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Which over-the-counter medications may your doctor recommend for a pinworm infection?

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Your doctor may recommend an over-the-counter treatment like pyrantel pamoate (Reese’s Pinworm Medication, Pin-X). They might also prescribe medication to everyone in your household to prevent infection and re-infection.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Pinworm Infection.”

CDC: “Pinworm Infection FAQs.”

HealthyChildren.org.: “Pinworms.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Pinworm Infection.”

CDC: “Pinworm Infection FAQs.”

HealthyChildren.org.: “Pinworms.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 26, 2018

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