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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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My daughter has itchy anus and bloating. Why?

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, examin...  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 »

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 »

Kindly provide solution for persistent pinworm infestation.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with pinworms for the past 18 months, and they appear to be resistant to various anthelmintic medications. The infestation was confirmed through a paddle test using microscopy, and it started after visiting Mexico and being in contact with water and children.I have t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out with your concerns. Pinworm infestations, or enterobiasis, can often lead to recurrent reinfection, emphasizing the importance of treating the entire family to prevent recurrence. It is recommended to administer two doses of medication, tw...  Read Full »

My 6-month-old baby has pinworms in stools. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I witnessed pinworms in my baby's stool at night before she sleeps. I examined the anus and found out eggs via the sticky tape test. She is 6 months old. Can you suggest the name and dosage of medicine that will be safe for her?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is due to worm infestation and the name is Enterobius vermicularis. Advice is as follows: Get done stool examination or perianal swab for the same. If it is positive give Mebendazole 200 mg two times a day for six days. Give Mebendazole 400 mg twice a day to all f...  Read Full »

I have had loose stools for a year and found dead ladybugs in my feces. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had loose or liquid stools for almost a year. When I have specific meals, I need to use the bathroom immediately. This evening, I noticed a dead bug in the stool. The bug looks like a ladybug with a dark green shell and dark spots rather than bright colored. The bug is missing it...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). It does look like a digested ladybird. However, it needs to be sliced open and seen under a microscope to confirm. When the...  Read Full »

I have muscle pain, spasms, headaches, weight loss, stomach upset, and fatigue. What could be the reason for my sickness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle pain, spasms, headaches, weight loss, stomach upset, sickness, fatigue, and muscle loss. I am currently taking Omeprazole. I have done antigen tests and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). What could be the reason for my sickness? Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have seen your laboratory reports and pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Please note that this is most likely threadworm, which we call in Infectious diseases as pinworms. The worms ...  Read Full »

I saw pinworms in my stool despite taking medication. Why?

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 been feeling pinworms in my nose. Kindly help.

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 have abdominal pain, bloating, etc. What is the reason?

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 »

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