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When after taking medication for bacterial vaginosis will symptoms subside?

When after taking medication for bacterial vaginosis will symptoms subside?

Usually 2-4 days: The symptoms of bacterial vaginosis usually start to improve within 2-4 days of starting the antibiotic. But don't stop the antibiotic early! doctors recommend that you take all the medication prescribed, or you increase the chance the infection will come back. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pinworms (Definition)

A condition in which small parasitic worms are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around ...Read more


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How much longer will pinworms persist if I am taking medication?

How much longer will pinworms persist if I am taking medication?

OTC or Prescription: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the irritating oil the eggs are laid in & soothing creams can help baby rest.The otc med &/or the chew able vermox tablet will take a few days to work through the system & eliminated the pw's. ...Read more

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Will a yeast infection go away without taking any medication?

Will a yeast infection go away without taking any medication?

Possibly - tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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Can you advise for opiate withdrawals , OTC meds only!?

Can you advise for opiate withdrawals , OTC meds only!?

NSAIDs vs Tylenol (acetaminophen): Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen is a anti-pyretic medication used to reduce pain and fever, however tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce inflammation. ...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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When will the treatment for thrush begin to alleviate symptoms?

When will the treatment for thrush begin to alleviate symptoms?

2-3 days: Usually after 2-3 days there should be some alleviation of symptoms. ...Read more

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How long should it take mebendazole to kill threadworms (pinworms) after taking first dose?

How long should it take mebendazole to kill threadworms (pinworms) after taking first dose?

Neurotoxin: Mebendazole acts as a neuro-toxin on the pinworm & kills as it penetrates the stool water where they live.The effect is almost immediate when the drug comes in contact, but may take a few days to saturate all areas. Repeating a dose after a week is a common practice to assure success. ...Read more

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Can constipation go away after taking medication for hypothyroidism?

Can constipation go away after taking medication for hypothyroidism?

Usually: If you still have constipation after your thyroid level has returned to normal, then you need to have your doctor look for other causes. ...Read more

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What symptoms may cause a doctor to prescribe albuterol over other medications?

What symptoms may cause a doctor to prescribe albuterol over other medications?

Albuterol: Albuterol is a type of beta-agonist. It acts by activating beta receptors in lungs which results in dilation and easier breathing (helps wheezing). It can also speed up the heart rate because of its beta receptor effects. It has no steroidal activity. However, both bronchodilators and steroids are used in treatment of asthma. Albuterol is used by asthmatics both in inhaler and nebulizer form. ...Read more

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Can scabies supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Can scabies supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

No; Dr. can evaluate: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research). One can ask the doctor for scabies treatment and pinworms treatment (different prescription medications are needed). ...Read more

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How long will a topical (internal and external) yogurt treatment relieve yeast infection symptoms?

Prevention: Some people place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more

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Can antipsychotic medication cause permanent dry eyes? If you change or reduce the meds can it go away?

Can antipsychotic medication cause permanent dry eyes? If you change or reduce the meds can it go away?

Dry eyes temporary: It's a common side effect of antipsychotic an anticholinergic side effect. It usually goes away on discontinuation or decrease in the dose of antipsychotic. Ask your physician to either decrease if possible or else change the medication. ...Read more

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If i take meds for ADHD will the effects be permanant?

If i take meds for ADHD will the effects be permanant?

No: Not just the stimulant or non-stimulant class of meds, but all psychotropic medications do not have permanent positive effects, nor do they result in a cure. If you stop them you will likely have a recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more

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Which symptoms may cause a doctor to prescribe albuterol over other asthma medications?

Which symptoms may cause a doctor to prescribe albuterol over other asthma medications?

Reliever: Albuterol is a class of medicine known as a beta-agonist. Albuterol helps to relax the breathing tubes thus opening the airways so the patient can breathe normally again. These medicines work fairly quickly to relieve symptoms so they can be given regularly to prevent symptoms but can also be given at the first sign of an exacerbation to prevent progression of symptoms. ...Read more

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

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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Will probiotic medication ease your gastric?

Will probiotic medication ease your gastric?

Yes: That is one of the prerequisites for healthy digestion. You need to take those with meals several times a day. Food as medicine- use yogurt, sauerkraut, keffir, sour cream, pickled and fermented foods. All those contain naturally probiotics.Make sure- no preservatives in them(will kill the "good" germs) .You can eat any of those several times a week with better lasting effect . It is you choice! ...Read more

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How much longer will pinworms persist if I am taking medication?

