A 20-year-old female asked:
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can pinworm eggs pass through the skin pores into the body?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: They enter through the mouth on contaminated fingers.
Answered on Oct 28, 2014
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Doubtful: My understanding is that pinworms are accidentally eaten and are then excreted in the rectum where they live and lay eggs. I am not aware of the eggs passing through the skin.
Answered on Aug 24, 2016
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Pin worm eggs need to be transferred via fomites to be ingested via the digestive track, as they are themselves dormant. These become active after they hatch, when they can penetrate the skin near rectum.
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
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