She has been putting her hands in her pants for a few weeks and I thought her pull ups were too tight because she is really getting too big for them and I assumed they were annoying her. Anywho, now she's eating like a pig and I noticed that she wasn't just shoving her hands down there, she appears to be scratching at her butt. I read that they are easily spread and you should disinfect things to get rid of them, but what is the most important to clean thoroughly to avoid reinfection? Will the Dr. prescribe meds for the whole family since we also have a three and a half month old baby? Has anyone dealt with this? It sounds truly disgusting based on what I've read and requires a lot of work to cleanse anything she may have touched. Does the "tape trick" on the bottom always work to catch them? Are there OTC meds or is a dr. necessary? I'm totally clueless on this!Answer Question
Answer by lovinangels at 9:25 PM on Sep. 25, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:28 PM on Sep. 25, 2010
If you put a piece of clear tape over her bum at night if she has the worms they will stick to the tape and you can diagnose it just by that, it is pretty common in third world countries but not in America. I wouldn't worry too much, my daughter touched herself a lot at that age out of curiosity and eventually grew out of it. Good luck.
Answer by HMHUTSON at 9:35 PM on Sep. 25, 2010
Answer by HMHUTSON at 9:44 PM on Sep. 25, 2010
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