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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Are there people more susceptible to pinworm?

Poor hygine: Since pinworms spread by direct contact with the eggs., poor hygiene and crowded living condition predisposes to infestation. ...Read more

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My child is scratching his butt, is that a sure sign of pinworm?

My child is scratching his butt, is that a sure sign of pinworm?

No: But it could be. Look for the worms, coming out at nite. They look like little moving white threads. A stool sample to the lab would accurately identify them.Scratching there also comes from irritaion caused by reactions to t.P., poor hygiene etc. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take a pinworm medication if I don't actually have it?

What will happen if I take a pinworm medication if I don't actually have it?

You will not...: ...Kill the pinworms you do not have. A single dose of the pinworm medication typically prescribed will usually not have significant side effects, whether you have pinworms or not. ...Read more

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What do pinworms eat?

What do pinworms eat?

Mucous debris: The pinworm is quite happy to live up the mucous debris left in the colon after most nutrients are extracted by the small intestines. ...Read more

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How do you get pinworms?

Ingested: 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 catch pinworms?

Pinworm eggs: Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food. ...Read more

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What do I do about pinworms?

Need to treat: If you have pinworms, don't fret, they are actually quite commonly seen in practice. There are both prescription and non-prescription options available to treat pinworms. You can visit your local pharmacy and discuss with your pharmacist. Preventing reinfection is also quite important, including frequent handwashing, and routine washing of clothing and bedding. ...Read more

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How does a person get pinworms?

Ingested: 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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Are pinworms passed through sex?

No: Pin worm eggs are ingested from contaminated fingers, pass through the digestive tract and end up hatching in your intestines where they live off fecal debris. They don't pass through intercourse. Spend enough time around the bed of a carrier and your hands may become contaminated by stray eggs. (they are spread from peri-anal skin.) ...Read more

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How can I know if I have pinworms?

How can I know if I have pinworms?

Check rectal are: Check rectal are first thing in the am have someone look for small whitish worms. Can also get a pinworm test from your doctor. It is a small sticky panel your press on your rectal area and this can sent to lab to check for pinworms. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about pinworms?

Should I be worried about pinworms?

Possibly: Pinworms is the most common worm infection in the us -- and school-age kids are the ones who most commonly get it. They unknowingly touch the eggs, put fingers in mouths, and the eggs mature -- producing intense anal itching esp. @ night. The eggs can be transferred to others in the house also. See your family doctor for help if needed. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002137/. ...Read more

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Can pinworms be found on the mattress?

Unlikely: Pin worms crawl out of anus in the night and anything in contact with anal skin may get pin worm on it. One can find it on underwear or pajama after screeching anal area. It imay be possible if one scratches anal skins wiith hand then touches the mattress. ...Read more

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How would I know if my son has pinworms?

Pinworms: If you see white short threads around the anus, they are pinworms. You can press a scotch tape to capture it/them and set on a glass slide.. If you do not see the worms, do the same procedure. Bring the slides to a lab or to the doctor for confirmation under a microscope. The second tape will show the eggs. Best time to do this is late night when worms come out lay eggs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be treated for pinworms?

Is it possible to be treated for pinworms?

Yes: There is at least one over the counter preparation and a prescription chew able tablet in the us. ...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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Is pinworm itching constant or intermittent?

Is pinworm itching constant or intermittent?

Worse at night: In the early stages the itching of pinworms is worse at night. Later on its more constant. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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