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Causes Of Threadworms In Adults
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?
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
What do you suggest if my sisters got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it however I cannot physically take tablets so please help?
OTC liquid: There are a variety of over the counter PW medications that come in powder form and can be suspended in water. ...Read more
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
Wash: Your bedding in hot water.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
No: As above, hopefully, you are getting the threadworm treated ...Read more
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
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?
After wk of abdo discomfort, diarrohea I found threadworm in poo. Stool results normal? Took worm med yesterday and symptoms persist? Advice.
Will tablets for worms (threadworm) affect my birth control pill? I am on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. The worming medicine is called combantrin-1 with mebendazole.
Can pinworms/ threadworms cause pelvic inflammatory disease by carrying bacteria to the vagina? Does this affect your fertility?
No: These do not carry stis.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
NO....!: Get treatment first. You may spread ova in the pool water and others can get infected by swallowing eggs. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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