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A 20-year-old female asked:

how persistant can a pinworm infection be? i have taken two dosages of vermox in 15 days and still i don't feel any better

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Pinworms: The whole family should be taking medication, otherwise you run the risk of reinfection
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
If treatment fails: It may be a wrong diagnosis. Many assume this when they have an itchy bottom. It does produce an allergic rash when the worm lays eggs at the bottom, but other things do too. Food allergies, group A strep infections, yeast infections, neurodermatitis, all have the same symptoms.If you have not had your problem verified, I would.You may be wasting your efforts.

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