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How do pinworms come out of your skin

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
49 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Pin worms don't come out of skin they come out of stools.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Rectal: They appear on rectal area usually at night.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: They enter through the mouth on contaminated fingers.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Doubtful: My understanding is that pinworms are accidentally eaten and are then excreted in the rectum where they live and lay eggs. I am not aware of the eggs ... Read More
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Pin worm eggs need to be transferred via fomites to be ingested via the digestive track, as they are themselves dormant. These become active after the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not pinworms: I know of no "worm" or other agent that would do that.Although you may be sensing a generalized thing with your skin, your assumptions are faulty.Wrig ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Redness: It cold be a strep infection which would heal with an antibiotic so please visit your doctor soon,
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Worm in anus: If you do video consult you can show us the worm or google GI worms and look at images to see if you can match it up. I am not certain what antsy mean ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Parasites: I have never heard of that occurring. Recommend treating the worms.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Personal hygiene: Infestations begin as the eggs are ingested from contaminated fingers. These fingers touch places that babies sit and play in like sandboxes, day care ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
They don't: PW's are perfectly happy to live/die well within your large intestine. The pregnant female comes out when you are inactive during sleep to lay eggs in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Pin worms: Pins worms usually present with anal itching. Doesn't sound like that's what you have.

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