DD has had worms before and we have treated with tablet (another dose in a fortnight), done the bedding/pjs/towels/pants repeatedly in a hot wash etc etc. She has been infected a number of times, however the problem now has even more grossness, as last night she was in a lot of distress at midnight and I went investigating with a torch.....to discover there was nothing around the back.....but worms coming out of her vagina. Is this common? Will normal worm medication fix it? The thought of 'normal' worms is vile enough....but this is a whole new level. Is there anything that will help above what we have tried (vaseline or sudocreme on the area to try and stop the sensation being so awful whilst medication does it's job.)
I think I can cope with the knowledge that they are just visiting rather than living there. DD also seeems to have them a LOT Fluffa. We do our best with all the hygiene stuff. I will try anything, so am now considering the micropore!
As others have said, they're just visiting. Having said that, the slime they leave is very irritating. DD2 gets them a lot (habitual hand-sucker) and she screams with discomfort, so we have to use a cotton bud to get them out. Poor child.
Lots of sudocreme afterwards makes it more comfortable and acts as a barrier.
We do exactly the same as Lougle - well, I do. DH refuses to go worm-fishing.
DD1 is also 6 and more prone to them than DD2, despite the fact that DD2 is a finger-sucker and chews all manner of repulsive things. I suspect its because DD1 scrimps handwashing after the loo where as DD2 is meticulous about it.
The hard thing is policing hygiene, especially once they are at school all day and you aren't there to bellow "HANDS" up the stairs. We just keep nails short and are resigned to regular family doses of OVex.