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How long does it take for pinworms to go away

A 38-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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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Pinworms: Pinworms can go away on their own, however, it may take a while and can be contagious. It is advisable that you get a prescription anti-parasitic to r... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
2 weeks is good: 2 weeks is ok.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See below: A second dose of medicine is recommended in 2 weeks from the first dose.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
No meds, no relief: You have to take meds to get rid of pinworms. They are not just going to go away.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Few days: Mebendazole kills worms in a few days and may need a repeat dose in two weeks if symptoms persist. Vermox is still such a great medication because it... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sunganswered
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Repeat a second dose: The first dose is very effective but remember to repeat the dose 2 weeks later to achieve almost 100% cure rate to prevent reinfection. The eggs can s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 53 years experience
Treat pinworms: 1tab and repeat in 2 weeks should have 100% efficacy if all house hold members are treated at the same time good hand hygiene and prevention of the en... Read More

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