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Should I be worried about pinworms?

Should I be worried about pinworms?

Possibly: Pinworms is the most common worm infection in the us -- and school-age kids are the ones who most commonly get it. They unknowingly touch the eggs, put fingers in mouths, and the eggs mature -- producing intense anal itching esp. @ night. The eggs can be transferred to others in the house also. See your family doctor for help if needed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002137/. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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I have pinworms and they don't itch. Should i be worried?

I have pinworms and they don't itch. Should i be worried?

No: No, pinworms are very common. Many people don't even know they have them. If your doctor has found them on a tape test then you have them. Follow your doctor's directionns for treatment. ...Read more

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Worried taken mebendezanole every 2 weeks for 2 -3 months even though im sure i have got rid of pinworm. Hav stopped. Will anything bad happen?

Worried taken mebendezanole every 2 weeks for 2 -3 months even though im sure i have got rid of pinworm. Hav stopped. Will anything bad happen?

That's a long time!: If you feel that your infection has cleared, there should be no reason to continue taking the medication unless your doctor advised you otherwise. There should be no ill effects from not taking mebendazole, except for recurrence of the infection if you are still exposed to the original source. ...Read more

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My butt s itchy, but i know it's not pinworms. How do I figure out what it is?

My butt s itchy, but i know it's not pinworms. How do I figure out what it is?

See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...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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Dr. Scott Keith
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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