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Pinworm Over The Counter Medication
Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...Read more
Yes: There are several under store brand or name brands. Pyrantel pamoate is the main ingredient in a common one. ...Read more
OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more
None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members. ...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
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
To the best of my knowledge.
How long after albenza (albendazole) can I start taking over-the-counter pin x for reassurance I've gotten rid of pinworms?
Albenza (albendazole): Anytime you wish to.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 think my 9 yr old daughter has pinworms. Do I need to take her to pediatrician or can I give her OTC medication?
Rx: Mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate and Albendazole are products used to treat pinworms, though I have only used Mebendazole in my patients. I'm not sure about otc products. Call your pediatrician, describe why you believe she has pinworms. The doctor may not require you to come in. Remember to treat household contacts. ...Read more
Their problem: You have given them a chance to avoid the symptoms they may develop if infested, after that, its their choice. Some shed this naturally over time and not all develop symptoms. Symptoms actually relate to an irritant response to egg deposition around the anus. The worms are otherwise benign. ...Read more
It is because of reinfection from the surroundings as eggs are found on bed linens, bathroom fixtures, drinking glasses, eating utensils, toys, kithcen counters, desks or lunh tables in schools, sandboxes, pyjamas, toilets etc.
The reinfection can be prevnted by treating all children&adults in households and repeat the pill two weeks after the initial treatment
Pinworms are not caused by playin in dirt ...Read more
OTC or Prescription: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the irritating oil the eggs are laid in & soothing creams can help baby rest. The otc med &/or the chew able Vermox tablet will take a few days to work through the system & eliminated the pw's. ...Read more
Depends on the med: There are several prescriptions available which your doctor would tell you how long to take them. But the most common treatment for pinworm, pyrantel pamoate is available over the counter. The typical duration of therapy is about two weeks. However reinfection and spread is very common so it is recommended to treat all those living together and to maintain the highest standards of hygiene ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with pinworms. How soon after taking the medication can she expect relief from itching?
Depends: The worms don't cause the itching, so response will depend on some other things you can do. The worm crawls out the anus in the night & lays eggs in the skin folds. The worm secretes a glue like material with the eggs & this glue sets up an itchy rash that triggers the itch & disburses the eggs. If you wash off the anal skin folds with cold water & apply cortisone cream this can help immediately. ...Read more
What to do if I had pinworms bought the medication. But I still have them annoying little white worms in me help me?
Pinworm Treatment: Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Alternative remedies like eating garlic, carrots that are grated or coconuts to expel worms are not recommended for severe infections. Eat a fresh fruit diet for 5 to 7 days. Good handwashing is important. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, ...Read more
If I have had no itching since I found pinworms and took the medication does that mean they're dead or gone?
Pinworms: Should be treated with 2 doses of medication; 2 weeks apart. All family members should be treated. All the best. ...Read more
My daughter seems to be having recurring episodes of pinworms. We give her medication, wash bedding and do our very best to reinforce good hygiene?
Source: The source of the pinworm should be examined. It could be a pet turtle, or well water that wasn't tested or filtered properly. If she is the only one who is constantly exposed, the source of the exposure should be examined. ...Read more
Does pinworm medication kill immature worms too, if I ingested eggs after first treatment will the 2nd treatment kill a lll???????
Pinworms: If you are using the OTC pinworm medication, they recommend retreating after 2 weeks. Make sure that you treat all family members, since is so easy to pass from person to person. These are some instructions on how to clean and also how to prevent re-infection. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/pinworm/prevent. Html ...Read more
My Child is on his second medication for pinworms but he still has lots of dead ones coming out in his stool. I'm quiet concerned at this point. Many thanks?
Enterobius: Some of pinworm larvae may hatch on the anal mucosa, and migrate up the bowel This retroinfection can lead to a heavy parasitic load and autoinfection through the anus-to-mouth route or through retroinfection often requires repeated treatment, at 2-week intervals, in order to remove the infection completely. Cleaning the house is essential and often very difficult. ...Read more
Once you've taken all medication of albenza (albendazole) for pinworms is it normal for stool to come out quick and have a lot. Mines even a bright brown color?
Albenza (albendazole): Each individual may respond differently to the drug. It may increase transit time for stooling or not. ...Read more
Illness ; Menses: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have just found pinworms in my vagina and anus. If I get treated for this, will the medication cure the vaginal worms AS WELL as the anal ones? How long will it take before I am safe to have sex again
Visit this amazing CDC site to learn more about pinworms: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/pinworm/
You should be able to be 'cured' easily with a medicine your doc gave you (mebendazole). The key is your partner and the environment - where did these eggs come from and how to AVOID re-infection. Eggs can last 2 to 3 weeks- and you need a second round of medication at that time, incase anything's alive ...Read more
What is the best treatment drug for pinworm? Is the dosage the same no matter how severe the population?
If I have pinworms, should I also treat my 2-year old with OTC meds, even if she doesn't show symptoms?
I wouldn't: I would observe the kid over several days and interrupt her sleep to spread her buttochs and see if any pinworms are there. The adult female worm crawls out of the anus to lay eggs after the kid is asleep and can be spotted as small white threads. Any med strong enough to help could trigger a reaction, so I don't treat unless I have a good suspicion that the problem exists. ...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
Not necessarily: There are various otc preparations sold under names like pin-x that may help if that is the problem. They are allowed otc status because they seldom cause any problems. However, any medication strong enough to do good is strong enough to have side effects. Read the warnings listed on the material before purchase or use. ...Read more
My son keeps getting pinworms. We suspect it's from biting nails and keep doing OTC for whole family. Any better way to handle this?
Handwashing: Start to really focus on his handwashing hygeine. This should help especially at his age. ...Read more
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