Symptoms enterobius vermicularis infection
Enterobiasis is frequently asymptomatic.
The most typical symptom is perianal pruritus, especially at night, which may lead to excoriations and bacterial superinfection. Occasionally, invasion of the female genital tract with vulvovaginitis and pelvic or peritoneal granulomas can occur. Other symptoms include anorexia, irritability, and abdominal pain.
The most common pinworm symptom is itching around the rectum. This itching is usually at night when the pinworms are migrating to the rectum to lay eggs. When a infected person scratches the itchy area, eczema or a bacterial infection around the rectum can result.
Pinworm infections rarely cause serious health problems. Medication
If a person suspects pinworms but does not see them, the scotch tape test can be used. A piece of cellophane tape is pressed against the skin around the anus and removed. The doctor will stick the tape to a slide and look for eggs using a microscope.
Many people have pinworms and don't have any symptoms at all.
The most common symptom of pinworms is itching around the anus. This intense itching is felt to be due to an inflammatory response to the adult worm and her eggs in the perianal tissue. If severe scratching occurs, the skin may break down and allow development of a secondary bacterial infection.
Pinworms can rarely migrate into the vagina or urinary tract causing irritation in these regions. This location of infection is less common and the infection usually goes away on its own.
Pinworms do not cause abdominal pain, bloody bowel movements,fevers or poor appetite. If the person has any of these signs or symptoms, they may have a more serious condition and should call a doctor or visit the hospital's emergency department
If you suspect that you or your child might have pinworms, you should make an appointment to see your doctor.
- Difficulty sleeping due to the itching at night
- Intense itching around the anus area.
- Irritability due to itching and interrupted sleep
- Irritated or infected skin around the anus from constant scratching
- Irritation or discomfort of the vagina.
- Loss of appetite and weight (it can occur in severe infections)