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SilveryMoon Fri 01-Nov-13 22:39:00

My 6yo has been complaining that his bum hurts.
The past few days he has been scratching and saying it itches etc. I've had a look but can't see anything wrong, looks normal.
If he had worms or something, I'd be able to see it wouldn't I?
What should I do about it? He is quite distressed.

Not sure if it's relevant, but he has also been having some bad tummy pains accompanied by a high temperature. This has gone on for just under 2 weeks. Have taken him to the doctors about the belly pains and temperature and they aren't concerned.

WallyBantersJunkBox Mon 04-Nov-13 21:47:05

That should help.

You're not quite at the garlic clove stage yet! smile

Can you try and add some carrot sticks or grated carrot to a few meals? In vinaigrette salad for example? I've read a few reports that they absolutely don't like it. Garlic consumption the correct way round too....

SilveryMoon Tue 05-Nov-13 16:54:47

He has carrot sticks in his lunch box a few times a week. I cook a lot at home, pasta sauces and stews etc so there's garlic in lots of stuff.
I use the precrushed frozen stuff so maybe I could just rub that round him wink

gamerchick Tue 05-Nov-13 17:00:34

It is the glue that causes the itching. . Baby wipes help.

They're a pain in the arse.. We've had to do deworming recently as well.

I Get the bottle of over to keep in the cupboard for next time. It's good for 6 doses.

gamerchick Tue 05-Nov-13 17:00:54


SilveryMoon Tue 05-Nov-13 17:29:29

Thanks gamer ds1 says babywipes sting. He has really suffered bless him.
Going to keep with the vasaline for this week and then see where we are from the weekend. Really hope they're going

NotAnotherPackedLunch Tue 05-Nov-13 17:35:24

Do they have onsies that they can wear to prevent them scratching and spreading the eggs?

WallaceWindsock Tue 05-Nov-13 17:42:18

Right, I've today noticed pale specks in DDs poo. Could this be worms? It's the second time this week I've noticed it so am sure it's not a food that's coming through undigested as she's eaten different things every day this week. Can someone describe what I'd be seeing in her poo if it were worms?

duchesse Tue 05-Nov-13 18:31:14

Are you sure it's not sesame seeds or the like, Wallace?

SilveryMoon Wed 06-Nov-13 06:42:57

I haven't seen anything in the poo Wallace. Have you checked her actual area when she's sleeping?

WallaceWindsock Wed 06-Nov-13 09:40:32

Don't think it's anything shes eaten, we don't have seeds etc in the house. It's possible she's been eating candles or bouncy balls again (don't ask, I despair grin). Checked the area twice last night and couldn't see anything. I guess I just need to keep an eye on her poo and see. Crossing fingers it's something odd she's eaten.

SilveryMoon Wed 06-Nov-13 22:44:18

Fingers crossed for you Wallace I've just checked ds1 and can't see anything. He said earlier that the big itching is gone it's just a little tiny itch left

WallyBantersJunkBox Wed 06-Nov-13 22:54:04

Great news Silvery. smile

We have a verruca and a UTI to deal with now!

It never bloody ends does it!?

SilveryMoon Thu 07-Nov-13 07:06:16

No. Whose bright idea was it to have children? wink

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