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Question: pinworms possibly

 Tadesa - Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:08 pm

ok i have a 11 yr old son who seems to have worms quite quite abit. they are very small white worms. i buy pinx and give him and they seem to go away but before i know it they are back again. is there anything i can do get rid of these for good? and are these considered pinworms?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:35 am

User avatar Dear Tadesa,

These could well be pinworms.

Pinworms have a high rate of re-infection because of the high rate of auto-infection (one re-infecting his/herself).

There should extreme personal hygiene of the hands and all the surroundings and the clothes.

This is a website that would give some info about pinworms.

Click here!

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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