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This sounds terrible but I am actually relieved to find out that my daughter is not the only one with recurring worms. I have two children one of which (the youngest at 7) has had recurring worms since the age of three. I despair everytime we get the middle of the night disturbances. I can only assume that she is being reinfected at school as my eldest daughter and us parents aren't showing any signs. We treat the whole family every time (it is beginning to cost a small fortune)and, I wonder if any of you have done this, I rotate the chemists I use so it doesn't look so bad. The problem is as she gets older she seems to get sorer especially around her 'Foo'(front bum to anyone outside the family). We haven't told her what she gets (she is the sort that would totally freak out) she just knows that it comes from not washing your hands after the loo etc. She has her own baby wipes that she uses every time she visits the loo at home, some medicated hand soap that the whole family uses after every visit, and I have suggested that she gives the school toilet a little wipe with tissue before she uses it too. Other than the obvious cleaning etc. I am at a loss. I was even beginning to wonder whether there is a new strain of worm, how mad am I?? Brilliant site and thanks for the piece of mind.

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    i'm 16 and have recurring worms its awful! i am completely OCD about cleaning and the thought of the worms makes me physically sick! yet i get them every two months! it's absolutely disgusting everytime i get them the whole family take OVEX yet i still keep getting them! My girlfriend however refuses to take the tablet as she is adament that she does not have worms! We have been together almost 2 year yet have absolutely no sex life (shocking for 16 year olds nowadays) cos i am so freaked thinking i will have worms! it actually takes over my life and there seems to be nothing i can do about it.
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    I'm 16 as well, and I don't feel so alone now, knowing that others are going through the same. Worms are so horrible, I get anxious just thinking about them, and it makes me so worried. I just feel like giving up and crying, although I've had them for so long I can almost try and blank them out. My mum has helped a lot, no drugs from the doctor's seem to work, but I try and give up sweet stuff, eat garlic, keep my hygiene good and sleep in dust free rooms, and they're not as bad as they used to be =) I also take a herb called oregano, and this seems to be really effective. Just remember you're not alone =)
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    On one site, I read that at least one of the two types of tablets can lose much of their effect after repeated use, so it might be an idea, if you haven't already done so, to try the other kind.

    I believe Ovex deprives the worms of essential glucose and the other type of tablet paralyses them.

    I have tremendous sympathy for mothers, who would bear the brunt of it all. I've thought, \"Wow. Wouldn't it be nice, after having a bath one day, putting on clean clothes, to then go and live somewhere else for a couple of months, to be sure all the eggs had died before returning!

    If someone could dream up a way of fumigating all the exposed surfcaces in a house with something that would kill all the eggs, which wasn't too expensive, they'd be made for life.

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    I believe pineapple is also harmful to these worms.
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    a third of infected ppl can be asymptomatic so to the first person in the thread i say get that girlfreind told or crush the tablets in her food :lol: and to the mother of the little girl get her to a dr toute suite her \"foo\" is infected too and these things can get into the womb ovaries lungs the lot dont wanna scare you but you cant afford to keep doin a circuit of the local chemists as the otc ovex clearly aint working there are other drugs ppl ovex is not always enough but get a drs (hopefully a good one) assistance
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    [quote:d1804f810e=\"Anonymous\"]i'm 16 and have recurring worms its awful! i am completely OCD about cleaning and the thought of the worms makes me physically sick! yet i get them every two months! it's absolutely disgusting everytime i get them the whole family take OVEX yet i still keep getting them! My girlfriend however refuses to take the tablet as she is adament that she does not have worms! We have been together almost 2 year yet have absolutely no sex life (shocking for 16 year olds nowadays) cos i am so freaked thinking i will have worms! it actually takes over my life and there seems to be nothing i can do about it.[/quote:d1804f810e]
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