Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pinworms Treatment

Treatment for pinworms includes antibiotic medications.

Treatment for pinworms includes:

Pinworms Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of pinworms.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Am I contagious?
    • For how long?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to school or work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having pinworms again?
  • Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?

Pinworms Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat pinworms:

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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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