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Can pinworms affect fertility?

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 don't 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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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What will happen if I take a pinworm medication if I don't actually have it?

What will happen if I take a pinworm medication if I don't actually have it?

You will not...: ...Kill the pinworms you do not have. A single dose of the pinworm medication typically prescribed will usually not have significant side effects, whether you have pinworms or not. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have pinworms! Slept naked in hotel bed?

Symptoms...: Pinworms usually cause difficulty sleeping due to itching, severe itching around anus, peri-anal inflammation from scratching, vaginal area itchiness in females. ...Read more

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This is the third time I have had pinworms. Medicine prescribed by doctors hasn't worked so far. What do I do?

This is the third time I have had pinworms. Medicine prescribed by doctors hasn't worked so far. What do I do?

Common: It is common to have a re infection. Make sure the entire family is treated at the same time. Use the medicine twice 2 weeks apart. Wash all bedding and clothing, frequent bathing and hand washing and shout fingernails. All the best. ...Read more

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I found out I have pinworms and I took meds for it 2 days ago, but I still have the itching, does this mean I still have them and the med didn't work?

May need to repeat: Because medicines do not kill pinworm eggs, two doses are given, usually 2 weeks apart. The second dose is necessary to kill any worms that may have hatched from eggs after the initial treatment. In some cases of reinfection, 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 2 weeks apart) are needed.
But, its too early in 2 days to know if treatment is failing. ...Read more

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I'm a 14 year old female who has pinworms. Its really irritating and won't go away. I've had them as a child and they disappeared for years. Now there?

I'm a 14 year old female who has pinworms. Its really irritating and won't go away. I've had them as a child and they disappeared for years. Now there?

Too young to post!: To use this service and establish an account, you are told that you must be 16 years of age or older. We cannot answer your question. Please have a parent or guardian to create an account and ask your question for you. Honesty is best. You expect if of us and we expect if of you! ...Read more

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What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

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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What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

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

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I have pinworms and they don't itch. Should I be worried?

I have pinworms and they don't itch. Should I be worried?

No: No, pinworms are very common. Many people don't even know they have them. If your doctor has found them on a tape test then you have them. Follow your doctor's directionns for treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pinworms and I don't know what to do! Help!?

Need treatment: See your physician. Need to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is very simple and safe. ...Read more

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What do I do about pinworms and how did I get them when I haven't been around people?

Things to ponder: Pin worms are an only human parasite. You can only get them if you consume the eggs which hatch in your gut. Symptoms occur when you develop itching from a skin reaction to the gel the eggs are laid in at your anus. Eggs can be in kids bedding/clothing & contaminate your fingers which carry them to the mouth. Anal itching can also be caused by yeast, germs, reaction to soaps and many other things. ...Read more

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If you take pinworm medicine, and you don't have pinworms, will it cause health problem?

If you take pinworm medicine, and you don't have pinworms, will it cause health problem?

No it wiil not: Treatment for pin worms is 1 tab of vermox and often we treat the whole family and rpt 1 tab dose after 2 weeks
hs no ill effects and no health problems. ...Read more

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Are there common cases where people wouldn't have symptoms of pinworms, and how would they ever find out?

Are there common cases where people wouldn't have symptoms of pinworms, and how would they ever find out?

PINWORM: Gravid female worms come down at nite, lays eggs around anal skin, eggs hatch with help of oxygen, cause auto infection; also, sheded eggs from cloths contaminate others. If you think, you have been exposed and you got the worm, one test is placing tape on skin around anus so that egg (if any) get attached, then it is tested for ova.

If you are scared, just take the treatment, it won't hurt. ...Read more

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I have a bad pinworm infection and the tablet I took doesn't seem to work so is there an alternative?

?? doesn't work??: Pinworms are often treated with a worm toxin & it is often given in two doses a week apart to increase effectiveness. The symptoms of anal itching can outlast the death of the worm. As the worm lays eggs in your anal crack, the glue that holds them in place sets up a reaction that causes itching. You can have irritant rxn left after the worms are gone.Cortizone (hydrocortisone) or coco butter can sometimes help. ...Read more

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If I have pinworms, should I also treat my 2-year old with OTC meds, even if she doesn't show symptoms?

If I have pinworms, should I also treat my 2-year old with OTC meds, even if she doesn't show symptoms?

I wouldn't: I would observe the kid over several days and interrupt her sleep to spread her buttochs and see if any pinworms are there. The adult female worm crawls out of the anus to lay eggs after the kid is asleep and can be spotted as small white threads. Any med strong enough to help could trigger a reaction, so I don't treat unless I have a good suspicion that the problem exists. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/pinworm, about 10 days ago I took my first dose of albenza (albendazole). It still itches sometime but doesn't hurt to pew anymore. Is this normal?

I was diagnosed w/pinworm, about 10 days ago I took my first dose of albenza (albendazole). It still itches sometime but doesn't hurt to pew anymore. Is this normal?

Common finding: The itching is causes by your bodies sensitivity to the glue like material the eggs are laid in by the fertile female. The itching is similar to that of poison ivy and can be handled by a mild steroid cream or washing the area with a cold rag. Persistence of the itching can be related to the first infestation or a recurrence. Retreatment a week or so after initial dosing is my normal practice. ...Read more

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Are there people more susceptible to pinworm?

Poor hygine: Since pinworms spread by direct contact with the eggs., poor hygiene and crowded living condition predisposes to infestation. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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