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What can I stick up my bum tonight to keep the worms in?

(61 Posts)
hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 21:38:00

Since the nasty doctor won't prescribe me anything for threadworms what would you recommend to prevent them coming out?

Was thinking gigantic dollop of Vaseline but then began to wonder of there might be something more toxic I could use.

I've heard Garlic is good, but I don't think I could cope with a whole clove up there for the entire night.

foxinsocks Mon 29-Jun-09 21:39:25

you can get the Ovex from the chemist unless there's a medical reason you can't be prescribed it (like pregnancy etc.)?

yes vaseline works wonders

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 21:40:51

yep, 39 weeks pg

EccentricaGallumbits Mon 29-Jun-09 21:43:22

ew not garlic. DH once taped some to a wart on his thumb and gave himself really nasty burns. that would hurt on your bumb hole.

vaseline is probably your best bet.

noonar Mon 29-Jun-09 21:43:44

hobgoblin, i had the same exp as you in late pg. i ate a garlic and carrot concoction dvised by herbalist. it worked.

EccentricaGallumbits Mon 29-Jun-09 21:43:47

bumb? what's a bumb?

norksinmywaistband Mon 29-Jun-09 21:45:04

OMG Hobb, cannot believe you are 39 weeks - seems such a short time ago you were posting in early pregnancy.

Sorry about the wriggly things, no advice, just nosey as to who had them blush

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 21:46:35

Garlic burn to bottom, nice.

Bumb, hmm like plumb?

noonar, I have read about raw carrot getting rid of the eggs. Don't spose you have the recipe?

EccentricaGallumbits Mon 29-Jun-09 21:46:50

6 (!) weeks of extra cleanliness could break the cycle.

foxinsocks Mon 29-Jun-09 21:48:25

there's some herbal remedy but I'm not sure if you can take that in pregnancy either. Something to do with grapefruit seed?

kathyis6incheshigh Mon 29-Jun-09 21:49:06

ROFL I just read the first two posts on the thread to dh and he's having a meltdown. He never had threadworm as a kid (no siblings) and lives in mortal fear of catching them.

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 21:49:29

Eccentrica, 6 weeks of vacuuming in this heat, nooooooooooooooooooo!

I have done all the laundry bit today and have collapsed in a heap of exhaustion.

Norks, Hi! Not long now (I hope).

noonar Mon 29-Jun-09 21:51:00

no but i just googled and read ... eat a bowl of grated carrot before each meal. cant do links, sorry. try googling 'garlic carrot threadworms' grin

foxinsocks Mon 29-Jun-09 21:51:32

I know it sound vile but vaseline at least err blocks them getting out the hole to make it itchy iyswim

giraffescantdancethetango Mon 29-Jun-09 21:52:38

Do they come out in the dark? Could you leave the light on and sleep with your bum in the air? <helpful>

kalo12 Mon 29-Jun-09 21:53:15

what happens if they come out? don't you want them out? i'm intrigued

noonar Mon 29-Jun-09 21:56:34

they lay itchy eggs around bum hole and can even get into vag.

kalo12 Mon 29-Jun-09 21:57:22


hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 21:57:27

Excellent, a bit of a plan.

The point to this is two fold;

Don't want to have to wash bedlinen every day so would be good if they didn't come out to play. Secondly, do not like thought of them being anywhere external so I figured if I put something blocking their exit I wouldn't have to think about that.

Luckily I was on the phone this morning when I discovered the first one. It distracted me from having hysterics. I said "oh bollocks I've got worms, got to go, bye!"

Last time I had them I managed to reverse into someone's shiny Audi in my panic to get to the pharmacy.

foxinsocks Mon 29-Jun-09 21:57:32

oh no, when they come out, they slime some stuff on your skin which makes the skin intensely itchy

with wimmins <shhhh, don't say this too loudly> they can crawl out your bum and onto your bits and make them v v itchy

bad worms

madlentileater Mon 29-Jun-09 21:59:29

surely you need them to come out?
better out than in!
then scrupulous hand washing and nail brushing!

DesperateHousewifeToo Mon 29-Jun-09 22:00:21

What were you doing to discover you had them?

Were you sitting on a mirror? grin

iheartdusty Mon 29-Jun-09 22:01:05

sympathy for your predicament

but how, how, how on EARTH did you discover one when on the phone??????

<<imagines new super-race of worms visible without looking in a mirror, etc etc>>

hobbgoblin Mon 29-Jun-09 22:01:21

Thanks giraffes...I did try the torch under the duvet thing last time. NHS Direct man had had enough of me running through my 'how to cope' plan with him I think, and sort of gave up when I suggested the torch idea. He kindly sent me some pamphlets though.

Bet you're glad you asked kalo, eh?

noonar, will Google, thank you.

foxinsocks Mon 29-Jun-09 22:01:22


I really feel for you you know lol.

it was when we all had threadworms and nits at the same time that I knew I had truly arrived as a parent

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