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“Can anyone tell me how long after treating will the irritation of thread worm go away? My almost 3 year old was treated over 24 hours ago and still very unhappy again this evening :(”

Posted by anon, 24/05/2013

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  • Mebendazole works by preventing the threadworms absorbing sugar, which means they should die within a few days. This medication is 90-100% effective at killing the threadworms, but it doesn’t kill the eggs. This is why the hygiene measures should also be followed for 6 weeks.

  • All should be good within a few days, hopefully, if all goes to plan

  • Its a cycle, can easily get re infected, you need to was all bedding and clothes in hot water, disinfect surfaces. have a look at the life cycle, the treatment kills the worms inside but not the eggs they have come out and layed.

  • a couple of days usually and it should be fine

  • a couple of days usually. The skin needs to heal

  • I would give it 72 hours. Hope it mdoesnt come back!

  • it could take up to around 3 days interested to know how long it did take and if it reoccurred

  • Hope he is all better now, just the mention of worms is yukky

  • It should say on the pack and also treat the whole family and disinfectant the toilet so it doesn’t spread, hope your child feels better soon.

  • It should say on the pack, and yes you have to treat the entire family at the same time, we treat at the beginning of ever school holidays, just to be safe!

  • maybe another couple days? ?

  • My understanding is that you need to treat the whole family.

  • how is your 3 year old going?

  • Hope you managed to find the answer you were looking for.

  • How is your 3 year old now?

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