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If I keep my child's nails short can I prevent spread of pinworm eggs?

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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Frequent handwashing in association with appropriate medication therapy will prevent the spread of pinworms.

In brief: No

Frequent handwashing in association with appropriate medication therapy will prevent the spread of pinworms.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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In brief: Probably not

Pinworm eggs are so tiny they can slip under even short nails.
The best prevention is good handwashing, keeping hands out of mouth, and treating the index case, and household contacts.

In brief: Probably not

Pinworm eggs are so tiny they can slip under even short nails.
The best prevention is good handwashing, keeping hands out of mouth, and treating the index case, and household contacts.
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