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How to eliminate pinworms in a 9 month pregnant woman?
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I think i have pinworms. What can i do to get rid of them%3F%0A
Hi and sorry to hear about this.
Pin worms are best diagnosed by doing a stool exam. They typically prseent with anal pruritus. Infection is by the feco-oral route. They are best treated by taking albendazole 400mg once or mebendazole 100mg once by mouth. Repeat this treatment after 14days. Always wash your hands before eating and after visiting the toilet.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Ditah, MD
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