... goin out. After taking medicine, will they come out with regular poop or is it more like diarhea? How can you tell if your highly infested?
Difficulty sleeping due to the itching that occurs during the night
Intense itching around the anus
Irritability due to itching and interrupted sleep
Irritated or infected skin around the anus, from constant scratching
Irritation or discomfort of the vagina in young girls (if an adult worm enters the vagina rather than the anus)
Loss of appetite and weight (uncommon, but can occur in severe infections)
Tests and Exams
Pinworms can be spotted in the anal area, especially at night when the worms lay their eggs there.
Your doctor may have you do a tape test. A piece of cellophane tape is pressed against the skin around the anus, and removed. This should be done in the morning before bathing or using the toilet, because bathing and wiping may remove eggs. The doctor will stick the tape to a slide and look for eggs using a microscope.
Treatment of Pinworms
The main treatment is a single dose of either mebendazole or albendazole, which kill the pinworms (not the eggs).These are available over-the-counter and by prescription.
More than one household member is likely to be infected, so the entire household is often treated. The single-dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks. This treats worms that hatched since the first treatment.
To control the eggs:
Clean toilet seats daily
Keep fingernails short and clean
Wash all bed linens twice a week
Wash hands before meals and after using the toilet
Avoid scratching the infected area around the anus. This can contaminate your fingers and everything else that you touch afterwards.
Keep your hands and fingers away from your nose and mouth unless they are freshly washed. Carry out these measures while family members are being treated for pinworms.
Read more at https://www.drugs.com/cg/pinworm-infection.html
I am not a Dr., I suggest you contact a Dr. when you are able to.
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