Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/05

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de-worm

What is de-worm? and what is the importance of that?

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Paediatrician

Many children especially those who live and play in areas where the soil is sandy or where there are dogs and cats may pick up worms which then inhabit their intestines. These worms may affect children's growth and cause anemia and other problems. If you suspect that your child has worms you should deworm him/ her every 3 months or so.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/05

To rid the bottom of worms or potential worm infestation, signs of worms are itchy bums, pain over the navel area and a host of other more severe symptoms, like weight gain/loss etc. Annually it is a good idea to deworm but then the whole fam must be dewormed to prevent reinfection of each other. This is esp important in a household/school where there are animals like cats and dogs, kids playing in sandpits/ground and people who do not cook their meat properly ie raw meat as these are all potential areas where worm infestation can occur, some dr say every 6months and that includes your domestic helper too.

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