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should i be worried about pinworms

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: Pin worms are very easily treated. If you feel you have them, see your doctor for the treatment.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
No: No, pinworms are very common. Many people don't even know they have them. If your doctor has found them on a tape test then you have them. Follow your ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Yes: your treatment should include the entire family at the same time It is spread by the enterofecal route so good hygiene and hand washing is important
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
That's a long time!: If you feel that your infection has cleared, there should be no reason to continue taking the medication unless your doctor advised you otherwise. Th ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Shanley
26 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Diarrhea most often resolves on its own, so it really depends on how long you've had it and how severe it is... Be sure to keep hydrated and avoid ea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Tetanus: You shouldn't worry, especially if you've had your tetanus boosters every 5-10 years. If you haven't received it, get it for the tetanus coverage, bu ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends of Severity: Really depends on severity of eczema. Mild eczema can be easily managed with daily moisturization, good skin hygiene, and low dose topical steroid cre ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, if you: have nausea, vomiting, generalized abdominal pain that later localizes to right lower abdomen, with peritoneal signs (such as pain on walking). You n ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hocking
47 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sign of bleeding: Petechiae result from bleeding from small vessels which result either from a blood disorder, most commonly low platelet count, or a disorder of the bl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Maybe now: If you are known to have low platelets due to cancer or a bone marrow or immune disorder, and your doctor knows this, you probably needn't worry. If ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
What are they?: You need yo list your symptoms so people can respond! Thanks
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
23 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: That depends on the caractheristic of the lesion. Suspicious lesions for a malignant mole are irregular borders, with different colors, growing quickl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Munir
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: Anxiety is a natural and normal response for all of us.When it goes beyond out control it's disabling discomforting and makes it difficult to continue ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: New babies just want a few basic things: food, protection/love, and to be clean. They need us at this age, and want us to be there for them. So, by ho ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Worried enough: Depends if you have WPW pattern or WPW syndrome. If you have symptomatic wpw, you should be worried enough to get it treated. Since you have the diagn ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Yes see a MD now: Depending on the severity of the bite, if it broke the skin and has possibly damaged any structures, you should see a doctor. Bites on certain sites o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tinnitus Tx: 1.Treat the underlying condition, such as removal of ear wax, change medications that might be attributing, vascular causes. 2.Noise suppression, such ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Perhaps: Brown discharge is usually scant old blood. At age 48-particularly if it persists-exm to determine the source is appropriate.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: If you are pregnant, you should avoid handling cat litter. If you are not pregnant, just wash your hands well after changing the litter.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Worst of life: A good rule of thumb is if it is the worst headache of your life. Also a headache with associated loss of mental function or one that wakes you up in ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
If chronic..: Intercourse can normally "occasionally" cause pain, but not regularly. If this is the case, see your doctor!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No, but...: At your age if you've had heartburn for a few years and/or take antacids or other acid blockers on a regular basis you should consider an evaluation t ... Read More

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