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Complications From Pinworm Infestation
Doubtful: Pinworms are a type of nematode or simply a worm. Usually quite treatable with a medicine called mebendazole. Some of the antifungals also end in azole such as ketoconazole, but are different types of medication and not likely to be effective. Mebendazole is usually taken as one pill, one dose, one time. Pretty neat really. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV not pinworm: Pinworm infestation can lead to complications, and they are often symptomatic, usually with anal itching, as they emerge at night. However, cervical cancer is more likely to arise following infection by high risk subtypes of a virus called human papilloma virus (hpv), and this can be detected during routine pap smear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poison the worms: There are a variety of agents that can kill off the pin worms. Probably the most common one used in the us is mabendazole (vermox) that comes in a chewable tablet.A single dose will often do the job although i usually have it repeated in a week. There are otc products that will work. An effort to eliminate stray eggs left in the bedding can prevent re-infestation. ...Read more
Medication might: Pinworms make people uncomfortable literally and figuratively. Weight or sleep loss can occur. They are common in childcare settings but can be prevented with hand hygiene please read this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/pinworms.Html and fact sheet http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm/index.Html also tell your OB providers and discuss treatment http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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