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To be traumatised by the thought of threadworms

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TinyLittleElf Wed 14-Nov-12 21:07:30

Or what ive just read about them! i have them first time ever and ive never felt more ill, damn children!, i have taken ovex and cleaned until my hands are cracked over the last 48 hours but still they are not gone, so i googled how long..... and seen people writing that they had them in their entire bodies, eyes, ears, nose! please tell me thats not possible, i know feel practically sick with fear NEVER GOOGLE, NEVER GOOGLE......

PiedWagtail Wed 14-Nov-12 21:19:30

Am pretty sure that is not possible!!! They live in your anus. They cannot migrate round your body!!!

whatsforyou Wed 14-Nov-12 21:28:53

Aww, poor you, do you want to wash your eyes out with bleach? I usually use the NHS website for medical info, not too over the top!
On the bright side, persistent infections can cause weight loss grin

Fakebook Wed 14-Nov-12 21:34:43

WHAT? WHAT? NOSE AND EARS? shock

goralka Wed 14-Nov-12 21:37:51

I thought they just gave you an itchy bum for a while?
please do not panic, there is way too much (mis)information out there and if you have taken the Ovex as directed I am sure you will be cured asap.

TinyLittleElf Wed 14-Nov-12 21:46:00

thats what i thought but there are people out there on forums like this

http://www.patient.co.uk/forums/discuss/how-long-after-taking-ovex-should-threadworms-dissapear--11264

saying the have lived in their eyes and nose!

I took ovex yesterday not gone yet but im trying to resist the urge to go drink the entire bottle

shudder

Fakebook Wed 14-Nov-12 21:54:41

Noooo, I am NOT opening that link. <shudders>. I wish I hadn't opened this thread now

2rebecca Wed 14-Nov-12 22:02:24

They just live in your lower bowel. People who have them in their ears have dodgy personal habits. I've had them they are intensely itchy but within 3 days I was fine. I did take a pill 1 and then 2 weeks later though just to ensure i hadn't reinfected myself when i had them. Think I got them from gardening/soil as the kids never had them.
Wah your hands alot, cut your nails short and keep them clean and wear pants at night for a few nights. you'll be fine. The internet has alot of nutters on it, they congregate around anything medical. I avoid the medical areas of mumsnet.

PiedWagtail Wed 14-Nov-12 22:03:21

You can't get them from gardening/the soil, Rebecca - they have to live in/on a human!!

hiddenhome Wed 14-Nov-12 23:22:58

They're not so bad. I used to just think of them as annoying, temporary lodgers smile

piprabbit Wed 14-Nov-12 23:26:27

hidden that's how I've always thought of them. Annoying, slightly uncomfortable and very glad to see the back of them - but not sick making or aggressively invasive.

OP - if you are feeling more poorly than you ever have before, I'd go to your GP because it doesn't sound like typical threadworms.

kingbeat23 Wed 14-Nov-12 23:32:36

Ah, I see none of you remember the cuntworm thread then????

<<backs slowly out of thread, bleaching brain as she goes>>

piprabbit Wed 14-Nov-12 23:35:01

I've avoided that sort of thread ever since the spider-infested fanjo thread.

kingbeat23 Wed 14-Nov-12 23:42:03

Spider infested fanjo's???? For the love of all things remotely normal to think about before I go to sleep...PLEASE let no one link to that thread!!!

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 15-Nov-12 00:03:53

It's highly unlikely to have thread worms in your eyes ears and nose I would happily link to info about worms that do but they are gross. The health topic on here has a thread about thread worms that is helpfull.

Well I hope it is seen as a few of us spent ages giving info about them.

TinyLittleElf Thu 15-Nov-12 16:17:19

piprabbit, sorry when i said i feel that ill i more meant at the thought of having worms i feel fine in myself just squirmy BOAK!

Im not even going to ask about the cuntworm thread or the spider one!

well its been almost 48 hours since meds im praying i feel nothing tonight and the meds have worked, i cant stop cleaning though and may be developing a slight obsession with hand washing my hands are all chapped, worms be gone....!

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