I recently took my son, who ws complaining of his bottom itching him, to the doctor. She said that he's got a type of worm that isn't bad, but causes itching when it layes its eggs around the rectum. She said she wasn't worried about giving him medications to kill the worms, saying instead that if we keep him from scratching, or making him wash his hands after we catch him scratching, as well as keeping him from putting his hands anywhere near the mouth of the rest of the kids, we can get rid of it ourselves. She didn't even tell me what these worms were called! Only said that they were common in children, even if the parents never know about it she said that 90% of kids get this type of worm. She said that he probably got it from an animal who did their business either at the daycare or the apartment complex yards.
Has anyone else experienced something like this? And if you have, IS there medication or something we can do to get rid of these parasites? I don't care if the doctor says they are harmless, I don't want my little boy to have any type of parasite!
Answer by hotrodlassie at 10:33 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by genagina at 10:29 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by genagina at 10:30 PM on Dec. 31, 2010
Answer by sta517 at 10:32 PM on Dec. 31, 2010