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A 33-year-old female asked:

hi i have a very severe pinworm infection and have been treated by my dr also been doing home remedies. why has nothing worked?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
How labeled ?: When standard treatments don't work for a problem, often the problem is not what it seems. Many assume that an itchy anus is going to be pinworms.Reliable testing includes a "tape" test that removes some of the PW eggs from the perianal skin which can be identified under a microscope. If this has not been done, then other causes must be considered.Food allergies, strep A infection, fungus,etc.
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Pinworm re-infection: is common, and total eradication can be hard at times, all family members may need to be treated, and successful eradication may necessitate more measures as taking medicine courses repeatedly 3 times, 3 weeks apart for all of them. Community hygiene measures too may need to be applied, your doctor can refer you to an infectious diseases specialist for consultation, good luck

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