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Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job.

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Follow directions: Directions are there because the medicine works optimally when done that way. I don't know what medication you're child is on but changing the directi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
You will not...: ...Kill the pinworms you do not have. A single dose of the pinworm medication typically prescribed will usually not have significant side effects, wh ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Selective med: This med is a selective toxin to the pinworms nervous system.It does not effect humans in the dose given as a pinworm treatment.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Chance of recurrence: There is a chance of recurrence and you may need retreatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Vemox; yes: 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: If you are using the OTC pinworm medication, they recommend retreating after 2 weeks. Make sure that you treat all family members, since is so easy to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Recurrent pinworms: after treatment is most likely due to re-exposure to the parasite from contaminated dirt/sand or an infected pet.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pinworm Treatment: Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Alternative reme ... Read More
A 37-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.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pinworms: Should be treated with 2 doses of medication; 2 weeks apart. All family members should be treated. All the best.

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