What Is The Suitable Treatment For People With Pinworms.?

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Hello. R n My sister has a severe pinworm disease, anal itching, the area has been itchy, spread like ringworm but dry there are no spots “no pus, just a wide itching. R nUntil the vagina has a lot of discharge ( muddy, itchy)

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Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.

Pinworm infection (Enterobiasis) is caused by infection with the worm Enterobius vermicularis which enters the human body through ingested eggs.

This condition results in quite a typical symptom, namely, anal itching at night. This itching usually results in the sufferer having trouble sleeping.

If indeed your condition is caused by a pinworm infection, the doctor will provide treatment in the form of anti-worm medication.

However, anal itching can also be caused by other conditions, namely:

Dermatophyte fungal infection of the skin (Tinea): rash that is round, with redder edges, feels itchy especially when sweating
Candida yeast infection (candidiasis cutis): a large reddish rash in the center surrounded by a small rash, often in the folds area
Genital lice infection: This infection causes itching of the genital area and the surrounding areas, namely the anus, buttocks, lower back, thighs, lower abdomen. It is transmitted through sexual contact
Congenital skin inflammation (atopic dermatitis): this disease can recur, is congenital and often a hereditary disease. Can be accompanied by other congenital diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis
Inflammation of the skin due to contact allergies (allergic contact dermatitis): for example incompatible with the content of certain soaps or creams in contact with the skin
Inflammation of the skin due to allergic irritation (irritant contact dermatitis): for example exposure to tomcat body fluids
Hives (urticaria): usually caused due to an allergy to certain proteins, for example those contained in food

To determine the cause of your complaint, it is better to consult further with a general practitioner. The doctor will further explore your complaint and will perform a detailed examination of your skin using a loop. If necessary, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations such as taking samples of eggs and worms by attaching tape to the anus, scraping the skin to see the causing germs, and blood tests. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions. If deemed necessary or treatment does not improve, the doctor will refer you to a dermatologist.

Things you can do to prevent worsening of your disease and maintain healthy skin are:

Avoid scratching too hard on the complained area to prevent injury
Bathing at least 2x a day
Dry off after showering or sweating
Wear thin, soft, and sweat-absorbing clothing
Wash your clothes, sheets, and pillowcases using detergent and hot water especially if the cause is fleas or mold to prevent recurring spread.
If necessary, also check your family / people with whom you have contact so that there is no recurring infection
Avoid substances that give rise to contact allergies
Avoid foods that cause you allergies
You can take over-the-counter drugs such as cetirizine to reduce your itching complaints

That is the explanation from me. Hope it helps and useful :)


dr. Princess Claudya

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