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Treatments for Pinworm

Treatment List for Pinworm

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Pinworm includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • No treatment - some doctors recommend no specific treatments other than waiting.
  • Soothing ointment - for itching
  • Anthelmintic drugs
  • Mebendazole
  • Pyrantel pamoate (Povan)
  • Treat all household members
  • Launder linen, bedding, and sleepwear in hot water on same day as treatments

Alternative Treatments for Pinworm

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Pinworm may include:

  • Vidanga, shardunika and trikatu Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Triphala supplement
  • Cina homeopathic remedy
  • Spigella homeopathic remedy
  • Comfort your child
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Pinworm: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Pinworm may include:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Pinworm:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Pinworm include:

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Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Pinworm include:

Hospital statistics for Pinworm:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Pinworm:

  • 0.0014% (184) of hospital consultant episodes were for enterobiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultant episodes for enterobiasis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for enterobiasis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for enterobiasis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Pinworm

Research quality ratings and patient incidents/safety measures for hospitals and medical facilities in specialties related to Pinworm:

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Discussion of treatments for Pinworm:

Pinworm Infection: DPD (Excerpt)

With either prescription or over-the-counter drugs. You should consult your health care provider before treating a suspected case of pinworm. Treatment involves a two-dose course. The second dose should be given 2 weeks after the first. (Source: excerpt from Pinworm Infection: DPD)

Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Some doctors believe that no treatment is necessary for pinworm infections that have no symptoms. This is because children usually outgrow the infection. Because of the strong probability that small children will get infected again outside the home, strenuous efforts to eliminate the eggs from the household are of little help.

If the doctor does prescribe medicine, all members of the household should take it, regardless of whether they have symptoms. Drugs such as mebendazole and pyrantel pamoate (Povan) are the most useful in treating pinworm infections.

To relieve intense itching that often accompanies pinworm infection, a doctor may prescribe a soothing ointment or cream. (Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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