Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lolly | 2011/10/26

Q.

Eating habits

My 2 yr old has recently started wanting 2 yoghurts in succession a day, this includes having all his lunch at creche as well as the snack I send with him. Last night he only ate 2 yoghurts,1 fried egg, 2 bowls of ice-cream,he didn''t want the spagetti supper. Could he be teething again, seeing that he only wants soft things, and he has been scratching his anus area, could this be worms?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very likely that your son has a pinworm infection. He should be given a single 5ml dose of Vermox syrup. Repeat this dose again after 10 days.It must be the regular Vermox syrup and not Vermox SD.

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