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What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

Same as in kids: They only way to get pinworms is to swallow some pinworm eggs (accidentally). This occurs when a person puts his fingers or hands in his mouth after getting an egg or two (or more) on his fingers or under his nails. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 is the cause of pinworms in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

Eggs: Infection is transmitted through the consumption of pinworm eggs. ...Read more

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What could cause pinworms?

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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Do pinworms cause itch during the day?

Do pinworms cause itch during the day?

Maybe.: Pinworms could cause itching during the day, especially if you are infested with a lot of them. Other causes are possible, like a dermatitis from a soap, detergent or fabric softener, or even cleaning to often. See a doc to see if pinworms are the problem. You can collect the eggs at home See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pinworm/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20027072 ...Read more

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If you take pinworm medicine, and you don't have pinworms, will it cause health problem?

No it wiil not: Treatment for pin worms is 1 tab of vermox and often we treat the whole family and rpt 1 tab dose after 2 weeks hs no ill effects and no health problems. ...Read more

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Can pinworms cause a dry feeling anus?

Can pinworms cause a dry feeling anus?

Possibly: The fertile female pin worm exits the anus during quiet periods to lay their eggs in a sticky glue-like mucous. Many develop a itchy rash in reaction to this glue. The itchiness is helpful in dispersing the dried eggs. A non-specific irritant dermatitis is part of this cycle of life for pin worms. ...Read more

Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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