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How to Treat Threadworms?

Involves taking a single dose of mebendazole or albendazole to kill the worms. If necessary, another dose can be taken after 2 weeks, but it is not killing the eggs (it can live outside the body for up to 2 weeks). Do the following things to stop becoming infected again:
  • Every morning have bathed or shower
  • Regularly wash your hands and encourage children to wash hands, and scrub under fingernails
  • Rinse toothbrushes before using them
  • Avoid sharing towels or flannels
  • Maintain fingernails short and avoid bite nails or suck thumbs and fingers
  • Disinfect kitchen and bathroom surfaces
  • Wash sleepwear, sheets, towels, and soft toys
  • Vacuum and dust with a damp cloth
  • Children wear underwear at night (change it in the morning)
  • Do not shake clothing or bedding, to prevent eggs landing on other surfaces