While those who have experienced a pinworm infection – the discomfort, the cleaning, the uncertainty – might not find a lot of humor in it, The New Yorker found a way to give us a laugh recently in their Daily Shouts section.
DISCUSSING BOOKS THAT MIGHT MAKE CHILDREN UNCOMFORTABLE
Daily Shouts is a comedy section of The New Yorker. Pinworm made its appearance as they were discussing different kinds of books that might make children uncomfortable.
On the list:
Books filled exclusively with high-res photos of parents dancing to Macklemore.
Books that their brother rubbed on his butt.
Books detailing a pinworm infection.
WONDERING WHY A BOOK DETAILING A PINWORM INFECTION WOULD MAKE KIDS UNCOMFORTABLE?
Pinworm infection effects 40 million Americans a year, but children – who are still learning to practice daily hygiene techniques – are at higher risk of becoming infected and spreading the infection to their families.
Pinworm can cause difficulty sleeping as the infection causes itching at night. This and other symptoms can cause children to act restless, experience nervousness and a loss of appetite.
HOW DO YOU MAKE THEM COMFORTABLE AGAIN?
We can laugh with The New Yorker article because we can also offer a solution. Reese’s Pinworm Medicine was created to provide a cost-effective option to treat pinworm infections that doesn’t require a trip to the doctor and dealing with insurance.
If pinworm worms its way in to your life you can find Reese’s Pinworm Medicine at a store near you using our store locator: here.