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A 35-year-old female asked:

i'm 4 w prag., i have pinworms, what to do????

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Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
You can be treated: Doctors like to be very careful during pregnancy- especially the 1st trimester, so your MD may suggest putting up with things for awhile. Pyrvinium has been used for treatment during early pregnancy and the more commonly used vermox (mebenazole) during later pregnancy.Generally the whole family is treated for the pinworms at the same time to stop reinfection. Talk to your OB.

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Is there a home remedy for pinworms without going to the doctor?

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Not in the U.S.: 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 over-the-counter.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Enterobiasis.Okay I think I have the symptoms for enterobiasis.(pinworms)?

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Ok: If you are concerned then see your doctor for a prescription. Rectal itching, visible worms in the stool, and yes, teeth grinding at night can all be symptoms of pinworms. It is easily treated.
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What are some common symptoms of pinworms?

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Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 the kids grind their teeth but that is bull. The allergic reaction that some kids get to the oily material the eggs are laid in is the basic problem. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the oil & soothing creams can help baby rest.Rx takes time.
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Symptoms of pinworms?

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Pediatrics 10 years experience
None or itching: Many people with pinworms show no symptoms. If they do, the most common symptom is itching around the anal area, especially at night. In more severe cases, there can be nausea, vomiting, and belly pain.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Are there common cases where people wouldn't have symptoms of pinworms, and how would they ever find out?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
PINWORM: Gravid female worms come down at nite, lays eggs around anal skin, eggs hatch with help of oxygen, cause auto infection; also, sheded eggs from cloths contaminate others. If you think, you have been exposed and you got the worm, one test is placing tape on skin around anus so that egg (if any) get attached, then it is tested for ova. If you are scared, just take the treatment, it won't hurt.

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