Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Aunt | 2010-05-01

Q.

Toilet Urge

Hi

My three yr old neice has been having the urge to poo quite often and usually nothing comes out- howver she still has her normakl stool in the day. She is also complaing that the anal area is burning. What could possibly be wrong?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The most likely cause of your little niece's symptoms is a form of worm infestation due to tiny worms called pinworms which affect the anus. She should have a single dose of Vermox syrup 5ml. This dose should then be repeated after 14 days and again after another 14 days.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.