A 21-year-old female asked:
how soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bahman Omrani answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Threadworms (UK): Known as pinworms in the us. Pinworm infections are rarely spread through the use of swimming pools (unless heavly infested with e. Vermicularis). Re-infection rate is high & all close contacts should be simultaneously treated. Frequent hand washing and clipping the nails, as well as washing of bedding and clothing will help minimize rate of re-infection.
Answered on Aug 28, 2018
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