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Can My Girlfriend Catch My Pinworms
Absolutely: Pinworms shed eggs at your anal area. If these eggs are spread from the anus to the hand or elsewise, and come in contact with the girlfriends oral cavity and are ingested, then she can contract them and the cycle goes on and on. Get treated, use good hygiene (good bathing, good anal care, hand washing and changing and washing bed clothing and personal clothing) and get treated again if recurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if I have a mild case of pinworms. is it possible that my girlfriend will get it to. like from kissing or having sex. or even by laying in my bed?
Both you & your: girlfriend should be treated. Yes - lying on your bed (contaminated linens) or intimate contact can spread the worms. Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Good handwashing is important. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, upholstery and carpeting ...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
Itching: 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
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