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Does pinworm commonly occur in the us?

Does pinworm commonly occur in the us?

Not as common: Although, pinworm infestation is more common than infestation with other parasites, it is not a common disease overall. I have to say in a lot of cases it may be asymptomatic and not dignosed for a while. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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I'm scared if I haev pinworms?

I'm scared if I haev pinworms?

No need to be scared: Pin worms are not that uncommon with easy treatment. Simple observation of tiny pinworms in stools, constant itching in groin or anal region are clear signs. A brief exam of local area is helpful for obtaining a tape specimen from the rectal area ...Read more

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Is albendazole necessary for pinworm?

Is albendazole necessary for pinworm?

Confusing question: It is an effective treatment, among others. If you or the patient is asymptomatic, treatment is not absolutely required. Some patients will clear this naturally, but chronic carriage is common. ...Read more

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Can pinworms cause pregnancy problems?

Can pinworms cause pregnancy problems?

No: No, but when you're already fatigued, nauseated, and constipated, having an itchy butt can't be any fun! ...Read more

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Are pinworms anything to do with hemorrhoids?

Are pinworms anything to do with hemorrhoids?

No: Well aside from both itching - no.
But, be careful the owner of pinworms that scratch their hemorrhoids is in for a fun time in a pool of blood! ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Sure: The only symptoms caused by pinworms is rectal itching; so there are plenty of otc treatments to relieve this. Pinworms are typically asymptomatic and harmless. The medicine to rid pinworms is easy and relatively non-toxic so I would do it to rid the pinworms. You would also need to wash linens, small clothes and household to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pinworms for GI physical?

Simple RX: 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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Will my boyfriend get pinworms if we have sex?

Possibly: I'm assuming that you have pinworms, since you asked this question. If you do, you should be treated. He'd be unlikely to get them from you from plain old intercourse, but in the course of sexual activity, hands and tongues can wander, and contact with your anus or minute amounts of feces could cause him to ingest pinworm eggs. ...Read more

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Do anti-fungal pills work for pinworm infections?

Doubtful: Pinworms are a type of nematode or simply a worm. Usually quite treatable with a medicine called mebendazole. Some of the antifungals also end in azole such as ketoconazole, but are different types of medication and not likely to be effective. Mebendazole is usually taken as one pill, one dose, one time. Pretty neat really. ...Read more

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Do hemorrhoids produce the same itch as pinworms?

No: Any irritation at the anus can cause some itching as a symptom. However, the irritation of pinworms is usually of different character and timing.
Avoid any irritation at the anus. Avoid all mechanical and chemical irritation which can occur from too wet stools.
Pinworm irritation is worst at night or early morning. ...Read more

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If a dog has pinworms, can that give you ringworm?

If a dog has pinworms, can that give you ringworm?

No: Pinworms are an actual worm that lives in the gut of animals. They can infect people too, so wash your hands!

ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect animals and people too.

But pinworms and ringworm are completely different things. ...Read more

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What does a doctor do when he checks for pinworms?

What does a doctor do when he checks for pinworms?

Tape test: 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 a piece of clear tape placed over the butt crack can be placed on a slide & presence of pw eggs verified. Sometimes pw are visible on exam. They are thread like & about an inch long at maturity. ...Read more

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What does a doctor do he/she checks for pinworms?  

What does a doctor do he/she checks for pinworms?  

Scotch tape test: The mother pinworm comes out at night to deposit her eggs outside of the anus. The best way to test for pinworms is to do the scotch tape test. Early in the morning you apply the sticky side of scotch tape to the anus to pick up the eggs and then affix the tape, sticky side down, to a glass slide. The slide is then analyzed to look for the eggs. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have pinworms or hemorrhoids?

How can I know if I have pinworms or hemorrhoids?

See a doctor: There is no way you can diagnose this yourself. Only someone with medical knowledge can diagnose and treat it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Vermox to kill pinworms?

Pinworms: Vermox will treat the pinworms in 2-3 days. A second dose should be taken two weeks later in order to kill any that are newly hatched. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids and pinworms.?

See Your Doctor: Hemorrhoids and Pinworms can have similar symptoms; most commonly anal itching. Unlike pinworms, hemorrhoids can cause pain depending on their location and bleeding. Hemorrhoids are caused by swollen rectal blood vessels whereas pinworms are an infestation. Your symptoms are not given therefore be aware your full medical history and visual inspection may suggest other possible causes. See a doctor ...Read more

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Can treatment for pinworms affect the combined pill?

Can treatment for pinworms affect the combined pill?

No reported problem: There is support for interaction of mebendezole with metronidazole and sodium iodide products, but not with hormones. Good luck getting rid of the annoying critters. ...Read more

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How does pinworm infected vaginal discharge look like?

Like worms: Pinworms can usually be seen directly. They are small and white. First thing in the morning or during the night is the best time to look. A single treatment of oral anti-pinworm medication usually eradicates the problem ...Read more

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Is Vermox better than albandozole at killing pinworms?

Hard to say: I had been using vermox for years & found it well accepted & effective for this problem. However, it has not been available through the pharmacies in my region for the last couple of years. Albendazole is a similar med & has worked, but requires higher dosing. ...Read more

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Are brown pinworms and green vaginal discharge related?

Are brown pinworms and green vaginal discharge related?

See you doctor: See your doctor to get treatment for the possible vaginal infection and the pinworm issue, which may not be related. ...Read more

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Do kids from orphanages get a lot of pinworm and scabies?

Do kids from orphanages get a lot of pinworm and scabies?

Yes: It be be cookson for these infections to spread in facility where several children live. ...Read more

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How long does albenza (albendazole) take to kill pinworms?

Quickly: Within days there should be no more live pinworms unless you have been re-infected. Treat everyone in the household at the same time. ...Read more

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How do you know if your itch is from hemorrhoids or pinworms?

How do you know if your itch is from hemorrhoids or pinworms?

Test: Pinwoms generally occurs in kids who play in dirt. The worms can be seen after placing scotch tape on the anal skin and pearling it off. Best bet is to be seen by colon and rectal surgeon. No itch is treatable with dietary and hygiene modification. ...Read more

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I have worm/ pinworms and taking albendazole, does this work?

I have worm/ pinworms and taking albendazole, does this work?

Yes: It is effective (off-label use) - usually given 400 mg single dose and then 2nd dose in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What if I ingest pinworm eggs following my first treatment pill?

New infestation: Anyone who is treated for pinworms can re-infest themselves by ingesting new eggs. The medication may stick around for a day or so but will not provide long term protection. Washing bed clothes and sheets in hot water and practicing good hand washing can reduce your risk. ...Read more

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Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as ovarian cancer?

Can pinworm infestation lead to complications such as ovarian cancer?

No: But I would get it treated as well as anyone in your household asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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