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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Threadworms In Adults

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Do threadworms cause bloating, nausea and dizziness? What's the best course of treatment for an adult? And should my dog be treated at the same time?

Do threadworms cause bloating, nausea and dizziness? What's the best course of treatment for an adult? And should my dog be treated at the same time?

Not specifically: The only predictable symptom of this parasite is the anal itching in those who react to the glue like material the eggs are laid in at your anus. It is a parasite specific to humans, you have no need to worry about your dog. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are dissolveable tablets to treat threadworm?

Do you know if there are dissolveable tablets to treat threadworm?

Pin-x: This is a chewable tablet that will treat pinworms or threadworms. There is also a liquid form available ...Read more

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My sister's got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it. However I cannot physically take tablets. What can I do?

My sister's got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it. However I cannot physically take tablets. What can I do?

Chewables/liquids: There are liquid over the counter preparations for this problem under several names. Some of the prescription meds also come in chewables, since most affected patients are kids. ...Read more

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How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

Threadworms (UK): Known as pinworms in the us. Pinworm infections are rarely spread through the use of swimming pools (unless heavly infested with e. Vermicularis). Re-infection rate is high & all close contacts should be simultaneously treated. Frequent hand washing and clipping the nails, as well as washing of bedding and clothing will help minimize rate of re-infection. ...Read more

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What treatment should I use for threadworm?

What treatment should I use for threadworm?

Prescription: Medicine is what you need, and if it is truly threadworm or pinworm, the whole household might need to be treated as well, check with your GP ...Read more

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How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

Wouldn't worry: I detest wading pools for toddlers because so many would pass parasites like Giardia, but not threadworms. An older kid swimming in a regular pool is not a problem. It is the dry eggs in bedclothes/sheets that pass this problem. The pool water will disperse & neutralize them ...Read more

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Albendazole - suitable for children with threadworm?

Albendazole - suitable for children with threadworm?

Secondary med: Current reccomendations list Praziquantel at 5-10 mg/kg x 1 dose as the preferred agent for tapeworm due to effectiveness & simplicity of treatment. Albendazole at a dose of 15mg/kg divided 2x/day for 1-6 mo may be effective but is certainly a harder rx to complete. See harriet lane handbook of pediatric antimicrobial therapy. ...Read more

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Took mebendazole threadworm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? It came of my face.

Took mebendazole threadworm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? It came of my face.

Pinworms: You touch and then swallow tiny worm eggs which hatch in the gut. Female worms emerge around the anus (and vagina in females) at night to lay more eggs and secrete mucus that makes you scratch the area. The eggs stick to your fingers or nails and then they can be transferred anywhere. There's a lot more to a cure than just the drug, like strict hygiene and treating family members as well. ...Read more

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The last 2 days I found one of my long hairs mixed in 2yo stool. Very long, 6in. Could it be a threadworm? I just don't know how it got there. Dangerous?

The last 2 days I found one of my long hairs mixed in 2yo stool. Very long, 6in. Could it be a threadworm? I just don't know how it got there. Dangerous?

2 year old: Two year old children have a tendency to put everything in their mouths. Chance are he found a loose hair on the floor and ingested it. Threadworms would be much smaller in size. ...Read more

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After wk of abdo discomfort, diarrohea I found threadworm in poo. Stool results normal? Took worm med yesterday and symptoms persist? Advice.

After wk of abdo discomfort, diarrohea I found threadworm in poo. Stool results normal? Took worm med yesterday and symptoms persist? Advice.

See a GI doctor: If your symptoms do not clear you should be seen and fully evaluated by a gastroenterologist. Most cases of gastroenteritis are viral and should clear spontaneously. If not, it may require a detailed assessment. ...Read more

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I get threadworms all the time and they never go away. What do you advise?

I get threadworms all the time and they never go away. What do you advise?

Meds + hygiene: Typical treatment for threadworm (pinworm) is 2 doses of mebenazole 2 weeks apart. Spread is by fecal-oral route: pinworm eggs deposited around anus are transferred by contaminated hands/objects to mouth. Good hygiene will help prevent recurrence. Here's a link to faqs about pinworms: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/pinworm/gen_info/faqs. Html. ...Read more

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If I consume garlic everyday and showered everyday, will threadworms eventually go away?

