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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworm: Treatment is 2 doses: day 1 and repeat after 1 week. Adult female worm lays eggs on perianal skin at night, this causes itching. As the person scratch ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Iron tablets: Iron tablets cangive you periods ofconstipaion and diarrhea.Stop the iron for awile and see the results
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Give it a few days: Probably still some irritation present. Give it a few days.
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Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
May need to repeat: Because medicines do not kill pinworm eggs, two doses are given, usually 2 weeks apart. The second dose is necessary to kill any worms that may have h ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: The itching is triggered by a dermatitis that follows the pinworm laying eggs around your anus. The eggs are lain in a glue like material that your bo ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Misinformed?: How can one know they are pregnant at two weeks? A period has not been missed yet. And, the fetus is not in any way physically or chemically connected ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Need sample: This unusual fiber in your stool could be parasite, mucous, or fibrous material from your diet. Direct observation, possibly with a microscope, would ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
One med does it: Generally a single treatment with a repeat in a week has been shown to give good kill. Generally the rectal itching should stop after a few days. If i ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
15 years experience Pediatrics
Same dosing: I don't know about best but I typically use Ivermectin or mebendazole.
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: It is best to treat the family even if they are not showing symptoms. Because they can get the pinworm eggs under their nails to start the lifecycle o ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Pinworms: I recommend taking the full dose now and the second dose on schedule in 2 weeks. Good hygiene after bowel movements is very important and in adults, t ... Read More
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