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I think i have threadworms, i am kept awake at night by itchiness

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i think i have threadworms, i am kept awake at night by itchiness and have inconsistant stools, sometime constipation sometimes diarrhea, is there something antiparasitic that i can take....?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.
Threadworms are not very likely. Your symptoms do suggest pinworms. They can easily be treated with many over the counter medications available through any pharmacy. One brand is Pin X. The active ingredient is mebendazole. Threadworms are also killed by this same medication. I hope this helps.