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Oxyuriasis In Children
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
Anal itching: Itching in the anal area.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
Took 2 doses of Vermox to clear up pinworm infection, it didn't work, should I retake it in larger dosage, if so what dosage would your sugest?
Didn't work how?: If it cured and then recurred, it is likely a reinfection, and higher dosage would not work. ...Read more
1 now repeat in a wk: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I take probiotics and albenza (albendazole) at the same time while treating pinworm infection?
Yes: These do not interfere with one another. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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