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Pin Worms

Pin­worms are com­mon among preschool and ele­men­tary age chil­dren. Itch­ing around the rec­tum at night is usu­al­ly the first, and pos­si­bly only, symp­tom. To check for pin­worms in your child, wait for one hour after your child has been asleep. Take a flash­light into the dark room and check the rec­tal area. You should see small, thread-like worms that are approx­i­mate­ly ¼ inch long. If you see pin­worms, call the office to speak with the nurse for fur­ther instructions.