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    Default Worms again!!! Over it

    Fourth time this year my daughter has worms. I do everything one is meant to do, treat them, double treat after a fortnight (chemist said to), hot wash, vacuum, nails are short etc.
    It worries me. She is such a cranky girl lately too it makes me wonder if it is related.

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    From a holistic point of view, it has a lot to do with diet. Certain foods supposedly help worms thrive and others don't. Sugary stuff and refined wheat products are not so great for gut environment and help them to grow out of control. We all always have worms, it's just how we are as humans, but things like raw veg and garlic, a more wholefoods diet and pumpkin seeds will keep them in balance. Also yoghurt is great for getting the probiotic count up, and thankfully kids tend to actually eat it (sugar free is best, try honey on top).

    Good luck, they are not fun to live with, I'd reckon they could make anyone grumpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalmummy View Post
    Fourth time this year my daughter has worms. I do everything one is meant to do, treat them, double treat after a fortnight (chemist said to), hot wash, vacuum, nails are short etc.
    It worries me. She is such a cranky girl lately too it makes me wonder if it is related.
    Following. This is us.

    Just went through another treatment/ deep clean over the kinder break after finding them, again!

    Picked my 4 yr old up from kinder yesterday and teacher was discreetly warning everyone worms had been spotted in a child yesterday. So over it! Did everything we're supposed to do and chances are our 4 year old has picked them up from being back at kinder straight away.

    Sorry for the rant but we seem to never be able to get rid of them!

    Why don't they have a national de worming day at kinders or something similar. Maybe then everyone will actually be able to get rid of them rather than keep passing them around!

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    It may be worth seeing a dr and sending off a sample to find out what sort of worm it is. Some worms take more than a single dose - recently we had whipworms and that took 3 days of twice daily treatment.

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    Will a dr do much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalmummy View Post
    Will a dr do much?
    They can send a sample away for parasite identification.

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    How did you know you had whip worms? Do they look the same as thread worms?

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    My daughters doesn't look like whip. They teeny white ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalmummy View Post
    My daughters doesn't look like whip. They teeny white ones
    They're the ones my kids seem to get. I just assumed they are thread worms

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    Quote Originally Posted by yadot View Post
    How did you know you had whip worms? Do they look the same as thread worms?
    They look different, I'm a vet so I self diagnosed.


 

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