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Side Effects Of Threadworms
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
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
Wash: Your bedding in hot water.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What do you suggest if my sisters got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it however I cannot physically take tablets so please help?
OTC liquid: There are a variety of over the counter PW medications that come in powder form and can be suspended in water. ...Read more
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
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
No: As above, hopefully, you are getting the threadworm treated ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
After wk of abdo discomfort, diarrohea I found threadworm in poo. Stool results normal? Took worm med yesterday and symptoms persist? Advice.
Will tablets for worms (threadworm) affect my birth control pill? I am on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. The worming medicine is called combantrin-1 with mebendazole.
NO....!: Get treatment first. You may spread ova in the pool water and others can get infected by swallowing eggs. ...Read more
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
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