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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.

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A female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pin-X: Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it. http://www.drug ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: There is no resistant strain of pinworms and mebendazole still works
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Dr. Neigatha Graney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Still Effective: Mebendazole is one of several medications used to treat pinworms. There are reports of drug resistance but it is still used widely for this purpose. T ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.
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 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
50 years experience Pediatrics
Annoying symptoms: Pinworm infestation causes the annoying symptoms of rectal itching, usually at night, and if not treated, one keeps reinfecting oneself by scratching ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
50 years experience Pediatrics
Resistance unlikely: Mebendazole is the drug of choice for pinworm and is taken as single dose of 100 mg orally . It should work well for pinworm infection .Resistance to ... Read More
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