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Doctor insights on: Do Pinworms Effect The Scalp

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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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Can my child be re-infested with pinworm?

Yes: It can be a never ending cycle if all carriers aren't treated. ...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

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What to do if I have pinworms help please!?

Depends: There are over the counter preparations that can remove this or you can have your doc send out some prescription meds. Hygiene using local emollients to deal with any anal irritation can increase comfort in the short term. ...Read more

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My brother has pinworms. What should I tell him?

An infection: Pinworms are a parasitic infection caused by ingesting (eating) the eggs of the pinworm. If one doesn't wash his or her hands after touching a contaminated surface or item then he/she can get pinworms. The symptoms include anal itching. The treatment is to take one chewable pill and wash all bedding in hot water. It is wise to treat the entire family (at least the children). Treat again in 10 days. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pinworms, I had them before?

What to do if I have pinworms, I had them before?

Ingesting the eggs: Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected patients, shed into their clothing from the skin around their anus where the adult worm lays them. The eggs are laid in a glue like substance that irritates the skin, so the kids are often scratching the area ; dispersing the eggs. If the patient or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs ; start over. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pinworms?

What is the definition or description of: Pinworms?

Pinworms: Pinworms are small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lays eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected by swallowing the eggs. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

Same as in kids: They only way to get pinworms is to swallow some pinworm eggs (accidentally). This occurs when a person puts his fingers or hands in his mouth after getting an egg or two (or more) on his fingers or under his nails. ...Read more

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Enterobiasis. Okay I think I have the symptoms for enterobiasis. (pinworms)?

Enterobiasis. Okay I think I have the symptoms for enterobiasis. (pinworms)?

Ok: If you are concerned then see your doctor for a prescription. Rectal itching, visible worms in the stool, and yes, teeth grinding at night can all be symptoms of pinworms. It is easily treated. ...Read more

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Not sure if this is pinworms or what, but should I just get treated anyway?

Your doctor can: A scotch tape test can be done for you. You set your alarm to wake up in the middle of the night (when the pinworms are usually active) and press a piece of scotch tape to your anus. The tape is then stuck to a microscope slide and the laboratory can look for pinworm eggs. A stool sample for ova and parasites is not as good a way to diagnose. Some just do presumptive tx if exposed. ...Read more

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Are pinworms ever fatal?

Uncomfortable only: No, uncomfortable with itching especially at night, but not fatal. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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