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Pinworm Infection

Pinworm Infection Causes

Pinworm infection results from accidentally ingesting pinworm eggs from contaminated food, drink or hands.

Pinworm Infection Definition

Pinworm infection is an intestinal and digestive tract infection wherein roundworms, which are defined as parasites that use the body as a host, infest the digestive tract.

Pinworm Infection Diagnosis

The main test to determine the existence of pinworm infection is the cellophane tape test. Under the said test, a cellophane tape is placed in the anal area, and the same is examined under a microscope for pinworm eggs. A diagnosis may be arrived at, through mere physical observation as well.

Pinworm Infection Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of pinworm infection are itching of the anal or vaginal area, irritability, discomfort, insomnia, and undefined gastrointestinal symptoms, among others.

Pinworm Infection Treatment

Anti-helminthic medication, such as Albendazole and Pyrantel, is the treatment against pinworm infection. To alleviate itching, a soothing ointment or cream is often prescribed.

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