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All you need to know about the causes and symptoms of a pinworm infection


Pinworm infection is one of the most common types of stomach worm infection, especially among children aged 5-10 years, it may cause a little itching in the area of ​​the infestation but in most cases children are not aware of it, from a medical point of view, a pinworm infection is known as pustular worm disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . than than' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intestinal infection, and there we mention everything you need to know about pinworm infection, according to the “only my health” website.


What are the symptoms of infection with pinworms?

 

Frequent itching in the anal area.

 

Staying up all night because of itching.

 

Pain, rash, or skin irritation in the area of ​​the injury.

 

The presence of pinworms in the stool.

 

The presence of pinworms in the area around the anus of your child.

 

Stomach pain and nausea

 

What causes a pinworm infection?

 

Pinworm infection occurs due to the eggs that the pinworm lays near the anus area, and it is highly contagious and therefore spreads and infects the child very quickly, the immune system of children is not that strong and therefore it is easy for them to become infected, the infection begins when the child inhales or swallows the eggs of the worm pinworms unintentionally causing an infection in the intestines.


How are pinworm eggs transferred?

 

It is important to understand that pinworms are highly contagious and can spread on surfaces and remain there for several weeks. When a person scratches the infected area, the eggs of the pinworms are transferred on the fingers and whenever the person touches anything like a table, bed, toys, toilet seats, etc., the pinworms are transferred on the fingers. Transferring it to those things, pinworm eggs can live in most conditions for several weeks, so the infection rate increases.

 

Who is most at risk of getting a pinworm infection?

 

Children in preschool or primary school.

 

Family members of the affected persons.

 

People who live in crowded housing.

 

Children or adults who do not have hygiene habits check for hand washing.

 

Babies who tend to suck their thumbs or fingers a lot.

 

 

What are the top tips for preventing pinworm infection?

 

Because pinworm infestations often occur through touch and spread through infectious objects, foods, and places.

 

 Wash your hands frequently, especially in the morning.

 

Change your underwear and bedding regularly.


Wash your clothes in warm or hot water.

 

Do not scratch or bite the nails.

 

Keep disinfecting the things you touch.

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