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I have worms!

(14 Posts)
Ticktockblock Sat 01-Nov-14 18:57:08

Someone please help me, I have never ever had worms before and I have no idea what to do. Would the normal stuff you take to get rid of them be ok to take during pregnancy? I'm 28 weeks.

Does this mean we all have them?? Dd3 can't have as she's only 10 months so I change her bum and haven't seen any.

Wigeon Sat 01-Nov-14 19:01:59

The usual stuff, Ovex, says not suitable for pregnant women. I'm afraid your DD could well have them - they usually only wiggle out of the anus at night, and they don't always emerge exactly when you are looking for them.

You have to treat the whole family (including your partner). Cut fingernails short. Wash all bedding and towels now. Hoover and dust everywhere with a damp duster if you can be bothered as the eggs are very light and can get everywhere. There is loads of useful advice on NHS dirct unde 'threadworms'.

Sadly I speak as the voice of much experience...

Wigeon Sat 01-Nov-14 19:02:23

How old are your older children?

Ticktockblock Sat 01-Nov-14 19:09:31

Oh no sad I'm far to lazy to have this and a baby who doesn't sleep.

Dd1 is 8 , dd2 is 7 and dd3 is 10 months. Omg I need to get rid of them before I give birth in 10 weeks.

sleepdodger Sat 01-Nov-14 19:55:15

They won't want you to take anything experience shock

TriciaMcM Sat 01-Nov-14 19:57:31

Do you mean threadworms? I don't think you can take anything. Dose everyone in the house who can take the medication (don't think the 10 month old can but do other half as well), wash all bedding, towels on same day. Remind little ones of the importance of washing hands after using the toilet. Clean everywhere! Don't share towels or use bath towels to dry hands.

Then repeat again in a fortnight. Basically the worms die every fortnight & if eggs don't get back into the system via the mouth, you end the cycle.

Chances are one of the kids picked them up in school. Good luck!

TriciaMcM Sat 01-Nov-14 19:59:19

Actually, may not be exactly a fortnight, going from memory here but Google should help.

addictedtosugar Sat 01-Nov-14 20:14:14

Yep. Unsuitable for pregnancy (inc breastfeeding) or under 2's.
Go to the pharmacy, and talk to the pharmacist about what you should do about the baby and yourself.
Everyone else to be dosed - and don't forget the second one a week or so later to catch the eggs.
Wash sheets / towels.
Cut finger nails, be fanatical about hand washing.

Good luck.

LittlePeasMummy1 Sat 01-Nov-14 21:29:48

Hello, here is a patient information leaflet about treatment of threadworms in pregnancy, hope this is helpful
www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/Medicine--pregnancy/Treatment-of-threadworms-during-pregnancy/

Ticktockblock Sat 01-Nov-14 21:31:19

Thanks for the info everyone.

Sonoma Sat 01-Nov-14 23:27:46

You can take mebendazole if you need to after the first trimester.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 01-Nov-14 23:37:14

You could look Into taking diatomaceous earth, food grade stuff.

I've been advised to use this for dog worming and apparently it works in humans as well. Quick google suggests its safe in pregnancy but check for yourself.

Not sure how effective it is but there's a lot of good reviews.

Kent1982 Sun 02-Nov-14 09:44:05

Coconut is supposed to tackle this sort of thing,

ChocolateBiscuitCake Sun 02-Nov-14 11:25:02

Pumpkin seeds are meant to rid them too. And try to eat low sugar.

I have just routinely de-wormed my dc (and DH!) as a note came home from school at half term saying they were rife! I had them about 6 months ago (alongside dc) and it was horrible, so I feel for you hugely.

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