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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Mebendazole is an "antihelmintic," or anti-worm, medication. It prevents worms from growing or multiplying in your body.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wash the linen: Unless you have had PWs confirmed by testing there is no way to know if you have them to begin with. Second, if you simply wash & dry the bed lin ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pinworms: Pinworm eggs can survive on contaminated surfaces like bedding or clothing for up to 3 weeks. Wash bedding, vaccuum rugs, clean surfaces - even wash ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, and longer: It can take a couple days to get full kill of the worms, and the eggs cause inflammation on the skin on the outside of the rectum. That can take sever ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms : This is a very thorough explanation of everything you need to know about pinworms. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/pinworm/gen_info/faqs.html
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: It is recommended to wear underwear or pajama and do not scratch ,so that you avoid oral -anal re-infection ,Transferring pinworm to bedding may occur ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The eggs require passage through the acid environment of the stomach & into the intestines to complete their life cycle. They are an only human pa ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: They enter through the mouth on contaminated fingers.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
New infestation: Anyone who is treated for pinworms can re-infest themselves by ingesting new eggs. The medication may stick around for a day or so but will not provid ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The Mebendazole is a toxin that affects the nervous system of the worm and any eggs developing within them.To reinfect yourself, you simply contaminat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
PINWORM: sometimes: It's hard to get rid of pinworm. May need repeated treatment at 1 wk interval. Actions must be taken to eradicate ova from pt., close contact/your hom ... Read More

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