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How long does it take your body to rid of pinworms after taking albenza (albendazole)?

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Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sunganswered
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Repeat a second dose: The first dose is very effective but remember to repeat the dose 2 weeks later to achieve almost 100% cure rate to prevent reinfection. The eggs can stay alive on cool surface like linen, bed sheet sofa etc. For 2 weeks. Be sure to wash them, clip nails, wash hands with soap and water often.
Dr. Hillel Naon
Pediatric Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Need to repeat dose: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment.

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