itchy butt.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Pinworms: Scotch tape applied to the anus early in the morning will and examined microscopically will detect the eggs in 50% with one exam and >90% with three e ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Pinworm infestation: Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often , itching over vulva.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ok: If you are concerned then see your doctor for a prescription. Rectal itching, visible worms in the stool, and yes, teeth grinding at night can all be ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Oral medication: Albendazole, mebendazole, or pyrantel pamoate are all highly effective, but must treat family members, classmates in school as well or reinfection fro ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Pinworms: You can use some scotch tape pressed against your anus and have your doctor or lab check for pinworm eggs on the tape
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
No need to be scared: Pin worms are not that uncommon with easy treatment. Simple observation of tiny pinworms in stools, constant itching in groin or anal region are clear ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience in Pediatrics
None or itching: Many people with pinworms show no symptoms. If they do, the most common symptom is itching around the anal area, especially at night. In more severe c ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Mucous debris: The pinworm is quite happy to live up the mucous debris left in the colon after most nutrients are extracted by the small intestines.
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