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Preventing Worms

Threadworms can be spread easily, so alongside worming treatment, it’s important to take preventative measures to ensure they don’t come back.

You can minimise the chances of re-infection in your children and the rest of the family by:

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Teaching your children to thoroughly and regularly wash their hands – especially before they touch food and after going to the toilet

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Keeping your child’s
fingernails short

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Ensuring your children shower rather than bath every day while infected, to wash any remaining eggs away from the bottom

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Washing towels, pyjamas, clothes and bedding regularly in hot water and drying them in a hot tumble dryer

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Not sharing towels
or wash cloths

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Changing underwear and bedding every day

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Clean toilet seats and potties regularly with disinfectant