The joys of worms...!

One of the many, often unspoken of, joys of parenting come in the form of threadworms. Yes, it is as disgusting as it sounds but so common in young children. Our experience as doctors and Mums, is that this is so little spoken of, that when it happens to your child, most people are unsure what to do…. So here’s the lowdown. Threadworms live and multiply in the gut. As the name suggests, they are tiny, thread-like worms and are rarely seen. They emerge from the bottom at night to lay their eggs just outside. Often the first sign that your child has worms, is intense itching at night. When the child scratches, these eggs get under their fingernails, and are shared around their friends an

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