Pinworm Infection

Pinworm infection is also known as enterobiasis. Pinworm infection occurs in adults due to accidental intake of pinworm eggs. It is taken through contaminated food and water. After swallowing, these eggs can hatch inside the intestine and matures, forming adult worms. The common symptoms are itching around the anus, stomach pain, nausea, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping. It is managed by taking anti-parasite medications.

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I have been suffering from severe complications of pinworm infection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, It seems I got a severe complication of pinworm. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Kindly provide details of your history so I can review it and give you medical advise. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

I have been feeling pinworms in my nose and have taken Albendazole tablets, but it did not help. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with pinworms, but my parents do not believe I have them. I have taken two Albendazole tablets with one week gap, two doses with a one-day gap, and three Mebenda for three days straight, but I have stomach pain daily, and I am restless. They especially hurt or bite ins...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. According to the query, you have not seen the worms, but you are just feeling them in the nose, so it may not be a pinworm. Also, Albendazole will not help if it is in the nose. I suggest you consult the nearest docto...  Read Full »

I suffer from a parasitic infection, so I observe pinworms in my stool despite taking medication. How can I get rid of the infection completely.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently observed pinworms in my stool. I consulted a physician and got medication prescribed for the same. But after finishing the course of medications, i saw live pinworms in my stool again in less than 24 hours. Please suggest me a treatment to get rid of the worms completely.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have mentioned that you have completed one course of medications for pinworms, but you are still observing pinworms in your feces, there is a possibility that you have a re-infection or the medication could not completely eliminate the infection. Taking precauti...  Read Full »

I have chronic abdominal pain, bloating, vaginal discharge, and anal itching. Is it due to vaginal pinworms or multi-parasitic infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I have vaginal pinworms and or multi-parasitic infection. I have chronic abdominal pain, bloating, vaginal discharge, anal itching at night and in the morning, extreme weight loss, loss of appetite, and terrible weird feelings in my anus. I have constipation and or diarrhea b...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pinworm infection is caused by the parasite Enterobius vermicularis, a slender white worm with a pointed tail. In humans, they reside in the large intestine and appendix. Female pinworms are 8 to 13 mm long, and males are 2 to 5 mm long. Pinworm infection is primaril...  Read Full »

I have pinworm infection causing problems in my lungs, eyes, vagina, and anus. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a parasitic infection of pinworms, which affects the side of my lungs, vision, constant vaginal problems, and anal itching. I feel super sick every day. I have had this for years now, and before, it was not severe enough to be detected and still cannot be detected, even though I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and attached photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). If you have taken medicines, they are generally very effective for parasitic infections. However, we do n...  Read Full »

My pinworm infection symptoms are not improving after Mebendazole. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am struggling with pinworm infection. I took one dose of Mebendazole (100 mg) and it helped. Two weeks later, I took the recommended second dose and about three days after I started exhibiting symptoms again. It is now a week after taking the second dose, symptoms are not improving.  Read Full »

Dr. Y. Siva Roja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your problem. Reinfection with pinworm is quite frequent. Mebendazole two doses are the standard way of treatment. But in your case, reinfection may have occurred because of remnant eggs. 1) Please change your sheets on the bed and wash them thor...  Read Full »

Itchy anus after unprotected oral sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I received unprotected oral sex 13 days ago. No symptoms of genital herpes except for today, I have an itchy anus. No visible bumps, blisters, or pain. Is it possible this is the beginning of an outbreak? Or perhaps caused by severe anxiety and prolonged sitting?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Itching over the anal region can be due to many causes: 1. Candidiasis - white discharge from the vagina can cause itching when it comes in contact with the anus. 2. Pinworm infestation. 3. Hemorrhoids (piles). 4. Eczema. 5. Irritant contact dermatitis. In genital...  Read Full »

Do worm infestation cause itchy anus, bloating, and no appetitie in small kids?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter who is three years old is believed to be having like tapeworms or threadworms. She usually has itchy around her anus, bloating, feeling vomiting, spitting, and no appetite these days. She is also losing weight day by day. Kindly prescribe medicines to remove the worms and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With the list of symptoms mentioned, it appears to be due to worm infestation. Any abdominal pain? Restless sleep? Irritable? Did you notice white thread like worms in the potty? Does she eat mud? Any other family member having a similar complaint? Well do this, exa...  Read Full »

Is apple cider vinegar suggested for deworming pinworms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I think I have pinworms. My butt (perineal and anus area) kept vibrating like a cellphone, about once every two seconds, all day. I started taking probiotics and now it is not as constant, but happens many times a day still. I researched it, and some peopl...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I will advise not to use the apple cider vinegar, but garlic and carrots can be taken, and they will help in further elimination of the pinworms. It will come out only through your anus, and not through anywhere else. You have taken the pin...  Read Full »

How can I permanantly cure infestation of pinworms?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an infestation of pinworms, threadworms for a year now. I am a hygiene clean, single moral person. I have no idea how I got them. Have seen a number of doctors and Reese's, Ivermectin, Mebendazole and now Albenza once a week for five months have not helped. They made a r...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Best is Ivermectin. If resistant, use 5 % Permethrin ointment in whole body. If possible, send me a picture for better advise.  Read Full »

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