A female asked:
would long little pieces of what looks like thread in stool possibly be worms in a toddler? what would worms look like? we got kittens, just concerned
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworms/threadworms: Pinworms are white thread like parasites that can live in the large intestines. They only affect humans so kitty is not involved.Kids are exposed to the pinworms through eggs shed by other kids in their play areas.These make it onto their fingers and are ingested, traveling inside where they hatch. Your doc can confirm the diagnosis and guide you with treatment.
Answered on May 21, 2018
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