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Threadworm

Description

Threadworms are parasites which measure up to 1/2 inch in length and look like threads of cotton. They are easily passed on and are very common in children. They cause an itchy anus which can lead to an irritable and unsettled child.

Our Advice
  • Wash the hands and nails carefully before eating and after going to the toilet.
  • Treat the whole household and tell close friends.
  • Use separate towels.
  • Have a shower or bath the morning after treatment.
  • Wear figure-hugging pyjamas or underwear in bed to prevent scratching.
  • Cut the finger nails short.
  • If threadworms return ask our pharmacist for advice.