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Should I be worried about pinworms?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Possibly

Pinworms is the most common worm infection in the us -- and school-age kids are the ones who most commonly get it.
They unknowingly touch the eggs, put fingers in mouths, and the eggs mature -- producing intense anal itching esp. @ night. The eggs can be transferred to others in the house also. See your family doctor for help if needed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002137/.

In brief: Possibly

Pinworms is the most common worm infection in the us -- and school-age kids are the ones who most commonly get it.
They unknowingly touch the eggs, put fingers in mouths, and the eggs mature -- producing intense anal itching esp. @ night. The eggs can be transferred to others in the house also. See your family doctor for help if needed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002137/.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: No

Pin worms are very easily treated.
If you feel you have them, see your doctor for the treatment.

In brief: No

Pin worms are very easily treated.
If you feel you have them, see your doctor for the treatment.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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