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pinworms in stool after treatment

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
No symptoms: If no symptoms for 30 years no need to be treated for pinworms.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Waste of time: Pin worms will naturally shed in untreated patients over time and do not return unless the person is re-exposed.The only reason to ever treat these is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: Pyrantal pamoate is available over the counter. It can be repeated in one week. Also cut nails short. And reduce sugars in diet.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If you have pinworms, dont fret, they are actually quite commonly seen in practice. There are both prescription and non-prescription options availabl ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: The pinworms are rather benign things that live off debris in your large intestines.People can shed them in their poo as they do the germs therein and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There is at least one over the counter preparation and a prescription chew able tablet in the us. I have treated toddlers with the chew able tablet & ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Rare: Pin worm is treated with one dose of Albendazole 400 mg by mouth one and repeated in one week since ova are not killed so they hatch into new worms! ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: Generally 2 treatments are suggested for pinworms and you can easily become reinfected. This is not clean practice. There may be other pathogens. All ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
34 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: 1-3 days I tend to repeat another course a week later if needed. This is precautionary.
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