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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I would like to know of any medicine for pin worm
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   28
Doctor :   since when you have been having this problem ?
User :   My Wife is having problem since one week. She has occasional pain in stomach and slight itching as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   and she seems to be over-eating as well. whatever she eats, she feels hungry again within a short while
Doctor :   were any tests done ?>
User :   No.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so she is having itching in the anal area ?
User :   Correct and its mostly happens during night
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well there are medications for it
Doctor :   i will tell you all
Doctor :   also some home care she should follow
User :   Ok Doctor
Doctor :   Pinworms cause no harm or discomfort apart from anal itching, and treatment cures most cases. The key is to break the 6-week cycle of pinworm reinfection by killing any live pinworms and preventing the ingestion of eggs. A diagnosis should be confirmed before treating with medications
User :   Ok
Doctor :   1) Wash hands carefully and often. Frequent hand-washing by all family members, especially before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet, is very important in preventing the spread of infection. Hand-washing will help remove eggs that may have stuck to the hands. Scrubbing your hands and fingernails for 1 minute is recommended.
Doctor :   2) Control scratching. Itching around the anus caused by a pinworm infection usually occurs at night. Wearing gloves may help prevent scratching.
Doctor :   3) Keep fingernails short. Pinworm eggs can get under the fingernails when the person with a pinworm infection scratches. Cutting the nails short may help prevent eggs from sticking under the nails.
Doctor :   4) Wash clothes and bedding. Washing underwear, pajamas, and bedding and drying them in a heated dryer on the first day of treatment may help prevent reinfection. Changing and washing underwear and pajamas at least once a day may also help prevent reinfection.
Doctor :   5) Bathe carefully and every day. Make sure the skin around the anus is cleaned when bathing. This will remove pinworm eggs. Bathing in the morning may help get rid of a lot of the eggs. Showers may work better than baths because there is less chance of getting water that contains pinworm eggs into your mouth.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   and there are medications that should be taken
User :   Ok. Would you please advise of any General medication that can be taken for this?
Doctor :   but since this being a online consultation i am afraid i am unable to provide you the names as these drugs are with prescription and its illegal and unethical to give prescription medication without check up
User :   :)
User :   Well i understand. Is there any General medication that you suggest or that is out of the boundary right now?
Doctor :   well all are prescription medication i am sorry
Doctor :   well you can go to a general physician and he can prescribe it for you
User :   Ok. I understand
User :   Thanks a lot Doctor. The suggestions would definitely help
Doctor :   the medications will take care of it, its common and nothing serious dont worry
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye
User :   Thanks. Good Bye
User :   same to you as well :_
User :   :)
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