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Severe Pinworm Infestation
Doubtful: Pinworms are a type of nematode or simply a worm. Usually quite treatable with a medicine called mebendazole. Some of the antifungals also end in azole such as ketoconazole, but are different types of medication and not likely to be effective. Mebendazole is usually taken as one pill, one dose, one time. Pretty neat really. ...Read more
Poison the worms: There are a variety of agents that can kill off the pin worms. Probably the most common one used in the us is mabendazole (vermox) that comes in a chewable tablet. A single dose will often do the job although I usually have it repeated in a week. There are otc products that will work. An effort to eliminate stray eggs left in the bedding can prevent re-infestation. ...Read more
No: But I would get it treated as well as anyone in your household asap. ...Read more
HPV not pinworm: Pinworm infestation can lead to complications, and they are often symptomatic, usually with anal itching, as they emerge at night. However, cervical cancer is more likely to arise following infection by high risk subtypes of a virus called human papilloma virus (hpv), and this can be detected during routine pap smear. ...Read more
Anal itching: Itching in the anal area.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best treatment drug for pinworm? Is the dosage the same no matter how severe the population?
Hi I have a very severe pinworm infection and have been treated by my dr also been doing home remedies. Why has nothing worked?
Pinworm re-infection: Is common, and total eradication can be hard at times, all family members may need to be treated, and successful eradication may necessitate more measures as taking medicine courses repeatedly 3 times, 3 weeks apart for all of them. Community hygiene measures too may need to be applied, your doctor can refer you to an infectious diseases specialist for consultation, good luck ...Read more
How can I generally tell Haemorrhoids and Pinworms apart from each other as the cause of my severely itchy anus?
Anal pruritis: Anal itching is a common problem. Causes include irritants such as perfumes, chemicals, or dyes in toilet paper, food irritants, infections, and hemorrhoids. There are risk factors for anal itching such as diseases, profuse sweating, fecal soilage, and more. Pinworms can be ruled out using the scotch tape test. ...Read more
Pinworm: The pinworm migrate in the rectum as they mature, then released their eggs usually at 10 pm in the evening and the eggs or ova are excreted in gthe anus, this caused sevee itching, the child scratch his anus and the ova cling to the finger or finger nail and the child put his fingers in his mouth and swallow those eggs and the cycle repeat itself. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...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 more