Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nikky | 2011/12/09

Q.

Deworming

Hi Professor,

How often can I deworm my 4 &  2 year old sons? We have an old Jack Russell dog and my sons play in the sand a lot, so I would like to deworm them regularly.

Thank you, have a good weekend.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes, I agree that this would be a good idea. Both of your sons can have the same de-worming medicine. Vermox syrup is usually very successful. The dose is 5ml twice daily for 3 days. You can repeat the Vermox every six months.. Once you older son is 5 years old you do not need to deworm him unless it becomes necessary.

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