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recurring pinworms in children

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Most have no sx: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Old wives tales have you believe th ... Read More

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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
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: No, children do not have an increased susceptibility.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
They are more likely: To have symptoms from the nematode.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Personal hygiene: Infestations begin as the eggs are ingested from contaminated fingers. These fingers touch places that babies sit and play in like sandboxes, day care ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
30 years experience Pediatrics
Pin worms: Pin worm reinfection can occur if not treated appropriately. Appropriate treatment is to repeat treatment in 2 weeks to kill worms that hatched from l ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Drabek
37 years experience Family Medicine
None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms: If you child is still passing pinworms, i would keep. Him home until he appears clear.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Vermox: This medication is discontinued in the us. To treat pinworms, adult and children have the same dosage, which is 100mg x 1 and may repeat in 2 weeks 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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