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How long does it take to get rid of pinworms?

How long does it take to get rid of pinworms?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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How long does it take to get rid of pinworms after taking first pill?

How long does it take to get rid of pinworms after taking first pill?

Repeat dose in 2 was: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pinworms?

Mebendazole: You would need a prescription for the medication listed above. For more information consult the site below:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pinworm/ds00687/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pinworms?

Oral Medication.: Pinworm can be treated with a simple oral medication. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pinworms?

How do you get rid of pinworms?

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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How do you completely get rid of pinworms?

How do you completely get rid of pinworms?

Meds and handwashing: Pinworms are treated with a prescription medication for parasites. Some specialists recommend treating the whole family, especially if there are younger children in the family. Good handwashing, washing clothing/bedding decreases the risk of re-infection. The eggs can collect under the fingernails, and if you have nail-biting kids, they can get re-infected if they don't wash their hands! ...Read more

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How to get rid of pinworms without medicine?

Pinworms: You can eat garlic. Alo keep your nails trimmed and clean with soap and water under the nails to kill the pinworm eggs ...Read more

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Will eating garlic powder get rid of pinworms?

No. Medications: Prescribed for pinworms are Albendazole & Mebendazole, given as a single dose that is repeated 2 weeks later. The CDC recommends that physicians treat all family members. Prevention of re-infection is arduous. Pinworm eggs can be found under the infected person's fingernails, on clothes, bedding, upholstered furniture & other surfaces. See: www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/pinworm/gen_info/faqs. Html ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of pinworms?  

Medication: There's a pill your doctor can prescribe. The whole family may need to take it. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pinworms for adults and kids?

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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How can I get rid of pinworms as fast as possible?

Medication &: Environmental controls. Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Good handwashing is important. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, upholstery and carpeting. All family members should be treated. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pinworms without any medicine?

How do you get rid of pinworms without any medicine?

Why?: Not that I know of. The medication used to treat pinworm is so harmless and benign that it makes no sense to use anything else. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to get rid of pinworms? Any herbs?

None: The medical treatment for pinworms is a short course of anti-helminthic (anti-worm) drugs, usually for 3 days. They have almost no side effects, usually are cheap, and are very effective. There is no reason to seek alternative treatments. ...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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I don't like taking medicine. Does anyone know a natural or herbal way to get rid of pinworms?

I don't like taking medicine. Does anyone know a natural or herbal way to get rid of pinworms?

Yes: There has not been a lot of research on this but even mainstream docs advise hygiene measures at home- see http://www. Md-health. Com/home-remedies-for-pinworms. Html
as for herbs, garlic may work best. See http://www. Thesurvivaldoctor. Com/2012/04/17/getting-rid-of-pinworms/ for other ideas see http://www. Healthguidance. Org/entry/15625/1/home-remedies-for-pinworms. Html
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How to get rid of pinworms fast without seeing a doctor?

Over the counter med: There are a variety of over the counter meds that treat pin-worms and these are effective for most. If that is what you have, it should respond. However, unless you have actually seen the thread-worms, you may be assuming it is the cause when there is another reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pinworms without telling your parents?  

How do you get rid of pinworms without telling your parents?  

Why hide it: This is a common issue and not a sign of bad lifestyle or bad choices. There are over the counter pinworm treatments that work but are a bit messy & not always reliable. I commonly call in the simple (1)chewable tablet treatment if parents think their kid has them. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of pinworms fast without seeing a doctor?

OTC products: There is a collection of over the counter products available under a variety of names in pharmacies or the drugstore section of most supermarkets. Directions are on the box. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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