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Suggest treatment for symptoms of intestinal worm infestation

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Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Question: hello Doctor,
my baby is 8 months old.recently since last two month we are noticing following symptoms.
1. loss of appetite
2. loss of weight
3. less sleep
4. nausea
5. cough
6. vomiting
These symptoms indicate intestinal worms.
Please suggest some deworming medicine for her.
She is taking following medicines daily
Calcimax P
Ferium xt
Vitamin D3 drop
Himalaya Bonnisan
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Answered by Dr. Arun (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Try albendazole

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Usually worm infestation can present with symptoms you had described.
I usually advice albendazole 200 mg one dose at night to kill worms.
It must be repeated after two weeks to kill the eggs inside intestines that may become worms by that time.
Also ensure your child doesn't keep fingers in mouth often which may predispose to worm infestation.
Washing all the toys and teethers regularly should also help.
Continue current supplements till one year.
Wishing your child good health.
Regards
Dr Arun
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Suggest treatment for symptoms of intestinal worm infestation

Brief Answer: Try albendazole Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. Usually worm infestation can present with symptoms you had described. I usually advice albendazole 200 mg one dose at night to kill worms. It must be repeated after two weeks to kill the eggs inside intestines that may become worms by that time. Also ensure your child doesn't keep fingers in mouth often which may predispose to worm infestation. Washing all the toys and teethers regularly should also help. Continue current supplements till one year. Wishing your child good health. Regards Dr Arun