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Doctor insights on: Oxyuriasis In Children

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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. Warren Foster
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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


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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

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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 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 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

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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 pinworm infection medicine?

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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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Does pinworm infection cause infertility in females? Can the pinworm damage fallopian tubes?

Does pinworm infection cause infertility in females? Can the pinworm damage fallopian tubes?

No: Pinworms cannot survive in the female genital tract. Their preferred home is the large intestines, with some capability of living in the small intestine and its connected features. Any statement that PW affect womens fertility is a myth. ...Read more

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I am on TB treatment can I take medicine for pinworm infection during TB treatment. Is it safe? Suggest a medicine.

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

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What is the nameof the small dark worms appeared from my anus with tiny eggs like black pepeer after I take albendazole for pinworm infection

What is the nameof the small dark worms appeared from my anus with tiny eggs like black pepeer after I take albendazole for pinworm infection

Pinworms are white: Don't know what the "dark" things might be, but it's easy to find out. One can get a lab order form for a "stool O & P" test from his doctor. The lab will give the patient little plastic containers. At home, the patient puts some stool into a container (regardless of whether or not he sees anything unusual in the stool). Then, the lab can process the stool sample and look at it with a microscope. ...Read more

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I had anal intercourse with my partner a few days ago where he was the receptive partner. A day after, my penis started itching and my face become swollen and had weird dark patches. Could it be from fungal infection or pinworm infection?

I had anal intercourse with my partner a few days ago where he was the receptive partner. A day after, my penis started itching and my face become swollen and had weird dark patches. Could it be from fungal infection or pinworm infection?

See your doctor: Various potential causes here, and would urge both you and your partner to see a doctor as soon as possible. Thus be open and discuss this with your partner right away. Meanwhile refrain from any sexual activity. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more