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Breastfeeding. Feel worms in stomach. How do I get rid of this?

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Delivered a girl baby 13 days before through normal delivery. Breastfeeding to baby now.Having insect in stomach(worm). Feeling irritation(some worm movements) near motion point.

Please suggest me how to kill stomach worms.Can i take take any medication now?
Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. S Patra 29 hours later

Thanks for writing to us.

As per your information, you are currently suffering from intestinal worm (mostly pin worm or round worm) infestation following normal delivery of your baby. It is commonly associated with drinking infected water, eating uncooked meat or vegetables, skin contact with larva infected soil etc. Fecal-oral route transmission is quite common in this type of infestation.

Here, you can undergo one stool examination to confirm the diagnosis. It rules out the causative agent.

TREATMENT: Intestinal worm infestation is usually treated with deworming agents or medicine. Albendazole or mebendazole is the drug of choice. You can take these medicine safely during breast feeding also. Kindly, take a proper prescription from your treating doctor.

PREVENTION: 1) Proper washing and cleaning of fruits and vegetables before consuming is mandatory.

2) Try to avoid eating foods from outsiders. Take only home made properly cooked food stuffs.

3) Drink more water 2-3 lit/ day. Strictly avoid all fatty foods like oil, butter and cream. Consume more fibers, Vitamin-C, Zinc to reduce worm load.

4) Do not forget to wash your hands after changing diapers, cleaning house, holding uncleaned food stuffs, handling pet animals.

5) You would not take meat until your problem is subsided. You can take yoghurt to restore digestive health.

6) Maintain genital hygiene, clean your hands & legs after go out every time. It is the most effective mode of prevention.

Hope, it helps for your information. If you need any clarification, you can freely ask me.

Wish your good health and take care yourself.

Dr Soumen
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