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Threadworms, 3 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
Doctor :   please go ahead with
User :   my daughter has regular problem of threadworms every 2 months
Doctor :   your medical query

Doctor :   ok
User :   what do u suggest?
User :   cannot this be avoided
Doctor :   how old is ur baby
User :   3 years
Doctor :   have u consulted for this before
User :   we keep her all her clothes and belongings clean
User :   yes
User :   but doctors just suggest deworming
Doctor :   threadworm eggs can then be passed by direct contact, or through sharing toys, pencils and food etc
User :   and some ointment
Doctor :   Good hygiene is essential to stop the infection being spread, including washing hands and scrubbing under the nails before eating and after visiting the toilet
Doctor :   Eggs can survive in dust for two weeks, which may lead to infection by inhaling dust
User :   but this is exactly 2 months after
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will give u tips
Doctor :   how to overcome this problem
Doctor :   If you have threadworms, it is important to shower in the morning in order to remove eggs and bacteria from the anal area.
Doctor :   Wash your hands thoroughly after each visit to the bathroom and before each meal
User :   ok
Doctor :   Underwear should be changed daily
Doctor :   Bedsheets should be changed frequently, especially 7 to 10 days after the treatment
Doctor :   trim the nails
Doctor :   regularly
Doctor :   Infected children should ideally wear cotton gloves when sleeping
User :   ok
Doctor :   Clean your home thoroughly, especially the bedrooms, and remove as much dust as possible
Doctor :   If several family members are infected, you should all be treated on the same day
Doctor :   Avoid food and drinks containing a lot of sugar, and eat high-fibre food to prevent constipation
User :   ok

Doctor :   with this u can avoid threadworm infestation
Doctor :   anything else u want to
User :   no, thank you
Doctor :   ur welcome

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