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I think you have to take them to the Doctor to get treatment.
I thought DS had them here a while ago, and my sister was staying with us with her baby (8 months). The pharmacist told her to keep an eye on him and if he showed any symptoms to take him to the doctors for treatment.
We all took over the counter remedy from Boots.
But to be honest I think I was panicking and he didn't actually have them [insert paranoid mum emoticon here!!!]
Don't talk to me about Pripsen! We actually have to have a stash of it on standby. Seems to be a monthly thing! Wouldn't mind but ds is very good at cleaning his hands after playing, before eating and after the toilet! Dr reckons its from the playdough at nursery where another child isn't quite as clean....
I think it will be Pripsen for the LO. Want me to check the label for minimum age?
is it the banana tasting one? don't tell her it's horrid. I told mine it was like a banana milkshake (it is sort of). It has a nasty after taste so if poss, stuff a choccy button in her mouth or give her a sip of strong tasting juice to wash the residue away. Good luck!
Pripsen is more like strawberry (so i'm told, allergic to them so couldn't tell you for sure!) and it is a nasty pink colour. Tastes awful.
On another note, how DO you stop them catching it?? Poor ds is very prone to it.
it's very contagious - even those with scrupulous hygiene get worms!
ds has a sandpit in his nursery class and I'm sure that's where the worms come from!
you need to wash all the bed linen/towels on a hot wash and clean all the door handles, hoover the bedrooms excessively for a while and make sure your little ones have pants on at night so they can't scratch their bums
Apparently worms hate garlic, peas, pineapples, carrots, pawpaw, figs, pommegranates and pumpkin seeds so could try encouraging children to eat these or take garlic capsules if old enough to discourage reinfection. God did I hate that pink milky stuff as a child - my mum would make it into a milkshake but i hated milk. Makes me shudder thinking about it.