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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. Olav Jaren
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Pinworms (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have pinworms or another type of parasite?

What to do if I have pinworms or another type of parasite?

Intestinal parasite: Treatment of intestinal parasites usually involves oral medications following testing of the stool for O&P to identify and confirm the infection. It is important to consider all sources from which the parasite could have originated (family member, pet, well) and appropriate action taken to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Does pinworm commonly occur in the us?

Does pinworm commonly occur in the us?

Not as common: Although, pinworm infestation is more common than infestation with other parasites, it is not a common disease overall. I have to say in a lot of cases it may be asymptomatic and not dignosed for a while. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pinworms?

Symptoms of pinworms?

None or itching: Many people with pinworms show no symptoms. If they do, the most common symptom is itching around the anal area, especially at night. In more severe cases, there can be nausea, vomiting, and belly pain. ...Read more

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What do pinworms eat?

What do pinworms eat?

Mucous debris: The pinworm is quite happy to live up the mucous debris left in the colon after most nutrients are extracted by the small intestines. ...Read more

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How do you get pinworms?

Ingested: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs.If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in. ...Read more

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How do you catch pinworms?

Pinworm eggs: Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food. ...Read more

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What could cause pinworms?

Ingesting the eggs: Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected infants & toddlers, shed into their clothing from the skin around their anus where the adult worm lays them. The eggs are laid in a glue like substance that irritates the skin, so the kids are often scratching the area & dispersing the eggs.If the kid or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs & start over. ...Read more

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Can pets cause you pinworms?

Can pets cause you pinworms?

No, but other worms: Pinworms only can come from other people. Other types or worms like "roundworms" can be contracted from pets, but it is pretty rare. ...Read more

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What do I do about pinworms?

Need to treat: If you have pinworms, dont 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. Preventing reinfection is also quite important, including frequent handwashing, and routine washing of clothing and bedding. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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