In an unexpected parenting revelation on TikTok, Justin, known as @drumbeatlane, shared the surprisingly common experience of his 5-year-old son having worms in a sensitive area. Describing it as nonchalant and ordinary, Justin humorously recounted the misadventures he faced while trying to secure the necessary medication.
His 20-minute search for the medication took an amusing turn when he discovered the box had been mistakenly turned to its Spanish side instead of the English side. Reflecting on the situation, Justin credited his wife’s quick thinking for resolving the issue by simply turning the box around.
In an interview about the viral incident, Justin explained that the sequence of events began with his son complaining about an ‘itchy booty crack’ intermittently for a few weeks. Initially attributing it to inadequate wiping after bathroom use, they later discovered it could be pinworms through his wife’s research.
Believing the worms might be linked to their son’s thumb-sucking habit, Justin shared that children commonly contract worms by touching something in public with eggs and then putting their fingers in their mouths.
Initially opting not to disclose all the details to their son, they reconsidered and explained the situation after giving him the medicine. Justin’s wife reassured their son that having worms is common and not a big deal, easing his worries. However, Justin’s daughter overheard the conversation and reacted differently, completely freaking out.
Following the medicine label’s advice to treat the whole family, they gave their daughter a dose, explaining that it would fix the problem if she had worms. The medicine alleviated her fears. Justin, initially concerned about the unfamiliar situation, was surprised to find that it was common enough to be treated with an over-the-counter solution, keeping the entire family symptom-free.
Despite the seemingly straightforward resolution, comments on the video cautioned that merely washing sheets and moving on doesn’t guarantee safety.