You probably never expected your child to come home with a pinworm infection. Believe it or not, it is the most common intestinal parasite in the United States and exists year-round, especially in warm, moist climates. Anyone can contract pinworm, but those that are most likely include:
- Preschoolers and school-age children
- Parents or family members of infected children
- Workers or participants at childcare centers and other institutional settings
The good news is, although it can be an inconvenience, pinworm is very treatable.