What information about pinworm infection (enterobiasis) should patients be given?

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: Sun Huh, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Focus on handwashing, especially before eating. Strict handwashing should be completed after using the toilet or changing a diaper of an affected baby.

Washing sheets, clothes, and towels in a washing machine using regular laundry soap can eliminate pinworm eggs. All bedding and toys should be cleaned every 3-7 days for 3 weeks. Underwear and pajamas should be washed daily for 2 weeks.


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