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Child having worm problem, itching near anus area. What should i do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:Hi XXXXXXX here
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:I have query regarding my kid age 7 yrs
Doctor:please proceed
User:My kid has worm problem. he do lot of itching near anus area.
Doctor:how long does he have it?
User:1 yr
User:we had given him ayurvedic deworming medicine six moths back.
Doctor:was any stool test done to confirm the infection?
Doctor:ayurvedic medines are not effective to cure them
User:no. he had lot of white spot on skin which was confirmed as worm infection. now he has no spot but he still do itching started a months back
Doctor:are you sure it is worms? have you seen it in the stools?
User:after deworming medicine spot came down to 0 within 3-4 months.
Doctor:first you will need it do stool test to confirm the condition
User:is there any specific test to be done.
Doctor:stool microscopy for ova and cysts
Doctor:after that once its confirm treatment with deworming medications can be done
User:which worm cause anus itching like ringworm, hookworm or pinworm etc
Doctor:for your information there are lot of conditions including malnutrition, protein deficency
Doctor:most commons are pin worms
User:I will get the test done. anyway which deworming medicine is most effective for pin worms.
Doctor:based on the stool test, specific medicine will be prescribed by a doctor
Doctor:most medicines, are effective against most worms
Doctor:in addition, once the treatment is done, after 1 month, it is needed to repeat the test, again, to confirm complete deworming
Doctor:anti helminth medicines are the drugs used to treat such infections
User:without stool test, can we give any deworming medicine or not?
Doctor:Such methods are not advisable and is not practiced
Doctor:Hope u have followed my suggestions
User:Can I get stool test done without any doctor prescription?
Doctor:yes, you can take a stool sample and get the test done
User:can you pls tell me full test name . is it same as "stool microscopy for ova and cysts"
Doctor:yes, that is right
User:thanks doc. I take leave now.
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