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Thread Worm Infection
I got thread worm infection from my son and i took the recommended medication twice but i still suffer from the infection?
Worm infection: Threadworm or pinworm is common throughout the world. The most common reason that you did clear the infection is that you are being reinfected. You need to treat all close contacts that may be a source of infection as the means of contamination is fecal-oral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more
Med eval: Threadworm is a parasitic infection of the intestines by roundworms (helminth) that can sometimes effect the skin as well. If you believe you have an infection please see either your physician or an infectious disease doctor for comfirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Medications might include Ivermectin , Mintezol or albendazole. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Erman: Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Good handwashing is important. Emollients can be used for anal itching. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, upholstery and carpeting. All family members should be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Pinworm, or thread worm is usually spread by person-to-person or hand to mouth contact. Theoretically it could come from contaminated raw milk, but unlikely. ...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
Med eval.: Threadworm is a parasitic infection of the intestines by roundworms (helminth) that can sometimes effect the skin as well. If you believe you have an infection please see either your physician or an infectious disease doctor for comfirmation of diagnosis and treatment. Medications might include Ivermectin , Mintezol or albendazole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From pets: Parasites like worms are often transmitted from pets to humans by fecal contamination. If you have pets that are infected and you allow your pet to roam free and your child to crawl on the same floor, chances are he will later put his contaminated hands in his mouth and get infected. ...Read more
My 5 yr old daughter is always hungry! I have treated her for thread worm but it hasn't helped.She has 3 meals a day and plus fruits and snaks
Busy!!: 5 year olds are very busy people. They are constantly in motion and may require more calories for their size than older kids or adults. They go through growth spurts for a while, and, at other times, eat very little. Make sure she is eating healthy snacks and meals. Make sure she isn't eating out of boredom, or for emotional reasons. If you are still worried, have her checked by her doctor. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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