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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can people have persistent pinworm infection even when taking meds regularly at two week intervals & good hygiene, white bits in stool won't go?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Re-Infection Common: Persistent infection is common with pinworms and is commonly due to re-infection. In addition to re-treatment, do the following: Change underclothes and bed sheets, bathe in the mornings, wash hands/clean nails before handling food, keep fingernails short, avoid nail biting, avoid scratching perianal area, and all household members should be treated as a group. Follow closely with your doctor.
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Last updated Aug 4, 2014

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