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An important message from Express Chemist

In these unprecedented times due to COVID-19 we are listening to the latest advice from the government and their health specialists. We are continuing to work in these challenging times so that we can serve the needs of our customers.

Please note that we are receiving a particularly high volume of orders, enquiries, telephone calls and emails. With a depleted team we are working exceptionally hard to process orders and respond to customer enquiries. Unfortunately it is currently taking longer to process and dispatch orders than usual, so please allow up to 5 working days for shipment.

Please also note that postal services and couriers are experiencing similar challenges so please allow longer delivery times than usual. We would be grateful if you can be patient and not contact us regarding your order before these times are up so we can reduce the pressure on our customer service team.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Worms In Children

image Worms In Children

Children can pick worms up at a friends house, bring them home from school and even get them when playing outdoors. If you have children it's likely that they will get worms at some point so it helps to be prepared as worms can quickly spread to other members of the family.

Threadworm, known as pinworm in North America, is the most common type of parasitic worm in children. Instances of roundworm and tapeworm are much less common.

Worm Treatment for Children

Oral Suspensions for Worms

  • Ovex Suspension Banana Flavour 30ml

    Ovex Suspension Banana Flavour 30ml

    Many children find it hard to swallow tablets. Ovex banana-flavour oral suspension is a great tasting laternative that is suitable for the adults and children over 2 years of age.

    £9.85
    (incl VAT)

Tablets for Worms

  • Ovex Tablets 1

    Ovex Tablets 1

    Each pack contains a single dose of Ovex. If someone in your household has worms, we strongly recommend that you consider buying the family-sized pack of Ovex.

    £3.90
    (incl VAT)
  • Ovex Tablets Family Pack 4

    Ovex Tablets Family Pack 4

    Each chewable, orange-flavoured Ovex tablet contains a 100mg dose of mebendazole for the treatment of threadworm (pinworm).

    £9.30
    (incl VAT)

Worms in Children Information

What are the symptoms of worms in children?

If your child has threadworm they will experience itching of the anus. This itching gets worse at night when the worms come to the skin surface to lay eggs. The symptoms of threadworm are uncomfortable, but pose no threat to the health of your child if quickly treated.

How do I treat worms in children?

If your child has threadworm it is recommended that you treat all members of your household to reduce the risk of reinfection or spreading the condition.

Anti-parasitic medicines containing mebendazole or piperazine are used for the treatment of worms in children. A single dose is usually all that is needed, but it pays to be vigilant as they can easily return.

How do I stop worms spreading?

Threadworm in children is spread by contact. Young children often touch objects and animals and put their fingers in their mouths without a second though; this is why they are so susceptible to the condition. Good hygiene is always the best line of defence; make sure children wash there hands after going to the toilet and petting animals and try to discourage them from sucking their thumbs or biting their nails.

For further information and advice, please visit our main worms page.