By mrsekko - United States


Today, my daughter called for me to come into the bathroom. Turns out the tummy ache she'd been complaining of was actually parasites in her digestive tract. I could swear they were looking at me from the toilet. FML
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  CherryBombb  |  0

Um.. Sweetie.. it's up chucked. Not chucked up.. ahh.. kids and their silly shananigans and mysterious wordplay.. smh.

  mrsekko  |  0

Might I just remind everyone that this is not a FYL site, but a FML site. Hence the way I worded the FML. OF COURSE FHL. There are worms in her ass for shit's sake. And this ahole, aka "mother of the year", has to sterilize everything, because she has a nail biter, who didn't wash her hands well enough. What 10 year old does?

  mrsekko  |  0

Pinworm is an intestinal infection caused by tiny parasitic worms measuring about 5 to 10 millimeters (about half to one centimeter) in length. Other names for a pinworm infection are "seatworm infection," "threadworm infection," "enterobiasis," or "oxyuriasis."

One of the most common roundworm infections, pinworm infections probably affect about 200 million people across the world, including about one third of the population in the United States. Of all age groups, schoolchildren are most at risk for pinworm infections.

Pinworms don't cause any harm (just itching), and it won't take long to get rid of them. And people who have pinworms aren't dirty - kids can get pinworms no matter how often they take a bath or play in the mud.

How Do You Get Pinworm?
Pinworm infections are contagious. People become infected by unknowingly ingesting microscopic pinworm eggs that can be found on many different surfaces, including:

bed linens
clothing (especially underwear and pajamas)
bathroom fixtures
drinking glasses
eating utensils
kitchen counters
desks or lunch tables at school
The eggs pass into the digestive system and hatch in the small intestine. From the small intestine, pinworm larvae continue their journey to the large intestine, where they live as parasites - their heads attached to the inside wall of the bowel.

About 2 to 4 weeks after a person acquires the pinworm eggs, adult female pinworms begin migrating from the large intestine to the area around the rectum. There, they will lay new pinworm eggs, which trigger itching around the rectum.

When someone scratches the itchy area, microscopic pinworm eggs are transferred to their fingers. Contaminated fingers can then carry pinworm eggs to various surfaces, where they're able to live for 2 to 3 weeks.

If you're wondering if your family pet could give you pinworm infection, it can't. Pinworms don't come from animals.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms?
Often, a person can have a pinworm infection without having any symptoms. When symptoms are present, the most common one is itching around the rectum. After pinworm eggs are ingested, it takes about 1 to 2 months for itching around the rectum to begin.

Severe infestations can cause nausea and abdominal pain.

The itching is usually worse at night and is caused by worms migrating to the area around the rectum to lay their eggs. When a person scratches the itchy area, the result can be eczema or a bacterial infection around the rectum. In girls, pinworm infection can spread to the vagina and cause a vaginal discharge.

If you have pinworm, you might also be able to see the worms in the toilet after you go to the bathroom. They look like tiny pieces of white thread and are really small - about as long as a staple. You might also see them on your underwear when you wake up in the morning.

How Is a Pinworm Infection Diagnosed and Treated?
Your doctor may ask you to help make the diagnosis of pinworm by placing a sticky piece of clear cellophane tape against your rectum. Pinworm eggs will stick to the tape and can be seen under a microscope in a laboratory. The doctor might also take some samples from under your fingernails to see if there are any eggs.

If the doctor finds that you have a pinworm infection, he or she will probably give everyone in your family one dose of an antiworm medicine that will eliminate the pinworm infection. After 2 weeks, the doctor may give a second dose of antiworm medicine.

Although the medicine takes care of the worm infection, the itching may last about a week after the medicine is taken. So, the doctor may also give you a cream to help stop the itching.

Routine household cleaning measures (including washing everyone's pajamas and bed linens) will also help reduce the spread of pinworm infection to the family.

When Should You Call Your Doctor?
Consider calling your doctor if you complain of an itchy rectum or always seems to be scratching the rectal or genital area.

You might also want to consider asking your doctor about pinworms, among other causes, if you seem to have trouble sleeping or has begun to wet the bed. (Pinworms can irritate the urethra - the channel through which urine passes as it leaves the bladder and exits the body - which can lead to bedwetting).

Can a Pinworm Infection Be Prevented?
Here are a few ways you can help to prevent pinworm infections in your family:

Remind everyone to wash his or her hands after using the toilet, after playing outside, and before eating.
Make sure you shower or bathe every day and changes underwear daily.
Keep your fingernails short and clean.
DO not to scratch around your bottom or bite your nails.
Wash your pajamas every few days.
If you have a pinworm infection, all members of your household will need to be treated with medication. This will help prevent the infection from coming back in most cases.

As you're trying to get rid of your pinworm infection, remember that pinworms are quite common among kids and aren't harmful. By taking a short course of medication and following some preventative tips, you will be rid of the worms in no time.


Good. Who eats corned beef anyway? It's not St. Patricks Day... Well I guess you have an excuse if your Irish.

I prefer grapes anyway: high in energy, 100% fat free, low in sodium and great for your health.

  Docbee  |  11

Grapes 100% fat free? They are high in sugar and unless you eat a painfully moderate quantity, you'll be eating hundreds of calories away.


157: You couldn't let me sound smart for once? And I believe grapes are pretty healthy, mr. smartass. What would you prefer if you were on a diet? Because I understand how fatening grapes are.. Do not hate on grapes. They are good for your soul.
And idiot above smartass: You misunderstood what I said.

  ydnar  |  5

oh oh look out you're not suppose to question a FML no matter how stupid they are. Wonder where the FML hit squad is on this comment.... wake up guys he hurting someone's feelings.