A 24-year-old female asked:
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what if i ingest pinworm eggs following my first treatment pill?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
New infestation: Anyone who is treated for pinworms can re-infest themselves by ingesting new eggs. The medication may stick around for a day or so but will not provide long term protection. Washing bed clothes and sheets in hot water and practicing good hand washing can reduce your risk.
Answered on Jun 8, 2014

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