Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sindy | 2012/04/10

Q.

Worms

Hi,

Is it necessary to de-worm toddlers if they have never had worms before?

I read somewhere that you should give them de-worming syrup every 6 months, and was wondering whether this recommendation is valid.

Thanks,
Sindy

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You dont really have to deworm children of this age unless they play in sand. In particular sand where animals such as dogs and cats have been around.If you decide to deworm your children it would be best to give them Vermox syrup every 6 months in the preschool years.

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