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A 22-year-old male asked:

I have pinworms. had albendazole(1 tablet a week) for 5 weeks now. and it's not working. same anal itching .. please what should i do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Separate issue: The anal itching is causes by an allergic reaction to the glue like mucous PW eggs are deposited in around the anus. Place hydrocotizone cream on the area 2X daily to treat the itching.A cold wash of the affected skin can give temporary relief.You may or may not be re-infected by PW, but symptomatic relief will take targeted therapy.

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