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Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What is oxyuriasis?

What is oxyuriasis?

Pinworms: Oxyuriasis in another word for a pinworm infection. Pinworm infections are caused the intestinal nematode (roundworm) enterobius vermicularis. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Oxyuriasis (Definition)

It is a parasite, small white. It causes itchy bottom (pruritus ani) particularly at night. This prevents the child from sleeping, making ...Read more


Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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How is oxyuriasis treated?

How is oxyuriasis treated?

Oxyureasis treatment: Oxyureasis or pinworms are treated with a single dose of vermox, and it should be repeated after two weeks in case there is reinfection.The other members of the family should be treated as well and all other close contacts especially children. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Lyons Dr. Lyons
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are the tests for oxyuriasis?

What are the tests for oxyuriasis?

Pinworms: We, often, use clear tape to get the worms or eggs on the tape and look at it under a microscope or magnifying glass to test for pinworms. ...Read more

Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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What are the major symptoms of oxyuriasis?

What are the major symptoms of oxyuriasis?

OXYURIASIS: Or enterobiasis is pinworm infestation. The major sx is perianal itching with excoriations secondary to scratching ...Read more

Dr. Valerie Hines Dr. Hines
Pediatrics
13 years in practice
University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Oxyuriasis?

What is the definition or description of: Oxyuriasis?

Pinworm: It is a parasite, small white. It causes itchy bottom (pruritus ani) particularly at night. This prevents the child from sleeping, making them tired and irritable. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Seely Dr. Seely
General Practice
27 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What's effective for helping to prevent oxyuriasis?

Pinworms=hand wash: For 'oxyuriasis' or pinworms is also called enterobiasis(caused by enterobius vermicularis). Treatment is a simple pill regimen written by a physician. Prevention includes: washing hands after using the bathroom and before preparing food. Wash bedding and underclothing frequently, especially those of any affected family members. ...Read more

Dr. Shalabh Bansal Dr. Bansal
Pediatrics
9 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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What is pinworm infection medicine?

Pinworm treatment: Pinworms (enterobius) are treated with oral medications known as Mebendazole or Albendazole (see your physician). ...Read more

Dr. Shalabh Bansal Dr. Bansal
Pediatrics
9 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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How can I tell if I have a pinworm infection?

How can I tell if I have a pinworm infection?

Symptoms...: Pinworms usually cause difficulty sleeping due to itching, severe itching around anus, peri-anal inflammation from scratching, vaginal area itchiness in females. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart Dr. Dennis-Smithart
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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How do I know my child has a pinworm infection?

How do I know my child has a pinworm infection?

Pinworm diagnosis: Early in the morning, before bathing, look closely at your child's recturm. Pinworms look like tiny white threads, or toilet paper residue. You can do a pinworm tape test and submit to the lab for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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How do you confirm the diagnosis of pinworm infection?

How do you confirm the diagnosis of pinworm infection?

Pinworms: There is a test called a tape test. Basically scotch tape- like paper is applied to the rectum in middle of night and sent to a lab to examine. This will confirm the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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How long does a pinworm infection last?

Until treatment over: Pinworm infestations will cease after proper treatment which takes about two weeks time. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I have a bad pinworm infection and the tablet I took doesn't seem to work so is there an alternative?

I have a bad pinworm infection and the tablet I took doesn't seem to work so is there an alternative?

??doesn't work??: Pinworms are often treated with a worm toxin & it is often given in two doses a week apart to increase effectiveness. The symptoms of anal itching can outlast the death of the worm. As the worm lays eggs in your anal crack, the glue that holds them in place sets up a reaction that causes itching. You can have irritant rxn left after the worms are gone.Cortizone (hydrocortisone) or coco butter can sometimes help. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Hi I have a very severe pinworm infection and have been treated by my dr also been doing home remedies. Why has nothing worked?

Hi I have a very severe pinworm infection and have been treated by my dr also been doing home remedies. Why has nothing worked?

Pinworm re-infection: is common, and total eradication can be hard at times, all family members may need to be treated, and successful eradication may necessitate more measures as taking medicine courses repeatedly 3 times, 3 weeks apart for all of them. Community hygiene measures too may need to be applied, your doctor can refer you to an infectious diseases specialist for consultation, good luck ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Could pinworm infection have anything to do with amount of sugar in our diet?

Could pinworm infection have anything to do with amount of sugar in our diet?

No: These benign hitch hikers don't care what your diet is like.They are opportunist that do not discriminate.They will infest anyone that gets their eggs on their fingers and lets them pass into their mouth. They travel to your large intestine where they feed off undigested debris. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Hi docs, would a pinworm infection go away with a certain diet alone and nothing else?

Hi docs, would a pinworm infection go away with a certain diet alone and nothing else?

Not safe: Ingestion of herbs, foods, chemicals or other substances that could and would kill worms would also likely be very unhealthy and potentially dangerous to the host. Oral medications available through your doctor's office are safe, simple, effective and easy to use. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How persistant can a pinworm infection be? I have taken two dosages of Vermox in 15 days and still I don't feel any better

If treatment fails: It may be a wrong diagnosis. Many assume this when they have an itchy bottom. It does produce an allergic rash when the worm lays eggs at the bottom, but other things do too. Food allergies, group A strep infections, yeast infections, neurodermatitis, all have the same symptoms.If you have not had your problem verified, I would.You may be wasting your efforts. ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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