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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 pinworm eggs pass through the skin pores into the body?

Can pinworm eggs pass through the skin pores into the body?

No: Pin worm eggs need to be transferred via fomites to be ingested via the digestive track, as they are themselves dormant. These become active after they hatch, when they can penetrate the skin near rectum. ...Read more

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I thought I had contracted pinworms, but I can see and feel them moving beneath my skin all throughout my body. What could it be?

Not pinworms: I know of no "worm" or other agent that would do that.Although you may be sensing a generalized thing with your skin, your assumptions are faulty.Wright down a history of your problem (s) so you don't forget any important details and schedule an appointment with your doc. ...Read more

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My anus is itching and I pulled out 3-4 white thin hair like thing. (thinner than a pinworm) my stomach also has antsy feeling. Yeast? No skin rash.

My anus is itching and I pulled out 3-4 white thin hair like thing. (thinner than a pinworm) my stomach also has antsy feeling. Yeast? No skin rash.

Worm in anus: If you do video consult you can show us the worm or google GI worms and look at images to see if you can match it up. I am not certain what antsy means in Hungary. Not likely yeast. Better yet have someone look around in and up your anus to see what is going on. Should be quick answer so you don't have to worry. ...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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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