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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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If I keep my child's nails short can I prevent spread of pinworm eggs?

If I keep my child's nails short can I prevent spread of pinworm eggs?

No: Frequent handwashing in association with appropriate medication therapy will prevent the spread of pinworms. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent pinworms?

What can I do to help prevent pinworms?

Wash your hands ...: A lot. Wash your hands before you eat or make food, after you go to the bathroom or change a diaper. Keep your fingernails clean and cut short. No fingernail-biting. Don't eat in the bathroom. Change your underpants every day. Don't scratch your butt. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I improve my child's hygiene can I prevent pinworm?

Yes: Frequent handwashing in association with appropriate medication therapy will prevent the spread of pinworms. ...Read more

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I just got pinworm meds. How long will it take for it to work and kill all worms. & what can I do to prevent it from happening again when I have a cat?

I just got pinworm meds. How long will it take for it to work and kill all worms. & what can I do to prevent it from happening again when I have a cat?

Pinworm: Treatment is 2 doses: day 1 and repeat after 1 week. Adult female worm lays eggs on perianal skin at night, this causes itching. As the person scratches the area, there is easy spread of eggs on clothes, bed linens, under nails and everywhere. So, wash your hands, all clothes, take shower every morning, don't scratch. Wash hands before preparing food, and eating. Get treatment for whole family. ...Read more

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13yold son suffers from pinworms every few months for more than 4 years now what could be the reason and can we prevent it ?He eats lamb and chicken

13yold son suffers from pinworms every few months for more than 4 years now what could be the reason and can we prevent it ?He eats lamb and chicken

Human only infestn: 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.You get an irritant 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. Not all anal itching is pw, it can be poor other issues. ...Read more

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If I wash my hands regularly, can I prevent e.Coli infections?

If I wash my hands regularly, can I prevent e.Coli infections?

Yes, sort of.....: Your frequent hand washing will help prevent you from spreading e. Coli to others. Your risk of contracting e. Coli, however, is dependent on the foods you consume and the hygiene of those who prepared your food. ...Read more

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Does regularly washing your hands really help prevent illness ?

Does regularly washing your hands really help prevent illness ?

Yes!: Hand washing is by it self one of the most effective tools we have to fight infection. Make sure you wash with soap and water and build a lather for at least 20 seconds and make sure you cover all surfaces and under the nails. ...Read more

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Should a guy wash his hands before putting on a condom. Ir does clean hands not matter to prevent infection?

Should a guy wash his hands before putting on a condom. Ir does clean hands not matter to prevent infection?

What infection?: If he has no infection on his skin, washing his hands before using a condom won't make any difference in your risk of getting most std's. If you are worried about skin infections, cold, flu, etc. Washing hands before any close contact could reduce risks of transmission. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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