Enterobiasis Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 27, 2016
  • Author: Wayne Wolfram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

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  • Fear, disgust, and guilt are common parental reactions to a parasitic worm infestation, such as enterobiasis. Many families present to the emergency department or their pediatrician with misconceptions about pinworms. In addition to prescribing medications, educating families about pinworms (see Patient Education) is helpful.

  • Thorough and regular handwashing is effective in preventing disease transmission.

  • Changing personal habits such as thumb-sucking or nail-biting may reduce re-infection.