Treatment pinworms

How to get rid op pinworms? Using medication like mebendazole or with natural home remedies.

First step is making the pinworm diagnosis. A doctor can make the diagnosis of pinworm by placing a sticky piece of cellophane tape against your rectum. Pinworm eggs will stick to the tape and can be seen under a microscope. 3 This is called the scotch tape test.

Follow your doctor's advice for pinworm medication to everyone in your household. Cleaning measures will help reduce spread of pinworm infection to the family.

Pinworm infection is fully treatable.

Possible pinworm complications:

Pinworm medication

The medications used for the treatment of pinworm are mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate and albendazole. All three of these drugs are to be given in 1 dose at first and then another single dose 2 weeks later. More than one household member is likely to be infected, so the entire household is often treated. The single-dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks. This treats worms that hatched since the first treatment.

To control the pinworm infection:

Avoid scratching the infected area around the anus. This can contaminate your fingers and everything else that you touch afterwards.

Keep your hands and fingers away from your nose and mouth unless they are freshly washed.

How is a it treated

Treating pinworms involves either prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Consult a health care provider before treating a suspected pinworm infection.

Treat the infected person:

Treat the infected household:

Pinworm eggs continue to be present n the feces of an infected person for up to a week after the treatment. So precautions should be taken to prevent reinfection by washing hands thoroughly, especially under the nails.

If infection occurs again, consult your doctor. Somtimes it may be necessary to treat the patient and family members more than once.