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Should I Be Worried About Pinworms
Possibly: Pinworms is the most common worm infection in the us -- and school-age kids are the ones who most commonly get it. They unknowingly touch the eggs, put fingers in mouths, and the eggs mature -- producing intense anal itching esp. @ night. The eggs can be transferred to others in the house also. See your family doctor for help if needed. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002137/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm worried abt pinworms: a intense crawling feeling, not like any other itch. But-it's rare, only every few days, & in eve, not night. Does that fit?
Your treatment should include the entire family at the same time
It is spread by the enterofecal route so good hygiene and hand washing is important ...Read more
Worried taken mebendezanole every 2 weeks for 2 -3 months even though im sure I have got rid of pinworm. Hav stopped. Will anything bad happen?
That's a long time!: If you feel that your infection has cleared, there should be no reason to continue taking the medication unless your doctor advised you otherwise. There should be no ill effects from not taking mebendazole, except for recurrence of the infection if you are still exposed to the original source. ...Read more
How easy is it for pinworm eggs to become airborne? I'm very careful when changing covers but extremely worried I also wear underwear and pyjamas 2 bed
I discovered pinworms after Jadean told me her vagina is sore at night. What is the best option for treatment and should I be worried.
Pinworms: This requires prescription medication so see a doctor ...Read more
See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Especially at night, will continue. They can migrate into the vagina and urethra laying eggs there and leading to itching in one or both locations. See this video
https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=PrUlhufWlIA ...Read more
Annoying symptoms: Pinworm infestation causes the annoying symptoms of rectal itching, usually at night, and if not treated, one keeps reinfecting oneself by scratching and ingesting the eggs that were deposited when the worms come out at night to lay eggs. An uncommon complication happens if the worms get stuck in the appendix, leading to acute appendicitis that would need surgery to remove the appendix. ...Read more
Resistance unlikely: Mebendazole is the drug of choice for pinworm and is taken as single dose of 100 mg orally. It should work well for pinworm infection. Resistance to this drug is not known. Mebendazole dose may be repeated after 2 weeks or so, if needed. Consult your doctor if you feel you still have pinworms. ...Read more
Yes & no: The transmission of pinworms requires the ingestion of pinworm eggs. These quite easily end up on the fingers of someone changing the bed linen or sharing a bed with an infected person who sheds them. They are not transmitted from blood, saliva or a sneeze, like many other agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ingested: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth. The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines. Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs. If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in. ...Read more
Ingesting the eggs: Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected infants & toddlers, shed into their clothing from the skin around their anus where the adult worm lays them. The eggs are laid in a glue like substance that irritates the skin, so the kids are often scratching the area & dispersing the eggs. If the kid or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs & start over. ...Read more
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