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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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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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Is there a drug resistant strain of pinworm? Does mebendezanole work?

Is there a drug resistant strain of pinworm? Does mebendezanole work?

Still Effective: Mebendazole is one of several medications used to treat pinworms. There are reports of drug resistance but it is still used widely for this purpose. Treatment failures can be minimized by repeating the dose in 2-3 wks after initial dose, by practicing good hygiene to prevent reinfection of yourself & spread to others. Good handwashing especially cleaning under nails is important. ...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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Can Reece's Pinworm medication be taken weekly instead of every 2 weeks?

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

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What will happen if I take a pinworm medication if I don't actually have it?

What will happen if I take a pinworm medication if I don't actually have it?

You will not...: ...Kill the pinworms you do not have. A single dose of the pinworm medication typically prescribed will usually not have significant side effects, whether you have pinworms or not. ...Read more

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What happens if my family refuses to take pinworm medication even though I have it....

What happens if my family refuses to take pinworm medication even though I have it....

Their problem: You have given them a chance to avoid the symptoms they may develop if infested, after that, its their choice. Some shed this naturally over time and not all develop symptoms. Symptoms actually relate to an irritant response to egg deposition around the anus. The worms are otherwise benign. ...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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Are there over-the counter medications to treat pinworm?

Yes: There are several under store brand or name brands. Pyrantel pamoate is the main ingredient in a common one. ...Read more

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What's better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

What's better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more

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Do pinworms ever go away 100%? Or are they in you for life? (Using medication)

They die: Most meds act as a toxin to kill them. They shed and are gone, however, re-exposure to pinworm eggs can lead to a re-infestation numerous times. Pinworms are also uncommon in adults. Itchy bottoms are not always pinworms. The symptom can represent many other issues. ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm?

Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...Read more

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Why might someone still have pinworms after taking medication?

Why might someone still have pinworms after taking medication?

Reinfection: It is because of reinfection from the surroundings as eggs are found on bed linens, bathroom fixtures, drinking glasses, eating utensils, toys, kithcen counters, desks or lunh tables in schools, sandboxes, pyjamas, toilets etc.


The reinfection can be prevnted by treating all children&adults in households and repeat the pill two weeks after the initial treatment
Pinworms are not caused by playin in dirt ...Read more

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What is the best pinworm medication? Do I need a prescription?

What is the best pinworm medication? Do I need a prescription?

Vemox; yes: Vermox is the medication for pinworms. In the U.S., Vermox is by prescription only. I have heard that in some other countries, pinworm medication is over-the-counter. ...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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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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I found a pinworm in my 6 month old's diaper. Is there any medication I can give her?

I found a pinworm in my 6 month old's diaper. Is there any medication I can give her?

Take to pediatrician: Usually treatment is from 12 months and up; each situation is different so please take her/him to doc. Itches a lot too. Can use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream and zinc-destiny ...Read more

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What medication that is over-the-counter will kill pinworms in children?

None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with pinworms. How soon after taking the medication can she expect relief from itching?

Depends: The worms don't cause the itching, so response will depend on some other things you can do. The worm crawls out the anus in the night & lays eggs in the skin folds. The worm secretes a glue like material with the eggs & this glue sets up an itchy rash that triggers the itch & disburses the eggs. If you wash off the anal skin folds with cold water & apply cortisone cream this can help immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I had pinworms bought the medication. But I still have them annoying little white worms in me help me?

Pinworm Treatment: Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Alternative remedies like eating garlic, carrots that are grated or coconuts to expel worms are not recommended for severe infections. Eat a fresh fruit diet for 5 to 7 days. Good handwashing is important. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, ...Read more

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If I have had no itching since I found pinworms and took the medication does that mean they're dead or gone?

If I have had no itching since I found pinworms and took the medication does that mean they're dead or gone?

Pinworms: Should be treated with 2 doses of medication; 2 weeks apart. All family members should be treated. All the best. ...Read more

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My daughter seems to be having recurring episodes of pinworms. We give her medication, wash bedding and do our very best to reinforce good hygiene?

Source: The source of the pinworm should be examined. It could be a pet turtle, or well water that wasn't tested or filtered properly. If she is the only one who is constantly exposed, the source of the exposure should be examined. ...Read more

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Does pinworm medication kill immature worms too, if I ingested eggs after first treatment will the 2nd treatment kill a lll???????

Pinworms: If you are using the OTC pinworm medication, they recommend retreating after 2 weeks. Make sure that you treat all family members, since is so easy to pass from person to person. These are some instructions on how to clean and also how to prevent re-infection. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/pinworm/prevent. Html ...Read more

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My Child is on his second medication for pinworms but he still has lots of dead ones coming out in his stool. I'm quiet concerned at this point. Many thanks?

Enterobius: Some of pinworm larvae may hatch on the anal mucosa, and migrate up the bowel This retroinfection can lead to a heavy parasitic load and autoinfection through the anus-to-mouth route or through retroinfection often requires repeated treatment, at 2-week intervals, in order to remove the infection completely. Cleaning the house is essential and often very difficult. ...Read more

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I think my 9 yr old daughter has pinworms. Do I need to take her to pediatrician or can I give her OTC medication?

I think my 9 yr old daughter has pinworms. Do I need to take her to pediatrician or can I give her OTC medication?

Rx: Mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate and Albendazole are products used to treat pinworms, though I have only used Mebendazole in my patients. I'm not sure about otc products. Call your pediatrician, describe why you believe she has pinworms. The doctor may not require you to come in. Remember to treat household contacts. ...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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Is a 4 month to young to give pinworm medicine?

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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What is pinworm infection medicine?

Pinworm treatment: Pinworms (enterobius) are treated with oral medications known as Mebendazole or Albendazole (see your physician). ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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