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Worms - should we cancel party?

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minniemousemat Wed 21-Oct-15 19:46:27

I had planned a kids' party for this weekend but just found out DD has worms. Should I cancel it?

dementedpixie Wed 21-Oct-15 19:48:03

No. Just treat everyone and clean and Hoover and it should be fine

ZoeTurtle Wed 21-Oct-15 19:52:10

No, just be insistent about hand washing after she uses the toilet.

EarlyNewDawn Wed 21-Oct-15 20:02:30


No. Chances are most of them will have them anyway. Shill will have picked them up somewhere anyway...

Oh and the whole family should be treated at the same time.

minniemousemat Wed 21-Oct-15 20:05:06

Yes - should I go to the GP or will the chemist do it. Also what about our 6 month old baby who I am breastfeeding? Should we both take it too?

EarlyNewDawn Wed 21-Oct-15 20:23:12


Buy Ovex over the counter from the pharmacy. I'm almost sure you can't take it when breastfeeding. Nor can the baby have it (it's 2+).

For you and the baby, it's just good hygiene. Cut nails short. DD needs to wear pants in bed. Wash hands in the morning and at every opportunity. Wash clothes and bedding in highest setting possible.

Hth smile

minniemousemat Wed 21-Oct-15 20:25:41

Thanks that's great. So even if you've already got it you can still get rid of it just by keeping clean?

Junosmum Wed 21-Oct-15 20:55:43

Get a nail brush and use it. I used to get them regularly (children's social worker! Joy). Change your bedding and towels and wash in hot washes, wash hands at every opportunity and scrub those nails (then clean the brush). They'll go. But for other kids and adults buy ovex and get them to take it, but continue the hygiene regimen until you see no more of the blighters.

And don't cancel the party.

minniemousemat Wed 21-Oct-15 20:56:54

ok thanks - just checked the baby's bum and no worms were visible, so hopefully it's just DD and we can fix it. What a pain. You've been most useful ladies.

SilverViking Wed 21-Oct-15 21:06:15

Ovex from the pharmacy is your friend.
Unfortunately I've caught worms a couple of times when the children were smaller, but you can literally feel the buggers drop dead minutes after taking ovex.
Don't forget you will have to take a second dose as per instructions, to kill any more of the wee buggers that may hatch from eggs.

Purplepoodle Wed 21-Oct-15 22:22:37

Very common. Kids are dirty wee beasts and they usually pick them up from school. We average a yearly bout.

RueDesTroisFreres Wed 21-Oct-15 23:35:21

Bathing in the morning is good. Since we had an attack that is our family routine now, and haven't had them since (did use the pill to kill them at the time but I was bf so neither I nor DD could have it)

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