How Do You Treat Pinworms In Children?
“Hi, I’m Dr. David Hill, and today, we’re going to be talking about how to treat pinworms in children. To treat pinworms, first you have to know that they’re there. Fortunately, this is usually pretty straightforward, if a little bit gross. Pinworms usually present with itching, around the anus. In girls, there may also be vaginal itching, and sometimes, vaginal itching is the only symptom of pinworms. Pinworms like to do their work at night, and so it’s not uncommon to have a child who’s having a tough time sleeping because of discomfort and itching associated with pinworms. If you suspect pinworms in your child, sneak into the room at night after he or she is asleep, and actually pull down the underwear and look around the rectum. You’re very likely to see the tiny little white worms that are the pinworms. If we want a laboratory confirmation for pin worms, and sometimes we do, you can actually take a little tongue depressor or other paddle, or just a piece of cellophane tape, and ta