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Has your child ever had intestinal worms?

How did you figure it out? Do you know how long they had them? What symptoms were presented?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • My grandma used to come in the middle of the night with a flash light and pull down our pants in the dark while we were asleep then shine the light on our bottoms to check us for tape worms. Yes, she is a hill billy. No, you cannot find tape worms this way.

    Tape worms will look like rice or spaghetti in the poop.

    Pin worms make the anus itch really bad. Can't see those without a microscope.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 11:23 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • eat pineapples and pumkin seed and less bad sugar
    mommymadness30

    Answer by mommymadness30 at 11:31 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • If you suspect your kids have pin worms take them to the doctors. It much more common then you think. The longer you wait the sicker you or your kids could get. The anus will itch and be inflamed. Stomach ach is sometimes present.
    mistynights234

    Answer by mistynights234 at 6:57 AM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • You can see pin worms. I was watching Dr. Oz the other day and he said if you want to know if your kid has them to put a piece of tape on their butt overnight and in the morning pull it off and they will be stuck to it. Gross! Hoping never to experience this one.
    Kimposible

    Answer by Kimposible at 7:14 AM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • There is OTC meds for pinworms.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:53 AM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • OTC meds but take them to the Dr.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 3:53 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

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