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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Pinworms (Definition)

A condition in which small parasitic worms are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around ...Read more


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I'm out of town visiting my family and there's a lot of toddlers and babies in the family and I've been carrying them! Will that harm my baby?

I'm out of town visiting my family and there's a lot of toddlers and babies in the family and I've been carrying them! Will that harm my baby?

Unclear question: How or why would they "harm" your baby? how old is your baby? were the other toddlers sick? Please take the time to form a thoughtful question so you can expect a useful response. ...Read more

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How easy are parasites transferred from dogs to humans? I pet a bunch of strays in Jamaica, and now I'm sick and paranoid.

How easy are parasites transferred from dogs to humans? I pet a bunch of strays in Jamaica,  and now I'm sick and paranoid.

It is from stool: This means you have to eat it or put fecal contaminated objects into your mouth. This also means certain soils contaminated with ova (eggs) or parasites. If you only petted a stray and are a good hand washer then your risk is low. Dogs (especially strays) in developing countries can be dangerous for various reasons so be cautious in the future. If having intestinal problems get your stool tested ...Read more

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Hello do pinworms cause a foul odor to the vagina? I think a girl I work with has them.. and she works in the food industry. are they contagious ?

Hello do pinworms cause a foul odor to the vagina? I think a girl I work with has them.. and she works in the food industry. are they contagious ?

Vaginal odor: A foul vaginal odor is an infection until proven otherwise, and it is usually bacterial, not pinworms. Yes, pinworms can be transmitted with intimate contact. A GYN MD visit is needed to treat the possible vaginal infection. ...Read more

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How common is asbestosis and what kind of exposures are needed for its development? Can someone accidentaly exposed in their house for months get it?

How common is asbestosis and what kind of exposures are needed for its development? 
Can someone accidentaly exposed in their house for months get it?

Asbestosis: To get this you need to be able to inhale asbestos fibers. This is most commonly an occupational exposure though you can be exposed if inside a building where asbestos was used in construction and there is demolition or renovation causing the powder to go into the air. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get croup?

Do a lot of people get croup?

Fair number: In North America, incidence peaks in the second year of life, at 5-6 cases per 100 children.Croup is most common pediatric illness that causes acute stridor, accounting for approximately 15% of clinic and emergency department visits for pediatric respiratory tract infections. Primarily disease of infants and toddlers, with a peak incidence from age 6 months to 36 months (3 years) in US. ...Read more

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What to do if I have taken new beds to get rid of bedbugs but old mattress with a lot of eggs?

What to do if I have taken new beds to get rid of bedbugs but old mattress with a lot of eggs?

I would get rid of : Mattress. Declutter entire bedroom ; other effected rooms. Check site: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ put all junk in tightly sealed plastic ; dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what can't go in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag ; >. ...Read more

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Do a lot of children get stressed?

Do a lot of children get stressed?

Yes: Life, and it's trials and tribulations, is stressful. Kids need to learn how to be able to handle stress without decompensating. We can guide our kids and provide unconditional acceptance, but we cannot undergo the stress for them. Kids need to learn how to sooth themselves and not rely on the satisfaction of others to feel good. Peer pressure can be fierce. ...Read more

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What do roundworms in stool look like? The kind that is passed on from animals? Are they alive and moving? Would their be a lot?

What do roundworms in stool look like? The kind that is passed on from animals? Are they alive and moving? Would their be a lot?

Hookworm: Roundwoum are nematode class helminth: (1)ascaris lumbricoides: like white earthworm, little firmer. (2) pinworm/ threadworm: 3-4 mm, thin; (3)hookworm: has hooks to bite, little bigger than pinworm. (4) whipworm, etc. #1, #3 pass with stool alive, moving; #2, #4 come on anal skin at nite, itches. They are food and water borne, seen more in tropical countries. Cause malnutrition, anemia, allergy. ...Read more

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What causes a bloody nose and how do you prevent them? I work at a preschool and a lot of children are getting random bloody noses.

