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Do kids from orphanages get a lot of pinworm and scabies?

Do kids from orphanages get a lot of pinworm and scabies?

Yes: It be be cookson for these infections to spread in facility where several children live. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Pinworms (Definition)

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


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Can scabies supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Can scabies supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

No; Dr. can evaluate: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research). One can ask the doctor for scabies treatment and pinworms treatment (different prescription medications are needed). ...Read more

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How does a child normally get pinworm?

How does a child normally get pinworm?

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 more

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My child has pinworms. How did he get them?

My child has pinworms.  How did he get them?

They're common: Pinworms live in the bowel and lay tiny eggs outside the rectum; when the infected child's bottom itches-they scratch. The eggs remain on their hands, and are transferred to the room where people touch objects and then their mouths, ingesting the eggs. They are very common, especially in daycare settings. If one child is infected, many others may be infected too. Fortunately easily treated. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pinworms for adults and kids?

Simple RX: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs.If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in. ...Read more

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My Child is on his second medication for pinworms but he still has lots of dead ones coming out in his stool.im quiet concerned at this point. Many thanks?

My Child is on his second medication for pinworms but he still has lots of dead ones coming out in his stool.im quiet concerned at this point. Many thanks?

Enterobius: Some of pinworm larvae may hatch on the anal mucosa, and migrate up the bowel This retroinfection can lead to a heavy parasitic load and autoinfection through the anus-to-mouth route or through retroinfection often requires repeated treatment, at 2-week intervals, in order to remove the infection completely. Cleaning the house is essential and often very difficult. ...Read more

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Is it normal for kids to get pinworms about 1 month after they already had them and been treated?

Common: Reinfection is common. Washing your hands with soap and warm water after using the toilet, changing diapers, and before handling food is the most successful way to prevent pinworm infection. To stop the spread of pinworm and possible re-infection, people who are infected should bathe every morning to help remove a large amount of the eggs on the skin. Showering is a better method than taking a bat. ...Read more

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It's it normal for kids to get pinworms again about 1 month later after they already had them and been treated ?

Repeat episods: Pinworms are an only human worm that needs only for the child to ingest some eggs off their fingers to re-establish their life within the large intestines. The first treatment may not have been effective, or the child has been re-exposed, either way, kids can repeat the process at any point. ...Read more

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What disease can you get from pinworms?

None: Pinworms can cause conditions such as appendicitis, proctitis, vulvo-vaginitis and other such conditions but am not aware of them spreading other diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more