A 24-year-old female asked:
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how easy is it for pinworm eggs to become airborne? im very careful when changing covers but extremely worried i also wear underwear and pyjamas 2 bed

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Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms : This is a very thorough explanation of everything you need to know about pinworms. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/pinworm/gen_info/faqs.html
Answered on Jun 9, 2014

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