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how long does it take to get rid of pinworms

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 28-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.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
1 now repeat in a wk: As above.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Mebendazole: You would need a prescription for the medication listed above. For more information consult the site below: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pinwo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
42 years experience Pediatrics
Oral Medication.: Pinworm can be treated with a simple oral medication. See your doctor.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Simple RX: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Oral anti-parasitic: Keep in mind that pinworms usually cause no problems for the child although there may be itch around the rectum. Pinworms respond well to prescription ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: You can eat garlic. Alo keep your nails trimmed and clean with soap and water under the nails to kill the pinworm eggs
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No. Medications : prescribed for pinworms are Albendazole & Mebendazole, given as a single dose that is repeated 2 weeks later. The CDC recommends that physicians ... Read More

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