Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mamo | 2009/12/14

Q.

De-worming a child

Hi Doc, my 14 month old little girl likes fiddling with her belly button.. shes been doing it for a while now and its beginning to worry me. My mother says she might have worms, which im not really sure is the case. Do you perhaps know what is the explanation for this because she is doing it all the time.. she doesnt cry or anything but constantly puts her finger in it.

Bout the worms.. whats the rights age to de-worm a child..???

thanx,

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not usually due to worms but it will do your little girl no harm if you try to de-worm her. Use Vermox Syrup 5ml twice day for 3 days.She is old enough to use this medicine.

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