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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Enterobiasis (Overview)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often , itching over vulva.


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What are the tests for enterobiasis?

What are the tests for enterobiasis?

Pinworms: Scotch tape applied to the anus early in the morning will and examined microscopically will detect the eggs in 50% with one exam and >90% with three exams. Sometimes this can be suspected by white thread-like things in stool, but this is not adequate by itself. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
208 doctors shared insights

Enterobiasis (Overview)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often , itching over vulva.


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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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Treating Pinworms (Tip)

Treating Pinworms

Call your doctor if you see white thread like worms and rectal itching; you may have pinworms. ...See more

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Treating Pinworms (Checklist)

Visit a doctor to be tested and treated for pinworms
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How to know if that was mucus or a bubble. (it was really small.) so do you think I suffer from enterobiasis?

Pinworms: You can use some scotch tape pressed against your anus and have your doctor or lab check for pinworm eggs on the tape ...Read more

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What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

Eggs: Infection is transmitted through the consumption of pinworm eggs. ...Read more

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Treating Pinworms (Tip)

Treating Pinworms

Pinworms can be cured with a prescription oral medication. ...See more

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What does it mean if u have a discharge with pinworms?

What does it mean if u have a discharge with pinworms?

Eval: Your body is reacting - if that is the cause the treatment is straight forward. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat a child with pinworms?

How do you treat a child with pinworms?

Pinworms: Until recently, mebendezole (vermox) 100mg chewable tablet once for affected patient and all household members was considered the drug of choice. Now that drug is no longer being produced, Albendazole (albenza)10/mg/kg (400 mg max dose)once is a good alternative. Washing all bed linens in very hot water to destroy eggs shed during the worm's nocturnal emergence is traditionally recommended. ...Read more

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Treating Pinworms (Tip)

Treating Pinworms

Pinworms can be effectively and safely treated with usually one dose of medication. ...See more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Pinworms (Definition)

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


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