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Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more
I think I have pinworms and pelvic inflammatory disease becuase of it what shud I do what kind of medicine do I need ?
See details: You should see a doctor and have a diagnosis established. Then appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more
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 ›
I am 41 with hashimotos among other autoimmune disorders, I believe I have pinworms. Dr. Rx'd Stromectol, (ivermectin) how safe is this, I'm afraid ?
Safe: Ivermectin (Stromectol) for pinworms is safe. It can have some side effects, including dizziness, but in general it is safe and there shouldn't be an issue with having an autoimmune disease and taking it. However, check with your doctor about whether any other medications you may be on would interact before starting the medicine. ...Read more
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