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Suspect pinworms, have itching. Took Reese's OTC, still have itching. Is it ok to take an additional dosage ?

I suspect I have pinworms , my symptoms match pretty well but I can never seem to catch one to actually view even using scotch tape! Yesterday I decided to take a dose of Reese s OTC pinworm medicine and though it didn t stop the itching completely it made a substantial difference last night. I still had some itching today so I took an additional half dose today, is that ok? Also, if I really didn t have pinworms the medicine I took would have made no difference in my symptoms correct?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

Not all cases of itching are due to pinworms. There are other causes as well like hemorrhoids, contact dermatitis, candidial infection, diabetes, drinking coffee, cola beer etc.
So the treatment depends on the cause.
Regarding taking Reese's even in the absence of pinworm infestation, there is no need to worry as it is relatively safe.
I hope that answers your question.
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
Answered: Sat, 31 Aug 2013
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