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:

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

Keeping your child’s
fingernails short

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

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

Not sharing towels
or wash cloths

Changing underwear every day

Clean toilet seats and potties regularly with disinfectant