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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to go swimming with threadworms?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
NO....!: Get treatment first. You may spread ova in the pool water and others can get infected by swallowing eggs.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Threadworms (UK): Known as pinworms in the us. Pinworm infections are rarely spread through the use of swimming pools (unless heavly infested with e. Vermicularis). Re-infection rate is high & all close contacts should be simultaneously treated. Frequent hand washing and clipping the nails, as well as washing of bedding and clothing will help minimize rate of re-infection.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
You can swim now
Aug 1, 2013
A member asked:

Can I go swimming with threadworms? and if not when can I?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Get treated: You may go swimming and the risk of transmission is minimal. However, you should get treated as the treatment is simple and effective. Please see your doctor for a prescription medication. You may consult this site for information.
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Last updated May 9, 2018
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