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Improve Hygiene Prevent Pinworm
Despite taking Albenadazole weekly for the last 5 weeks, I have a bad reoccurrence of pinworms. Is this normal? I am following a strict hygiene regime
How diagnosed?: A tenet of medicine is treatment designed for the wrong diagnosis is seldom effective.Not all itchy rears have to do with pin worms. There are a variety of yeast, bacteria, food reactions, etc that can result in anal itching.Unless you actually had pin worms detected by tape test or other definitive study you are likely treating the wrong problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 19 with good hygiene but work with kids and find myself itching and taking out pinworms at nights how do I stop this annoyance ?
Oh my: Pinworms must be treated with a prescription anti-parasitic if present, so a doctors visit is a must to take care of this problem. You can help your dr diagnose pinworms with clear scotch tape. On 3 mornings before your appointment, first thing in the morning stick a 1 inch piece of scotch tape directly to your anus, peel it off and keep it in a plastic bag. Your doc can look for eggs/worms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Taken 100mg mebendezanole for pinworm. What foods should I be avoiding? & what to do in terms of hygiene afraid I might breathe in eggs?
Can people have persistent pinworm infection even when taking meds regularly at two week intervals & good hygiene, white bits in stool won't go?
Re-Infection Common: Persistent infection is common with pinworms and is commonly due to re-infection. In addition to re-treatment, do the following: Change underclothes and bed sheets, bathe in the mornings, wash hands/clean nails before handling food, keep fingernails short, avoid nail biting, avoid scratching perianal area, and all household members should be treated as a group. Follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more
Wash your hands ...: A lot. Wash your hands before you eat or make food, after you go to the bathroom or change a diaper. Keep your fingernails clean and cut short. No fingernail-biting. Don't eat in the bathroom. Change your underpants every day. Don't scratch your butt. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just got pinworm meds. How long will it take for it to work and kill all worms. & what can I do to prevent it from happening again when I have a cat?
Pinworm: Treatment is 2 doses: day 1 and repeat after 1 week. Adult female worm lays eggs on perianal skin at night, this causes itching. As the person scratches the area, there is easy spread of eggs on clothes, bed linens, under nails and everywhere. So, wash your hands, all clothes, take shower every morning, don't scratch. Wash hands before preparing food, and eating. Get treatment for whole family. ...Read more
13yold son suffers from pinworms every few months for more than 4 years now what could be the reason and can we prevent it ?He eats lamb and chicken
Human only infestn: 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.You get an irritant 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. Not all anal itching is pw, it can be poor other issues. ...Read more
Hello! I think I may have pinworms. I experience no itching and I only see them in my stool. Will they go away with strict hygeine alone?
Hi, I have had pinworms / threadworms but they keep coming back (despite following strict hygeine measures) for about 6 weeks. I have been taking Mebendazole every 1 - 2 weeks to try and get rid of them. Are there any side effects for taking Mebendazole l
Not at that dose: If this is not working, consider you may not have pin worms. The peri-anal itching most often associated with PW's can be caused by a number of thongs, as diverse as a strep dermatitis, a reaction to foods, etc. Unless you have had PW's identified, I would look to another cause.If you are getting re-infected, some human in your environment is giving it to you. ...Read more
Yes, that may help: Since scabies mites have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then burrow into the new person's skin, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, scabies mites can be washed away before they have a chance to burrow into the person's skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been aware of my pinwoms for a few days and I don't experience itching. I'm noticing less and less in my stool. Will good hygiene alone fix this?
No: Meningitis is something that can come from spinal fluid leak after a head injury or surgery. It can follow some viral illnesses but usually comes from bacteria that aren't altered by hygiene. College students and military recruits in barracks can get a vaccine to decrease their risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, that may help: Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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