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how effective is albendazole for pinworms

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Very effective: Since reinfection is common, whole family has to be treated at the same time.

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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience in 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in 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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
42 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
35 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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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