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Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

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 more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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How does a person get pinworms?

How does a person get pinworms?

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

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Hi there. By looking at poop can a lay person tell with they have pinworms or a tapeworms?

Hi there.  By looking at poop can a lay person tell with they have pinworms or a tapeworms?

You might be able to: Pinworm is about 1 cm in length and you might be able to see it. Tapeworm is very long usually and what you might see in the stool is its part of the body or the egg in the stool (looks like whitish seed) ...Read more

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Does pinworm commonly occur in the us?

Not as common: Although, pinworm infestation is more common than infestation with other parasites, it is not a common disease overall. I have to say in a lot of cases it may be asymptomatic and not dignosed for a while. ...Read more

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How does a child normally get pinworm?

Pinworm: The pinworm migrate in the rectum as they mature, then released their eggs usually at 10 pm in the evening and the eggs or ova are excreted in gthe anus, this caused sevee itching, the child scratch his anus and the ova cling to the finger or finger nail and the child put his fingers in his mouth and swallow those eggs and the cycle repeat itself. ...Read more

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Are there any pinworm die off symptoms?

Dont understand qs.: Pinworms die if the anal-oral cycle is broken--meaning if you do not itch and then put your fingers in your mouth.wash your hands and be careful.there are very safe medications to treat them too.talk to your dr. ...Read more

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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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Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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