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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: CC1 | 2005/07/19

Q.

Deworming

Hi Doc,

My daughter will be 2 next week and we visited the paed 2 weeks ago for a check-up. He suggested that she be dewormed every 6 months from the age of 2. What dewormer is the best for her age? Will deworming cause a "runny tummy"?

Thanks for your advice.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I like the medicine called Vermox, but you need more doses than a newer medicine called albendazole.Ask your pharmacy. These treatments are very safe.

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Posted by: SLC | 2005/07/19

The pharmacist will probably give you Vermox & there is one now that is a once off dose.
I dewormed my son a few weeks ago & he didn't have any reactions to it - no runny tummy or anything.

The pharmacist also said to me that even if there are 'worms', you won't see it come out as the deworming medicaiton basically disolves the worms in the gut.

Reply to SLC
Posted by: Nuffing | 2005/07/19

Just ask your pharmacist, you'll get a suspension to give her for 3 days. It's a bit chalky looking but seems to taste nice - my kids like the deworming medication.

No it doesn;t affect their bowels at all...

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