Ok so noticed one of my children had thread worms in her stool last night. We have been to the doctors today and have got the medicine. Also enough for my boyfriend as he stays over 3 times a week. There's afew things I need to know as I forgot to ask. Will a steam cleaner over the mattress kill the eggs?
My boyfriend has to dogs will any special requirements need to be taken for them at his house?
I have spent all day cleaning and washing clothes bedding hovering etc and still haven't finished 5 kids 4 bedrooms and making sure they wash there hands iv band them from the kitchen (I know overboard ) but I feel like it's never ending. I have to wash 2 bin bags of soft toys which will not be going back in their room till I know they have gone as it's says to wash everything every day trying to fit that in with full time uni is making me feel uneasy and that I will never get to the bottom of this .
Seriously, if you bath the kids as soon as they get up and wash off any eggs then you really don't need to do more than you have. The itching should stop quite quickly anyway. Just damp dust (baby wipes?) all areas that get touched like switches, remotes etc to remove any eggs that may be in the dust and you're sorted. I wouldn't bother washing teddies. Keep nails short and teach them good hand hygiene. I get mine to sing happy birthday twice when he's soaping his hands up after the toilet.
I love my steam cleaner in general but I haven't used it after worms.