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How do i know if i have pinworms

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Check rectal are: Check rectal are first thing in the am have someone look for small whitish worms. Can also get a pinworm test from your doctor. It is a small sticky p... Read More
Dr. Parisa Khorsandi
Pediatrics 29 years experience
PInworm: You got to check your stool for a stool exam called "O and P" check with your doctor it can spread to other family members

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Pinworms: Typical symptom is extreme anal itching especially in the middle of the night. That is when the female pinworm travels down near the anus. Pinworm p... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Symptoms...: Pinworms usually cause difficulty sleeping due to itching, severe itching around anus, peri-anal inflammation from scratching, vaginal area itchiness ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
See a doctor: There is no way you can diagnose this yourself. Only someone with medical knowledge can diagnose and treat it.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Pinworm is prevalent in usa and europe, but can be seen in both temperate and tropical climates.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Resistance unlikely: Mebendazole is the drug of choice for pinworm and is taken as single dose of 100 mg orally . It should work well for pinworm infection .Resistance to ... Read More

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