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What is the best pinworm medication? Do I need a prescription?

What is the best pinworm medication? Do I need a prescription?

Vemox; yes: Vermox is the medication for pinworms. In the U.S., vermox is by prescription only. I have heard that in some other countries, pinworm medication is over-the-counter. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Do you need a prescription to get Ivermectin or mebendazole, or any other antibiotics that kill pinworms? Australia.

Yes, in the USA: In the United States, these medications are available only by prescription. Pyrantel pamoate is a medication which is available over the counter for treatment of pinworms. ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...Read more

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My daughter seems to be having recurring episodes of pinworms. We give her medication, wash bedding and do our very best to reinforce good hygiene?

My daughter seems to be having recurring episodes of pinworms. We give her medication, wash bedding and do our very best to reinforce good hygiene?

Source: The source of the pinworm should be examined. It could be a pet turtle, or well water that wasnt tested or filtered properly. If she is the only one who is constantly exposed, the source of the exposure should be examined. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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