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Recurring Pinworms In Children
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.
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.
Despite taking Albenadazole weekly for the last 5 weeks, I have a bad reoccurrence of pinworms. Is this normal? I am following a strict hygiene regime
How diagnosed?: A tenet of medicine is treatment designed for the wrong diagnosis is seldom effective. Not all itchy rears have to do with pin worms. There are a variety of yeast, bacteria, food reactions, etc that can result in anal itching.Unless you actually had pin worms detected by tape test or other definitive study you are likely treating the wrong problem.See 1 more doctor answer
None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members.
Should I send my children back to school after they have been treated for pinworms and I still can see the worms?
Pinworms: If you child is still passing pinworms, I would keep. Him home until he appears clear.
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.
Can I give my 18 month old reese's for pinworms? My daughter caught them from school and now her little brother has them. I considered diatomaceous earth but I'm not sure about either of them as far as the safety of them on children and toddlers
See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.
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
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Ingested: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth. The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines. Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs. If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in.
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