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    Default Help DS keeps saying he's itchy

    So poor DS 2 yrs 10 months keeps saying he has an itchy bottom! It's been going on for a few weeks now. I dewormed him a few weeks ago but he's still saying it, so I did it again last night. I have tried to check but I don't see anything in his poo or around his anus either.

    What else could be causing it? I haven't changed his bath soap or anything.

    He is mostly out of nappies now (only sleeps in one)

    He is also saying his tummy is 'stuck' and sometimes that his tummy is 'sore' but I have no idea if he's making that up or not? He has been saying that for ages and I try get him to explain what he means but he just ends up throwing a tantrum.

    Hes been acting up a lot since his little brother arrived so I thought he was just saying his tummy was stuck for attention.

    He's not constipated either.

    His bottom does look a bit red and we make sure we wash him properly and dry him etc and I even put nappy rash cream on even when he's just wearing undies, so not sure what else could be causing the itchiness?

    Any suggestions?


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    Have you ruled out worms?
    Hope you get it sorted really soon..

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    Id go to the chemist and speak to the pharmacist or even go to your gp if he is complaining about it persistently

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    Hmmm trip to Dr I think just to rule out any infection or allergies

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    How long does it take for the worming treatment to work? I will see how he is this Arvo. I've washed all his clothes sheets towels etc so hopefully if it was worms then that wil get rid of them.


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    The nappy cream could be irritating or drying him out.
    Worms can come back very quickly so it could be that.
    I would have a visit to the Dr because he could have something wrong abdominally if he is complaining of pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    The nappy cream could be irritating or drying him out.
    Worms can come back very quickly so it could be that.
    I would have a visit to the Dr because he could have something wrong abdominally if he is complaining of pain.
    Thanks I don't use the nappy cream often, only used it last night and this morning when he complained and DH used it a few days/ weeks ago when he complained.

    Also I have a newborn, what happens if he gets worms (if it is worms)? How do they treat a newborn?


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    My DS had an itchy bum for awhile. I wormed him and it was still itchy.
    So I took him to the dr as I noticed his bum was red. The dr took a swab and it turned out he had a staph infection around his bum.
    Prescribed some cream and antibiotics and he was fine within a week.
    My dr said kids are quite prone to staph infections around their bums.

    Just go get him checked. If youve already wormed him then I wouldn't think it's worms.
    Has he been in contact with a lot of other kids?
    Is there white threads in his poo?
    Or around his bum?
    They are all signs of worms so if it's a no to those then I would think it's something else.
    A quick swab will rule out an infection.




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    Quote Originally Posted by lexim View Post
    My DS had an itchy bum for awhile. I wormed him and it was still itchy.
    So I took him to the dr as I noticed his bum was red. The dr took a swab and it turned out he had a staph infection around his bum.
    Prescribed some cream and antibiotics and he was fine within a week.
    My dr said kids are quite prone to staph infections around their bums.

    Just go get him checked. If youve already wormed him then I wouldn't think it's worms.
    Has he been in contact with a lot of other kids?
    Is there white threads in his poo?
    Or around his bum?
    They are all signs of worms so if it's a no to those then I would think it's something else.
    A quick swab will rule out an infection.




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    Ok will take him to doc then coz I don't see any worms in his poo or round his bottom but it is red.

    He is in daycare 2 days per week so yes in contact with other kids. (Family daycare) and we also do mothers group on Thursday. Plus playground on the other days.




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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    Ok will take him to doc then coz I don't see any worms in his poo or round his bottom but it is red.

    He is in daycare 2 days per week so yes in contact with other kids. (Family daycare) and we also do mothers group on Thursday. Plus playground on the other days.




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    Hopefully it's just an infection like my DS and nothing more serious as it was very easy to clear up.

    Let us know how he gets on.


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