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My child is on his second medication for pinworms but he still has lots of dead ones coming out in his stool.im quiet concerned at this point. many thanks?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Enterobius: Some of pinworm larvae may hatch on the anal mucosa, and migrate up the bowel This retroinfection can lead to a heavy parasitic load and autoinfection through the anus-to-mouth route or through retroinfection often requires repeated treatment, at 2-week intervals, in order to remove the infection completely. Cleaning the house is essential and often very difficult.

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