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My 19 yr old son has symptoms consistent with pinworms. He

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My 19 yr old son has symptoms consistent with pinworms. He does not have insurance. Is a Dr visit necessary, or can we try to obtain mebendazole over the counter to treat this?

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Yes. Both non prescription and prescription medicine is available to treat pinworms.

RickMD :

It is important to treat all close contacts of your son as they may be infected too....

Customer:

So it isn't necessary for him to see a Dr in person?

RickMD :

You can buy Pyrantel pamoate (Pin-X) without a prescription.

Customer:

That is great news. Any other advice?

RickMD :

No. Washing his clothing, sheets, good hand washing, clipping his nails short and the Pin X should clear things up.

Customer:

Thank you very much!!!

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My pleasure :)

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