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Suggest treatment for threadworms in a children

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Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari

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Posted on Mon, 4 Aug 2014 in Child Health
Question: My two kids and I have threadworms and we took vermox two weeks ago and I still feel the movement, my daughter doesn't sleep very well wakes up crying in the middle of the night. I clean the toilet and the house every second for two weeks.Why is this happening?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Threadworms cause auto infection

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The dosage of Wermox (Mebendazole) is 100 mg twice a day for 3 days irrespective of body weight.

Threadworms are known for auto infection. They elicit itching and scratching in perianal region. On scratching the worms infective state gets deposit under the nails. When children put it into the mouth it leads to autoinfection. This causes large worm load and to repeat Mebendezole after 2 weeks.

I would also advise the following
1. Clip the nails regularly
2. Thorough hand wash regularly


In case you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.

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Dr Deepak XXXXXXX
MBBS, MS, MCh
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