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Medicine For Pinworms
To the best of my knowledge.
I am on TB treatment can I take medicine for pinworm infection during TB treatment. Is it safe? Suggest a medicine.
Yes: There are many options and the medication should be taken once and repeated in 7 days. Discuss with the pharmacist. All the best. Also family should be treated together and it is weight based. ...Read more
No it wiil not:
Treatment for pin worms is 1 tab of vermox and often we treat the whole family and rpt 1 tab dose after 2 weeks
hs no ill effects and no health problems. ...Read more
How to tell my family that we all have to take pinworm medicine because I was the one that got infected?
Individualized care: Please have each of your family members evaluated by their physician. Each member needs to receive individualized care. ...Read more
USA for sure: I can only answer for the us. Pyrantel pamate has been available otc for decades under a variety of brand names. As one of the most regulated medication venues in the world, I would assume lesser regulated countries have similar products available, but I have never investigated its status elsewhere. ...Read more
Nope, you're good: Pinworm infections are usually treated with a one time dose of Vermox (mebendazole) 100 mg. It's a category c medicine and if used short term, it can be used safely in pregnancy. Usually we treat the whole family, chew it before you swallow it, and it can be repeated in 2 weeks if needed. Most patients do great with just one dose. It should not affect your baby even if retreatment is done. ...Read more
This is the third time I have had pinworms. Medicine prescribed by doctors hasn't worked so far. What do I do?
My son has pinworms and I was told to treat the whole family with Reeses Pinworm medicine and have. I am 22 weeks pregnant, could my baby be at risk?
No: That medication is not absorbed into your system/blood stream so it is very unlikely to harm your baby. Pinworm itself does not enter blood stream either, so your baby is safe from that, too. ...Read more
Hi, I have a dark purple lump on anus. It has been there before and I took over-the-counter pinworm medicine. It's soft to touch and itches at night.
See a doctor: Marmoset - there are a few different things this can be and they are all treated differenly. See a doctor so that they can take a look and advise you properly. ...Read more
No: Systemic treatment is indicated in order to eradicate your body of all worms and eggs. You definitely need medications and consultation for this. ...Read more
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None in pregnancy: The medications used for the treatment of pinworm are mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate, or albendazole. However, safety of these drugs has not been studied for pregnant women. If the infection is compromising the pregnancy (i.e. weight loss, sleeplessness) then treatment can be considered, but should be withheld until the 3rd trimester when risk to fetus is lower. Ref: http://www. Cdc. Gov ...Read more
What is the best treatment drug for pinworm? Is the dosage the same no matter how severe the population?
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
Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?
Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it.
http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/pin-x.html ...Read more
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
good luck! ...Read more
Took albenza (albendazole) two days ago for pinworms. Still feeling crawling sensation in anus at night. Is the medicine working?
I should be: That sensation is most likely inflammation of the tissue and skin around the anus which takes a few days to calm down even after the parasites have died. Give it some time. Since treatment has been started, at this point a cream like Proctosol may hasten relief of the itching. Now, for pinworms a dose of albendazole does have to be repeated 2 weeks after the first for cure. ...Read more
I have pinworms, it's been about a week now. I am experiencing a slight loss of appetite. What medicine should I take in what dosage? Country Pakistan
Medicine for pinworm: It would be a prescription drug so you would need to visit a healthcare worker. ...Read more
Still Effective: Mebendazole is one of several medications used to treat pinworms. There are reports of drug resistance but it is still used widely for this purpose. Treatment failures can be minimized by repeating the dose in 2-3 wks after initial dose, by practicing good hygiene to prevent reinfection of yourself & spread to others. Good handwashing especially cleaning under nails is important. ...Read more
????????????: If you want to treat butt itching use a cold wash wrag and apply OTC hydrocortisone twice a day. That helps if you have PW or not. Since food intolerance, food allergy, yeast, strep and many other agents can cause an itchy butt, your chance of getting relief by assuming the cause is minimal. ...Read more
I think I have pinworms and pelvic inflammatory disease becuase of it what shud I do what kind of medicine do I need?
See details: You should see a doctor and have a diagnosis established. Then appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more
Is there an over counter medicine that I can take that will be strong enough to kill my pinworms? I passed an earthworm thing in stool, since I have
Yes: Pyrantel pomate is sold otc under various names like pin-rid, antiminth (pyrantel) and pin-x. When used as directed it has activity against several worm like paracites. The earthworm like thing was not a pin worm but likely ascaris. This product may help. A visit with your doc and some stool studies may be needed to sort out what problems you have. ...Read more
I had pinworms as they were in my stool so I took medicine but I noticed there are what look like tapeworm eggs instead. Were they pinworms or not?
Or MULTIPLE parasitic infections are NOT that uncommon!! You need a stool exam for OVA (eggs) and the parasites themselves...then proper TREATMENT (Often a sinfle treatment with a "Broad spectrum" anti-helminth (anti-worm) will "do the trick"
Hope this helps
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See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more