Enterobius

What is Enterobius?

Enterobius also called as pin worm, spreads infection from human to human by ingestion of pin worm eggs. Pin worm infection can be treated by albendazole.

Questions and answers on "Enterobius"

Hi just now i found in my 10y/o daughters urine a tini wite worm approx 3 mm long. First one I found in crease in the labia majora. She is very scared. What shall i do?
Thanks for the answer

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Likely to have Enterobius

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
The worm is likely to be enterobius vermicularis or pin worm. It can be treated easily treated with Albendzole 400 mg as a single dose at bed time. The dose will have to be repeated after 2 weeks....

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Hi.
I am having worm problem. Everytime I eat some sweet I feel movement and biting of worms near my anus. Need help on this.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pinworm infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic,

Don't panic. What you have is an infection called Enterobiasis. It is caused by small intestinal parasites called pinworms.

Enterobiasis is considered to be more of a nuisance than a significant illness....

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Please recommend me an allopathic medicine for intestinal worms. This has been bothering me since the last few weeks.

I am based out if XXXXXXX , so please suggest me something which I can get here.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Intestinal worms and treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.



Albendazole-400 mg once or ivermectin (150–200 μg/kg)once preferably at bed time is effective.You need to repeat single dose of either drug after 10 days to break the...

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I think I have parasites in my stomach how can I find out

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Stool routine microscopic examination.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query at HCM.
I understand your query and concern.

What are your symptoms that you think you have parasitic infections?
Have you seen any change in bowel habits?
Various infections by parasites like...

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I am 56 years old. I am a bit constipated. Some of my stool was hanging from what looked like a string. When I used a tissue to examine it more closely, it looked like a bunch of tough fibers, whitish-brownish in color. They appear rather long, like maybe an inch or two. What could that be? Worms? The fibers were not moving. I don't have any itching. I eat a lot of raw vegetables, but nothing that has strings that look like that. Should I see a doctor?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the query.     

The colour and consistency of stool depend on the type of diet consumed, infection and other local factors.

Worm infestation commonly Enterobius vermicularis (pin worm) can mimic the symptoms described by you. It is common in individuals who consume raw vegetables....

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my rectrum has be really iching lately, have have heard this is a sign of pin worms, but see none when I go, but I do see these paper thin hard scales. I can hardly sleep at night due to this constant itch. Please help
.

doctor1 MD

Hi and thanks for the query,
Perianal and rectal itching can be secondary to -
1) Worm infestation - Many a times you may not see a worm and can be seen on a microscope. Nocturnal itch is caracteristic of pinworm infectation
2) Rectal ulcer - May be associated with passage of mucus in stools
3)...

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I am 21yrs female from India weighing 58kgs and my height is 155cms. I frequently suffer from pinworm infestation. I had a Noworm tablet 24 hrs ago but still those worms are coming out of my anus and i am really scared because i think that the medicine is not working. About 20-25 live worms have come out till now. I belong to a upper-middle class family and no one in my family has been ever affected. I don't eat junk or road side food. what should I do? Please help me.

doctor1 MD

Hello dear,

Thank you for your contact to health care magic.

I read and understand your concern.

I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern.

Pin worm is caused by enterobius vermicularis infection.

It will not caused because of the junk foods and roadside foods. But you probably exposed to the...

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I am a 35yr old active housewife,mom of 2. My 3yr old & I were diagnosed with pinworm XXXXXXX 1,2012. I took 1dose Pin-x same day as did my family. I had some interesting worm like objects in stools w/in 24hrs. Had slight loose stools 3-5 times day. Drank alot of h2o. Started with the vaginal mucus and white more solid mucus type 1inch strings. Obviously was infected there too. While waiting on stool sample result, took 1dose again (5days leter) late & started on woodworm, blackwalnut extract & clove herbs. I felt great for 3days. Still taking those 3 herbs daily with my other vitamins in the am. Im writing b/c I get massive headaches every other day and minor ones in between. This never happended before. I had completely changed my lifestyle since seeing I had picked up worms. I have been doing yoga, meditating, eating amost perfectly. Ive cut all artifical sweets & soforth. Today had strong amonia in my stool. Suggestions?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The intermittent headaches and strong stool odour that you are having are not likely to be associated with intestinal worm infestation. Pinworm infestation is usually cured by taking two doses of anti helminthic drugs which you have already taken.
Your...

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i am 23. i have light pain in my stomach, which i get often. to day when i went to toilet i found a huge worm of around 12 inch from anus. i am scared. please tell me what to do. i stay quite a distance away from doctor. please suggest me what to do. what effect can be seen and what are the measure.

doctor1 MD

Hi Vrushali,

Thanks for the Query.

I would like to know few more things so that would be able to suggest you better:

1.) Since how long do you have the abdominal pain?
2.) Do you have Itching of the vaginal or anal area?
3.) Do you have difficulty sleeping?
4.) Do you have Nausea?

Your History...

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Is albenzadole effective for pinworms? How soon does it work?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the question.

Albendazole may be used in cases of pinworm infections.400 mg orally once as a single dose is generally needed and may be repeated in 2 weeks. It can be effective within a day after taking it.

Hope that answers your question....

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I m 23 male... I had anal pain for 2 weeks and when examined by surgeon he told it was type 2 haemerrhoid.. He advised me to use Hydrocortisone cream.. Used it for some days but after some days it starts to itch near the anus .. Not inside anus but skin near anus and in between buttocks .. It really itches at night ad hard to sleep..o discharge from anus in night I m sure... Is this some sort of allergy or fungal infection ... any treatment.. I used to have pinworms too but used albendazole and sure it is not causing any problem now...

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my 3 yr old daughter passes stools in small quantities immediately after having food. it has a very bad smell. once she had diarrhoea and her stomach was cleaned and she used to pass stools only once a day. but that lasted for only a short while. now she passes stools 3 times a day after food. she is a thumbsucking toddler. the doctor told me that she might be having pinworms and needs to be dewormed. what could be the cause of this problem? will deworming help? should i deworm the child and the entire family? if so, how often? does deorming cause loose motion? i need to know because my elder daughter goes to school and i was wondering if she needs to be dewormed too?

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i have dealing with pinworms and i am now suffering from a pain under my left side of my ribs i feel like something is bulging could this be my spleen and when i eat i get a shary pain in the middle of my lower abdomen that last about 15 min could i have a bad pinworm infestation that is efecting my spleen and my stomach

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Please recommend me an allopathic medicine for intestinal worms. This has been bothering me since the last few weeks. I am based out if XXXXXXX , so please suggest me something which I can get here.

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