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How do you get pinworms?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ingested

U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.
The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs.If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in.

In brief: Ingested

U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth.
The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines.Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs.If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in.
Dr. James Ferguson
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