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Is there any type of treatment for pinworm?

Is there any type of treatment for pinworm?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Do pinworms always require treatment?

Do pinworms always require treatment?

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

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I am 22 (m).What are the treatments for pinworms?

Pinworms: 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

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What is an easy treatment for pinworms in a child?

What is an easy treatment for pinworms in a child?

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

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Will eating sweet food affect the treatment of pinworms?

Will eating sweet food affect the treatment of pinworms?

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

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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

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

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Can I go buy pinworm treatment if I'm under 16?

Can I go buy pinworm treatment if I'm under 16?

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

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Can treatment for pinworms affect the combined pill?

No reported problem: There is support for interaction of mebendezole with metronidazole and sodium iodide products, but not with hormones. Good luck getting rid of the annoying critters. ...Read more

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What if I ingest pinworm eggs following my first treatment pill?

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

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I think I have pinworms. Is there any harm in using OTC treatment without a formal diagnosis?

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

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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?

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

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1 week after treatment for pinworms can you perform anal licking?

1 week after treatment for pinworms can you perform anal licking?

No: Generally 2 treatments are suggested for pinworms and you can easily become reinfected. This is not clean practice. There may be other pathogens. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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Is it normal to still be excreting and seeing pinworms DAILY for 3 consecutive weeks while undergoing treatment with albenza and Pyrentel Pamoate?

Is it normal to still be excreting and seeing pinworms DAILY for 3 consecutive weeks while undergoing treatment with albenza and Pyrentel Pamoate?

Rare: 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

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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?

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: 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

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I am on TB treatment can I take medicine for pinworm infection during TB treatment. Is it safe? Suggest a medicine.

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

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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?

Pinworms: Pyrantal pamoate is available over the counter. It can be repeated in one week. Also cut nails short. And reduce sugars in diet. ...Read more

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Gay man - 1 week after treatment for pinworms can I have anal sex? Oral sex? Anal-oral sex?

Gay man - 1 week after treatment for pinworms can I have anal sex? Oral sex? Anal-oral sex?

Use latex condoms: Protect yourself with spermicidal condoms (latex) unless you have a latex allergy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for enterobiasis?

Oral medication: Albendazole, mebendazole, or pyrantel pamoate are all highly effective, but must treat family members, classmates in school as well or reinfection from these sources may occur frequently. ...Read more

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I took Vermox and still have pinworms, I wanted to know if (food grade) dichotomous earth works in humans to kill pinworms?

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

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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?

Don't 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

Dr. Al Hegab
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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


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