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    Default Worms in primary school child

    Ds is 6yrs and complained of an itchy bottom and I found worms while looking in his bottom at night. I've wormed him (Dh drove out to the chemist just before it closed at 10pm!) so hopefully they go away soon.
    I'm just wondering what happens now in terms of prevention at school? I know with nits they send out letters informing of an outbreak, do they the same with worms?

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    I've never heard of a letter from school about worms.

    We always dose the whole family and change all bed linen and towels as soon as we have been wormed .

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    Short answer is no, and you don't need to inform anyone. We don't exclude children for worms. It would be nice to let your DS's teacher know though, so they can encourage their children to be extra vigilant with hand washing etc.

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    Definitely as Harvs has said. My DS2 is a shocker for bringing home worms- translated: My Ds2 is a shocker for not washing his hands.
    And worms are so unpleasant, you would think having them a number of times would be a deterrent enough alone.
    I usually just let their teacher know and leave it in her hands. She may choose to give the kids a short spiel about washing hands (but it really falls on deaf ears most of the time!) or I know in the past I have chosen to give a lesson on how and why we wash hands (using glitter as the dirt/ germs- that was a mistake I still regret to this day! )

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    Thanks. How long does it take to work (worm medicine).

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    From my experience, the medicine works pretty quickly - within 24 hours. When I was teaching, I used to get worms a lot. Gees, that makes me sound like I don't wash my hands! I washed MY hands, but I'm pretty sure that most of my little Preps didn't, bless them Anyway, I'd take one of the tablets and by the next day, all those pesky critters were gone.

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    Maybe preps need to be wormed every 3 months like our pets?!

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    Yeah- if only the medicine was preventative instead of reactive!


 

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