How long do pinworm eggs live on sheets?

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asked Mar 23 in Other- Health by MarkaKona (310 points)
How long do pinworm eggs live on sheets?

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answered Mar 23 by Cathy21 (20,200 points)
Pinworms and pinworm eggs have the ability to survive on sheets and bedding for as long as 3 weeks.

So if you or someone has become infected with Pinworms make sure to change the sheets often as in daily and wash the sheets to get rid of the Pinworms.

Pinworms and pinworm eggs can live on clothing, bedding, or other objects for 3 weeks if the objects or clothing or bedding is not washed and disinfected.

Washing the objects and clothing and bedding with bleach can help kill off the Pinworms.

Wipe down surfaces and wash your hands often to prevent spread of Pinworms.

Pinworm eggs become infective within a few hours after being deposited on the skin around the anus.

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