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Pinworm Infection

Pinworm Infection

It is defined as the intestinal infection cause by pinworm. It is the most common infection worldwide. The length of pinworm ranges 6-13 millimeters. It is commonly occurred in school going children.

Symptoms

Below mention are the signs and symptoms of pinworm infection:Pinworm Infection Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Itching at vaginal and anal region
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Teeth grinding
Causes

It is cause by the pinworm eggs which may be swallowing accidentally through the contaminated food and water. Pinworm produce their eggs at anal region which developed into worms after few weeks.

Complications

It is usually resolve without causing any complications but severe infection sometime causes:

Diagnosis

After taking history your doctor might perform a physical examination to check the presence of any causative organism and recommend the tape test to check the presence of eggs.

Treatment

The first aim is to treat the signs and symptoms and relive the pain and itching, medications for pinworm infections include:

  • Pain killer
  • Anti-allergic for itching
  • Mebendazole for killing of parasites
  • Albendazole is more effective anti-parasites

 

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