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how effective is albendazole for pinworms

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Very effective: Since reinfection is common, whole family has to be treated at the same time.
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May be not pin worms: The medication should work if the symptoms are due to pin worms. Your pediatrician may confirm the diagnosis by direct observation of the specimen col ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Very effective if...: Albendazole can be very effective against pinworms if taken appropriately and if proper hygiene practices are in place.
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Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Works well: Pinworms are annoying and can be tricky to get rid of. When treating pin worms have all household members take medication on same night. In morning b ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
43 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Treats hydatid disease and other infections caused by tapeworms. May also be used to treat infections caused by roundworms, hookworms, and pinworms. B ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
36 years experience ADHD and Autism
Unlabeled Use : Unlabeled use for pin worms. Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) (unlabeled use): oral: 400 mg as a single dose; repeat in 2 weeks.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Not only normal, but expected. The antihelminthic kills the worms and eggs, the females no longer can crawl out of the anus to deposit their eggs, so ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Need 2nd dose: You should take a second dose 7 days after the first dose to kill newly hatched. Take the second dose as soon as you can for a complete treatment.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: You would need a prescription for these medications. For more information consult the site below: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pinworm/ds00687 ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: It is an effective treatment, among others.If you or the patient is asymptomatic, treatment is not absolutely required.Some patients will clear this n ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: This is likely available through local pharmacies in many parts of the world but whether or not these be imported into a foreign country via internet ... Read More
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