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If your healthcare provider prescribes medicine for this condition, everyone who lives in your house should take it, regardless of whether they have symptoms. Medicines, such as mebendazole or pyrantel pamoate, are the most useful in treating pinworm infection.
To relieve the intense itching that often happens with pinworm infection, your healthcare provider may also prescribe a soothing ointment or cream.
Because of the strong probability that children will be reinfected outside the home, in a daycare setting for example, major efforts to eliminate the eggs from the home are of little help.
Last Updated November 05, 2010