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Whattodo47 Wed 08-Mar-17 22:09:29

DS and I have threadworms. He's just managed to fall asleep. We've taken the pill the chemist gave us. Tomorrow am I will wash all our laundry. When can I expect the itchiness to ease up?

I feel embarrassed that I have them which is stupid, I know.

d270r0 Wed 08-Mar-17 22:16:28

Ds got them twice last year ( which meant the rest of us did too). I'm afraid it does take about 3 days for them to die. In that time you need to continually have bedding, clothes, pjs etc. washed as the eggs can live for ages. And make sure everyone are washing their hands constantly too.
I then get my family to take a second pill, I think its 3 weeks after the first but check the dates, just in case anyone has managed to get reinfected, it'll kill off the baby worms before they turn into adults.

Whattodo47 Wed 08-Mar-17 22:20:22

Thank you

Do I need to wash bedding every day?!

Missmiller Thu 09-Mar-17 06:19:53

Second dose is two weeks later.

LatinForTelly Thu 09-Mar-17 12:51:46

I never have washed bedding more than once. I think I read to wear pants as well as pjs for the first few nights as a way of containing the eggs. Worming seems always to have worked on first dose for us but no harm in doing 2 to make sure.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Mar-17 12:56:29

I just washed the bedding as normal. I think it's unnecessary to constantly wash bedding etc.

Good personal hygiene, short nails and pants in bed. Plus the second dose of wormer! It's never failed for us.

ISpeakJive Thu 09-Mar-17 21:59:31

I would just run the iron over the bedding sheet to kill any stray eggs!

Witchend Thu 09-Mar-17 22:41:45

I find a big dollup of sudocreme on your anus helps the itching plus the threadworms can't crawl through it, which helps.

Ahardmanisgoodtofind Thu 09-Mar-17 22:45:12

Talc,the worms like warm moist areas talc lots and lots and fitted pants.

Whattodo47 Fri 10-Mar-17 19:08:51

Thanks all. I think normality has resumed!

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