Yep, what a topic, pinworms! This one hits close to home because my precious little kindergartener recently just detoxed from pinworms. You can imagine my internal horror when I saw a small little worm in her poop.
Pinworm infection is an intestinal infection caused by small, white worms. Anyone can get it, but it is most common in young children. It is easily treated.
A pinworm infection is one of the most common types of human intestinal worm infections. Pinworms are tiny, narrow worms. Pinworm infections are also known as enterobiasis or oxyuriasis.
I have 3 children. In the last 2 years the same child has been infected with pinworms 3 times. We belong to a family medicine group. The first doctor elected to treat the whole family, but the 2nd and 3rd time I had to request this from different doctors.
The most common symptom of infection is anal itching, particularly at night, as worms migrate to the host's anal area to lay their eggs. Pinworm infection is the most common type of intestinal worm infection in the United States and one of the most common worldwide. While the infected person sleeps, female pinworms lay thousands of eggs in the folds of skin surrounding the anus.
He attended internship and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship.
She had brought her toddler to the emergency room because she was awakening in the night and scratching her bottom and complaining of rectal itch. Could it be sexual abuse, she asked? No, I reassured her, just pinworms.
Threadworms are tiny, very thin white worms up to 13 millimetres long that live in the intestine and around the anus bottom. They are also called pinworms. They look like small threads of white cotton, hence their name.
Pinworms are thought of as an issue of kids in preschool through grade school. But pinworms can also affect adults, and women have a unique set of symptoms that often get confused with other common problems. By far, the most common symptoms are vaginal discharge and burning pain, especially right at the entrance to the vagina.
Pinworms are about the length of a staple. While an infected person sleeps, female pinworms leave the intestine through the anus and deposit their eggs on the surrounding skin. Pinworm infection called enterobiasis or oxyuriasis causes itching around the anus which can lead to difficulty sleeping and restlessness.