Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Gaga | 2011-01-10

Q.

itchi

My son who is 5 and half years complains now and then that his bum is painful, I think it''s itching around the anus but when I look I don''t see anything strange. can this be worms? it has been going on for a while now, more than a month.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is indeed due to a worm infection. The worms are difficult to see as they are very tiny. They are known as pinworms. Give him Vermox syrup 5ml twice daily for 3 days.

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