In the last article, I talked about worm infestations and how your little ones can catch them. In this article, I will discuss the various symptoms associated with worm infestation, and how you can easily prevent and cure it.
Worm often latch on to your kids stealthily, with symptoms that are often ignored. So it is important that you know them all thoroughly and be ever vigilant:
According to World Health Organization (WHO), periodic treatment (deworming) of children together with the improvement of water and sanitation facilities, and adequate health education can reduce the transmission of schistosoma and soil-transmitted helminth infections.
“WHO recommends periodic treatment with anthelmintic (deworming) medicines, to all at-risk people living in endemic areas.” WHO also quotes “Treatment can be given once or twice a year depending on the prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections in the community'.
The following population groups are considered high risk when it comes to worm infestations and as you can clearly deduce, toddler and school-age children have the highest chance of contracting this condition.
Toddlers and Pre-schoolers (1-5 years)
Women of childbearing age (including pregnant women in the second and third trimesters and breastfeeding women).
You can protect your baby from this disease by following these easy steps:
These are natural home remedies that you can use to de-worm your kids:
So if your child has worms, then immediately consult your paediatrician and take effective steps against it. And do peep here at times for more articles by me, your friendly paediatrician.
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