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Trippy
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I am getting really really stressed out now. I have become reinfected with threadworms, and I just dont understand how!

My family and I all have very good hygiene (bathing every day, washing hands, short nails etc), so it cant be coming diretcly from us.

My mother seems to think it could be my boyfriend, but again I dont see how! He has never ever had them himself, he even took a tablet himself when I told him I had them ,just to be sure he didnt get them or already have them, and he had nothing.

Could it be someone in school? Could it be down to sharing food?

I really just dont understand, this had got to be like the third time Ive had these and its very irritating! I just want rid, for good!

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KittenGoddess
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If your partner doesn't have them and you're not in close contact with anyone who does, then I'd guess that the more likely culprit is contact with an object that still has them on it. Have you and your family washed and cleaned everything in your house since you were last treated? If not, I'd start there. All of the sheets, towels, blankets, quilts...every linen in the house needs to be washed in hot water. Don't put clean linens into contact with ones that have not been washed until all of them have been cleaned. You'll also want to change your bed linens every couple of days for the 7-10 days after you treat them. Also, have you washed all of your clothes? Again, I mean ALL of them. Undies, pants, the whole nine yards...wash them all. Next up, have you cleaned every surface thoroughly with a good disinfecting cleaner? So toilet seats, hard chairs, everything? Are you vacuuming carpets and furniture often (like every couple of days)? It might even be good to go ahead and vacuum your mattress as well every couple of days.

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