So in the UK we call them threadworms
and in the US they call them pinwormsbut they’re the same thing let’s learn
more about them and how to treat themnow threadworms are tiny worms that are
in your poo and they’re quite easy tospot because they look like tiny little
white threads what I’ll do as well isI’ll leave a link in the description
below for you in case you’re unsure onhow to spot them also check this scenery
out now you may also see them aroundyour child’s bottom area and the other
symptoms include extreme itchingespecially around the anogenital
region, irritability and waking up duringthe night so that’s a little background
about these pesky worms now let’s moveon to treatment and hygiene measures but let’s do that somewhere else becausewell it’s actually really cold here now
treating threadworms is very simple butremember every household member must be
treated even if they have no symptomsI know I know it’s more difficult but
remember thread worms are verycontagious and easily spreads so it has
to be donethe main medication used to treat threadworms is called Mebendazole now you don’tneed a prescription for it and it’s
available from any pharmacy but I wouldrecommend that you have a short
consultation with the pharmacist so theycan make sure that you’re suitable to
take it and to also give you some usefultips now there are some situations where
you should see a doctor so for instanceif you get frequent recurrences, if
you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or if it’sfor a child under the age of two
so Mebendazole works by stopping thethread worms from absorbing sugar now
the medication is 90 to 100 percenteffective but it doesn’t kill the eggs
which is why strict hygiene measures arerequired afterwards and we’re going to
discuss this a bit further on also theseprops have absolutely nothing to do in
today‘s video I just put them here soit’d look a bit more clinical now there
is some debate in the medical literatureif a second dose of mebendazole should
be routinely taken 14 days after theinitial dose however CKS recommends that
a second dose should only be repeated ifthe infection persists so that’s the end
of treatments but please remember thatstrict hygiene measures should be
followed for at least two weeks afterbeing treated with Mebendazole or at leastsix weeks if you’re doing hygiene
measures alone now let’s run throughthem tip 1 wash your hands thoroughly
with warm soapy water after using thetoilet or changing nappies and also
before you make any food tip number 2cut your fingernails regularly avoid
biting them and also avoid scratchingaround the anus tip 3 shower every
morning and make sure you pay particularattention around the bottom and the anus
area this is to help remove the eggsfrom the skin tip 4 change bedding and
night wear daily and also make sure youwash them you clothes your towels in a hot
cycle it’s also important not to shakeeverything around the room as it can
distribute the eggs everywhere elsetip 5 dust and vacuum your rooms frequently
and even vacuum your mattresses to cleanyour bathroom and kitchen it’s all about
damp dusting the surfaces but make sureyou wash the cloth frequently in hot
watertip 6 make sure that everyone in the
house has their own towel and also withtoothbrushes keep them in a closed
cupboard and rinse thoroughly before youuse and that’s the end of the video I
hope my tips help you and I’ve alsoleft more information in the description
below which I’d strongly advise everyoneto read see you next weekhey guys thanks for watching this week’svideo make sure to click that like
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it really is an amazing view I mean I wish Ihad one of these yachts that would make
it even better if we had a yacht I wouldfilm on the yacht
and maybe get seasick because we getbad seasickness if you do get seasick
watch my how to stop motionsickness video you’ll love it, you will
love ittip number two, if I could remember it, it would be great there’s a lot helicopters
and planes flying past I think LAX is likethat way so their all landing not good for filming


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