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how long does it take for pinworms to go away

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
OTC or Prescription: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Short term help using a cold wash t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: A second dose of medicine is recommended in 2 weeks from the first dose.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
No meds, no relief: You have to take meds to get rid of pinworms. They are not just going to go away.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: Vermox will treat the pinworms in 2-3 days. A second dose should be taken two weeks later in order to kill any that are newly hatched.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
7-10 days: If you catch mumps, you will probably be ill for 7 - 10 days. May be more if you have complications?
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hemorrhoids: Are normal vascular structures inside the rectum(internal) and surrounded the outside of the anus(external) depending which are involved and what your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
2 weeks: Usually two weeks of treatment would be enough, but "itching" may linger, sometimes, up to months. The itching without "rash" makes some people believ ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Smallpox: For Ordinary Variola Major – usually all lesions clear by 16 to 20 days. Malignant & Hemorrhagic Smallpox are usually fatal.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: The amount of time for a deep vein thrombosis to resorb varies tremendously, and some patients never fully do resorb their dvt. Thank you for your qu ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sentef
38 years experience Family Medicine
Impetigo: With antibiotic treatment, impetigo starts resolving in 5 to 7 days. It is highly infectious.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Varies: Depending on the location and treatment method warts can take a very long time to rid of.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience Family Medicine
NO care = longtime: Bursitis is about alignment of the hip and leg or arm/hand/elbow/shoulder. The best therapy is myofascial tissue release therapy is on a spectrum from ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: With proper treatment should be doing much better within 1-2 weeks; 4 weeks tops.
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Twice: How about twice as long as it took to come on
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: On the type of anemia. Of it's from iron deficiency then if you take iron supplements it should start improving within a few weeks. There are other ca ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
It may not!: The reason we treat urinary infections is because they don't easily resolve, and can lead to more serious infections, as well as damage to the urinary ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This is only answered by the etiology of the bronchitis. Viral bronchitis, the most common, usually resolves within 1-2 weeks, but there can be ongoi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on...: Healing time for a first degree burn is usually < 1week. Healing time for a second degree burn may be up to 3 weeks.
A female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: It may not go away at all.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Harris
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
How long till cure: After treatment for chlamydia, either a single dose or a seven day course you need to abstain from sex for at least 7 days. This is the best way to pr ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: With the appropriate therapy 3 - 5 days.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Untreated? forever: "Jock itch" is caused by a fungus that is a cousin of athlete's foot. It is essentially a "yeast infection" of the external vulva(vulvovaginitis) and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Pertussis: Pertussis or whooping cough has a predetermined course. Antibiotics kill the bacteria but the symptoms can persist for months. The usual presentation ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Few days: Once you take medication they generally die off quickly. Sometimes people notice the worms in their stool as the body clears itself. Occasionally you ... Read More

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