No: Neither have been proven to kill the parasite infestation. Although rarely dangerous, pinworms can be very annoying. Antibiotics can effectively and relatively easily cure the infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to go swimming with threadworms?

Is it possible for me to go swimming with threadworms?

NO....!: Get treatment first. You may spread ova in the pool water and others can get infected by swallowing eggs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell my mam I have threadworms?

Can you tell me how to tell my mam I have threadworms?

Sorry you're waiting: I'm sorry you have been waiting for so long but I think it because no one understands the question. Perhaps if you clarify you will get a useful answer. ...Read more

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Can I go swimming with threadworms? And if not when can I?

Can I go swimming with threadworms? And if not when can I?

Get treated: You may go swimming and the risk of transmission is minimal. However, you should get treated as the treatment is simple and effective. Please see your doctor for a prescription medication. You may consult this site for information. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to catch threadworms through kissing?

Only if. ..: ... you kiss the back door. The eggs are more likely to be transmitted by Junior's fingers. This is your business. And if the person has a diagnosis of threadworms / pinworms, they're probably treated and soon won't be infectious. Kiss to your heart's content. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take my child swimming with threadworms?

Is it possible for me to take my child swimming with threadworms?

Yes: Your kid will probably enjoy the activity. There is negligible risk that the eggs from the threadworms would make it into the wading pool or pool and pass to others, but this is not a recognized method of transfer. ...Read more

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I keep geting threadworms every 3-4 months apart they go away and come back, what to do?

Look for source: Completing a medication as prescribed by your doctor should completely clear your system of parasites, and family members should also be treated at the same time. Household pets should also be screened and treated by a vet. For persistent or recurrent infections, stools samples should be sent to a lab for identification. ...Read more

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Did I get rid of threadworms?

Did I get rid of threadworms?

PINWORM: It is intestinal infestation with perianal itching. Rx : vermox, Mebendazole repeated in 2weeks. Parasites are seen early am around anus. ...Read more

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What to do if I can't get rid of threadworms?

Yes: 1. Over the counter pin-x is useful.
2. If that doesn't work there is astronger prescription medication
3. Good hygiene for 6 weeks...Washing things regularly...How is child getting reinfected? Sandbox outside is a common location.
4. Homeopathic cina has been known to help.
5. Chinese medicine- consult a practitioner near you. ...Read more

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Do people ever get rid of threadworms without medication?

Do people ever get rid of threadworms without medication?

Can clear by itself: Threadworms (pinworms) are only significant in the individual who develops an allergic/irritant response to the glue like material the eggs are laid in near the anus. The more intense the response, the more intense the itching & problematic for the patient. The infestation can shed naturally & not return unless ingestion of new eggs occurs. Otc treatments are available. ...Read more

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I'm living with threadworms. Cannot get rid of them. Help?

I'm living with threadworms. Cannot get rid of them. Help?

Avoid Re-infestation: If you are referring to Pinworms, re-infestation is a major reason for persistent infestation; additionally the prescription medication must be repeated in 2 wks. Suggest the following: wash hands/scrub nails with brush after using toilet/before eating, launder bedding/clothes in hot water/hot dryer frequently, wear underwear to bed/launder daily, treat other household members simultaneously. ...Read more

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Can threadworms enter the cervix if so what kind of effects can this have?

Can threadworms enter the cervix if so what kind of effects can this have?

Threadworms: Threadworms or pinworms can migrate from the anus to the vagina and cause vaginitis. Condult your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have threadworms. When I went to the toilet a few weeks back I seen something floating like a brown thin thing. I've had no itching. Help : (?

I think I have threadworms. When I went to the toilet a few weeks back I seen something floating like a brown thin thing. I've had no itching. Help : (?

Likely not: The brown stringy things are likely debris from prior digestive action on food stuffs, possibly undigested vegetable debris. Thread worms are of no importance if you have no reaction to the glue like ooze the female lays eggs in around the anus. No reaction=no problem. They would otherwise be no worse than the bacteria in your poo. ...Read more