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Can pinworms grow longer than 1 cm?

Can pinworms grow longer than 1 cm?

Pinworms: Yes. Pinworms are big enough to be seen with the naked eye. They are yellow-white and look like a fine piece of thread. They are USUALLY LESS than one-half inch long (1.25 cms) ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...Read more


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How many inches long can pinworms get?

Half an inch: Pinworms range from 0.08 inch to 0.5 inch. ...Read more

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How much longer will pinworms persist if I am taking medication?

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

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I have pinworms, what effect can they have if left untreated for too long?

I have pinworms, what effect can they have if left untreated for too long?

Itchy butt: Pinworms are a simple infestation with little importance other than comfort. The worm lays eggs in your butt crack, in a goo that can cause an itchy dermatitis. The worms do not carry strange diseases or trigger horrible problems. They just make your butt itch. ...Read more

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How much longer will pinworms persist if I just started taking medication?  

How much longer will pinworms persist if I just started taking medication?  

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

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How long does a pinworm infection last?

How long does a pinworm infection last?

Until treatment over: Pinworm infestations will cease after proper treatment which takes about two weeks time. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of pinworms?

How long does it take to get rid of pinworms?

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

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How long does it take to get rid of pinworms after taking first pill?

Repeat dose in 2 was: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment. ...Read more

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If someone refuses to get meds, how long does it take to get rid of pinworms?

No meds, no relief: You have to take meds to get rid of pinworms. They are not just going to go away. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a 16 month old who had been dealing with symptoms of pinworm. Reese was not effective. How long does albenza (albendazole) take to work?

Hi, I have a 16 month old who had been dealing with symptoms of pinworm. Reese was not effective. How long does albenza (albendazole) take to work?

May be not pin worms: The medication should work if the symptoms are due to pin worms. Your pediatrician may confirm the diagnosis by direct observation of the specimen collected on the tape or stool test for parasites. ...Read more

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Since pinworms often come w/no symptoms, how do ppl find out they have it? How long can they go w/being infected & not knowing? Does it go away by itself

Since pinworms often come w/no symptoms, how do ppl find out they have it? How long can they go w/being infected & not knowing? Does it go away by itself

Enterobius: The most common symptom of pinworms is an itchy rectal area. Symptoms are worse at night when the female worms are most active and crawl out of the anus to deposit their eggs. Although pinworm infections can be annoying, they rarely cause serious health problems and are usually not dangerous. Therapy with routine prescription medications provides an effective cure in almost all cases. ...Read more

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I just got pinworm meds. How long will it take for it to work and kill all worms. & what can I do to prevent it from happening again when I have a cat?

I just got pinworm meds. How long will it take for it to work and kill all worms. & what can I do to prevent it from happening again when I have a cat?

Pinworm: Treatment is 2 doses: day 1 and repeat after 1 week. Adult female worm lays eggs on perianal skin at night, this causes itching. As the person scratches the area, there is easy spread of eggs on clothes, bed linens, under nails and everywhere. So, wash your hands, all clothes, take shower every morning, don't scratch. Wash hands before preparing food, and eating. Get treatment for whole family. ...Read more

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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?

Pin-X: 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

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How long does it take for Vermox to kill pinworms?

Pinworms: Vermox will treat the pinworms in 2-3 days. A second dose should be taken two weeks later in order to kill any that are newly hatched. ...Read more

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How long does albenza (albendazole) take to kill pinworms?

Quickly: Within days there should be no more live pinworms unless you have been re-infected. Treat everyone in the household at the same time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Vermox to kill pinworms with only 2 tablets?

Few days: Mebendazole kills worms in a few days and may need a repeat dose in two weeks if symptoms persist. Vermox is still such a great medication because it works so well with just one or two doses. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to rid of pinworms after taking albenza (albendazole)?

Repeat a second dose: The first dose is very effective but remember to repeat the dose 2 weeks later to achieve almost 100% cure rate to prevent reinfection. The eggs can stay alive on cool surface like linen, bed sheet sofa etc. For 2 weeks. Be sure to wash them, clip nails, wash hands with soap and water often. ...Read more

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How long does it take for albenza (albendazole) to start working on a 10 year old for pinworms?

How long does it take for albenza (albendazole) to start working on a 10 year old for pinworms?

Treat pinworms: 1tab and repeat in 2 weeks should have 100% efficacy if all house hold members are treated at the same time
good hand hygiene and prevention of the entero oral transmission ...Read more

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How long should it take mebendazole to kill threadworms (pinworms) after taking first dose?

Neurotoxin: Mebendazole acts as a neuro-toxin on the pinworm & kills as it penetrates the stool water where they live. The effect is almost immediate when the drug comes in contact, but may take a few days to saturate all areas. Repeating a dose after a week is a common practice to assure success. ...Read more

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My daugther had trement for pinworms sunday naw tuesday she had some dead and alive in her poo haw long will they be there untill there all gone tnk u?

PINWORM: We repeat treatment after 2 weeks and once again check the perianal area for pinworms early am if you still see the pinworms as they go out only at night. ...Read more

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How long am I to see pinworms in my stool after second dose of albenza (albendazole). It's been two weeks? Are they dead worms? How do I know?

Pinworms: You can be reinfected, the therapy may not have been adequate, or what you are seeing are not worms. You don't say whether you are still symptomatic. Might help to see a doctor and have these looked at. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

Troublesome pinworms: 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

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Hi, I have had pinworms / threadworms but they keep coming back (despite following strict hygeine measures) for about 6 weeks. I have been taking Mebendazole every 1 - 2 weeks to try and get rid of them. Are there any side effects for taking Mebendazole l

Not at that dose: If this is not working, consider you may not have pin worms. The peri-anal itching most often associated with PW's can be caused by a number of thongs, as diverse as a strep dermatitis, a reaction to foods, etc. Unless you have had PW's identified, I would look to another cause. If you are getting re-infected, some human in your environment is giving it to you. ...Read more

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How fast does it take for a pinworm to go away?

Few days: Once you take medication they generally die off quickly. Sometimes people notice the worms in their stool as the body clears itself. Occasionally you have to take the repeat dose two weeks later to get any stragglers.... ...Read more

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Is a 4 month to young to give pinworm medicine?

I wouldn't: There is limited or no studies in treatment this young with available prescribed or otc preparations. Most apply to kids over 2 yo. I would question whether any infant at 4 months would actually have pin worms. I have never seen it that young in 30+ years of practice. ...Read more

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Can Reece's Pinworm medication be taken weekly instead of every 2 weeks?

Follow directions: Directions are there because the medicine works optimally when done that way. I don't know what medication you're child is on but changing the directions will lessen the killing impact. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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