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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Oxyuriasis (Overview)

Oxyuriasis (or enterobiasis) is an infection of the digestive tract with pinworms. It usually occurs in children, and causes itchiness in the anal area.


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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. Ihab Ibrahim
14 doctors shared insights

Oxyuriasis (Overview)

Oxyuriasis (or enterobiasis) is an infection of the digestive tract with pinworms. It usually occurs in children, and causes itchiness in the anal area.


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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