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How do you catch pinworms?

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Dr. Indu Lal
Pediatrics
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In brief: Pinworm eggs

Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food.

In brief: Pinworm eggs

Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food.
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: You consume eggs

Pinworm eggs can contaminate bed linen or sandbox soil & be randomly introduced into a persons mouth on contaminated fingers.
As long as the egg casings reach your mouth, they will eventually travel into your intestines where they will hatch & start the cycle over again.The mature adult female crawls into the anal cleft to lay eggs which are dispersed over time to the environment.

In brief: You consume eggs

Pinworm eggs can contaminate bed linen or sandbox soil & be randomly introduced into a persons mouth on contaminated fingers.
As long as the egg casings reach your mouth, they will eventually travel into your intestines where they will hatch & start the cycle over again.The mature adult female crawls into the anal cleft to lay eggs which are dispersed over time to the environment.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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