Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/21

Q.

Roundworm

We recently found out that our 2year old son has worms.He lost a lot of weight in 3 weeks,had a cold and fever and diaharrea.He also don' t wana eat.How can we get rid of the worms quickly because 2 came out and 1through his mouth.We also heard that its dangereous if the worms came through the mouth or nose.Your help will really be appreciated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Roundworms commonly infest children in this country. It is not necessarily a bad sign when the worms come out through the child's mouth, but it is a sign of a heavy infestation. Give your son Vermox Syrup 5ml twice daily for 3 days. Repeat the course after 1 month and then at 3 monthly intervals until he is 4 years old.

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