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13yold son suffers from pinworms every few months for more than 4 years now what could be the reason and can we prevent it ?He eats lamb and chicken

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Human only infestn

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.You get an irritant 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. Not all anal itching is pw, it can be poor other issues.

In brief: Human only infestn

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.You get an irritant 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. Not all anal itching is pw, it can be poor other issues.
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Dr. Natalie Geary
many times pinworms are transmitted from sitting on public toilets. Be sure your son is washing his hands very well after using any toilet outside the home. Usually from schools
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