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Reinfection: It is because of reinfection from the surroundings as eggs are found on bed linens,bathroom fixtures,drinking glasses,eating utensils,toys,kithcen counters,desks or lunh tables in schools,sandboxes,pyjamas,toilets etc. The reinfection can be prevnted by treating all children&adults in households and repeat the pill two weeks after the initial treatment Pinworms are not caused by playin in dirt ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC or Prescription: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the irritating oil the eggs are laid in & soothing creams can help baby rest.The otc med &/or the chew able vermox tablet will take a few days to work through the system & eliminated the pw's. ...Read more
Depends on the med: There are several prescriptions available which your doctor would tell you how long to take them. But the most common treatment for pinworm, pyrantel pamoate is available over the counter. The typical duration of therapy is about two weeks. However reinfection and spread is very common so it is recommended to treat all those living together and to maintain the highest standards of hygiene ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with pinworms. How soon after taking the medication can she expect relief from itching?
Depends: The worms don't cause the itching, so response will depend on some other things you can do. The worm crawls out the anus in the night & lays eggs in the skin folds.The worm secretes a glue like material with the eggs & this glue sets up an itchy rash that triggers the itch & disburses the eggs. If you wash off the anal skin folds with cold water & apply cortisone cream this can help immediately. ...Read more
What to do if I had pinworms bought the medication..but I still have them annoying little white worms in me help me ?
Pinworm Treatment: Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Alternative remedies like eating garlic, carrots that are grated or coconuts to expel worms are not recommended for severe infections. Eat a fresh fruit diet for 5 to 7 days. Good handwashing is important. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, ...Read more
If i have had no itching since i found pinworms and took the medication does that mean they're dead or gone?
Pinworms: Should be treated with 2 doses of medication; 2 weeks apart. All family members should be treated. All the best. ...Read more
My daughter seems to be having recurring episodes of pinworms. We give her medication, wash bedding and do our very best to reinforce good hygiene?
Source: The source of the pinworm should be examined. It could be a pet turtle, or well water that wasnt tested or filtered properly. If she is the only one who is constantly exposed, the source of the exposure should be examined. ...Read more
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
Once you've taken all medication of albenza (albendazole) for pinworms is it normal for stool to come out quick and have a lot.. Mines even a bright brown color?
Albenza (albendazole): Each individual may respond differently to the drug. It may increase transit time for stooling or not. ...Read more
Illness ; Menses: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
I think my 9 yr old daughter has pinworms. Do i need to take her to pediatrician or can I give her OTC medication?
Rx: Mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate and Albendazole are products used to treat pinworms, though I have only used Mebendazole in my patients. I'm not sure about otc products. Call your pediatrician, describe why you believe she has pinworms. The doctor may not require you to come in. Remember to treat household contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have just found pinworms in my vagina and anus. If i get treated for this, will the medication cure the vaginal worms AS WELL as the anal ones? How long will it take before i am safe to have sex again
Troublesome pinworms: Visit this amazing CDC site to learn more about pinworms: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/pinworm/ You should be able to be 'cured' easily with a medicine your doc gave you (mebendazole). The key is your partner and the environment - where did these eggs come from and how to AVOID re-infection. Eggs can last 2 to 3 weeks- and you need a second round of medication at that time, incase anything's alive ...Read more
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