i would like to get some sleep and so she will stop making me get worms out of her butt
A pinworm is a small, thin, white roundworm called Enterobius vermicularis that lives in the colon and rectum of humans, typically in children. While your child sleeps, female pinworms leave the intestine through the anus and deposit their eggs on the surrounding skin. This causes itching around the anus and can lead to difficulty sleeping and restlessness.
Mebendazole will treat a pinworm infestation. Treatment usually involves two doses of medication with the second dose being given 2 weeks after the first dose.
Pinworms are highly contagious so it is recommended that everyone in the family is treated at the same time.
You can prevent reinfection by washing hands thoroughly after going to the toilet and before eating, keeping nails clean and cut short, having a daily morning shower to wash away eggs and washing bedclothes and bed linen after using mebendazole.
You can re-dose in 2 weeks time to make sure the pinworms are gone. It is likely though that your daughter will be symptom free within a few days of taking mebendazole.
For more information visit:
- Mebendazole Information for Consumers
- Mebendazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mebendazole (detailed)
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