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Are there home remedies to treat pinworm?

Are there home remedies to treat pinworm?

OTC antiminth (pyrantel): Over-the-counter medicine such as antiminth (pyrantel) is very effective. For an adult, 2-3 tabs taken once and repeat in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pinworms (Definition)

Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more


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Is there a home remedy for pinworms without going to the doctor?

Some OTC products: There are a variety of store branded or name brand over the counter pinworm products that work for some folks. Check with your local pharmacy or supermarket. The prescribed medicine is a simple chew able pill that is often repeated a week later. ...Read more

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My kids and I keep getting pinworms despite treatment with Vermox. Is there a natural remedy that will work better to treat and keep from recurring?

My kids and I keep getting pinworms despite treatment with Vermox. Is there a natural remedy that will work better to treat and keep from recurring?

Pinworms: pinworms are spread by fecal oral route make sure that ALL in the family are treated at the same time.also strict handwashing with antiseptic soap after going to the toilet. when cooking make sure you use use good hand washing .and wash all the fruits and vegetables before eating!! wash even your clothing in a hot cycle with a strong detergent ...Read more

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Hi I have a very severe pinworm infection and have been treated by my dr also been doing home remedies. Why has nothing worked?

Hi I have a very severe pinworm infection and have been treated by my dr also been doing home remedies. Why has nothing worked?

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 ...Read more

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Can I go buy pinworm treatment if i'm under 16?

Yes: If you have pinworms, dont fret, they are actually quite commonly seen in practice. There are both prescription and non-prescription options available to treat pinworms. You can visit your local pharmacy and discuss with your pharmacist. You should be able to buy an otc. Preventing reinfection is also quite important, including frequent handwashing, and routine washing of clothing and bedding. ...Read more

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Do pinworms always require treatment?

Maybe,maybe not: The pinworms are rather benign things that live off debris in your large intestines.People can shed them in their poo as they do the germs therein and they will not return unless you ingest more eggs.The problem comes when the female lays eggs around the anus in a sticky glue that most become allergic to.The itchy irritation it causes is uncomfortable and treatment stops it from recurring. ...Read more

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What is an easy treatment for pinworms in a child?

What is an easy treatment for pinworms in a child?

Yes: There is at least one over the counter preparation and a prescription chew able tablet in the us. I have treated toddlers with the chew able tablet & they do well. ...Read more

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What if i ingest pinworm eggs following my first treatment pill?

What if i ingest pinworm eggs following my first  treatment pill?

New infestation: Anyone who is treated for pinworms can re-infest themselves by ingesting new eggs. The medication may stick around for a day or so but will not provide long term protection. Washing bed clothes and sheets in hot water and practicing good hand washing can reduce your risk. ...Read more

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Is there any type of treatment for pinworm?

Pinworms: This is a very common parasitic infection. There are antiparasitic medications to treat this ailment. Sometimes, it is best if everyone in the household is treated at the same time. You should seek help from your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more