Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: K | 2010/09/30

Q.

Son Complains

Hi Doc
My toddler son is 2.5 yrs old and keeps complaining of his anus being sore.
He says that it is hurt. I asked him who hurt it and he will say hurt body.
He wears a nappy and poos once a day. A firm poo.
Any ideas? Hes been complaining about this for two weeks now.
Please help
K

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This may be due to a specific kind of worm infection called pinworms.Give your son just one dose [5ml] of Vermox syrup and see if this helps him.You are unlikley to see the worms as they are very small and no thicker than a thread of cotton. Keep the rest of the bottle and after 4 weeks repeat a once-off dose.

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Posted by: K | 2010/10/01

Oh Doc
He only complains when I change his nappy. He is also in an all female caregiver based creche.

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