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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: muffin | 2004/10/11

Q.

deworming

My baby is one. She often plays with her granny's dogs, who lick her in her face. When should I start deworming her? Her granny says she deworms the dogs every six months, so is it necessary for me to deworm her?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Children normally get worms from eggs in the sand and not directly from a dog licking their faces. We normally advise regular deworming (every 6-12months) depending on the risk, after 2 years of age.

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Posted by: Mommy | 2004/10/12

You mustn't give the medicine before your baby is at least 18-24 months (see paed's answer to an earlier posting on the same subject).
Deworming the dogs is fine for now. I also just deworm our dogs on a regular basis.

Reply to Mommy
Posted by: julia | 2004/10/12

You can buy the deworming medicine from any pharmacy without a prescription. I give my kids dewormes every six months. Specially because they at cresche and play in the sand and pick it up there!

Good luck!

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