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Dr. Scott Keith
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Pinworms (Definition)

Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more


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Aside from the itch, what are some less common symptoms in children with pinworms?

Aside from the itch, what are some less common symptoms in children with pinworms?

Most have no sx: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Old wives tales have you believe the kids grind their teeth but that is bull. The allergic reaction that some kids get to the oily material the eggs are laid in is the basic problem. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the oil & soothing creams can help baby rest.Rx takes time. ...Read more

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How come pinworms often infect children the most?

How come pinworms often infect children the most?

Personal hygiene: Infestations begin as the eggs are ingested from contaminated fingers. These fingers touch places that babies sit and play in like sandboxes, day care centers, etc, where the eggs are shed from a diapered bottom. The more finger to mouth activity the higher likelihood of infection.When you add a ready source of eggs in their environment, the chances also increase. ...Read more

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What medication that is over-the-counter will kill pinworms in children?

None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members. ...Read more

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I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.

I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.

Vermox: This medication is discontinued in the us. To treat pinworms, adult and children have the same dosage, which is 100mg x 1 and may repeat in 2 weeks to make sure of eradication. ...Read more

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Are there any pinworm die off symptoms?

Are there any pinworm die off symptoms?

Dont understand qs.: Pinworms die if the anal-oral cycle is broken--meaning if you do not itch and then put your fingers in your mouth.wash your hands and be careful.there are very safe medications to treat them too.talk to your dr. ...Read more

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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more


Dr. Marshall Seligmann
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Children And Teenagers (Definition)

Children and teenagers are young people: everyone up to ...Read more