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Oh, lord - worms!

(6 Posts)
seeker Fri 19-Sep-08 11:05:32

I suppose I'm lucky this is the first time we've had them in 12 years but.....!

Is it true that you have to hoover and wash everything? I know some people say you have to with nits and you actually don't, so I'm hoping the same is true of worms......can anyone tell me?

Boyswillbeboys Fri 19-Sep-08 11:25:44

Maybe this is a stupid question, but how do you know when your DCs have worms?? My youngest has just started Reception and has been scratching his bottom a lot which has made me a bit suspicious but could be nothing I suppose..

seeker Fri 19-Sep-08 11:29:38

In my case, you realize when your ds says "What are those white things in my poo?" blush

MamaG Fri 19-Sep-08 11:31:50

Boys - you need to get your DS to keel down and then curl into a ball with his bottom in the air, so you can see his, er, bumhole (for wnat of a better word!) - you can often see the little blighters wriggling (v small white). Or you could check his poo. Howefver, if he is itching a LOT, I'd just give him some medicine (can buy over counter) and let teachers know you suspect he has had them.

One dose gets rid of them IIRC.

seeker - I just made sure all teh bedding and towels were washed, I didn't frantically wash every single thing in the house and we didn't get them back.

Boyswillbeboys Fri 19-Sep-08 11:39:05

Ha ha, this will be fun - I can never get DS to stay in one place for any length of time so I can't imagine he will want to keep still long enough for me to examine his bum grin

JacobsPrincess Fri 19-Sep-08 11:41:02

The worms come out more at night to lay their eggs, so check bumholes in the evening!
And make sure fingernails are cut short to end the scratching.

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