Pinworm Awareness More Important Than Ever with a New School Year Ahead of Us

CLEVELAND, OHIO, August 7, 2018 — With a new school year approaching Reese Pharmaceutical Company is urging parents, school nurses, day care center staff and pediatricians to be knowledgeable about the signs and treatment of pinworm infection.

Pinworms are the most common intestinal parasite in the US. Those most frequently infected by pinworms include school age children and preschoolers. Although pinworm infection can cause itching and discomfort, it is not dangerous.

Symptoms of pinworm infection include frequent scratching of the anal area, difficulty sleeping, restlessness, and loss of appetite. A safe and affordable solution to pinworm infection is the use of an over-the-counter Pyrantel Pamoate-based medication, such as Reese’s Pinworm Medicine.

Pinworm-related itching and irritation is common while the medicine is taking effect. Released earlier this year, Reese’s Pinworm Itch Relief Wipes provide temporary relief of pain, soreness, burning, itching or discomfort associated with anorectal inflammation. The innovative wipes format helps reduce contact with the highly contagious pinworms.

For more information on pinworm infection and its treatment, visit Rebate offers for Reese’s Pinworm Medicine and Reese’s Pinworm Itch Relief Wipes are also available on the website.

Founded in 1907 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Reese Pharmaceutical Company is a privately held manufacturer of OTC branded and private label products selling to national and regional discount chains, food and grocery, drug wholesalers, co-ops and independent pharmacies.