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Medicine to de-worm after itching in bottoms. Use rose water and glycerin?

Hi Doctor, my daughter is 2 years old. Ive noticed she keeps itching her bottoms periodically and her whole body in the night. This disturbs her sleep and makes her restless in the night being awake. My Pediatrician suggested a medicine for de- worm (one time medicine-10 ml bottle - cant remember the name) but the itching continues. Post her bath i apply glycerine and rose water or sometimes vaseline body lotion, but nothing seems to be permananet solution. Please help
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi Dear thanks for your question,your pediatrician is right in deworming your daughter for itching in anal region,that too during night,as itching is caused by a worm called as pin worm,which comes out from rectum during night and lays eggs out side the anal opening,which causes itching in anal region and whole body.The doctor most probably give her Albendazole single dose,to deworm your daughter,you can repeat the albendazole after 4 weeks,and mean while you can use local steriod ointment for itching and systemic anit histiminic Hope that is answer of your question
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nupur K's  Response
Hello Bennet,

It is good to learn that you have started medications to de-worm your daughter. Applying glycerin or rose water will not help. These worms get active at night. You have to teach your daughter hygiene, check her nails, watch if she washes hands before eating food or snacks. Discourage junk food and too much sweets, give her substantial food. See if she picks up toys from the floor and puts it into her mouth. Take care of small things.

You need not worry, de-worming is helpful and she will get relieved of the problems soon. You may have to de-worm her after 15 or 20 days depending upon the symptoms she has. Look to her cleanliness. These worms may hamper her general health if neglected. Take care.
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