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Home remedies for deworming during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   hello
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please proceed with your health query
User :   pls am pragnancy now
Doctor :   ok
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have you done your urine pregnnacy test?
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is the pregnancy confirmed?
User :   and i was told i have worms in my stomach
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when was your last menstrual period?
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ok
User :   yes confirmed
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when was this told to you that you are having worms in stomach?
User :   oct 28
Doctor :   ok
User :   last week
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during pregnancy the deworming drugs are contraindicated-meaning to say that they should not be used
Doctor :   however, with intestinal worms,the treatment depends to some extent on the kind of worms you have and also the extent of the problem

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are you taking any medications now?
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have you been put on any deworming treatment?
User :   no is there any way i can treat that now
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SInce the medications can cause problems to the foetus ( baby) and sometimes women
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they are not recommended infact contraindicated during pregnancy
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You can try the home remedies to get rid of the worms
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though
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Garlic is supposed to be useful against worms
User :   i t isreally eating meup i dont know what to do
Doctor :   chew a clove of garlic before each meal, and another after.
User :   another home remedy
Doctor :   DO you mean another home remedy
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I think the one above is highly effective
User :   any other one apart from garlic
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Apple vinegar and water is also good
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One table spoon of vinegar in 200ml of water and drink
User :   thanks doc i will try them
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One more thing before we end the chat
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THere are relatively safer drugs that come up for deworming during pregnancy
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However they are not Over the counter
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They are prescription mediicnes to be given by Doctors after physically examining
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So you may get examined by your Doctor
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and get the prescription of the drug
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Once you have the prescription and the tablets with you
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just contact me I shall help you in schedules and dosage
User :   Ok
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