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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pinworms (Definition)

A condition in which small parasitic worms are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around ...Read more


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Can silverfish infest the human bowel like worms?

Can silverfish infest the human bowel like worms?

No: Very few things can survive the acids in the stomach. The only reason some worms (roundworms, pinworms, hookworms) can infest the bowel is because the eggs are swallowed. ...Read more

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Do pin x kill worms in kids?

Do pin x kill worms in kids?

Depends: This is an acceptable over the counter treatment for pinworms.It has no value for other "worms" that might be involved. ...Read more

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How common are parasitic worms in humans?

How common are parasitic worms in humans?

Depends where u live: Parasitic worms are uncommon in developed parts of the world due to sanitary standards in food preparation and pervasive hygeine standards. However there are small numbers of reported cases in developed nations. This may be due to poor hygeine from food preparers, contact with animal waste, or other factors. ...Read more

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Can dog poop or urine cause pinworms in a child?

Can dog poop or urine cause pinworms in a child?

Pinworms: No. Pinworms ( enterobius vermicularis) are exclusively transmitted from human to human . This is usually by hand to mouth transmission of microscopic eggs excreted on the peri-anal skin at night when the worms emerge into the warm air under the covers. Hence, the classic symptom of night waking due to "bottom itching". ...Read more

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We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

We have discovered a major infestation of fluke worms, bird mites (D. Gallinae), & spider mites in our home, our pet, and our bodies. What can we do?

Bird mites: I would ask your Dr. there and your vet. So who has the flukes? I you then see your Dr. soon. Which kind of flukes. Tell both your Dr and your vet and ask their advice. ...Read more

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Can cockroaches lay eggs in a humans hair?

Can cockroaches lay eggs in a humans hair?

Yes but unlikely.: You'd have to have a significant infestation for this to happen, and the texture of hair isn't what they're looking for to lay eggs. White egglike structures, especially if stuck to the hair shaft, are far more likely to be the nits of head lice. Cockroach eggs would wash off with a good shampoo or two; lice eggs will not and need to be combed out. ...Read more

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Can parasites crawl in the scrutom?

Can parasites crawl in the scrutom?

Not Likely: Anything is possible, but for this to occur they have to get there somehow and the system is pretty well closed unless accidentally or intentionally breached - through a deep open wound possibly from a piercing could make it happen or from surgery. If you had a piercing, see a doctor immediately if not healing properly. ...Read more

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Are ringworms from cats and dogs?

Are ringworms from cats and dogs?

Yes....but: Ringworm is just a lay term for a fungus that can be found in many sites. Furry animals, dirt & humans are the main carriers that infect humans. Before you give away fido or kitty be aware they are not the only source. ...Read more

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How rare is rat lungworm in humans in louisiana, usa?

Not common: Good that it is not common in humans in the U.S. It has showed up in hawaii and louisiana. Some of the things it can lead to are serious. ...Read more

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Can malaria mosquitoes breed in latrines and toilets?

Can malaria mosquitoes breed in latrines and toilets?

Any area of standing: Water can be a breeding ground of anopheles mosquitoes. ...Read more

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Can my cat spread the human scabies mite?

Doubtful: Animals ; pets carry different scabies mites. Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Parasites: Cockroaches frequently feed on human feces, and therefore they can disseminate cysts of enteric protozoans in the environment if such feces are contaminated (7, 16, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32). The important epidemiological role of cockroaches in transmission of intestinal entamoeba histolytica-associated amoebiasis was demonstrated in 1971 (25) and in giardiasis in 1981 (16). ...Read more

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Noticed 3 live worms on my cats tail and in poop. I've pet him and ate without washing hands.could I catch the worms? I'm autoimmune.

Noticed 3 live worms on my cats tail and in poop. I've pet him and ate without washing hands.could I catch the worms? I'm autoimmune.

Worms?: it depends on the type of worm. I would take your cat to the Vet and have it checked and they can confirm if they ave worms and if they are contagious to humans. I hope this helped ...Read more

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What can cause tape worms in children?

What can cause tape worms in children?

Uncooked meat: Most common transmission of tapeworm is through uncooked or under cooked meat. can also be transmitted through contaminated stool and water ...Read more

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Can raccoons in Canada, Ontario have rabies?

Can raccoons in Canada, Ontario have rabies?

Rabies in Canada: Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Canada, it is not a major risk. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).People who will be working with or around animals (wildlife professionals and researchers). ...Read more

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My butt s itchy, but i know it's not pinworms. How do I figure out what it is?

My butt s itchy, but i know it's not pinworms. How do I figure out what it is?

See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...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?

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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Symptoms of pinworms?

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Symptoms of pinworms?

None or itching: Many people with pinworms show no symptoms. If they do, the most common symptom is itching around the anal area, especially at night. In more severe cases, there can be nausea, vomiting, and belly pain. ...Read more

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What could cause pinworms?

Ingesting the eggs: Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected infants & toddlers, shed into their clothing from the skin around their anus where the adult worm lays them. The eggs are laid in a glue like substance that irritates the skin, so the kids are often scratching the area & dispersing the eggs.If the kid or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs & start over. ...Read more

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How to know if I have pinworms?

How to know if I have pinworms?

PInworm: You got to check your stool for a stool exam called "O and P" check with your doctor it can spread to other family members ...Read more

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Is there medication for pinworms?

Yes: There is at least one over the counter preparation and a prescription chew able tablet in the us. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pinworms?

What are the symptoms of pinworms?

Itching: Most common symptom is itching around the anus worst at night when the female worms lay eggs. The worms can sometimes move to vagina or urinary tract causing itching and irritation in this area as well. ...Read more

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What is done for pinworms infestations?

What is done for pinworms infestations?

Poison the worms: There are a variety of agents that can kill off the pin worms. Probably the most common one used in the us is mabendazole (vermox) that comes in a chewable tablet.A single dose will often do the job although i usually have it repeated in a week. There are otc products that will work. An effort to eliminate stray eggs left in the bedding can prevent re-infestation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

Eggs: Infection is transmitted through the consumption of pinworm eggs. ...Read more

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Why would a patient need a pinworm slide?

Proper diagnosis: There are more than a dozen things that could trigger perianal itching & a PW slide test can help rule in or out this possibility.PW eggs are often attached to the perianal skin and can be pulled off by tape which is applied to the slide & then examined under a microscope. Some assume all such itching is worms and self treat multiple times. Treatment won't work if you treat the wrong thing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pinworms helpppppppppp?

What to do if I have pinworms helpppppppppp?

Depends: There are over the counter preparations that can remove this or you can have your doc send out some prescription meds. Hygiene using local emollients to deal with any anal irritation can increase comfort in the short term. ...Read more

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I'm 4 w prag., I have pinworms, what to do????

You can be treated: Doctors like to be very careful during pregnancy- especially the 1st trimester, so your MD may suggest putting up with things for awhile. Pyrvinium has been used for treatment during early pregnancy and the more commonly used vermox (mebenazole) during later pregnancy.Generally the whole family is treated for the pinworms at the same time to stop reinfection. Talk to your OB. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have pinworms or am i just worrying too much?

A pain in the bottom: The best way to determine if you have pinworm is to check the person's anal area after they have been asleep for at least an hour. Pinworm come to the surface at night when the body is at rest. If you see white worms at the anus or if you see white worms in the stool those are signs of pinworm. You should consult your doctor if you think you have pinworm. ...Read more

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Are pinworms ever fatal?

Uncomfortable only: No, uncomfortable with itching especially at night, but not fatal. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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