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Can pinworm by caught from my toothbrush?

Can pinworm by caught from my toothbrush?

Probably not: Pin worms are contracted from anal to oral transmission of the eggs of the pinworm laid at the opening of the anus. They are not in the oral cavity per se. I would find it very difficult for this to happen. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...Read more


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I have oral hpv and ebv, my son just was caught using my toothbrush, last time i used it was yesterday or hours before, is it good chance he'll be ok?

I have oral hpv and ebv, my son just was caught using my toothbrush, last time i used it was yesterday or hours before, is it good chance he'll be ok?

Probably fine: Who knows if you have active viruses in your mouth which would then stay viable on your toothbrush and then be transmissible to your son? You will just have to see. We have very few antiviral drugs. None for EBV. There is a new 9-Valent HPV vaccine. Make sure your kid is fully vaccinated. ...Read more

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How do you catch pinworms?

How do you catch pinworms?

Pinworm eggs: Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food. ...Read more

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Can my girlfriend catch my pinworms?

Depends: Pinworms are spread when the dried eggs end up on someones fingers & they place them on their face/mouth where they enter the digestive tract from above, hatch & begin to live in the colon. If your gf has contact with your bed sheets, she can become contaminated as they are often discharged into your underware or sheets. She will not get them kissing or through sex. ...Read more

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Can you catch chlamydia from using someone's toothbrush?

Can you catch chlamydia from using someone's toothbrush?

It would be rare: However...Bacteria from a toothbrush can be transmitted so you're better off not brushing for a very short term vs using someone else's brush. If you have no choice, soak the brush in 50/50 bleach/water first. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a child catch genital herpes from a toothbrush?

Please tell me, could a child catch genital herpes from a toothbrush?

HMMM: Generally no as a toothbrush should never be used anywhere near the genitals. If the parent has oral herpes or is a carrier of genital herpes then maybe if the brush has live virus on it but a parent and a child should never share a brush. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can i get hsv1 by kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can i catch it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Can i get hsv1 by kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can i catch it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Likely: The chances of you contracting hsv are most likely if that person was having a flare-up, but the chances go down if they were not broken out. Best advice is to be careful and kindly refuse affection during flare-ups. ...Read more

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My toothbrush was used to scrub poo off the toilet.Seconds later i brushed my teeth with it. I have bleeding gums.Can you catch hep a from day old poo?

My toothbrush was used to scrub poo off the toilet.Seconds later i brushed my teeth with it. I have bleeding gums.Can you catch hep a from day old poo?

Yuk!: Three issues here. First, who didn't throw the toothbrush out right away? Second, you can catch other things as well from the contaminated toothbrush but i would be overly concerned. Third, if you have bleeding gums you need to see a dentist as that is an indication of periodontal (gum) problems which will only get worse over time. A short term illness gets better, while lost teeth is a lifetime. ...Read more

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Does pinworm commonly occur in the us?

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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I'm scared if I haev pinworms?

No need to be scared: Pin worms are not that uncommon with easy treatment. Simple observation of tiny pinworms in stools, constant itching in groin or anal region are clear signs. A brief exam of local area is helpful for obtaining a tape specimen from the rectal area ...Read more

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Are pinworms ever fatal?

Uncomfortable only: No, uncomfortable with itching especially at night, but not fatal. ...Read more

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Are pinworms contagious?

Agree w Dr. Essers: In addition to not washing hands after using the toilet, the pinworm can be spread through bed linens. Ensure that all family members are treated. Wash bed linens, recently worn clothing, upholstered furniture and carpeting. ...Read more

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Can pinworms affect fertility?

No: But cause a lot of bothersome itching and are very contagious if you scratch and do not wash hands and scrub under nails. They come out at night and deposit eggs. When you scratch and dont have good hygeine the touch something eggs ate deposited. Someone else touches it the puts hands in mouth and the get the pin worms. The cycle continues. There are prescription medications to cure them. ...Read more

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Can HIV transmit through toothbrush ?

Can HIV transmit through toothbrush ?

Very unlikely!!: Hiv travels through blood transmission. Saliva has low or no potential to transmit hiv. If two people have bleeding gums and one has hiv, and both share the same toothbrush... Yes it is possible. But if neither has gum issues, the probability of transmission is about the same as sharing eating utensils. Get an HIV test buy another toothbrush and stop worrying! ...Read more

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Is albendazole necessary for pinworm?

Confusing question: It is an effective treatment, among others.If you or the patient is asymptomatic, treatment is not absolutely required.Some patients will clear this naturally, but chronic carriage is common. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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