- OTC) drugs. Treatment involves a two-dose course. The second dose should be given 2 weeks after the first. Even with the availability of drugs OTC, you should consult your health care provider before treating a suspected case of pinworm. If the pinworm infection occurs again, the infected person should be treated with the same two-dose treatment. Close family contacts should also be treated. If the infection occurs again, you should search for the source of the infection. Playmates, schoolmates, close contacts outside the house, and household members should be considered. Each infected person should receive the usual two-dose treatment. In some cases it may be necessary to treat with more than two doses. One option is four to six treatments spaced 2 weeks apart.
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