Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pinworms Prevention

Prevention of pinworms includes:

  • Avoid contact with people who have pinworms.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Keep fingernails trimmed.
  • Keep your fingers away from your nose and mouth.
  • Wash your anus and genitals once a day in the shower.

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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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