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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Tape test: Pinworms are tiny thin white worms that can be detected under a microscope from a stool sample. Since they usually migrate to the anus at night, many ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
See a doctor 4 tx: If your situation feels desperate, and you suspect worms or larvae, it's best to see a doctor immediately for treatment. They have a microscope too, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not as common: Although, pinworm infestation is more common than infestation with other parasites, it is not a common disease overall. I have to say in a lot of case ... Read More
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Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: More infection in those 18 and younger. Hand washing is helpful in prevention.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Unwashed fruit most likely cause see three four cases per year.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
51 years experience Family Medicine
Pinworm: The pinworm migrate in the rectum as they mature, then released their eggs usually at 10 pm in the evening and the eggs or ova are excreted in gthe an ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
Dont understand qs.: Pinworms die if the anal-oral cycle is broken--meaning if you do not itch and then put your fingers in your mouth.wash your hands and be careful.there ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Pinworm is prevalent in usa and europe, but can be seen in both temperate and tropical climates.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and no: I guess, you can look at this from 2 different angles. The "yes" angle is that their hygiene is not as good as that of adults (not universally true... ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Not in the U.S.: Vermox is the medication for pinworms. In the U.S., Vermox is by prescription only. I have heard that in some other countries, pinworm medication is o ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Itching: especially at night, will continue. They can migrate into the vagina and urethra laying eggs there and leading to itching in one or both locations. ... Read More
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