A 35-year-old member asked:
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can a child get worms from a pet that is inside and outdoors?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Sure is possible.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Typically caught with fecal oral contact. Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent it, without removing the pet from the child.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Worms: Most unlikely unless the dogs worms are on your fingers and your fingers find your oral cavity (mouth).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Ringworm is cause by a fungus that usually infects dogs and cat, and can be passed to human through contact with those infected pets.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Endo
29 years experience Pediatrics
A while--and, no.: If your child has worms, how long they go unnoticed can depend both on the type of worm, and type of child. Pinworms, for example, can take 4-6 weeks ... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: A person may get tape worms from eating improperly cooked, beef, pork or fish.

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