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Getting rid of threadworms when pregnant or breastfeeding

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Namechangedashamed Tue 05-Nov-19 11:18:35

I discovered that both ds and I had threadworms around two months ago when I was heavily pregnant. I had suspected for a while that he might have then but it was actually myself that I first discovered them in and then after a bit of night time investigation found that he was riddled when them envy

I treated the whole family except myself as I was advised by the gp that I could follow hygeine methods only. I cleaned rigourously, washed bedding daily etc and I am pretty sure they cleared.

However last night, I felt that familiar feeling and low and behold I discovered I have them again sad . I have a newborn baby now and am breastfeeding so again I can't take any form of treatment, and nor can the baby.

I'm pretty sure ds has been reinfected and that I have picked them up from him again.

I am just wondering will I ever be rid of the horrible things? And how do I stop my newborn from catching them? From what I have read, my newborn can't take anything until he is 2, and I also plan to bf him long term so neither can I. My cleaning regime was crazy last time and I am wondering how i'll keep up with daily bedwashing for the whole family as well as cleaning top to bottom with a newborn.

Anyone experienced this and successfully got rid?

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dementedpixie Tue 05-Nov-19 14:56:49

www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/stomach-liver-and-gastrointestinal-tract/threadworms#treating-threadworms you dont have to bed wash daily, just when you first start the medication (for those that can take it).

dementedpixie Tue 05-Nov-19 14:57:59

And the medication can be prescribed from 6 months if hygiene methods dont work

Namechangedashamed Tue 05-Nov-19 16:09:33

Brilliant info, that seems a bit more management and hopeful, thank you!

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