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Enterobiasis In Children
Most have no sx: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Old wives tales have you believe the kids grind their teeth but that is bull. The allergic reaction that some kids get to the oily material the eggs are laid in is the basic problem. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the oil & soothing creams can help baby rest.Rx takes time. ...Read more
Personal hygiene: Infestations begin as the eggs are ingested from contaminated fingers. These fingers touch places that babies sit and play in like sandboxes, day care centers, etc, where the eggs are shed from a diapered bottom. The more finger to mouth activity the higher likelihood of infection.When you add a ready source of eggs in their environment, the chances also increase. ...Read more
None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members. ...Read more
Should i send my children back to school after they have been treated for pinworms and i still can see the worms?
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.
Can i give my 18 month old reese's for pinworms? My daughter caught them from school and now her little brother has them. I considered diatomaceous earth but I'm not sure about either of them as far as the safety of them on children and toddlers
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
Pinworm infestation: Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often , itching over vulva. ...Read more
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
Ingesting the eggs: Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected infants & toddlers, 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 kid or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs & start over. ...Read more
Poison the worms: There are a variety of agents that can kill off the pin worms. Probably the most common one used in the us is mabendazole (vermox) that comes in a chewable tablet.A single dose will often do the job although i usually have it repeated in a week. There are otc products that will work. An effort to eliminate stray eggs left in the bedding can prevent re-infestation. ...Read more
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