A family doctor will often tell you to see a family doctor when you have a cold, but sometimes the diagnosis is more complicated.
The doctor will recommend a pinworms infection test to see if there are any other symptoms, but if you have symptoms of pinworms, you might have a more serious infection.
Dr. Karen Flanders, a family physician at Toronto’s Humber College, said the tests can sometimes help to rule out a serious infection or even lead to the diagnosis of a new pinworm.
“They are the gold standard for pinworm diagnosis,” she said.
“It’s really important for families and doctors to get on the phone with their family doctor and ask for a pin worm test.”
A doctor will tell you that a family can test positive for pinworms if: Their temperature is normal or higher