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How successful is taking albendazole against pinworm?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Very effective if...
Albendazole can be very effective against pinworms if taken appropriately and if proper hygiene practices are in place.

In brief: Very effective if...
Albendazole can be very effective against pinworms if taken appropriately and if proper hygiene practices are in place.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Works well
Pinworms are annoying and can be tricky to get rid of.
When treating pin worms have all household members take medication on same night. In morning bathe well and wash clothes, & bedding. Take care not to 'shake out' bedding or clothing, just wash in hot water. Always wash you hands prior to eating. Also keep your nails short. Mebendazole works well too. May need to repeat medication in 2 weeks.

In brief: Works well
Pinworms are annoying and can be tricky to get rid of.
When treating pin worms have all household members take medication on same night. In morning bathe well and wash clothes, & bedding. Take care not to 'shake out' bedding or clothing, just wash in hot water. Always wash you hands prior to eating. Also keep your nails short. Mebendazole works well too. May need to repeat medication in 2 weeks.
David Miller
David Miller
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