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Reeses Pinworm Medicine Medication
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members. ...Read more
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
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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