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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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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....

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?

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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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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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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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

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