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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 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
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 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
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
I wouldn't: There is limited or no studies in treatment this young with available prescribed or otc preparations.Most apply to kids over 2 yo. I would question whether any infant at 4 months would actually have pin worms.I have never seen it that young in 30+ years of practice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow directions: Directions are there because the medicine works optimally when done that way. I don't know what medication you're child is on but changing the directions will lessen the killing impact. ...Read more
Their problem: You have given them a chance to avoid the symptoms they may develop if infested, after that, its their choice.Some shed this naturally over time and not all develop symptoms. Symptoms actually relate to an irritant response to egg deposition around the anus.The worms are otherwise benign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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