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Hi, I have had pinworms / threadworms but they keep coming back (despite following strict hygeine measures) for about 6 weeks. I have been taking Mebendazole every 1 - 2 weeks to try and get rid of them. Are there any side effects for taking Mebendazole l

Hi, I have had pinworms / threadworms but they keep coming back (despite following strict hygeine measures) for about 6 weeks. I have been taking Mebendazole every 1 - 2 weeks to try and get rid of them. Are there any side effects for taking Mebendazole l

Not at that dose: If this is not working, consider you may not have pin worms. The peri-anal itching most often associated with PW's can be caused by a number of thongs, as diverse as a strep dermatitis, a reaction to foods, etc. Unless you have had PW's identified, I would look to another cause. If you are getting re-infected, some human in your environment is giving it to you. ...Read more

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How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

Threadworms (UK): Known as pinworms in the us. Pinworm infections are rarely spread through the use of swimming pools (unless heavly infested with e. Vermicularis). Re-infection rate is high & all close contacts should be simultaneously treated. Frequent hand washing and clipping the nails, as well as washing of bedding and clothing will help minimize rate of re-infection. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are dissolveable tablets to treat threadworm?

Pin-x: This is a chewable tablet that will treat pinworms or threadworms. There is also a liquid form available ...Read more

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My sister's got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it. However I cannot physically take tablets. What can I do?

My sister's got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it. However I cannot physically take tablets. What can I do?

Chewables/liquids: There are liquid over the counter preparations for this problem under several names. Some of the prescription meds also come in chewables, since most affected patients are kids. ...Read more

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What treatment should I use for threadworm?

What treatment should I use for threadworm?

Prescription: Medicine is what you need, and if it is truly threadworm or pinworm, the whole household might need to be treated as well, check with your GP ...Read more

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How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

Wouldn't worry: I detest wading pools for toddlers because so many would pass parasites like Giardia, but not threadworms. An older kid swimming in a regular pool is not a problem. It is the dry eggs in bedclothes/sheets that pass this problem. The pool water will disperse & neutralize them ...Read more

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Albendazole - suitable for children with threadworm?

Albendazole - suitable for children with threadworm?

Secondary med: Current reccomendations list Praziquantel at 5-10 mg/kg x 1 dose as the preferred agent for tapeworm due to effectiveness & simplicity of treatment. Albendazole at a dose of 15mg/kg divided 2x/day for 1-6 mo may be effective but is certainly a harder rx to complete. See harriet lane handbook of pediatric antimicrobial therapy. ...Read more

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Took mebendazole threadworm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? It came of my face.

Took mebendazole threadworm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? It came of my face.

Pinworms: You touch and then swallow tiny worm eggs which hatch in the gut. Female worms emerge around the anus (and vagina in females) at night to lay more eggs and secrete mucus that makes you scratch the area. The eggs stick to your fingers or nails and then they can be transferred anywhere. There's a lot more to a cure than just the drug, like strict hygiene and treating family members as well. ...Read more

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The last 2 days I found one of my long hairs mixed in 2yo stool. Very long, 6in. Could it be a threadworm? I just don't know how it got there. Dangerous?

The last 2 days I found one of my long hairs mixed in 2yo stool. Very long, 6in. Could it be a threadworm? I just don't know how it got there. Dangerous?

2 year old: Two year old children have a tendency to put everything in their mouths. Chance are he found a loose hair on the floor and ingested it. Threadworms would be much smaller in size. ...Read more

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After wk of abdo discomfort, diarrohea I found threadworm in poo. Stool results normal? Took worm med yesterday and symptoms persist? Advice.

After wk of abdo discomfort, diarrohea I found threadworm in poo. Stool results normal? Took worm med yesterday and symptoms persist? Advice.

See a GI doctor: If your symptoms do not clear you should be seen and fully evaluated by a gastroenterologist. Most cases of gastroenteritis are viral and should clear spontaneously. If not, it may require a detailed assessment. ...Read more

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Can threadworms enter the cervix if so what kind of effects can this have?

Can threadworms enter the cervix if so what kind of effects can this have?

Threadworms: Threadworms or pinworms can migrate from the anus to the vagina and cause vaginitis. Condult your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to go swimming with threadworms?

Is it possible for me to go swimming with threadworms?

NO....!: Get treatment first. You may spread ova in the pool water and others can get infected by swallowing eggs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell my mam I have threadworms?

Can you tell me how to tell my mam I have threadworms?

Sorry you're waiting: I'm sorry you have been waiting for so long but I think it because no one understands the question. Perhaps if you clarify you will get a useful answer. ...Read more

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Can I go swimming with threadworms? And if not when can I?

Can I go swimming with threadworms? And if not when can I?

Get treated: You may go swimming and the risk of transmission is minimal. However, you should get treated as the treatment is simple and effective. Please see your doctor for a prescription medication. You may consult this site for information. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to catch threadworms through kissing?

Only if. ..: ... you kiss the back door. The eggs are more likely to be transmitted by Junior's fingers. This is your business. And if the person has a diagnosis of threadworms / pinworms, they're probably treated and soon won't be infectious. Kiss to your heart's content. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take my child swimming with threadworms?

Is it possible for me to take my child swimming with threadworms?

Yes: Your kid will probably enjoy the activity. There is negligible risk that the eggs from the threadworms would make it into the wading pool or pool and pass to others, but this is not a recognized method of transfer. ...Read more