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Do Kids From Orphanages Get A Lot Of Pinworm And Scabies
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My kids and I keep getting pinworms despite treatment with Vermox. Is there a natural remedy that will work better to treat and keep from recurring?
Pinworms: pinworms are spread by fecal oral route make sure that ALL in the family are treated at the same time.also strict handwashing with antiseptic soap after going to the toilet. when cooking make sure you use use good hand washing .and wash all the fruits and vegetables before eating!! wash even your clothing in a hot cycle with a strong detergent ...Read more
I'm 19 with good hygiene but work with kids and find myself itching and taking out pinworms at nights how do I stop this annoyance ?
Oh my: Pinworms must be treated with a prescription anti-parasitic if present, so a doctors visit is a must to take care of this problem. You can help your dr diagnose pinworms with clear scotch tape. On 3 mornings before your appointment, first thing in the morning stick a 1 inch piece of scotch tape directly to your anus, peel it off and keep it in a plastic bag. Your doc can look for eggs/worms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.
DETAILS!!!!!: How long have you had symptoms??? What (who) was the source of your infestation? IS YOUR FAMILY GETTING TREATED??? I suspect that you were diagnosed by a person not experienced with scabies. Do you really have it? From the time of first getting scabies to the onset of itch is 2 to 3 months.Every person in the house must be treated at the same time, even if they have no symptoms. ALL THE DETAILS AR ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx Meds: Topical application of a scabicide for 8-14 hours with a repeat treatment is a week is the common approach. Additional meds used to help itching or for occasional superficial skin infections may be needed. ...Read more
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