OTC or Prescription: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the irritating oil the eggs are laid in & soothing creams can help baby rest.The otc med &/or the chew able vermox tablet will take a few days to work through the system & eliminated the pw's. ...Read more

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How much longer will pinworms persist if I just started taking medication? 

How much longer will pinworms persist if I just started taking medication? 

Depends on the med: There are several prescriptions available which your doctor would tell you how long to take them. But the most common treatment for pinworm, pyrantel pamoate is available over the counter. The typical duration of therapy is about two weeks. However reinfection and spread is very common so it is recommended to treat all those living together and to maintain the highest standards of hygiene ...Read more

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What happens if my family refuses to take pinworm medication even though I have it....

Their problem: You have given them a chance to avoid the symptoms they may develop if infested, after that, its their choice.Some shed this naturally over time and not all develop symptoms. Symptoms actually relate to an irritant response to egg deposition around the anus.The worms are otherwise benign. ...Read more

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Is there medication for pinworms?

Yes: There is at least one over the counter preparation and a prescription chew able tablet in the us. ...Read more

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Are there over-the counter medications to treat pinworm?

Yes: There are several under store brand or name brands. Pyrantel pamoate is the main ingredient in a common one. ...Read more

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Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more

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Do pinworms ever go away 100%? Or are they in you for life? (Using medication)

Do pinworms ever go away 100%? Or are they in you for life? (Using medication)

They die: Most meds act as a toxin to kill them. They shed and are gone, however, re-exposure to pinworm eggs can lead to a re-infestation numerous times. Pinworms are also uncommon in adults. Itchy bottoms are not always pinworms. The symptom can represent many other issues. ...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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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

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Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Can Reece's Pinworm medication be taken weekly instead of every 2 weeks?

Follow directions: Directions are there because the medicine works optimally when done that way. I don't know what medication you're child is on but changing the directions will lessen the killing impact. ...Read more

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What will happen if i take a pinworm medication if i don't actually have it?

You will not...: ...Kill the pinworms you do not have. A single dose of the pinworm medication typically prescribed will usually not have significant side effects, whether you have pinworms or not. ...Read more

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Why might someone still have pinworms after taking medication?

Why might someone still have pinworms after taking medication?

Reinfection: It is because of reinfection from the surroundings as eggs are found on bed linens,bathroom fixtures,drinking glasses,eating utensils,toys,kithcen counters,desks or lunh tables in schools,sandboxes,pyjamas,toilets etc. The reinfection can be prevnted by treating all children&adults in households and repeat the pill two weeks after the initial treatment Pinworms are not caused by playin in dirt ...Read more

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I found a pinworm in my 6 month old's diaper. Is there any medication I can give her?

I found a pinworm in my 6 month old's diaper. Is there any medication I can give her?

Take to pediatrician: Usually treatment is from 12 months and up; each situation is different so please take her/him to doc. Itches a lot too. Can use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream and zinc-destiny ...Read more

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What medication that is over-the-counter will kill pinworms in children?

None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with pinworms. How soon after taking the medication can she expect relief from itching?

My daughter was diagnosed with pinworms.  How soon after taking the medication can she expect relief from itching?

Depends: The worms don't cause the itching, so response will depend on some other things you can do. The worm crawls out the anus in the night & lays eggs in the skin folds.The worm secretes a glue like material with the eggs & this glue sets up an itchy rash that triggers the itch & disburses the eggs. If you wash off the anal skin folds with cold water & apply cortisone cream this can help immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I had pinworms bought the medication..but I still have them annoying little white worms in me help me ?

Pinworm Treatment: Pinworm treatments include anthelmintic medications like Albendazole (Albenza), Mebendazole (vermox) or pyrantel (Pin-X, Antiminth). Alternative remedies like eating garlic, carrots that are grated or coconuts to expel worms are not recommended for severe infections. Eat a fresh fruit diet for 5 to 7 days. Good handwashing is important. Wash clothing that has been worn recently, bed linens, ...Read more

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If i have had no itching since i found pinworms and took the medication does that mean they're dead or gone?

If i have had no itching since i found pinworms and took the medication does that mean they're dead or gone?

Pinworms: Should be treated with 2 doses of medication; 2 weeks apart. All family members should be treated. All the best. ...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?

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. Barbara Lavi
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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