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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. Lynne Weixel
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Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...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?

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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Is there a way that I can tell if my child has pinworms?

Pinworm diagnosis: Early in the morning, before bathing, look closely at your child's recturm. Pinworms look like tiny white threads, or toilet paper residue. You can do a pinworm tape test and submit to the lab for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pinworms?

Oral Medication.: Pinworm can be treated with a simple oral medication. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pinworms?

How do you get rid of pinworms?

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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How do you completely get rid of pinworms?

How do you completely get rid of pinworms?

Meds and handwashing: Pinworms are treated with a prescription medication for parasites. Some specialists recommend treating the whole family, especially if there are younger children in the family. Good handwashing, washing clothing/bedding decreases the risk of re-infection. The eggs can collect under the fingernails, and if you have nail-biting kids, they can get re-infected if they don't wash their hands! ...Read more

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How do I know my child has a pinworm infection?

How do I know my child has a pinworm infection?

Pinworm diagnosis: Early in the morning, before bathing, look closely at your child's recturm. Pinworms look like tiny white threads, or toilet paper residue. You can do a pinworm tape test and submit to the lab for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is an easy treatment for pinworms in a child?

What is an easy treatment for pinworms in a child?

Yes: There is at least one over the counter preparation and a prescription chew able tablet in the us. I have treated toddlers with the chew able tablet & they do well. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pinworms for GI physical?

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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Will my boyfriend get pinworms if we have sex?

Will my boyfriend get pinworms if we have sex?

Possibly: I'm assuming that you have pinworms, since you asked this question. If you do, you should be treated. He'd be unlikely to get them from you from plain old intercourse, but in the course of sexual activity, hands and tongues can wander, and contact with your anus or minute amounts of feces could cause him to ingest pinworm eggs. ...Read more

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If I keep my child's nails short can I prevent spread of pinworm eggs?

No: Frequent handwashing in association with appropriate medication therapy will prevent the spread of pinworms. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't get rid of threadworms (also known as pinworms)?

Pinworms: The whole family/ household needs to be treated with appropriate doses of vermox. This can be obtained from your family doc or pediatrician. All the bedding in the house needs to washed in very hot water. Sometimes a second dose of medication and washing is necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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