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What are some common symptoms of pinworms?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Most have no sx
If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all.
Old wives tales have you believe the kids grind their teeth but that is bull. The allergic reaction that some kids get to the oily material the eggs are laid in is the basic problem. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the oil & soothing creams can help baby rest.Rx takes time.

In brief: Most have no sx
If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all.
Old wives tales have you believe the kids grind their teeth but that is bull. The allergic reaction that some kids get to the oily material the eggs are laid in is the basic problem. Short term help using a cold wash to remove the oil & soothing creams can help baby rest.Rx takes time.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Pinworms in Adults
Pinworm symptoms can include gastrointestinal upset, anal or vaginal itchiness, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, irritability, restlessness.
Untreated pinworm infection can lead to weight loss, diarrhea, genital rash, urinary incontinence and vaginal discharge.

In brief: Pinworms in Adults
Pinworm symptoms can include gastrointestinal upset, anal or vaginal itchiness, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, irritability, restlessness.
Untreated pinworm infection can lead to weight loss, diarrhea, genital rash, urinary incontinence and vaginal discharge.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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