Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ell | 2011/01/10

Q.

De-worming

hi all

i would like to know more about deworming and if it is necessary in toddlers. my son is 2,5 yrs old. he goes to creche and they play in the sandpitt. i hav noticed him puting his fingure in his anus and sometime he says it is sore. could it be worms? if not what could it be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son almost certainly has worms. He should be dewormed at 3 monthly intervals until he beyond the age when he plays in sand.Use Vermox syrup 5ml twice daily for 3 days each time.

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Posted by: Moratwa | 2011/01/11

Hi Dr,

Can i also give this to my 13 months old son? I suspect that he has worms because sometimes he will want to scratch his anus and when i rub it a bit he seems to be a bit relieved. Could this be also affecting his poor appetite??

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