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What could cause pinworms?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ingesting the eggs

Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected infants & toddlers, shed into their clothing from the skin around their anus where the adult worm lays them. The eggs are laid in a glue like substance that irritates the skin, so the kids are often scratching the area & dispersing the eggs.
If the kid or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs & start over.

In brief: Ingesting the eggs

Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected infants & toddlers, shed into their clothing from the skin around their anus where the adult worm lays them. The eggs are laid in a glue like substance that irritates the skin, so the kids are often scratching the area & dispersing the eggs.
If the kid or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs & start over.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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