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A 22-year-old female asked:

But im starting to itch from pinworms again & i just now saw eggs for the 1st time in a few days.its been 10 days since 1st dose albenza (albendazole).is it ok?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
PINWORM: sometimes: It's hard to get rid of pinworm. May need repeated treatment at 1 wk interval. Actions must be taken to eradicate ova from pt., close contact/your home. Avoid itching, take Claritin (loratadine) or any anti itch med at night, shower every a.M, wash hands frequently, keep nails short, wash all clothes, bedlinens, clean sofa and where ever the infected person/s sit or lies down. Whole family treatment needed.

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