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This is the 3rd time i have had pinworms in a year. This time they are back, Mebendazole seems to be inneffective. I also have stomach pain and nausea?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Is it really

The only way you would get it repeatedly is to be exposed to and consume the eggs.
If you don't have a bunch of toddlers running around re-infecting you a new approach may be needed.Not all itchy bottoms are due to pinworms. A variety of food allergies, bacterial and yeast infections can cause the same symptom. Unless you/doc are verifying the infection by testing it may not be.

In brief: Is it really

The only way you would get it repeatedly is to be exposed to and consume the eggs.
If you don't have a bunch of toddlers running around re-infecting you a new approach may be needed.Not all itchy bottoms are due to pinworms. A variety of food allergies, bacterial and yeast infections can cause the same symptom. Unless you/doc are verifying the infection by testing it may not be.
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Work with doctor

In the US, pin worms are more common in children, but there may be a different pattern of infection in Catalonia.
Pin worms are a parasite; typically Mebendazole or Albendazole is used for treatment. The pin worm does infect the digestive tract; this or the Mebendazole could be causing stomach symptoms. Hygiene is key: morning shower, changing underwear & bed linen, wash in hot water, clean toilet

In brief: Work with doctor

In the US, pin worms are more common in children, but there may be a different pattern of infection in Catalonia.
Pin worms are a parasite; typically Mebendazole or Albendazole is used for treatment. The pin worm does infect the digestive tract; this or the Mebendazole could be causing stomach symptoms. Hygiene is key: morning shower, changing underwear & bed linen, wash in hot water, clean toilet
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