What causes a bloody nose and how do you prevent them? I work at a preschool and a lot of children are getting random bloody noses.

3 top reasons...: The three top reasons for bloody noses in children are picking their nose, picking their nose and PICKING their nose! The trauma could be as simple as rubbing the nose externally because of irritation from allergies or from the environment (dust, smoke...), but most often is that little finger going inside the nose and picking. Increasing humidity with humidifier or nasal saline spray can help. ...Read more

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I live in the south and their are exessive amounts of mosquitos. How will i know if i get west nile or malaria?

I live in the south and their are exessive amounts of mosquitos. How will i know if i get west nile or malaria?

Two issues: West nile fever is diagnoses only by sophisticated testing. The signs and symptoms are not specific for this disease. Malaria basically no longer exists in the usa except by importation by individuals acquiring it overseas, or by blood transfusion. I frankly would not worry about either, but use mosquito repellent. ...Read more

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Can a child around the age of 6yrs old, get sick from handling animals like hamsters, geckos, etc...?

Can a child around the age of 6yrs old, get sick from handling animals like hamsters, geckos, etc...?

Yes: Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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Think I have a phobia of spiders, maybe insects, go'n abroad where there are lots of wild ones where I'm staying in huts, how do to get rid of phobia?

Think I have a phobia of spiders, maybe insects, go'n abroad where there are lots of wild ones where I'm staying in huts, how do to get rid of phobia?

Exposure therapy: I recommend doing an Internet search for "exposure therapy." Basically, this is gradually exposing yourself to the stimulus you are afraid of. This might start by simply looking at still pictures of spiders and slowly increasing your exposure eventually moving to holding realistic toy spiders and ultimately to visiting your local pet store and holding a live spider. ...Read more

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By having a reptile do I decrease my life span because of diseases they carry like salmonella. Can i get it over and over if in exposed to it allways?

By having a reptile do I decrease my life span because of diseases they carry like salmonella. Can i get it over and over if in exposed to it allways?

HANDWASHING!!!: Yes reptiles can harbor salmonella. Your best eay to protect yourself and your pet is to make sure you wash your hand well with soap and water before and after you handle the reptile and cleaning the cage. ...Read more

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Why do all the mosquitoes and insects in the world have to bite me? Even if there are 10 people in the room, insects attack me and only me. I'm fed up

Why do all the mosquitoes and insects in the world have to bite me? Even if there are 10 people in the room, insects attack me and only me. I'm fed up

Your chemistry: Biting Insects are attracted to humans for their blood meal by carbon dioxide and some skin surface chemicals. These are not uniformly distributed amongst all persons and some have more than others. Those unlucky persons will get bit more frequently and sometimes they are the only ones who get bit. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hiv phobia.?am afraid of having a test and even for consulting a doctor for small illness..plzz take me off from this fearfull world

How to get rid of hiv phobia.?am afraid of having a test and even for consulting a doctor for small illness..plzz take me off from this fearfull world

HIV education: Simply take the time to read up on HIV. Once you understand how its transmitted simply avoid those routes of transmission and your anxiety should die down. Also, if you have engaged in risky behavior see your doctor and get checked. If these things don't help you may need to see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Some dirt/soil from outside got up my nose. Will I be ok?! I know lots of amoebas and bacteria are in dirt.

Some dirt/soil from outside got up my nose. Will I be ok?! I know lots of amoebas and bacteria are in dirt.

Normal nasal: function. including nasal hairs , (cilia) , nasal mucous and nasal membranes sereve to protect our nasal and upper airway passages.A good nasal saline rinse AM/PM is a great idea. Happy New Year! ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get schistosomiasis?

Do a lot of people get schistosomiasis?

Schisto Epidemiology: Different strains of schistosomiasis are widespread in africa and multiple areas of latin america, far east, china, coastal river valleys in japan, numerous islands of the philippines, indochina, and in foci of the middle east. They enter human skin when contact is made during bathing, fishing, or other water-related activities in the above regions. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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. Al Hegab
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

An itchy skin disease caused ...Read more