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    Default Worms

    Just read a thread done last year on worms, basically whether you know if you/your child has worms, whether to routinely 'worm' or not, and whether upon worming will you know if you ha worms by seeing worms in your (poo - sorry). Comments? I'm wondering about whether I need to do a course on the family.

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    Sounds feral best you worm the whole family then. Make sure you have a really good look at your poo for at least 3 weeks after worming.

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    I worm all the family at the end of every holiday before they go back to school. Sometimes my kids get 'naughty' & argue lots even though they show no symptoms of worms but I notice this settles once wormed. Worms are really easy to pick up at school.

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    I worm the whole family every 6months and 2 weeks after to catch any eggs that may have hatched after the first dose. Always washing bed sheets, towels, vaccum and wash floors and u shouldn't have anymore trouble.

    You don't actually get worms from dogs but they do become airborne from soil so because kids go to Kindy etc it's a must for every 6months

    I never notice any worms in poos sorry tmi but I know my children's attitude and appetite changes quickly once wormed (become easy lol)

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    I only worm if I think my son has worms, ie itchy bottom.

    In that case, we all take them.

    I haven't seen any worms in poo, but I guess I haven't looked that closely.

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    My DS had worms a few years back and we did the torch test - which is to basically sneak into their room when they are alseep pull down their pants and shine a torch at their bottom you can generally see little white threads (tiny white threads) all around the childs a-nus. You do it during the night as thats when the worms are active - when the child is asleep. I was mortified when we saw all the white threads and promptly wormed the family the next day, clipped and scrubbed the kids fingernails (the eggs get up the nails when they scratch their bum) changed linen, vacummed etc... We kept this type of regime up for a few weeks to make sure we did our best to get rid of eggs etc... We now routinely worm every 6 months

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    One of my kids was scratching. Found this thread (pun not intended), "Torched" and they both had worms. Tried to check DP and get DP to check me, but no cooperation for some odd reason. Oh well, off to the local chemist and a tablet each.


    Quote Originally Posted by lovelymum View Post
    We now routinely worm every 6 months
    Everything I read said to not do that, but only treat when you find them in one of the family.
    Its very easy to check. Not like you need to examine the poo even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldtoe View Post
    One of my kids was scratching. Found this thread (pun not intended), "Torched" and they both had worms. Tried to check DP and get DP to check me, but no cooperation for some odd reason. Oh well, off to the local chemist and a tablet each.


    I wormed my family for the first time last year. DS was staying up until 1 or 2am and he'd cry every time we put him to bed. He'd grab at his bottom occasionally and cry but he also had a really red anus so I figured it was hurting. Took him to the GP to find his off switch and she suggested worming him (found nothing else wrong)...we wormed him and the rest of just the once and no more problems. I didn't go nuts washing everything either. Just washed the pj's we were all wearing.

    I won't routinely worm my kids. I wouldn't routinely give my kids a dose of antibiotics JIC and I liken routinely worming to be like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelymum View Post
    My DS had worms a few years back and we did the torch test - which is to basically sneak into their room when they are alseep pull down their pants and shine a torch at their bottom you can generally see little white threads (tiny white threads) all around the childs a-nus. You do it during the night as thats when the worms are active - when the child is asleep. I was mortified when we saw all the white threads and promptly wormed the family the next day, clipped and scrubbed the kids fingernails (the eggs get up the nails when they scratch their bum) changed linen, vacummed etc... We kept this type of regime up for a few weeks to make sure we did our best to get rid of eggs etc... We now routinely worm every 6 months
    Omg!!! I've done this too but only because my child was screaming his bum was sore it went on and on so I got him to bend over had a torch in my hand had a look up his bum omg!!! Could see the little whit threads flipping around the ring of his but! Sorry tmi!!! I have never seen such a disgusting thing in my life!!! (one of these people who feints at the sight of blood or spew - very handy to be a mum!) why didn't anyone ever tell me kids were this gross!

    We wormed him and he came good within 2 days.

    He kept bringing it home from daycare they had a huge sandpit there but hard to say where it kept coming from as kids around toddler/kindy age are oh so sharing with germs!


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    Quote Originally Posted by angelsfromheaven View Post
    why didn't anyone ever tell me kids were this gross!
    If that is the worst you have had, you are doing OK.

    And nothing can out-gross their arrival - with the blood, assorted bodily fluids, **** and screaming, and afterbirth :-) Not that we care once its over.

    edit: I seem to have been censored. I wish someone would be kind enough to censor these things from real life.


 

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