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Can pinworms be passed through kissing?

Can pinworms be passed through kissing?

Unlikely to happen: You could acquire some eggs on your hands from contaminated bed sheets or under ware & then transfer to your face & lips, but that takes a lot of ifs to happen. Pw's are not passed like a virus or sore throat but do require exposure to the shed eggs of an infected person. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Can you transmit pinworms through kissing?

Can you transmit pinworms through kissing?

Yes, but remember...: One can catch pinworms through kissing, but remember that pinworms are transmitted by a fecal-oral route. That means pinworm eggs hang around one's anus, or wherever traces of poop might end up. So, to transmit pinworms by kissing, some of the kissing probably has to be located "south of the belly button", or on unwashed hands. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mild case of pinworms. is it possible that my girlfriend will get it to. like from kissing or having sex. or even by laying in my bed?

Both you & your: girlfriend should be treated. Yes - lying on your bed (contaminated linens) or intimate contact can spread the worms. Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Good handwashing is important. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, upholstery and carpeting ...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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Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

Itching: especially at night, will continue. They can migrate into the vagina and urethra laying eggs there and leading to itching in one or both locations. See this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrUlhufWlIA ...Read more

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What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

Annoying symptoms: Pinworm infestation causes the annoying symptoms of rectal itching, usually at night, and if not treated, one keeps reinfecting oneself by scratching and ingesting the eggs that were deposited when the worms come out at night to lay eggs. An uncommon complication happens if the worms get stuck in the appendix, leading to acute appendicitis that would need surgery to remove the appendix. ...Read more

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How can pinworm be resistant to mebendezanole?

Resistance unlikely: Mebendazole is the drug of choice for pinworm and is taken as single dose of 100 mg orally . It should work well for pinworm infection .Resistance to this drug is not known. Mebendazole dose may be repeated after 2 weeks or so, if needed. Consult your doctor if you feel you still have pinworms . ...Read more

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Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Yes & no: The transmission of pinworms requires the ingestion of pinworm eggs.These quite easily end up on the fingers of someone changing the bed linen or sharing a bed with an infected person who sheds them. They are not transmitted from blood, saliva or a sneeze, like many other agents. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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