Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor specialist Home Care itching warning signs Prevention Outlook Underlying Cause Transmission

Pinworms Home Care

Home care for pinworms includes:

  • Wash underwear and pajamas in hot water every day.
  • Wash sheets in hot water every day.
  • Take a warm bath once a day.
  • Wash hands and scrub fingernails after using the toilet and before eating.
  • All household contacts should be treated for pinworm at the same time.
  • Children may return to school after the first dose of medication.

Pinworms Itching

Medications for itching due to pinworms include:

Pinworms Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have pinworms and any of the following:

Continue to Pinworms Prevention

Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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