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I discovered that my 4 year old had threadworms on Friday night, treated the whole family on Saturday morning, changed and hoovered all the beds and sat back smugly thinking that I had the critters sorted ...I have been checking his bottom a couple of times a day over the weekend and today I noticed what looked like a number of dead worms plus a couple of wrigglers. Do I need to re-treat everyone so soon after the initial dose? Does it really take days for these things to die off??
I've had exactly the same thing, but they told me to wait for the fortnight. I don't know if it takes time to kill them, or for them to be pooed out. That's what they told me when I asked, anyway....and I was slightly reluctant to overload my DD with medication against the pharmacist's advice (if it'd been for me, I think I'd have just taken it!)
I hate to say it, but keep a packet of the tablets/bottle of Ovex in your medicine cabinet for the foreseeable future. My poor DD seems to keep getting them coming back, so it's good (for her, psychologically as well as for practical reasons) to be able to give a dose of the stuff as soon as you see one of the little buggers......