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How do you completely get rid of pinworms?

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Dr. Carol Endo
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Meds and handwashing

Pinworms are treated with a prescription medication for parasites.
Some specialists recommend treating the whole family, especially if there are younger children in the family. Good handwashing, washing clothing/bedding decreases the risk of re-infection. The eggs can collect under the fingernails, and if you have nail-biting kids, they can get re-infected if they don't wash their hands!

In brief: Meds and handwashing

Pinworms are treated with a prescription medication for parasites.
Some specialists recommend treating the whole family, especially if there are younger children in the family. Good handwashing, washing clothing/bedding decreases the risk of re-infection. The eggs can collect under the fingernails, and if you have nail-biting kids, they can get re-infected if they don't wash their hands!
Dr. Carol Endo
Dr. Carol Endo
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Dr. Richard Wasserman
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Oral anti-parasitic

Keep in mind that pinworms usually cause no problems for the child although there may be itch around the rectum. Pinworms respond well to prescription medication.

In brief: Oral anti-parasitic

Keep in mind that pinworms usually cause no problems for the child although there may be itch around the rectum. Pinworms respond well to prescription medication.
Dr. Richard Wasserman
Dr. Richard Wasserman
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