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Can you transmit pinworms through kissing?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes, but remember...

One can catch pinworms through kissing, but remember that pinworms are transmitted by a fecal-oral route.
That means pinworm eggs hang around one's anus, or wherever traces of poop might end up. So, to transmit pinworms by kissing, some of the kissing probably has to be located "south of the belly button", or on unwashed hands.

In brief: Yes, but remember...

One can catch pinworms through kissing, but remember that pinworms are transmitted by a fecal-oral route.
That means pinworm eggs hang around one's anus, or wherever traces of poop might end up. So, to transmit pinworms by kissing, some of the kissing probably has to be located "south of the belly button", or on unwashed hands.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Pinworm transmission

Since no one is answering your question and with the understanding that I am not an infectious disease expert, i will refer you to this site: http://www.
Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm/gen_info/faqs.Html it seem extremely unlikely for you to contract it through kissing.

In brief: Pinworm transmission

Since no one is answering your question and with the understanding that I am not an infectious disease expert, i will refer you to this site: http://www.
Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm/gen_info/faqs.Html it seem extremely unlikely for you to contract it through kissing.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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