Pinworm Itching – Advice to Prevent Re-Infection

Itching is a very common side effect of pinworm infection, and typically continues for a few days after Reese’s Pinworm Medicine has been administered. During this time, it is important to remind your children to practice good hand hygiene – washing their hands before meals, after using the bathroom, and any time they itch their behind.

Reinfection is very common in pinworm infection, and the best way to prevent it is to avoid itching and scratching while the medicine takes effect.

According to The Children’s Hospital of Colorado, 1% hydrocortisone cream can be used to reduce pinworm itching while medicine is taking effect.

Reese’s Pinworm Medicine takes approximately 72 hours to fully rid the system of pinworms. Remind your entire family to wash their hands frequently during this time and follow our guide to getting rid of pinworms in your home.

Click here to learn about the areas of your home you should pay attention to while cleaning your home post-pinworm infection.