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Is this worms?

(8 Posts)
BagofHolly Tue 25-Oct-11 21:21:31

DS aged 2.5 has complained of a sore bottom and is off his food a bit. Last night he managed to escape from his nappy and seems to have been itching. I thought he'd had a bit of very localised nappyrash but with hindsight it could have been where he's scratched.
Anyway I was changing him tonight and there were little white dots around his anus, about the size of a sesame seed. Having googled, it said that worm eggs could only be seen under a microscope but these were much bigger. What is it?

Moblem Tue 25-Oct-11 22:03:15

My DD has had worms. I discovered it after she complained of an itchy / sore bottom. Just get a torch and shine it on his bottom about 3 hours after he fallen asleep. For us, the worms were very visible.

BagofHolly Tue 25-Oct-11 22:35:20

Oh my goodness! i don't know how I'd do it without disturbing him - nappy, pjs, gro bag + torch! Wonder should I treat it anyway? It's Pripsen isnt it?

RabbitPie Tue 25-Oct-11 22:56:41

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screechyhead Tue 25-Oct-11 22:59:13

Just do worming tablets in case....

Iamnevertouchingthemagain Tue 25-Oct-11 23:04:56

If you can get him to poo into a potty then you should have your answer. <<boak>>. Or if he goes in the toilets shine a torch down there <<double boak>>

I speak from nightmare-ish experience. Got tablets, laundered everything in the house, dysoned like there was no tomorrow and their poo was worm free within 5 days. Took a second dose of the tablets 2 weeks later.

Now I will go back to my usual name and never speak of this again.

Iamnevertouchingthemagain Tue 25-Oct-11 23:05:34

....you will see the worms wriggling in the poo.

BagofHolly Tue 25-Oct-11 23:11:00

He's more than happy to poo in his nappy so I'll have a good look! Ugh! He started nursery last week and I guess this is where he got them.

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