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Prevention of Pinworm

Prevention of Pinworm:

Methods of prevention of Pinworm mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Pinworm.

Treatments for Pinworm

Treatments to consider for Pinworm may include:

Prevention of Pinworm:

Pinworm Infection: DPD (Excerpt)

How can I prevent the spread of infection and reinfection?

  • Bathe when you wake up to help reduce the egg contamination.
  • Change and wash your underwear each day. Frequent changing of night clothes are recommended.
  • Change underwear, night clothes, and sheets after each treatment. Because the eggs are sensitive to sunlight, open blinds or curtains in bedrooms during the day.
  • Personal hygiene should include washing hands after going to the toilet, before eating and after changing diapers.
  • Trim fingernails short.
  • Discourage nail-biting and scratching bare anal areas. These practices help reduce the risk of continuous self reinfection.

Cleaning and vacuuming the entire house or washing sheets every day are probably not necessary or effective. Screening for pinworm infection in schools or institutions is rarely recommended. Children may return to day care after the first treatment dose, after bathing, and after trimming and scrubbing nails. (Source: excerpt from Pinworm Infection: DPD)

Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

You can prevent becoming infected or reinfected with pinworms by:

  • Bathing frequently;
  • Using clean underclothing, night clothes, and bed sheets; and
  • Washing your hands routinely, particularly after using the bathroom.
(Source: excerpt from Parasitic Roundworm Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Prevention Claims: Pinworm

Information on prevention of Pinworm comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Pinworm prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.


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