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?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
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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
901 viewsAnswered Sep 1, 2018
Last updated Sep 1, 2018
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