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Treatments Pinworms Humans
Pinworms: This is a very common parasitic infection. There are antiparasitic medications to treat this ailment. Sometimes, it is best if everyone in the household is treated at the same time. You should seek help from your physician. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: The pinworms are rather benign things that live off debris in your large intestines. People can shed them in their poo as they do the germs therein and they will not return unless you ingest more eggs. The problem comes when the female lays eggs around the anus in a sticky glue that most become allergic to. The itchy irritation it causes is uncomfortable and treatment stops it from recurring. ...Read more
Cause: putting pinworm eggs from an infected person's stool in one's mouth.
Number 1 - better hygiene
number 2 - time
number 3 - anti-parasitic medication that paralyze the pinworm so they get flushed out in defication. ...Read more
Yes: There is at least one over the counter preparation and a prescription chew able tablet in the us. I have treated toddlers with the chew able tablet & they do well. ...Read more
NO: Pinworm treatment is pretty straight (pardon the pun) forward. Usually 1 dose of medication, followed in a week by another dose. Sweets should do nothing. ...Read more
I will be two wks preg when I need to take my second round of meds for pinworm treatment. Are there concerns? The meds say not to even try to get preg
Misinformed?: How can one know they are pregnant at two weeks? A period has not been missed yet. And, the fetus is not in any way physically or chemically connected to the mother. But, if your dating is wrong, then please contact your OB for further instructions regarding the safety of this medication. ...Read more
Yes: If you have pinworms, don't fret, they are actually quite commonly seen in practice. There are both prescription and non-prescription options available to treat pinworms. You can visit your local pharmacy and discuss with your pharmacist. You should be able to buy an otc. Preventing reinfection is also quite important, including frequent handwashing, and routine washing of clothing and bedding. ...Read more
What is the best treatment drug for pinworm? Is the dosage the same no matter how severe the population?
New infestation: Anyone who is treated for pinworms can re-infest themselves by ingesting new eggs. The medication may stick around for a day or so but will not provide long term protection. Washing bed clothes and sheets in hot water and practicing good hand washing can reduce your risk. ...Read more
Not necessarily: There are various otc preparations sold under names like pin-x that may help if that is the problem. They are allowed otc status because they seldom cause any problems. However, any medication strong enough to do good is strong enough to have side effects. Read the warnings listed on the material before purchase or use. ...Read more
I have small white itchylumps on the insides of my anus at the edges. First got them when I had pinworms. What could they be and possible treatment?
Sounds pretty normal: The anal opening and inside are not normally smooth; the "lumps" may be entirely normal. Maybe you became aware of them because of the pinworms, but they were not the cause. And anal itching is one of the most common day to day symptoms experienced by everyone from time to time. So the bumps and itching may be unrelated. But discuss with your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more
How long does it take for treatment to be complete for an adult with pinworms that is taking mebendazole?
Varies: 1-3 days I tend to repeat another course a week later if needed. This is precautionary. ...Read more
Does pinworm medication kill immature worms too, if I ingested eggs after first treatment will the 2nd treatment kill a lll???????
Pinworms: If you are using the OTC pinworm medication, they recommend retreating after 2 weeks. Make sure that you treat all family members, since is so easy to pass from person to person. These are some instructions on how to clean and also how to prevent re-infection. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/pinworm/prevent. Html ...Read more
Does mebendezanole kill immature pinworms 2 stop the cycle. I am aware it does not kill the eggs. Just need some reassurance treatment will work??
Is it normal to still be excreting and seeing pinworms DAILY for 3 consecutive weeks while undergoing treatment with albenza and Pyrentel Pamoate?
Pin worm is treated with one dose of Albendazole 400 mg by mouth one and repeated in one week since ova are not killed so they hatch into new worms!
Re infestation in Children is common!
You may need to have your doctor check your stool for Ova and parasites to see if you carry some other worm or parasite! ...Read more
Saw wriggling pinworms in stools as a kid but never had treatment. 30 yrs later, no symptoms but should I take meds now to be sure they're gone?
My kids and I keep getting pinworms despite treatment with Vermox. Is there a natural remedy that will work better to treat and keep from recurring?
pinworms are spread by fecal oral route
make sure that ALL in the family are treated at the same time. Also strict handwashing with antiseptic soap after going to the toilet.
when cooking make sure you use use good hand washing. And wash all the fruits and vegetables before eating!!
wash even your clothing in a hot cycle with a strong detergent ...Read more
I am on TB treatment can I take medicine for pinworm infection during TB treatment. Is it safe? Suggest a medicine.
Yes: There are many options and the medication should be taken once and repeated in 7 days. Discuss with the pharmacist. All the best. Also family should be treated together and it is weight based. ...Read more
I discovered pinworms after Jadean told me her vagina is sore at night. What is the best option for treatment and should I be worried.
Pinworms: This requires prescription medication so see a doctor ...Read more
Found a rice-like worm in my 2 year old's stool, when it moved it stretched very thin, white very tiny, pinworms? Best OTC treatment? Other info?
Use latex condoms: Protect yourself with spermicidal condoms (latex) unless you have a latex allergy. ...Read more
I took Vermox and still have pinworms, I wanted to know if (food grade) dichotomous earth works in humans to kill pinworms?
Probably not: Dichotomous earth in your guts will probably do very little to kill pinworms. Worms actually live in dirt. However you need to see your doctor soon, and have the dr. Refer you to see an infectious disease specialist. They are more adept at pinpointing which anti-parasitic regimen you need to be on, and for how long to get rid of the infestation. Also changing your diet would be helpful. ...Read more
Can there be a parasitic worm which mates on the thigh of the human host and resembles a pinworm?
Pork Worm: Also called trichinella spiralis.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more